The Word On The Street Toronto

The Word On The Street Toronto

The Word On The Street is a celebration of storytelling, ideas and imagination, hosting Canada’s largest FREE book and magazine festival annually since 1990 and promoting great books by Canadian and Indigenous authors year-round.

Originating on Queen St. West, and later moving to Queen’s Park Circle and Harbourfront Centre, the festival was hosted virtually in 2020 and 2021, and will continue in a hybrid format with monthly installments of The City Imagines and WOTS Book Talk series available online to reach readers from coast to coast to coast. The Word On The Street will return to Toronto’s streets in Spring 2022 at a new location!

For 32 years, The Word On The Street has been a gathering place for authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers of all ages to celebrate the stories that connect us. We’re delighted to be Toronto’s favourite book festival!