Storytelling sessions combine modes of conventional interpretation with artist-led, narrative and embodied responses. Storytellers offer weekly guided sessions, informal conversations, and spot tours to intergenerational audiences at TBA’s main sites. Sharing personal insights and experiences of the city as well as offering perspectives on the artworks within the exhibitions, they guide visitors through the research and artist practises that form What Water Knows, The Land Remembers.

Storytelling Sessions are free and available on a drop-in basis.
Are you a group of ten or more coming by for a specific session? Let us know! Email


72 Perth Avenue (Toronto): Fridays 11am–12pm, 2–3pm, and 6:30–7:30pm and Saturdays/Sundays from 11am–12pm and 4–5pm

Small Arms Inspection Building (Mississauga): Fridays 11am–12pm, 2–3pm, and 4–5pm and Saturdays/Sundays from 11am–12pm and 4–5pm

5 Lower Jarvis (Toronto): Sundays from 11am–12pm and 2–3pm

Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto: Fridays from 11am-12pm and Saturdays from 11am–12pm and 2–3pm

Subject to change. Please consult at the time of visit for the most up-to-date information.

American Sign Language Interpretation

The following Storytelling Sessions will be accompanied by an ASL–English interpreter.

72 Perth Avenue:
Friday, April 29, 2022, 6-7pm, register here
Friday, May 13, 2022, 6-7pm, register here
Friday, May 27, 2022, 2-3pm, register here

Small Arms Inspection Building:
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 4-5pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11am-12pm, register here

Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 11am-12pm, register here

2019 Toronto Biennial of Art Storytelling Session at Small Arms Inspection Building
Storytelling Session at Small Arms Inspection Building, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski

For more information on all Biennial programming streams, please visit

Explore specific programs through our Events calendar.