MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival

From cosy crime and police procedural to psychological thriller and true crime, MOTIVE brings together the masters of mystery for criminally good conversations, book signings, workshops and more that will keep you hooked all weekend long.

During June 7–9 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, we will explore and celebrate a genre that has inspired some of the world’s most gripping stories from Canada and across the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Finland, Iceland and Korea. Alongside discovering your next best read, you can participate in true crime workshops and hone your own killer writing instincts in our masterclass programme.

A MOTIVE Pass is your ticket to explore as much of the Festival as you wish. Come for a day or join for all three! Choose the type and duration that suits you best at

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