Thursday 20 September 2012

Word on the Internet about Word on the Street

Media Advisory: The Word On The Street 
This Sunday on Queen's Park Circle

This Sunday – September 23rd                                     
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Expanded Location: Queen’s Park Circle – Free Community Event
Media Contact: June Dickenson


·         WHO: Over 200 Canadian authors and presenters, 278 exhibitors, 200,000+ visitors  
·         WHAT: The 23rd annual The Word On The Street, Toronto’s book and magazine festival  
·         WHEN - NEW DATE: This Sunday, September 23rd from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  
·         WHERE - EXPANDED LOCATION: Queen’s Park Circle from Bloor Street to College Street  
·         WHY: The Word On The Street is Canada’s largest, literary festival! This popular, free community event features top Canadian authors reading and   signing their latest releases plus a huge Exhibitor Marketplace hosting everything from large publishing houses to small niche magazines and everything in between.

The Word On The Street Toronto is the official kick-off to the fall literary season, presenting over 200 acclaimed Canadian authors and presenters. For more information:
For more information or to book an interview with Festival Director Nicola Dufficy, contact June Dickenson at or call 647.477.6000

Media and Cameras Welcome! Where possible, please submit media accreditation forms in advance. For Media Accreditation forms, click here. For Interview Request forms, click here. For the 2012 Media Welcome Letter and to find out the answers to some FAQ, click here. For on-site assistance visit the Media Tent on Wellesley Street between 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors – We appreciate your support!
Media sponsors of this year’s The Word On The Street Toronto include: The Toronto Star, TVOKids, NOW Magazine, CIUT 89.5 FM, The Epoch Times, Open Book Toronto, Skywords Media, and 49th Shelf.

National Sponsors of this year’s The Word On The Street Toronto include: Department of Canadian Heritage, Gildan Green Initiatives Partners of this year’s The Word On The Street Toronto include: Webcom, Spicers, Cascades Fine Papers Group, Cascades Recovery, Bullfrog Power, and Cycle Toronto.

Regional sponsors of this year’s The Word On The Street Toronto include: Scotiabank Giller Prize, Sony, Random House of Canada, Penguin Canada,, City of Toronto, Owlkids, Courtyard by Marriott, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.
About The Word On The Street Across Canada:
Every year on the last Sunday in September, in the cities of Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax, The Word On The Street festivals unite the country in a national celebration of literacy and the written word. 
About The Word On The Street Toronto:
Annually attracting over 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. For more information please contact Nicola Dufficy, festival director, at (416) 504-7241.
Media Contact:                                         Festival Director:                                        
June Dickenson                                         Nicola Dufficy                  
647.477.6000                                            416.504.7241               
For more information, visit the festival’s official website at There you can view the official event program and KidStreet festival guide online. Read our blog, become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.