This summer, The Tale of a Town is coming to Dundas Street in Mississauga. The Tale of a Town is an innovative, story-telling project that captures the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.
Working along with the City of Mississauga’s Policy Planning and Culture divisions, local artists will mine stories from the community about Dundas Street for the Dundas Connects project. Dundas Connects is a City initiative to develop a long-term, future-oriented Master Plan for the Dundas Corridor. The plan will shape the future look and feel of Dundas, focusing on transit, land use and public space.
The Tale of a Town storymobile will be set up at several locations along Dundas Street between July 13 and July 31, 2016. Residents are encouraged to visit the storymobile and share their vision for the future of Dundas Street and memories of it from the past.
For specific dates and locations the storymobile will be in Mississauga, visit dundasconnects.ca/getinvolved
For more information, visit thetaleofatown.com
About Tale of a Town:
The Tale of a Town – Canada is a site-specific theatre and media project being developed in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada that is capturing the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.
Touring across the Canada in our storymobile (a.k.a recording booth on wheels) we’re gathering stories in small towns and big cities alike by means of scheduled and impromptu interviews with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders, and neighbourhood residents.
This national venture will culminate in a multi-platform celebration of the country’s main street culture, in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
The Tale of a Town – Canada is created and produced by FIXT POINT, a theatre and media company based in Toronto and is being developed in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada.