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Naomi Campbell, Artistic Director of Luminato and Celia Smith, CEO of Luminato

Luminato Festival Toronto returns from June 9th to June 19th across the GTA in unexpected public areas, to reignite the residents of Toronto. With multiple world premieres of significant performances, and a robust daily line-up of culture, bookended by two free weekends of concerts, art, conversation and dance, Toronto’s favourite festival returns. 

“Luminato Festival Toronto has never given up hope that we can come together and celebrate culture again. Over 11 days we will reignite the city of Toronto by showing up in areas that Torontonians visit most. Luminato will be on the streets, in the squares, on GO Trains, and going beyond Toronto into the GTA,” says Celia Smith, CEO of Luminato Festival Toronto. “We encourage everyone to get out and join us. Let’s explore Toronto and the GTA with fresh eyes and discover something new!”


Culture enthusiasts will be welcomed back to the Luminato Festival Toronto they know and love with some notable festival changes. This year there is an emphasis on remarkable free public programming in some of the region’s natural gathering spots. The opening weekend -  Luminato Live at Yonge-Dundas Square - will host free concerts by household names, as well as the world premiere of Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress, a 22-minute sound and image retrospective 40 years in the making. During the weekend of June 18-19th, in Toronto’s east end, Luminato will transform Woodbine Park into our festival site, called Woodbine Weekend. Catch free concerts from a lineup featuring reggae favourite and Massive Attack vocalist Horace Andy, Indigenous MC and Juno award-winning DJ Shub, Ukraine’s GO_A Ґоу_Ей, Sudan Archives fresh from Coachella, Australian Indigenous rapper Baker Boy, Juno-winner Dominique Fils-Aimé, Witch Prophet, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra and more. Ticketed programming includes world-premieres commissioned by Luminato Festival Toronto and destined for international touring. 


Over the past 16 years, Luminato Festival Toronto has delivered progressive programming inspired by current global issues. This year, Luminato is championing climate change and sustainability, underrepresented voices, LGBTQ2+ artists, and equality.  Luminato is listening to the community and spreading the voices of many Toronto-based artists internationally. 


“We are all so proud to bring a live Luminato 2022 to everyone across the GTA this June. This year’s festival is an incredible mix of beautiful art, joyful experiences, and timely conversations,” says Naomi Campbell, Artistic Director. “Through the festival, we create spaces for local, national and international artists to tell the stories of their communities, and by doing that, to open up conversations and encourage understanding. We hope that the work we are offering to the region will lead to new friendships and inspire positive change.” 


2022 Luminato Festival Toronto World Premieres 

Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress

(Outdoor Public Viewing) 

Commissioned and co-produced by Luminato Festival Toronto

Produced by Edward Burtynsky, Bob Ezrin, and Julia Johnston

World Premiere 

June 11-12, Yonge-Dundas Square 

Free and Outdoors

The world premiere of renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress is free to the public on the immense digital screens surrounding Yonge-Dundas Square, in a fully choreographed blend of photographs and film, with a staggering musical score.  

This free, outdoor experience in the heart of Toronto tells the epic tale of humanity's impact on the planet. Co-produced by Canadian music legend Bob Ezrin, In the Wake of Progress presents the powerful imagery of global landscapes usurped by human activity in contrast to the dazzling urban centre, at a moment when the health of our planet is an urgent international priority.

An epic project, 40 years in the making, Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress is an urgent call to action, and a quest for hope, as we face one of the greatest existential threats of our time: the climate crisis.

Supported by Telus, Loblaw Companies Limited, Hatch, RBC Tech for Nature and The Michael Young Family Foundation. 


With Assistance from Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn, Bullfrog Power, The S.M. Blair Family Foundation, and The K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation. 


Produced in association with Branded Cities, Cadillac Fairview, The Tenor, Bentall GreenOak, Astral, Milkin Holdings Ltd., OUTFRONT Canada, Yonge-Dundas Square, Rogers, Shoppers Drug Mart and H&M.


