PROJECT

We were thrilled to bring stories from across Ontario to the small screen. In a partnership with TVO, we created a ten-episode season highlighting some of the people and places we’ve heard about in our travels. From Charlie’s Caribbean grocery in Mississauga to the Debajehmujig Storytellers on Manitoulin Island, we shone a spotlight on some of the people and places that make Ontario’s main streets so special. These were broadcast on TVO and shared online . You can find all the videos here. A second season is currently being developed, to be released in early 2019.

Created and directed by Charles Ketchabaw and Lisa Marie DiLiberto.

PARTNERS

The Main Street Ontario was created in partnership with TVO.


MEDIA

"Charlie’s Caribbean",
 MISSISSAUGA, ON

When Charlie first came to Canada, he couldn't find groceries from back home so he decided to open his own store. More than two decades later, Charlie's is a full family operation that feels like a second home for anyone looking for a taste of the Caribbean in Mississauga.

"Debajehmujig Storytellers",
 MANITOULIN ISLAND, ON

After many years of taking their shows on the road across Ontario, the Debajehmujig Creation Centre converted an old grocery store into an artistic hub. Since then, it has become a vital home for Indigenous artists and storytellers to create and tell their stories in Manitowaning on Manitoulin Island.


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