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Boom And Bust In Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick

Boom And Bust In Saint John 

“The small businesses didn’t have the money to push through all those years of hard times.” – William Thompson, Saint John, NB

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Before The Theatres Died Out In King’s Square
Saint John, New Brunswick

Before The Theatres Died Out In King’s Square 

“When I was young there were two movies theatres in King’s Square, which is at the heart of town, at the top of King Street, which really functions as the main street of the city.” – Jody Kliffer, Saint John, NB

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Ben Was A Jolly Sort
Miramichi, New Brunswick

Ben Was A Jolly Sort 

“I always thought he looked like Don Messer. You used to go there and get a hot dog and ice cream and stuff. And that’s close to 70 years ago.” – Boyd Williston, Miramichi, NB

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The Old Ben’s Lunch Room
Miramichi, New Brunswick

The Old Ben’s Lunch Room 

“The old building got torn down. I was there watching it when it got bulldozed.” – Rhonda Lamb, Miramichi, NB

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You Aren’t From Miramichi If You Haven’t Been To Ben’s
Miramichi, New Brunswick

You Aren’t From Miramichi If You Haven’t Been To Ben’s 

“There’s some customers that come in here for 2 or 3 times a day and have been coming in here for 30, 40 years.” – Michael O’Reilley, Miramichi, NB

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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
  • 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 Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville, Ontario
    Sep 15–Sep 17
  • Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    Oct 5
  • Northern Arts & Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
    Oct 14
  • Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, Ontario
    Dec 14–Dec 17
See details and locations

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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