What You Won’t Do For Love


A Why Not Theatre Production  
Written by Tara Cullis, Miriam Fernandes, Ravi Jain, and David Suzuki
Directed by Ravi Jain

World Premiere (of live production)

June 9-12 and June 17-19, Canadian Opera Company Theatre


Experience a special evening with renowned award-winning environmentalists David Suzuki and Tara Cullis in What You Won’t Do For Love, a unique and intimate theatre experience that asks whether the love we have for each other can inspire us to take action for the planet.

Actors and real-life couple, Miriam Fernandes and Sturla Alvsvaag navigate a poetic and playful dialogue on stage with David and Tara (who have been a couple for 5 decades); through honest reflection and lively conversation, they share powerful insights and captivating stories garnered over a lifetime of environmental activism and the deep bond of their partnership.

Directed by Why Not Theatre Founder and Co-Artistic Director Ravi Jain (Sea Sick, Prince Hamlet) and produced by Broadleaf Theatre Artistic Director Kevin Matthew Wong (The Chemical Valley Project), What You Won’t Do For Love asks us to consider love’s capacity to inspire action and propel us all towards a healthier, sustainable planet.

After the performances, the audience is invited to stay and explore these questions during an informal Q&A with David, Tara, and special guests.

Official Venue Support provided by the Canadian Opera Company.

Lead Support of The National Artist Fund from The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation, with assistance from Bullfrog Power.

Creation Destruction

(Dance, Music)

Produced by Animals of Distinction

World Premiere 

June 15-17, Trillium Park, Ontario Place


On the shores of Lake Ontario, under the rays of the setting sun, Creation Destruction brings together members of the hypnotic chamber rock Godspeed You! Black Emperor with 11 of Canada’s most distinguished dancers, as they explore humanity’s capacity to adapt, innovate, and survive in the face of the climate crisis.

Created by Animals of Distinction, the Montreal-based multimedia dance company of renowned choreographer and dancer Dana Gingras, and the composers from post-rock band God Speed You! Black Emperor, with video design by London-based United Visual Artists

Presented by Ian and Kiki Delaney, C.M.
Lead Support of The National Artist Fund from The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation. 

Black Ark 

(Interactive Art Installation)

World Premiere

June 9 to September 5, Ashbridges Bay Park

Free and Outdoors

A vessel. A threshold. A space for reflection.  

Artist Oluseye Ogunlesi explores Canada’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade through his installation Black Ark. Referencing the slave ships that were built in Canada, this looming cathedral-like structure invites you into the hull of a ship, creating passage, and revealing the fractured and erased history of enslavement in Canada. Built of wood, metal, and found materials, Black Ark is an invitation to look back and move forward.

Black Ark is part of ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021–2022

With Assistance from Linda Chu and John Donald.

Luminato Festival Toronto Ticketed Events 

Beloved: A Celebration of Toni Morrison and Black Women Writers, with Donna Bailey Nurse

(Literature, Music) 

June 17-18, The Winter Garden Theatre 


“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.”

~ Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Beloved: A Celebration of Toni Morrison and Black Women Writers, with Donna Bailey Nurse, brings together internationally renowned authors including the recipient of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Aminatta Forna (The Memory of Love), Myriam J.A. Chancy (What Storm, What Thunder), Francesca Ekwuyasi (Butter Honey Pig Bread), Rebecca Fisseha (Daughters of Silence), Zalika Reid-Benta (Frying Plantain), winner of the Nigerian Prize for Literature Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia (The Son of the House), Dawnie Walton (The Final Revival of Opal & Nev), with a special video appearance by two-time Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan (Washington Black). 

Hosted by Nicky Lawrence and directed by Dian Marie Bridge, each evening features acclaimed authors in conversation and celebration with leading Canadian curator and literary critic Donna Bailey Nurse, complemented by readings and music from a house band led by Orin Isaacs. Join us as we honour the legacy of Toni Morrison and celebrate the unrivalled impact she has had on Black women writers around the world.

