About the Festival

Our festival theme this year is “Stories told eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart” (Scottish Traveller proverb). Tradition bearers bring wisdom from the ancestors to illuminate our future, weaving new understandings from the web of old stories. “There was a belief that the world was one great beating heart…”

Storytelling Toronto is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and teaches the art of oral storytelling. The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates live storytelling, traditional and contemporary, and promotes the sharing of values and cultures that bring us together. The festival also honours the many cultural traditions that come together in Toronto, one of the greatest crossroads cities in the world.

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