Hi everyone! Long time no see!
Yesterday my family and I explored The Word On The Street Festival which is a free Canadian book and magazine event that takes place in Toronto every September. I wanted to share with you some of the things we loved most about the festival this year.
The Word On The Street Festival takes place at Harbourfront Centre which is located at 235 Queens Quay West. We love coming down here because of the scenic waterfront views and when mother nature is on our side, it is a beautiful place to spend the day. The boardwalk is often animated with street performers and there are some great restaurants and patios to visit. Whether you want to participate in the events or just enjoy a walk by the lake, Harbourfront Centre is a perfect family-friendly destination.
Books at a book festival? Who knew? But seriously, The Word On The Street is a fantastic place to get great deals on books, discover new reads and revisit favourite authors. It truly is an event that fosters a love for books and reading and with so much variety to choose from, you will not walk away empty handed. There is something for everyone at this festival.
The Exhibitor Marketplace
The Word On The Street is well known for the quality and diversity of its exhibitor marketplace. The largest of its kind in Canada, the marketplace offers over 250 exhibitors for readers of all ages. One of our faves this year was Other Life Lessons, an independent children’s publishing company based in Toronto. Founders Meaghan Hadwyn and Niki Snjaric started Other Life Lessons with a mission to create books that explore difficult subjects such as mental health, entitlement and grief. I was completely amazed by the selection and can’t wait to start sharing these stories with Ethan.
I really hope you enjoyed my recap of The Word On The Street Festival and hope you check it out next year!
Do you enjoy reading? I’m always on the hunt for a good page-turner! Leave some of your favourite book recommendations below in the comments.
Until next time!