September 19, 2019
"The Word On The Street is a Hub for Community-Building" Talking with WOTS Communication Coordinator Rebecca Diem
It's finally time! This weekend, The Word on the Street takes over the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto for one of the city's favourite – and biggest – literary gatherings. Packed with free events ...
June 19, 2019
Toronto Public Library & City of Toronto Announce 45th Annual Toronto Book Awards Longlist
Toronto is riding high right now as champion city. Just in time, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library have given us a reason to keep on celebrating Toronto talent - off the court and on ...
September 19, 2018
Ontario's Vibrant Voices: Talking to The Word on the Street Authors Lezlie Lowe, Rabindranath Maharaj, & Merilyn Simonds
The Word on the Street Toronto's Vibrant Voices of Ontario stage is a perennial favourite with festival goers, packed as it is with some of the brightest, most talented literary voices in the province. ...
September 17, 2018
Contest! Get Thrills and Chills from The Word on the Street Toronto!
It still feels like summer in Toronto, but that doesn't mean it's too early to get a chill down your spine - especially if you were to curl up with an entire prize pack of thrilling, chilling, can't-put-them-down ...
September 12, 2018
The Future of WOTS: Maya Baumann of The Word on the Street Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the Festival
It's no secret we're counting down the days to The Word on the Street Toronto (Sunday, September 23!), one of our favourite festivals and a highlight of the Toronto literary calendar. While we wait, we're ...
September 10, 2018
Contest! Win Fabulous Ontario Books from The Word on the Street!
What could be better than strolling Toronto's Harbourfront, taking in dozens of free readings and panel discussions with the country's finest writers, shopping for books, magazines, and literary gifts, ...
August 09, 2018
City of Toronto announces powerhouse shortlist including David Chariandy's decorated novel Brother
The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Library have announced the five 2018 Toronto Book Awards shortlisted titles. Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the awards honour books of literary merit ...
August 03, 2018
"What's Your Story?" Read the Winning Texts of the 2018 OBPO Writing Contest Winners! Part Four: East Toronto
It feels too fast every year - the end of summer is once again in sight. Make the most of our remaining warm days by packing in great summer reading - and today you can discover brand new reads right ...
June 06, 2018
"What's Your Story?" Read the Winning Texts of the 2018 OBPO Writing Contest Winners! Part Two: North York
What's better than reading brand new stories from talented Toronto authors? How about reading them for free? We're excited to present, exclusive on Open Book, the second set of winning texts from the Ontario ...
March 13, 2018
OBPO Announces 2018 Literary Event Series for What's Your Story? Writing Contest
Each year on Open Book, we have the pleasure of hosting the winning pieces from the The Ontario Book Publishers Organization's (OBPO) What's Your Story? writing contest. WYS is a unique literary competition ...