September 23, 2018: 10am to 5pm. 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! Each year, there are over 200,000 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! 2018 marks the 29th festival, and it takes place at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. You can’t miss this literary event!