Community Pop-Up: September 25, 2022

Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave, Toronto)

Exhibitor Registration Guidelines for 2022

The Word On The Street's exhibitor marketplace is back!

After several years exclusively online, we’re thrilled to be welcoming back our favourite authors, booksellers, publishers, arts and culture organizations, and more to an outdoor, in-person festival market.

This year’s festival marketplace will take place over TWO full days, the weekend of June 11-12.

Event times: 12-7PM on Saturday June 11; 10AM-6PM on Sunday June 12.

Exhibitor registration for June is now CLOSED. Check back later this year for more opportunities!

The Word On The Street Toronto Book and Magazine Festival | June 11-12 2022 | Queen's Park Crescent
  • Identify your Business Category using the definitions below.
  • Review this year’s booth layouts, add-ons, and advertising options to plan the best fit for your exhibit.
  • Review the Terms & Conditions related to exhibiting with The Word On The Street. By applying, you signal that you have read and agree to these terms.
  • Review the Exhibitor Rates for booth space in your Business Category.
  • Fill out the Exhibitor Registration Form at the bottom of this page! Be sure to apply by the deadlines listed below.

Bookstores and Other Retailers: Companies whose primary business is the sale of books, magazines, and other retail goods.

Book Publishers & Distributors: Companies whose primary business is the publishing and/or distribution of books or electronic books.

Authors: Individuals representing their own literary work, whether traditionally or independently published. Authors are limited to only selling copies of their work at the festival; to be eligible to table at the 2022 festival, Author displays must include works with a publication year of 2019-2022. Authors are only eligible for a Half Booth or table exhibit in our Indie Alley.

Magazine Publishers & Distributors: Companies whose primary business is the publishing and/or distribution of print or electronic formats of one or more magazines. A magazine is a printed and bound periodical, available to the general public, and a publishing frequency of at least twice a year.

Arts Organizations: Entities that promote the arts, which are not-for-profit or charitable and are typically funded by donations from the private and/or public sector.

Libraries & Educational Institutes: Organizations that provide a service to the community and exhibit at The Word On The Street solely to market these services. Also see Literacy Lane category for charitable literacy organizations.

Literacy Lane: This section is reserved for registered and practicing not-for-profit or charitable organizations that provide training for people to improve basic and functional skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and numeracy, or those that lobby, fundraise, and raise awareness about literacy issues and donate all proceeds directly to literacy organizations. Private schools are not eligible for free space in Literacy Lane.

Writers Block: This section is reserved for organizations whose members are authors and/or writers.

Standard Booth: one 10’x10’ tent, including two (2) 8ft tables and two (2) folding chairs.

Large Booth: one 10’x20’ tent, including four (4) 8ft tables and four (4) folding chairs.

Deluxe Booth: one 20’x20’ tent, including eight (8) 8ft tables and eight (8) folding chairs.

1/2 Booth: half of a 10’x10’ booth, split diagonally (50 sq. ft. of space), including one (1) 8ft table and two (2) folding chairs.

SOLD OUT! Indie Alley Table: one (1) 6ft table and one (1) folding chair under a canopy. Ideal for independent authors/artists and small organizations. Our Indie Alley tables have all been filled for this event; inquire if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

*All booths come with sidewalls that can be set up and configured to suit individual booth display. Tables do not come with linens.

Extra 8ft tables: $25 per table

Extra chairs: $5 per chair

Electrical power: starting at $250

Print & Online Program Advertisement

Premium (back and inside covers): $1,500

Full Page: $1,200

Half Page: $800

Quarter Page: $500


Exhibitor Special Listing: $250

Approximately 100 words describing your business, plus one logo or photo, in the program book and on the festival website.


Banners: $1,500-3,500

Available sizes vary. Inquire for details.

The earlier an Exhibitor applies, the more opportunities exist for inclusion in marketing materials.

Advertising deadline: Tuesday, May 3. Apply by the 3rd if you wish to have your ads (banners, program ads, etc) included at the festival.

Print listing deadline: Thursday, May 3. Apply by the 3rd if you wish to be included in the Exhibitor listings of our festival print program.

Online listing deadline: Tuesday, May 10. Apply by the 10th and you will be included in the Exhibitor listings on our website, as well as the on-site festival map.

Booth Location Assignment

  • Booth locations will be assigned by festival staff with consideration for optimal traffic flow and the goals of The Word On The Street Toronto.
  • The festival reserves the right to limit the number of booth spaces available in each category.
  • If space is filled, applicants may opt-in to our exhibitor waitlist.

Confirmation & Payment

  • All applications are subject to review and approval by festival staff.
  • Registration will be confirmed upon full payment of your festival invoice.
  • Exhibitor fees may be paid by cheque or credit card.

General Regulations

  • Tablecloths are NOT provided. We encourage you to bring your own linens.
  • NEW in 2022: the festival is no longer printing signs for vendors. We encourage you to bring your own signage! Booth number signs will still be printed for wayfinding.
  • Booth spaces must be occupied by the applicant for the duration of the festival weekend (June 11-12).
  • Displays must be contained within the measured booth dimensions.
  • Additional furniture must fit within the dimensions of your booth space.
  • Exhibitors in our Indie Alley cannot rent additional tables due to space limitations.
  • Exhibitors are not permitted to rent, sublet, or share their Booth space with any third party without prior written agreement from The Word On The Street.

Exhibitor Registration Rates

Rates are for the full two days (June 11-12) at the festival. We are unable to offer single-day rates except in the case of Food Truck vendors and table space in our Indie Alley.

Large Booth
Deluxe Booth
Half Booth
(10x10 shared)
40+ titles in 2022
16-39 titles in 2022
1-15 titles in 2022
5+ Outlets
Local chain/reseller
Single Location
Circulation 100,000+
Circulation 40,000+
Circulation < 40,000
Writers BlockN/AN/AN/A$750$500
Food Truck
Food Truck
1 Day
Standard Rate$3,000$6,000$12,000$1,500$500

I have questions / need extra details. Who can I speak to?

For questions about exhibiting at The Word On The Street, including inquiries about the waitlist, please contact Sienna Tristen at

For questions about opportunities to sponsor the festival, please contact Kim Robinson at

I'm ready to apply! Where is the Registration Form?

The festival is only a few weeks away, and so our Exhibitor registration is now CLOSED. We hope you’ll come visit as an attendee and enjoy all that WOTS 2022 has to offer, and then check this page later in 2022 for more opportunities to exhibit with us!