The Word on the Street Toronto

Now in its third decade, the festival is a reader’s delight, with sections devoted to magazines, kids’ literature, graphic novels and everything from self-published non-fiction to major Canadian bestsellers. Come see us there!

Written by Canada’s History Staff

August 17, 2017

Since you’re reading this, it stands to reason that you’re someone who enjoys reading. So if you’re in the Toronto area on September 24, come to Harbourfront for The Word on the Street.

Now in its third decade, the festival itself is a reader’s delight, with sections devoted to magazines, kids’ literature, graphic novels and everything from self-published non-fiction to major Canadian bestsellers. There will be presentations on historical fiction, indigenous writing, teen books, cooking, poetry—you name it!

Visit the Canada’s History Society booth to meet Kayak editor Nancy Payne and find great deals on subscriptions to our magazines Canada’s History and Kayak.

Be sure to bring the under-14s in your life to the TFO Franco Stage at 12:10 for a chance to win prizes in our fun and fast-paced bilingual Great Canadian History Trivia Contest for Kids.

Hosted by comedian Denis Grignon, it promises a lot of laughs and maybe some learning, too.

Here’s one to get you started.

Which of these names was not suggested for our country at the time of Confederation: Cabotia, Borealia, Canadensia or Transatlantica?

Trick question—they all were!

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