Monday 17 September 2012

23rd Year For Free Book Festival in Downtown Toronto

street magic at 2010 Word on the Street book Festival


The Word On The Street Festival is taking place from Bloor to College and around Queen’s Park Circle East and West this Sunday, September 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. There are 15 event tents with fun for all ages, including KidStreet with children’s reading and children’s activity areas. All authors are Canadian and the festival and the festival events are all free. Our festival headliners this year are David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin, who will be kicking off their six-city cross Canada Eco tour at this Sunday’s The Word On The Street Toronto and making their presentation from the Scotiabank Giller Prize Bestsellers Stage at 3:00 p.m. Anticipated attendance: 215,000, 245 Canadian authors, fully free festival, and the kick-off to the fall literary season. This is the 23rd festival to be presented in the last 22 years.
About The Word On The Street:

Each year in September, in the cities of Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the written word.  Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors to its Queen’s Park Circle location, The Word On The Street Toronto is the largest book and magazine festival in Canada.  This year’s event takes place on Sunday, September 23rd.