For the past 15 years, the tradition in cities across Canada on the last Sunday in September is to wander around the Word on the Street Book and Magazine Fair. This year’s festival takes place on Sunday September 25 in Vancouver, Calgary, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax from 11 am to 6 pm.
The fair is free of charge and is chock-a-block with interesting book and magazine vendors, poetry, fiction and non-fiction readings, and special kids programming.
Be sure to visit the Canadian Magazines Tent if you’re at the Toronto version, or drop by the This Magazine booth to say hello. If you’re at any of the festivals and happen to spy a booth for one of your favourite Canadian magazines, grab a back issue and chat with the hard-working volunteers who make the magazine. Word on the Street is, like, the best day of the whole year, because you get to talk face to face with your readers.