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Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney Became A Retirement Community 

“As the steel plant and everything else went, the people and them went. Everybody around here, younger people – I don’t blame them – they go to Alberta.” – Joe Gillis, Sydney, NS

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The Secret Founders
Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia

The Secret Founders 

When 7 fishermen started a co-op, no one could have expected it would become an international fish distributor.

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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

An Ode To Adams And Knickle 

“They sell fresh scallops harvested off the Grand Banks here in Nova Scotia, brought in on ships every day and sold by Adams and Knickle by the pound. Fresh. They’re 10 dollars a pound today, they used to be cheaper. They’re so fresh and sweet. I eat them raw. The locals eat them raw.” – Doug Langley, Lunenburg, NS

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Turret Was A Queer Institution 

“It was a community-owned space, and that meant that it was a space for all kinds of queer people.”- Robin Metcalf, Halifax, NS

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Halifax, Nova Scotia

A Cabbie’s Memory Map Of Halifax 

“Gottingen Street, all the big stores were up there: Discount Shoeland, Woolworth’s. It was booming back in the ’60s.” – Stan Spencer, Halifax, NS

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Storymobile

The Storymobile is our recording booth on wheels, where you can come share a tale about your main street. Follow us here to find out where our storymobiles are right now, and where we’re going next!

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We create performance installations across the country inspired by all the tales we gather. Find out where you can catch us live in action!

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What is The Tale of a Town Canada?

The Tale of a Town is a site-specific theatre and media project capturing the collective community memory of Canada’s Main Streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.

In 2014, FIXT POINT launched a national tour of The Tale of a Town – Canada in collaboration with The National Arts Centre and presenting partners from across the country. Since then, we’ve visited every province and territory in Canada!

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