Visit the Storymobile in Ottawa


A history and theatre initiative capturing the collective memory of Ottawa’s main streets.

Contribute now so that your story can be a part of The Tale of a Town performances

Inspired by stories gathered along the way, a team of travelling and local professional artists are collaborating to create an original work. Their multimedia piece will merge interview sound bytes, local archives, live music, and theatrical performance to create site-specific, immersive experiences unique to three main streets: Wellington West, Rideau Street and St. Joseph Boulevard.If you’re living now or grew up in one of these neighbourhoods, The Tale of a Town artists would like to hear from you. Read on!

In case you missed it, here’s a link where you can listen to the creators being interviewed live by CBC Radio’s Alan Neal (originally aired Monday, Nov 10).


Travelling east to west, The Tale of a Town team are touring the country in their Storymobile (aka travel trailer turned mobile recording studio) to gather and record oral histories with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders and neighbourhood residents.

Visit the Storymobile in Ottawa

Do you have a tale to tell?

The Storymobile will be around Ottawa this week. At City Hall, Wednesdaymorning and the Shenkman Arts Centre, that afternoon and Thursdaymorning. Thursday afternoon and Friday morning you’ll find the Storymobile on Wellington West. Visit for specific times and locations.

Can’t make it? Tell your story in one of two more ways:

  1. Call the Storyline at 1-855-CAN-TALE (1-855-226-8253)
  2. Or use the online submission for at


OttawaStart Staff


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