Join the Toronto International Festival of Authors

Join a growing community of curious readers who believe in the transformational power of words and ideas. As a registered charitable organization, we rely on the generosity of people like you to keep bringing exciting reader experiences to your doorstep.

Your annual support helps to empower local and emerging writers, connect local book lovers to leading international authors and to keep TIFA events free for students and youth. Moreover, joining us as a Friend, Patron or Patron+ will unlock a list of personal benefits, from complimentary tickets to retail discounts and access to exclusive events.

Author Emma Donoghue signs book for fan

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FREE* admission to year-round events outside of the Festival, including author talks, book signings and more
Discounted admission to Festival events¹ 15% FREE FREE
Special ticket offers throughout the year
Personalized supporter card for exclusive access to discounts & promotions
Subscription to the monthly e-newsletter
Personal ticket concierge service during Festival and all year round
Invitation to exclusive author events during Festival
Invitation to the Festival Welcome Party
Public acknowledgement in the Festival Guide
Charitable tax receipt
Invitation to the Festival green room to meet guest authors
Invitation to an exclusive Festival author reception²
Invitation to behind-the-scenes access at other international literary festivals
(not including personal travel costs)

Show your supporter card to receive:

  • 10% discount at Harbourfront Centre Shop
  • 15% discount at the University of Toronto Bookstore & Festival Hub Bookstore
  • 10% discount at Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine, 207 Queens Quay West

Click here to join.

Please note: you will be redirected to the Harbourfront Centre Online Box Office and Sales page.

Please contact our office at 416-973-4760 or for more information.

¹certain restrictions apply ²subject to availability *please call 416-973-4000 to reserve tickets