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Main Street Ontario: Toronto Queen Street
Toronto, Ontario

Main Street Ontario: Toronto Queen Street 

Since the early 1980s, #Toronto’s Cameron House has been home to some of Canada’s most famous and beloved musicians, from Blue Rodeo to local legend Handsome Ned, whose charisma and songwriting inspired a burgeoning artistic community. Today, with many live music venues shutting down, the Cameron House is still going strong, bringing together musicians, artists, and audiences on Queen Street West.


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Main Street Ontario: Kincardin
Kincardin, Ontario

Main Street Ontario: Kincardin 

Every summer Saturday night, residents of #Kincardine on the shores of Lake Huron gather downtown for a special parade led by the town’s beloved Scottish pipe band, which has filled the streets with music since 1908.


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Main Street Ontario: Huntsville
Huntsville, Ontaro

Main Street Ontario: Huntsville 

The Empire Hotel was once an elegant landmark on #Huntsville’s thriving main street. Joni Mitchell was rumoured to have written “Raised on Robbery” in the lobby. When kindly landlord Dave Kaey bought the building to turn it into affordable housing, a fire ended his dream. Now the town has new plans to transform the empty lot.


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Main Street Ontario: Guelph
Guelph, Ontaro

Main Street Ontario: Guelph 

When The Bookshelf first opened in 1973, downtown #Guelph was vibrant and full of well-established shops. Businesses came and went, but The Bookshelf grew to include a café, followed by a cinema and event space. Four decades later, it continues to be a vital community hub and an inspiration for local artists and authors.


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Main Street Ontario: Port Dover
Port Dover, Ontaro

Main Street Ontario: Port Dover 

When the summer beach season ended, #PortDover became a sleepy little town. That all changed in 1981 when a group of motorcyclists came together on Friday the 13th. What started as a small gathering of 16 friends grew over the years. Now, over 100,000 bikers gather in this lakeside community every Friday the 13th.


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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

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Past Dates

  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Sep 12 – Oct 1, 2017
  • Atikokan Centennial Museum, Atikokan, Ontario
    Aug 22 – Sep 9, 2017
  • Ottawa St, Hamilton, Ontario
    Aug 8 – Aug 25, 2017
  • Temiskaming, Ontario
    Jul 8 – Jul 15, 2017
  • Gibson House Museum, Toronto, Ontario
    Jun 21 – Jul 1, 2017
  • Westdale Village, Hamilton, Ontario
    Jun 3 – Jun 25, 2017
  • Muskoka, Ontario
    Jun 2 – Jun 11, 2017
  • Inspiration Village, Ottawa, Ontario
    May 20 – Sep 4, 2017
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

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Past Performance Dates

  • Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, Ontario
    Feb 8 – Feb 10, 2018
  • The Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ontario
    Jan 30 – Feb 4, 2018
  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario
    Jan 25 – Jan 27, 2018
  • Milton Centre for the Arts, Milton, Ontario
    Jan 20, 2018
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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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