Word On The Street Festival

Book Festival and view of the CN Tower. 

One of the things I enjoy and love about Toronto are the Street Festivals. On the first weekend of Fall, we had the Word On The Street Festival, which was a festival of books, literacy, writing and publishing. It was held on Queen's Park Circle, near the Provincial Parliament Building and my alma mater, the University of Toronto. The festival was for the Publishers to introduce and sell their books at wholesale prices, for authors to meet their readers, to give free readings and talks. This was also a great festival for the aspiring Book Editors, Publishers and Writers to meet the experts and learn more about their chosen fields. 

As we walked around the Festival, we discovered many different kinds of books from the literary classics, fictions, children's books, to the horrific books, absurd books, enlightenment books plus some characters in costumes or maybe lost in time. Also beside books, there were street food all around the festival. This festival was very entertaining. It also brought me back to my former University campus which brought back memories of my student days and walking across Queen's Park to attend my classes all around the campus. I hope you have purchased some books to read during this Fall  and coming Winter season. 
Some Children's books.  
What is your favourite Children's book?  For me, besides, Snow White and Cinderella, my memorable books are Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
Fiction for the Adults. What books are you reading now?

  Books and Street Food coming together in one Festival... Samosas and Butter Chicken.

A Cause for Literacy.
Promoting Gandhi's advocacy for peace and literacy.

Give Girls A Chance is a Canadian Organisation to help disadvantaged girls all around the world. Founded in November 2001 by Canadians Dianne Rinehart while she was an Editor In Chief of Homemaker's Magazine and Publisher Carol Shea. They collect funds for their projects in Developing Countries to build schools, educate and provide school supplies for Girls.

Give Girls a Chance was founded because we believe that if you educate girls, you really can change the world.
Our motto is: Educate a girl. Change the world.

Some enlightenment books. 
For some enlightenment, peace, meditation and transformation.
Street Food again.. pulled pork sandwich.

Debating the NHL (National  Hockey League)...A Canadian past time is talking about Hockey. You won't believe that this place was fully packed with people. I can only shake my head.

Vampire Books for those who love to read about them. 

There is really something here for everybody!

A Book Editor introducing her writers so they can talk about their Books.

Some Shakespeare Theatre...

The Hobbit showing in Theatres on December 14, 2012.  I am looking forward to watch this movie! 
Only in Toronto...Did he time travel? 

For kids play and a view of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) which has a fantastic Ultimate Dinosaur Exhibit.

Women have the last say...

Everybody is welcome to join my Giveaway.

May you all have a Happy Weekend!

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  1. Ah Pamela! Must have been so cool! Love Festival Streets too, especially for books:) Great pics, always enjoy when you show a bit of TO! Kisses and happy weeekend dear!

  2. Reading and Eating. Two of my Favorite Things!

  3. Pamela, thanks for great post! I like riding books, my last one is Deception Point by Dan Brown.
    Have a nice weekend!

  4. What a great idea for a festival - I really like it. I imagine you had a great time. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us.

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  5. Looks like a fun festival! Would've loved to raid all those books! :D

    Wish & Wear

  6. Great blog! I would like to invite you to me :) Let's follow each other =]
    xxx from Spain ✝

  7. wow amazing post, food, books, street, nice post!

  8. Looks like a great day out Pamela, much better than the fair I attended this weekend. The food looks pretty good too. I've not had pulled pork before, look forward to trying it.

    1. I hope you will share in your blog about the fair you attended this weekend. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious. I believe that is a Central or South American dish.

  9. looks fun, I've never gone to Word on the Street before but maybe I'll check it out next year!

  10. This is an event I would definitely enjoy - all those wonderful books (I like the fun quotes too!)and the food - I would have gone for the pulled pork (although butter chicken is another favourite)


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