September 25, 2016: 11am to 6pm. The Word On The Street is a free festival that celebrates the written word and champions literacy through an annual outdoor book and magazine fair. Showcasing Canada’s hottest new books & authors of the year, as well as the best Canadian magazines! Last year, there were over 215,000 visitors to the festival, who came to enjoy the over 200 authors and presenters appearing at the festival, and to shop at the Exhibitor Marketplace featuring over 250 book & magazine exhibitors — it’s the world’s biggest outdoor bookstore! 2017 marks the 28th festival, and it takes place at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. You can’t miss this literary event!