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Main Street Ontario: Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontaro

Main Street Ontario: Ottawa 

Smoked meat sandwiches weren’t the only attraction at Nate’s Deli. The man behind the counter of this famous deli was none other than Dave Smith, whose kindness has reverberated across the city of #Ottawa.


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Main Street Ontario: Kingston
Kingston, Ontario

Main Street Ontario: Kingston 

If you’re looking for a specific record, you’ll probably find it at Brian’s Record Option in #Kingston – but you’ll need his help. Thousands of records are piled up in every corner of his downtown shop, but somehow he always knows where everything is.


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Main Street Ontario: Markdale
Markdale, Ontaro

Main Street Ontario: Markdale 

In 1973, David and Penny Chapman bought an old creamery and started a small business making ice cream. They built up their company bit by bit, while staying true to where it all began in #Markdale, a village south of Georgian Bay.


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Main Street Ontario: Manitoulin Island
Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Main Street Ontario: Manitoulin Island 

After many years of taking their shows on the road across Ontario, the Debajehmujig Creation Centre converted an old grocery store into an artistic hub. Since then, it has become a vital home for Indigenous artists and storytellers to create and tell their stories in Manitowaning on #ManitoulinIsland.


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Main Street Ontario: Windsor
Windsor, Ontario

Main Street Ontario: Windsor 

Downtown #Windsor was once packed with shops and tourists, but what made it special was the famed Norwich Block on Ouellette Avenue, home to many local businesses, including the legendary Fast Eddy’s Arcade before it was demolished in 1999. While Norwich Block is missed, Windsor continues to embrace its history, businesses, and thriving arts and culture scene.


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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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