The Forest of Reading® Festival is the culmination of the Forest program. Participants report that the Festival celebration is a key incentive for reader participation in the reading program. The signature Toronto Festival celebration attracts 12,000+ participants and is held annually in May in Toronto. This three-day event features the award ceremonies for each category, author/illustrator workshops, autographing, and roving entertainment.
The OLA has some capacity to co-host local Festivals in conjunction with a local organizing committee of OLA members. To ensure success, OLA has requirements to support a festival in your community. This is based on an event of for 1,000 or more attendees.
- Festival Structure & Timelines (coming soon)
- Local Committee Roles & Responsibilities (coming soon)
- Sample Budget (coming soon)
- Hosting Your Own Festival Manual (coming soon)
Forest more information on hosting a Festival please contact:
Director, Forest of Reading
416-363-3388 ext. 222