Two of Toronto’s favourite book festivals, Word on the Street and the International Festival of Authors, are teaming up
Two of Toronto’s biggest festivals for book lovers, Word on the Street and the International Festival of Authors, are being joined in literary matrimony. While WOTS focuses on connecting Canadian authors with the local community, the IFOA works to celebrate the work of international authors. According to the Star, both organizations believe their differences will complement each other. WOTS wants the IFOA’s solid programming team, and, since WOTS attracted a whopping 215,000 visitors to its one-day festival last year, the IFOA will benefit from some its new partner’s street cred.
The organizations will enjoy one more festival on their own to celebrate some serious landmarks. WOTS is marking its 25th anniversary at Queen’s Park Circle, and the IFOA is celebrating 35 years. Come next year, the IFOA will welcome WOTS to its Harbourfront Centre location, making 2015 the year that Toronto can expect one enormous book festival.