Buy Tickets

The Festival of Trees is a ticketed event that requires wristbands to be purchased. Everyone onsite at all the Festivals of Trees requires a wristband – this is your ticket that you buy through the Forest of Reading website or Harbourfront Box Office.

With your Festival of Trees wristband, you can:

Be onsite at the Festival of Trees, attend an award ceremony, take part in author/illustrator workshops, meet your favourite authors and illustrators at autographing sessions, win prizes, and take part in the fun activities that happen throughout the Festival!

Please note: The wristbands are specific for a particular ceremony. If a ceremony is sold out, this does not mean that all Festival wristbands are sold out. We suggest purchasing wristbands for another ceremony.

City Dates Programs  Location Ticket Price
LONDON May 12 Silver Birch
Red Maple
Progress Building, Western Fair District (316 Rectory St, London, ON) $11 plus HST
TORONTO May 16 White Pine (10:00 am)
Red Maple Fiction (11:30 am) *SOLD OUT*
Red Maple Non-Fiction (12:45 am)
*SOLD OUT*
Blue Spruce (1:00 pm)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
$15.50 incl. HST
TORONTO May 17 Silver Birch:
Non-Fiction (10:00 am)
Fiction (11:30 am) *SOLD OUT*
Express (1:00 pm) *SOLD OUT*
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

$15.50 incl. HST

TORONTO (Français) le 18 mai Tamarac (10:00 am)
Tamarac Express (11:30 am)
Peuplier (1:00 pm)
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
$15.50 incl. HST
SAULT STE. MARIE May 19 Blue Spruce
Silver Birch
Essar Centre
269 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
$11 incl. HST
Wristbands are available
via telephone at
705-759-5251

As a condition of sale, the purchaser consents to all participants being filmed, photographed and recorded for the sole purpose of Forest of Reading promotion. Please note that when issuing child permission forms from the library or school that this information is conveyed to the parent/guardian for this under 18 years old. 

Payment Information for Toronto (English and Français) Festivals of Trees:

Wristbands for the Toronto Festival (English and Français) are purchasing through Harbourfront Box Office. You have two options to pay for your Festival of Trees wristbands for the Toronto Festival:

  1. By credit card: with this option, you must pay in full online or by telephone. Contact Harbourfront Box Office directly.
  2. By invoice: with this option, the Harbourfront Box Office will send you an invoice for the full amount. The full amount is required to be paid no later than May 1, 2017. This can be paid by credit card or by cheque. Our box office cannot facilitate purchase orders.

* Please note: all wristbands are non-refundable.
* Toronto & Sault Ste. Marie wristbands are subject to processing fees.