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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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How Baker Bob Got His Name
Almonte, Ontario

How Baker Bob Got His Name 

“Baker Bob’s is a creation of the town.” – Bob Graff, Almonte, ON

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A Free-for-All Fire
Pakenham, Ontario

A Free-for-All Fire 

“There was really no fire protection – they had one of those double pumpers – the horse-drawn pumpers.” – Charles Gillan, Pakenham, ON

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Growing up at the Canadian Cafe
Almonte, Ontario

Growing up at the Canadian Cafe 

“But he didn’t change the name, so a lot of people, they think about it as a coffee shop.” – Mary Zhao, Almonte, 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!

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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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