Next show Tues Sept 18th @ the Garrison — SAVE THE DATE!

22 Aug

More info coming soon!


Next show WEDS August 15th! With a Magician!!

13 Aug

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Last show of the Summer, and we’re celebrating by, instead of having a MUSician, having a MAGician!!! Who, fyi, is amazing.

Facebook Event page:

Weds August 15th @ 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



Naiomi Perera
Shahrin Shawkat
Diwali Luharia
Matt McLaren
Plus a story and a MAGIC TRICK from the amazing magician Scott Hammell!

Hosted by me, Marsha from Yes Yes Marsha

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.


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SEE YOU ON WED Aug 15th! Spread the word!


Next show Weds Aug 15th (save the date!) & a HILARIOUS story

8 Jun

Dear ones!

Next show will be Weds August 15th at The Garrison – details coming soon but save the date!

In the meantime, the videos from the (amazing, AMAZING!!!!) last show are up. If you were there, you’ll know how it was a bit magical, one of my faves we’ve ever had. THANK YOU to everyone who came along!

If you weren’t there go and watch the videos online! To start you off, here’s (double Canadian Comedy Award-winner) Sam Mullins with  a story that made me laugh so hard I sounded like a guinea pig, shaking and squeaking:

If you’d like an email reminder before the next show, you can join our very infrequent mailing list by clicking here:

More details about August 15th as they come in!


PS want to learn more about how to tell compelling stories? Tons of information over on my blog, here: or if you’d like to hire me to help you – I’d love to! Have a look here:

Next show Tues May 29th @ The Garrison – FREE ENTRY!

28 May

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I am WILDLY excited about the stories you get to hear – including:
– something new from Chris Graham
– TST fave and double Canadian Comedy Award-winner Sam Mullins!
– WILDLY talented musician and Canadian folk award winner Abigail Lapell!
– A coming out story that’ll have you yelling HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW?????
– a terrifying story of life-saving friendship!
All tomorrow! All FREE ENTRY! All at the Garrison, Tues 29th from 7.30pm onwards!
(doors 7.30)
True Stories (Told Live) Toronto

Tues May 29th @ 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



Sam Mullins
Sally Hakim

Chris Graham
And a story and a song from Abigal Lapell
Hosted by Marsha from

Next Show – Weds April 11th for The Sunshine Eaters at OCAD’s Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St W)

21 Mar

To celebrate the show The Sunshine Eaters, come and hear a specially curated line-up of storytellers speak about nature and escaping the ills of the world, at this off-site show at OCAD’s Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St West)

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FB event here:


Weds April 11th @ 7 p.m.
True Stories Toronto
@ Onsite Gallery,  199 Richmond St. W.

Free event
Cash bar available

Inspired by themes in The Sunshine Eaters, storytellers share true, personal stories of their experiences with comfort through nature. Part of the True Stories (Told Live) Toronto event series. Organized and hosted by Storytelling Coach Marsha (of Yes Yes Marsha –

Storytellers are: Sage Tyrtle, Hisham Kelati, Keira Loukes and David Keystone.

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

About True Stories Toronto –
True Stories Toronto is the city’s biggest free storytelling show. For five years, hundreds of Torontonians have enjoyed the format of four storytellers and one storytelling musician, making intimacy in a big room in West Toronto.

“Toronto’s best storytelling show. Still haven’t been to True Stories Toronto? DO IT”
– She Does The City

About Marsha Shandur –
Marsha Shandur is the producer and host of True Stories Toronto, and a Storytelling Coach. As the founder of, she shows professionals and entrepreneurs how to make an INSTANT emotional connection with their dream clients, through storytelling on stage and screen. She has been featured on Forbes, the BBC, Mashable

About Onsite Gallery –
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

Thanks – and SAVE THE DATE – Tues March 20th, next show (TSF)

11 Mar

Thanks to everyone who came along to our 5th bday party – and thanks to the Storytellers!

TSTL 5th bday .gifL-R that’s Kevin Breathnac, Diwali Luharia, Graham Isador, Marilla Wex, Zebulon Pike, Erin Rodgers and Me, Marsha. Not pictured but also on the bill were Sage Tyrtle, Paul Hutcheson and Rhiannon Archer.

Our next show is part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival, and is on March 20th @ The Garrison. It’ll be FREE ENTRY and we’ll have more details soon, or just turn up on the night!

More as it comes,


PS want to know more about how to tell powerful stories yourself? Tons of info on my website (that’s what I teach for my job!) at

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: