We are Storytelling Toronto

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



A benefit for the Travelling Storytent!


The Travelling Storytent is Storytelling Toronto’s newest initiative that will bring storytelling to communities in the GTA.

Thanks to a donation from the Forest Hill Lions Club, several children from community centres in Etobicoke and Rexdale travelled to the Toronto Reference Library to hear stories at the StoryJam, a family event at the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festival.

As the children in these parts of the city are hungry for stories, and do not have much opportunity to hear them in their neighbourhoods, we are taking the Storytent on the road and out to their communities.

This fundraiser will provide the opportunity for a trial run over the summer, with a grant in the works to set up a more permanent program.

Help us share the power of storytelling by attending our fundraiser! Come early & join for dinner*
*MUST make dinner reservations – 416-967-1078

June 23, 2019 | 8pm | $20 | Free Times Cafe | 320 College St
An evening of storytelling followed by an open mic.  Purchase your ticket at 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling OR contact Pat Bissett at pats.tales@gmail.com


What will you do with your summer?

Summer Intensive

There are many opportunities for telling and for listening in this four-day course, open to both beginner and veteran storytellers.
**Summer Intensive participants may be eligible for the 1001 New Storytellers’ Fund**
Dates: July 11 – 14, 2019
Times: 10:00am-4:30pm (July 11 – 13)
1:00 – 5:00pm (July 14)
Teacher: Marylyn Peringer
Fee: Early Bird $410 /After June 19 $460

Summer Intensive | July 2019


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

June 1 – Norman Perrin
June 8 – Lynn Torrie
June 15 – Norman Perrin
June 22 – Lynn Torrie
June 29 – Ruth Danziger

Download the 2018 – 2019 Progrmaming Brochure

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Storytelling Toronto acknowledges the support of the following:

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