We are Storytelling Toronto

An organization that has continued to teach, celebrate, and explore the art and tradition of oral storytelling.

Toronto Storytelling Festival is now accepting proposals!

We are inviting proposals for storytelling performances/events by GTA-based storytellers.

The 2020 Festival opens with StoryFire (March 14-20), independent events highlighting creative diversity in self-produced shows across the city.Storytelling Toronto Presents (March 15) (previously Storytelling at the Gladstone) showcases our local tellers during a full day of curated adult programming. Festival Week (March 21-29) features international, national, and local tellers weaving bright threads of traditional and personal stories in performance and at Storytellers’ Camp workshops. Our 2020 theme is “Conviviality;” gathering with radical hospitality and inclusivity to nourish creative cultural leadership and collaboration.

Please be sure your program description is clear, vivid, and evocative so the curators can get a strong sense of the story you are proposing to tell. We invite you to consider this year’s festival theme in your proposals.  Storytelling Toronto Presents proposals are due September 20; StoryFire proposals are due November 1.

Please read instructions carefully and feel free to contact Michelle if you have any questions about your submission.



Fall Courses Are Up!

You’ve been asking for them and we finally have them finalized!  Whether you’re a wee beginner looking to dip a toe into the storytelling pool or you’re a seasoned teller hoping to hone your skills, this year’s program has you covered.  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes all starting this fall can be found on our COURSES page!

What are you waiting for?? SIGN UP NOW!


Storytelling Toronto presents…

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
every Saturday morning
The Stop Farmers Market, Artscape Wychwood Barns

Family Friendly, Free Admission!

Programmed by Donna Dudinsky

Storytent Dates and Hosts

July 6 – Norman Perrin
July 13 –
Ruth Danziger
July 20 –
Lynn Torrie
July 27 –
Sandra Carpenter-Davis

Download the 2018 – 2019 Progrmaming Brochure

Monthly e-News

Storytelling Toronto’s monthly e-News is free to subscribers and comes out at the end of each month, bringing you event announcements and listings, and news.


Storytelling Toronto acknowledges the support of the following:

  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Toronto Arts Council
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Canadian Heritage