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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Toronto International Festival of Authors


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West

Toronto, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), Canada’s largest and longest-running literary festival, invites audiences to enjoy stories, conversations and performances from Canada and across the world. With music, film, dance and exhibitions alongside readings, interviews and book signings, there is so much for audiences of all ages to experience. Taking place on its new dates September 22 – October 2, 2022 at Harbourfront Centre, by Lake Ontario on a newly designed indoor and outdoor campus site, TIFA will have its largest festival to date with over 200 events and activities, many of them free, featuring artists from 30+ nations. For the full programme lineup, visit

Over 11 days, audiences can meet and hear from their favourite authors or discover their next new read; discuss vital issues of the day with a range of experts in Critical Conversations; explore classic books with the Re-Reads; hone their skills in a series of Masterclasses; enjoy free exhibitions, interactive installations and the bookstore; and explore the TIFA Kids programme, the biggest yet, which offers accessible interactive events, workshops and activities across the outdoor campus. With a new range of day, weekend and festival passes, audiences can drop-in or enjoy the whole day down by the lake.


Toronto International Festival of Authors

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) inspires and connects through the art of stories, offering book lovers a breadth of bold, ambitious and accessible literary experiences. As Canada’s largest literary festival, the charitable organization provides engaging opportunities to meet, hear and learn from the world’s best authors and artists across the range of literary genres, and to celebrate the power of stories.