Word on the Street, the national magazine and book festival, is reported to have drawn 250,000 people in cities across the country on Sunday, September 26. Toronto's festival, the biggest, was in its 21st year and other cities were Vancouver, Kitchener and Halifax. Saskatoon held a preview event for its first WOTS to occur in 2011.
"The growing success of The Word On The Street festivals across Canada continues to demonstrate our national passion for the written word and advocacy for literacy", noted Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, national board chair, The Word On The Street Canada, in a release. "We expect to expand this national celebration as new cities have expressed their interest in joining The Word On The Street festival".