Next show Feb 27th – TST 5TH BIRTHDAY SHOW!!

31 Jan

It’s our 5th birthday!! So we’re bringing back some of our favourite stories – and storytellers – from the last 5 years!

Tues Feb 27th @ The Garrison, Dundas @ Ossington.

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$10 advance

Tickets here:

Featuring stories from TST favourites Paul Hutcheson, Sage Tyrtle, Graham Isador, Rhiannon Archer, Zebulon Pike, Erin Rodgers, Kevin Breathnac, Marilla Wex and more! Plus SURPRISES!!!!!


See you on the 27th. Want to guarantee entry? Buy a ticket here:


Next show Tues Jan 23rd – this’ll be special!

16 Jan


We’re baaaack!

Tues Jan 23rd @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)
We’ll finish around 10pm


January’s show is always a little bit magical.


Sophia Apostol
Arlene Paculan 
Leona Burlew
Barry Godson 
Dan Curtis Thompson

Hosted by me, Marsha from

The show is a really lovely night, friendly and warm. There is a 20-minute interval, but quite a few people come on their own with a book or something, so if you fancy doing that, you won’t be the only one.

If you want to come early and grab some food, The Lakeview diner (est 1932) is a few steps away, with the best shakes (I love banana-vanilla) and sweet potato fries in Toronto.

See you on Tues Jan 23rd! 

Next show Jan 23rd – and would you like a story in your inbox every day in Dec?

1 Dec

Next show is Tues Jan 23rd – save the date and, if you’d like a reminder email, sign up to our (very infrequent) mailing list here:

In the meantime – would you like a different (true) story in your inbox, every day in December?
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Over on the website of my (teaching storytelling) day job,, I’m running my annual – free – Advent(ish) Calendar of Stories.

A different, true story in your email inbox, every day. Most by me, some by others.

Want to get that – for free? Sign up here:

See you in your inbox – or at the next live show, Tues Jan 23rd, 2018!



Tues Nov 21st – last show of the year!

8 Nov

Our final show of the year is almost upon us!

FB Event Page:

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True Stories (Told Live) Toronto

Tues Nov 21st @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)
We’ll finish around 10pm


Jo-Ann Blondin
Jeremy Bondy
Kari Reynolds
Making a VERY rare musical appearance, Graham Isador
And, all the way from Sydney Australia, Samantha Sutherland!

Hosted by Marsha from
See you on the 21st!

GHOST Stories Toronto – Tues Oct 24th!

6 Oct
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Ghost Stories Told Live Toronto
Spooky Storytelling Event Returns to The Garrison! 
Our wildly popular show GHOST Stories (Told Live) Toronto is back!

This fundraiser for free show True Stories Told Live Toronto features storytellers telling (mostly) true stories about eerie things that happened to or near them. Featuring some of True Stories Told Live’s previous favourites, and a few new faces. Plus the annual and ever popular Ghostbusters Theme Singalong!

Storytellers include:

– Dan Yashinksy (Director, Toronto Storytelling Festival)
– Sage Tyrtle
– Chris Graham
– Martin Perelmuter
– Rhiannon Archer



Tues Oct 24th @ The Garrison, Dundas St West @ Ossington Ave.

Doors open 6.45pm, stories start 7.30pm sharp.
(latecomers admitted very quietly)

$10 advance, $15 door. Tickets from

Hosted by Marsha from

Please join our Facebook Group:
For more – plus to join the very infrequent mailing list – go to:

Links from last show – and info about Ghost Stories Toronto, Oct 24th!

20 Sep

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Thank you so much for coming out last night – what a lovely time!

Here are links as promised:

Sage Tyrtle​’s show tomorrow (Thurs) night – where I will be telling the story of my solo (!) marathon – is FREE and it’s at CSI 192 Spadina, 7:30 – 10pm:

Also, our next show is Oct 24th – details here:

Now to last night:

Grace Smith​ (teenage dreams are hard to beat)’s improv troupe can be found on Instagram at

Kate Hodgson​ (campus literally modelled on a prison) works for a wonderful charity called One Laptop Per Child, who rovide Educational Technology and Workshops to Indigenous students. Find them (and donate!) here:

Anto​ Chan (buttoning) hosts weddings and other events -find his website here: and he’s at

Erin Rodgers​ (emo market research) runs an amazing show called Storystar​. Find interviews with storytellers here:

Sage Tyrtle, as well as hosting THIS show tomorrow (Thurs) :
is running her WONDERFUL storytelling 7 week workshop, which I have done and i INSIST you do. Get $50 off with the code Storytelling. Here:

Seriously. Do it.

And if you want some stories and storytelling tips from me – or to hire me to help you work on your stories, write your sales page, or to come and run a workshop at your business (or speak at your conference), then I’d love to!

Next show is Oct 24th! Details here:

See you then!


GHOST Stories Toronto show, Tues Oct 24th!

19 Sep

Our yearly fundraiser full of (mostly) true stories about ghosts, halloween, and other spooky things.

Includes the ever-popular Singalonga-Ghostbusters Theme Tune!

Tickets are $10 advance, from here:

Seeeeeee yoooooooou theeeeeere!