Main Street Ontario

This short video series visits big cities and small towns across Ontario revealing what makes each place unique. Step inside iconic community landmarks and meet the people who breathe life into local culture. From Corsini's in Hamilton to the historic Regent Theatre in Picton, discover the stories that make our main streets and communities so special. The series blends playful animation with real voices and archival images to tell local tales.


Air Date: July 07, 2017 - 4:58
The Cameron House on Queen Street West has been home to some of Canada's most beloved musicians since the early '80s.
Air Date: July 06, 2017 - 4:58
In Manitowaning, an old grocery store was converted into an artistic hub for Indigenous artists and storytellers.
Air Date: July 05, 2017 - 3:33
When Charlie first came to Canada from the Caribbean, he couldn't find groceries from back home so he decided to open his own store.
Air Date: July 04, 2017 - 3:34
Every summer Saturday night, Kincardine residents gather downtown for a special parade led by the town's beloved Scottish pipe band.
Air Date: July 03, 2017 - 4:06
The transformation of a struggling downtown mall provides a fresh perspective in downtown London, Ont.
Air Date: June 30, 2017 - 3:23
If you're looking for a specific record, you'll probably find it at Brian's Record Option in Kingston - but you'll need his help.
Air Date: June 29, 2017 - 4:02
Smoked meat sandwiches weren't the only attraction at Nate's Deli. The man behind the counter was Dave Smith.
Air Date: June 28, 2017 - 4:10
Corsini's was more than just a grocery store when it set up shop in 1928 on James Street North in Hamilton.
Air Date: June 27, 2017 - 4:14
In 1973, David and Penny Chapman bought an old creamery and started a small business in Markdale, a village south of Georgian Bay.
Air Date: June 26, 2017 - 3:54
Many childhood memories were made at the Regent Theatre, which began as an opera house in 1918. Its doors are still open.