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Hot Pools of Silverware
Burwash, Ontario

Hot Pools of Silverware 

“The Dominion Hotel was rebuilt after the fire of 1908, when the town was almost wiped out completely.”- Lawrence Main, Burwash, ON.

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Vanilla Flavoured Spills
Hamilton, Ontario

Vanilla Flavoured Spills 

“They had opened a nice little ice cream place, and I mis-stepped coming out the door and had rather a spectacular fall.” Sue Ryan, Hamilton, ON.

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Neither Sleet Nor Snow
Sundridge, Ontario

Neither Sleet Nor Snow 

“Every opportunity to pull out the bugle band, it happened.” Suzanne Learn, Sundridge, ON

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Live Wire
Gravenhurst, Ontario

Live Wire 

“The fire was at a time when people were up there, and we were like, do they know?” Andrew Currie, Gravenhurst, ON

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The Ingredients For A Pastry Chef
Hamilton, Ontario

The Ingredients For A Pastry Chef 

“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but then my mom said, ‘whenever you make anything it’s always sweet.'” – Shannon Murphy, Hamilton, 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
  • Gibson House Museum, Toronto, Ontario
    Jun 21–Jul 1
  • Temiskaming, Ontario
    Jul 8–Jul 15
  • Ottawa St, Hamilton, Ontario
    Aug 8–Aug 25
  • 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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