How to Festival

What will you experience?

A feast of great storytelling from local, national, and international storytellers! Performances, casual events, workshops, and discussions. Traditional stories, family stories, personal stories, adult stories, children’s stories. You will meet tellers and listeners of all ages from all over the world.

Where are the events?

In venues all across this celebrated city. Most of the events March 18-24 are near Bloor Street and Bathurst Street in downtown Toronto, accessible by subway and held in accessible venues.

What to bring?

Your tickets! We will be selling tickets on-site 30 minutes before each performance if you need to purchase additional tickets when you arrive. All ticket sales on-site will be cash only.

Your patience. Most shows are general admission so it pays to arrive early to ensure you and your friends can sit together.

How to get here?

Coming from somewhere in the city? All our venues are fully accessible by the TTC, including buses, streetcars, and subways. Please read and review these maps to find the best possible route for you. Please note that the TTC offers a day pass for unlimited travel on our transit system for up to two adults plus four children for only $12.50; It’s the best way to get around town! See TTC Fares & Passes for details.

If you are driving, there is lots of local parking located near our venues – but it is limited. Please review the Green P parking list, to find the closest to you.

How accessible is the festival?

We and our artistic and venue partners are committed to offering a festival that is accessible to everyone, including people living with disabilities. We strive to present our work in the most physically accessible venues possible. If you have questions about the space, which we have not provided, please contact us so you can plan your visit accordingly.

Some tips from the Festival organizers...

The lunchtime International Storytalks (March 19, March 20, March 21, March 22) at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre are Festival highlights. Catch them all if you can! Bring your lunch for additional nourishment! Stick around and browse at A Different Booklist and check out the incredible diversity of books you won’t find anywhere else!

On Sunday, March 24th, we are pleased to offer a FULL FREE DAYof Family Storytelling at the Toronto Reference Library, with the generous support of TD Bank and the Toronto Public Library. You can find this on the event schedule here (March 24)

The EARLY BIRD Storytellers’ Camp Pass is available until February 28th. It’s the best deal in town! For $330 EARLY BIRD, it has a value of more than $500. Read about it on the event schedule here (Storytellers Camp)

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