8 episodes

DC:
Dear Canada is an audio postcard series that follows the journey of The Tale of a Town’s storymobile as it crosses the country to capture the collective community memory of our main streets, one story at a time, leading up to Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
Featuring uniquely local voices from towns and big cities across each province and territory, each postcard will reveal a telling tale about Canada’s disappearing downtown culture. Hosts Charles Ketchabaw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto mix the most compelling interviews gathered as part of their national oral history project with inquisitive commentary addressed to listeners across the country.
AWDMS:
A Walk Down Main Street is a long form podcast series that takes a deeper look at the characters and tales at the heart of Ontario’s downtown neighbourhoods.

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DC:
Dear Canada is an audio postcard series that follows the journey of The Tale of a Town’s storymobile as it crosses the country to capture the collective community memory of our main streets, one story at a time, leading up to Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
Featuring uniquely local voices from towns and big cities across each province and territory, each postcard will reveal a telling tale about Canada’s disappearing downtown culture. Hosts Charles Ketchabaw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto mix the most compelling interviews gathered as part of their national oral history project with inquisitive commentary addressed to listeners across the country.
AWDMS:
A Walk Down Main Street is a long form podcast series that takes a deeper look at the characters and tales at the heart of Ontario’s downtown neighbourhoods.

    A Walk Down Main Street Hamilton, ON - James Street North

    A Walk Down Main Street Hamilton, ON - James Street North

    Think about the old Hotel Hamilton – which is now the Mulberry Street Coffeehouse…the Armoury…the Art Crawl…that’s right, it’s time to take a walk down James Street North with The Tale of a Town's newest podcast.

    There are many main streets to walk down in Hamilton, and over the next three years, our Storymobile will be visiting as many of them as possible.

    Special thanks to CoBALT Connects, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support of our project, and to everyone in Hamilton who​ supported our performance installation at Supercrawl and​ took the time to share their stories -- you can find a complete list on our website.

    The Tale of a Town is created and produced by FIXT POINT and developed
    ​in collaboration with​ the National Arts Centre to capture the collective community memory of Canada's main streets -- one story at a time.

    This episode featured original music by Jake Nicoll, and was produced by Roz Mugford, Charles Ketchabaw, and Alison Broverman.

    • 29 min
    A Walk Down Main St - Hamilton, ON Concession Street

    A Walk Down Main St - Hamilton, ON Concession Street

    There are many main streets to walk down in Hamilton, and over the next three years, our Storymobile will be visiting as many of them as possible. But maybe you can guess where we are today…

    Do you remember the Hillcrest dining hall...the great view from Sam Laurence Park…memories of former shops like Woolcott’s Shoes, Wilf’s Hardware, and So Low Sales…

    That’s right! Join us now for a walk “up” Concession Street.

    Special thanks to CoBALT Connects, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support of our project, and to everyone in Hamilton who​ supported our performance installation at Supercrawl and​ took the time to share their stories. You can hear more at: www.thetaleofatown.com

    The Tale of a Town is created and produced by FIXT POINT and developed in collaboration with​ the National Arts Centre to capture the collective community memory of Canada's main streets, one story at a time...

    This episode features original music by Jake Nicoll, and was produced by Charles Ketchabaw and Alison Broverman, in collaboration with Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and our creative team.

    • 22 min
    A Walk Down Main Street Windsor, ON

    A Walk Down Main Street Windsor, ON

    Did you ever hang out at Fast Eddie’s downtown? Have you strolled through Walkerville on your way to Kildare House? Or maybe you recall a first date at the Dominion House…

    When we parked our Storymobile at the foot of Ouellette right beside the Detroit River, we heard stories from Windsorites about everything from downtown’s grit and Sandwichtown’s history to the walkability of Walkerville – and learned that there is so much more to the City of Roses than a terrific view of the Detroit Skyline!

    Special thanks to the City of Windsor, the Arts Council Windsor and Region, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support of our project, and to everyone in Windsor who​ supported our performance installation and​ took the time to share their stories -- you can find a complete list on our website.

    The Tale of a Town is created and produced by FIXT POINT and developed in collaboration with​ the National Arts Centre to capture the collective community memory of Canada's main streets -- one story at a time.

    Produced by: Alison Broverman 
    Created ​in collaboration with the artistic team including Sherry Campeau and Katie Swift, with original music by Jake Nicoll​.

    • 28 min
    A Walk Down Main Street - Prince Edward County

    A Walk Down Main Street - Prince Edward County

    Come take a walk down main street in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

    From the old days of the canning industry, to the present-day tourism boom, Prince Edward County is changing rapidly! We brought our Storymobile to the main streets of Wellington, Bloomfield, and Picton to gather stories from all along the Loyalist Parkway. The people of the county share stories about everything from the Wellington Grill to Angeline's to the Regent Theatre -- and plenty in between!

    Special thanks to the Festival Players of Prince Edward County, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support of our project, and to everyone in Prince Edward County who supported our performance installation and took the time to share their stories.

    The Tale of a Town is created and produced by FIXT POINT and developed in collaboration with the National Arts Centre to capture the collective community memory of Canada's main streets -- one story at a time.

    This episode was produced by Alison Broverman, and created in collaboration with the artistic team including Krista Dalby and Katie Swift, with original music by Jake Nicoll.

    • 26 min
    DC 15 Halifax, NS

    DC 15 Halifax, NS

    come for a visit to Barrington Street in downtown Halifax Nova Scotia and meet an RCN officer and Downtown Paul

    • 2 min
    DC 14 Dartmouth

    DC 14 Dartmouth

    Learn about Gloria Fisher the undisputed stationary queen of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    • 2 min

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