September 01, 2021
Acclaimed Novelist Michelle Berry on an Inspiring Butter Dish, Playing Favourites, and Borrowing a Title from Auden
For those alive at the time, 9/11 became a line in the sand; there was before, and there was after. No one knew when they woke up September 11, 2001 that the world was going to change. That includes the ...
June 30, 2021
City of Toronto Announces Multi-Genre Toronto Book Award Longlist
Every year, the City of Toronto awards one book its top honour: the Toronto Book Award. Longtime residents may remember the plaques inset in the sidewalk near Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue that ...
May 13, 2021
"We Always Knew Our Talents... We Just Needed a Space" Adrian De Leon on Celebrating Scarborough Writers in a Stunning New Anthology
What do the writers Shyam Selvadurai, David Chariandy, Carrianne Leung, and Catherine Hernandez have in common? They've all written beloved books set in Scarborough. And they're far from the only literary ...
February 22, 2021
"We’re Opening Ourselves Up to the Community" Dundurn Press Reveals New Logo & A New Mandate
Toronto based independent publisher Dundurn Press has a long and storied history, having published Canadian stories for 49 years, and their logo, inspired by Dundurn Castle, a historic mansion in Hamilton, ...
January 26, 2021
Lorna Poplak on the Notorious History of The Don Jail & How It Failed Its Hopeful, Progressive Roots
An imposing but externally beautiful building on the east bank of the Don River, the Don Jail—invariably known simply as "The Don" to Torontonians—has a long and troubled history. From its opening ...
November 23, 2020
"The Conditions That Foster Creativity": Catherine Bush and Sheung-King Discuss Guelph's MFA in Creative Writing
Imagine having a year or two totally devoted to your writing, surrounded by fellow-minded emerging writers with whom to discuss work and craft, and experienced teachers on hand to guide you and offer ...
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 ...