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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 Festival of Trees website (Waterloo Region & London) or Harbourfront Box Office (Toronto).

With your Festival of Trees admission, 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 for TORONTO 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.

CityDatesPrograms LocationTicket Price
WATERLOO REGIONMay 8Silver Birch & Red Maple

TO PURCHASE through Box Office (phone or in person only) – ask for Nikki at 519-741-2699 (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm)

The Aud
400 East Ave., Kitchener, ON
$11 incl. HST
through Box Office (phone only) – ask for Nikki at 519-741-2699 (Monday-Friday 10am-4pm)
LONDONMay 10Silver Birch & Red Maple  Metroland Media Agriplex, Western Fair District (845 Florence St., London, ON)$11 plus HST
TORONTOMay 14White Pine (10:00 am)

Red Maple Fiction (11:30 am)

Red Maple Non-Fiction (TBD)

Blue Spruce (1:00 pm)

PURCHASE: Red Maple Ceremony video (available May 15)

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
$15.50 incl. HST
TORONTOMay 15Silver Birch:

Non-Fiction (10:00 am)  

Fiction (11:30 am)  

Express (1:00 pm)

PURCHASE: Silver Birch Fiction Ceremony video (available May 16)

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

$15.50 incl. HST

TORONTO (Français)le 16 maiTamarac (10:00 am)

Tamarac Express (11:30 am)

Peuplier (1:00 pm)

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
$15.50 incl. HST

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 30 days after the date the order was placed and no later than May 1, 2018. This can be paid by credit card or by cheque. Our box office cannot facilitate purchase orders.

* Please note: all wristbands/tickets are non-refundable.
* Toronto wristbands are subject to processing fees.