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  • Two aerial dancers perform on a swing set in front of an outdoor crowd.
    Photo credit: Suzanne Heffron



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Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), invites your imagination to take flight September 21 – October 1, 2023 at Harbourfront Centre. Meet and discover your favourite story creators through readings, conversations, workshops, performances and free activities for all ages. The 2023 Festival edition offers dozens of free, family-friendly events and activities to introduce celebrated story creators to young readers, providing so much for children of all ages to experience.

Over 11 days, the TIFA Kids programme offers accessible interactive events, workshops and activities across the outdoor campus where young booklovers – and those young at heart – can meet and hear from acclaimed authors and illustrators and discover their next new read; sing and dance along with the TIFA debut of CBC Kids popular musical duo Jeremy & Jazzy; soar through the Toronto skies on an interactive swing set and aerial performance by All or Nothing; and enjoy free exhibitions, interactive installations and a visit to the bookstore. Drop in for an hour, or enjoy the whole day down by the lake. For the full programme lineup, visit



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.

For over 40 years, TIFA has presented an annual 11-day festival celebration, bringing together readers and writers from all over the globe to Harbourfront Centre every fall, to explore and celebrate the joy of stories. TIFA also offers year-round events, activities and mini-festivals.