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Taking Over Stan’s Newspaper Business
Almonte, Ontario

Taking Over Stan’s Newspaper Business 

“Stan’s been gone – I don’t know, 12 years, 15 years. He was well respected in the town.” – Bob Graff, Almonte, ON

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Seeing Santa at Light up the Night
Almonte, Ontario

Seeing Santa at Light up the Night 

“And there would be a man, dressed as Santa, waving on the hydro building, and then he would, in my mind, hop into the sleigh, and cross the sleigh, slowly, over the falls… ” – Monica Seiler, Almonte, ON

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The Last Train
Pakenham, Ontario

The Last Train 

“That was forever, they took the tracks out and everything and that was the end. It’s hard to believe.” – Ollie Ziebarth & Melba Cavanagh, Pakenham, ON

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From Tourist to Baker
Pakenham, Ontario

From Tourist to Baker 

“We would always go to the General Store, we’d get a sticky bun and – a treat, and we’d always go sit by the river and have our treat.” – Lorraine Potter, Pakenham, ON

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Pakenham Power Out
Pakenham, Ontario

Pakenham Power Out 

“And it was a wonderful evening because everyone was out on the street, chatting and relaxing.” – Rodney Bell, Pakenham, ON

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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!

Upcoming dates

  • Inspiration Village, Ottawa, Ontario
    May 20–Sep 4
  • Muskoka, Ontario
    Jun 2–Jun 11
  • Westdale Village, Hamilton, Ontario
    Jun 3–Jun 22
  • Gibson House Museum, Toronto, Ontario
    Jun 21–Jul 1
  • Temiskaming, Ontario
    Jul 8–Jul 15
  • Ottawa St, Hamilton, Ontario
    Aug 9–Aug 30
  • Atikokan Centennial Museum, Atikokan, Ontario
    Aug 22–Sep 9
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Sep 12–Oct 1
Find the full Storymobile schedule here

Performances

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

Upcoming performance dates

  • Oakville, Ontario
    Sep 15–Sep 17
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
    Oct 5
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
    Oct 14
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Dec 14–Dec 17
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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.

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