Young adults browse the books at the festival's stalls.

Toronto’s Word on the Street a hit at new Harbourfront home

Observer TV's Marwa Sheikh reports on this year's annual book festivities.

It was an exciting weekend for the city’s literary community recently.

Bookworms and literature-lovers gathered on Sept. 27 for Toronto’s annual book and magazine festival, The Word on the Street, which celebrated with a new home by the water this year in the city’s picturesque Harbourfront area.

The event hosted more 200 authors and held a variety of activities. The festival allowed word lovers the chance to spend the day exploring new books, learning about different literary communities and taking part in author discussions, signings and readings.

The inclusion of food vendors and interactive programs for children ensured it was a family-friendly event. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement from people from all over the city indulging in their love for literature and enjoying everything the festival had to offer.