Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River

King's Mill Park North

9 Catherine St.

Toronto, ON

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Nature & outdoors


Created by Morgan Brie Johnson and Alexandra Simpson A Co-Production between Animacy Theatre Collective and Theatre Direct, presented by Theatre Direct School Performances: Thursday October 6 and Friday October 7, 2022 Wednesday October 12 to Friday October 14*, 2022 Public Performances: Friday October 7 to Monday October 10, 2022 Saturday October 15* and Sunday October 16, 2022 10am | 1pm Daily Running Time: 40 minutes + Q&A Ages: 5 to 10 King’s Mill Park North (21 Old Mill Road, Toronto) Cost: Free/Donations Welcome *Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15 performances include ASL Interpretation. Please visit A hilarious and heartfelt outdoor play exploring friendship, growing up and the annual salmon run featuring puppetry, clown and live music. Finding Home is the story of two best friends who also happen to be salmon from Lake Ontario. Beagle and Sojo do everything together, as true best friends always do. Until one day Beagle starts to change and gets the urge to set off on an adventure upstream–whether Sojo wants to come or not. It’s tough to swim against the current of the Humber River and the two face all kinds of challenges together: fishermen, pollution, rocks, rapids and more. But along the way they learn what it means to be a real friend, how beautiful it is to complete your life cycle, and why salmon really are the rockstars of the fish world! *** The audience area for the show is on grass and as a result may not be accessible to audience members with limited mobility, or those using mobility aids. Audiences are seated on the ground for the duration of the show, so please bring blankets or lawn chairs. Limited chairs will be available. *** In the case of severe weather (i.e., thunderstorm) or a member of the performance tests positive for COVID-19, the performance will be cancelled 90 minutes prior to show time and the ticket holder will be notified by e-mail. No refunds will be issued, but tickets may be exchanged for another performance by e-mailing [email protected]

Fri 07 Oct
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat 08 Oct
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun 09 Oct
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mon 10 Oct
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat 15 Oct
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun 16 Oct
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

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Theatre Direct

Founded in 1976, Theatre Direct Canada is one of the country’s leading theatres for young audiences whose award-winning productions have reached audiences in schools and theatres across Canada and the world. Theatre Direct is committed to finding new ways to engage young people through theatre. Together, as a team of artists and producers, our company strives to innovate in form and style, experimenting with digitally-integrated, immersive, audience-driven and site-specific work that activates the imaginations and aspirations of young people by inviting them to join in! We invite you to Come Be A Part of It All at Theatre Direct!


9 Catherine St.

Toronto, ON

The section of the park at which the show is performed is located just east of the Old Mill Restaurant and south of Old Mill Bridge. The closest TTC Station is Old Mill and there are several parking options available within walking distance of the performance area.


English, ASL


This event has gender-neutral washrooms, and will have a sign language interpreter.