Saturday June 11   12-7pm

Sunday June 12    10-6pm

The Word On The Street returns!
Our annual outdoor book and magazine festival returns on June 11-12 at Queen’s Park Circle in Toronto!
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Upcoming Events

11jun12:00 pm12:45 pmFeaturedChoose KindnessWith Ruth Ohi, hosted by Gisele Corinthios12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Kids' Activity ZoneAccessibility Options:ASL

11jun12:00 pm1:00 pmFeaturedVirtual/ Physical EventIn Their Own Words – YA FeatureWith Méira Cook, Candas Jane Dorsey, and Alexandra Mae Jones. Moderated by Bev Katz Rosenbaum.12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Great BooksAccessibility Options:Live CaptioningWatch Live on June 11

11jun12:00 pm1:00 pmFeaturedVirtual/ Physical EventWhen We Lost Our Headswith Heather O’Neill12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Main StageAccessibility Options:Live CaptioningWatch Live on June 11

11jun1:30 pm2:30 pmFeaturedVirtual/ Physical EventUnreconciledWith Jesse Wente1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Main StageAccessibility Options:Live CaptioningWatch Live on June 11

11jun4:30 pm5:30 pmFeaturedCelebrating the 2022 Trillium Book AwardWith the 2022 Trillium Book Award shortlisted authors4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Vibrant Voices of OntarioAccessibility Options:ASL

12jun10:00 am11:00 amFeaturedDiaspora Dialogues – Children’s PublishingWith Catherine Hernandez, Nadia Hohn, and Salma Hussain. Moderated by Derek Mascarenhas.10:00 am – 11:00 am Vibrant Voices of OntarioAccessibility Options:ASL

12jun11:30 am12:30 pmFeaturedVirtual/ Physical EventWinners and Losers in the Ontario Electionwith Robert Benzie, Martin Regg Cohn, Kristin Rushowy, and Noor Javed. Moderated by Jordan Himelfarb.11:30 am – 12:30 pm Main StageAccessibility Options:Live CaptioningWatch Live on June 12

12jun12:00 pm12:20 pmFeaturedMalaika’s SurpriseWith Nadia L. Hohn12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Kids’ Literature StageAccessibility Options:ASL

12jun2:30 pm3:30 pmFeaturedA Magic Steeped in PoisonWith Judy I. Lin2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Across the UniverseAccessibility Options:ASL

About WOTS Toronto

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and Canadian writing. Each September, we host hundreds of author readings for visitors of all ages and a vibrant marketplace featuring the best selection of books and magazines in Canada. Join us (for free!) as we share vital stories about where we live.

Support WOTS Toronto

The Word On The Street champions reading and writing in Canada all year long. Since 1990, we’ve brought hundreds of thousands of book lovers together in celebration of Canadian and Indigenous writers at our annual festival. And we have exciting plans to do more to champion storytelling, ideas, and imagination. But we can’t do it without your support.
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