June 17: Zalika Reid-Benta, Rebecca Fisseha, Francesca Ekwuyasi, with a special guest appearance by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia.

June 18:  Myriam J. A. Chancy, Aminatta Forna, Dawnie Walton, with a special video appearance by Esi Edugyan.

Presented by BMO.

Supported by The Slaight Family Foundation, with assistance from Penguin Random House Canada, Dundurn Press and M·A·C.

The Cave

(Music, Theatre)

Produced by J MAR Electric in association with Theatre Passe Muraille

June 15-18, 21-26, Theatre Passe Muraille 


Back by popular demand, Tomson HighwayJohn Millard, and Martha Ross’s apocalyptic cabaret, The Cave, returns to Toronto with new and magical animations by Vancouver’s Bruce Alcock. A 75-minute sung-through story cabaret in English and Cree, The Cave combines live music and immersive visuals with wry humour and poignant storytelling. Intimate and entertaining, The Cave is a timely parable about animals trapped in a forest fire, the folly of our actions, and the impact of the climate crisis that rages around us.


Created by renowned Canadian artists John Millard (composer), Tomson Highway (lyrics), and Martha Ross (book writer), performed by John Millard, Neema Bickersteth, Andrea Koziol, Derek Kwan, and Alex Samaras, with Gregory Oh, Chris Pruden, Rob Clutton, Peter Lutek, Christa Mercey, and Matti Pulkki in the pit. 

Luminato Festival Toronto Free Events 

Join us around Toronto for an explosion of free cultural events. 

Luminato Live at Yonge-Dundas Square 

(Opening Weekend) 

June 9-12, Yonge-Dundas Square 

Free and Outdoors

Enjoy free main stage concerts at 7 pm on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday witness the immense visual experience of Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress at 8 pm. Throughout the weekend shop sustainably with the Eco-Fair, engage in public conversations, and enjoy live music. 


7:00pm iskwē shares the stories of her ancestors in acākosīk (the stars). Performed in Cree and English, with her band and other special guests, this beautiful multi-faceted performance combines the contemporary with the traditional in an emotional post-rock journey towards reconciliation. Reimagined as an outdoor spectacular for Luminato, acākosīk centres on internal transformation, the resilience and survival of Indigenous people, and the healing power of catharsis. 


7:00pm The Molinari Quartet presents highlights from renowned Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer’s thirteen string quartets. From the lush lyricism of the 12th quartet to the energetic dramatic intensity of the 3rd, Schafer’s quartets reveal his mastery of contemporary composition and acoustic ecology. The Molinari Quartet’s irresistible introduction to the work of this Canadian musical treasure, who we lost at the age of 88 in 2021, is not to be missed. 

8:00pm Queer Songbook Orchestra honours the sublime songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland, with performances by Glenn-Copeland himself, special guests, and the debut performance of the Queer Songbook Youth Orchestra. Over 40 musicians will claim the stage in a moving evening of inter-generational exchange to welcome the QSYO through Glenn-Copeland’s rich catalogue of transcendent songs of honouring one another and reclaiming the earth. 


2:00-8:00pm The Eco-Fair brings together local makers, artisans, and climate-conscious entrepreneurs. Grab a snack in a cute reusable jar from Unboxed, and fill your own mug with coffee from Coffee + Clothing. Collaborate with artist Melanie Billark on a live art installation made of reused materials, to a soundtrack of smart talks with inspiring people, and an eclectic array of live music. 

2:30pm Migration Celebration 

Flock to Yonge-Dundas Square for Migration Celebration, a stilt-walking, puppet-waving, bird-themed spectacle celebrating Toronto’s position along the migration path of our feathered friends, while honouring the many migrants, refugees, and newcomers who now call Toronto home. Featuring performers from Shadowland Theatre and the communities of North Etobicoke and Flemingdon Park. Part of Illuminating Ideas. 


3:00pm Pearls of Wisdom, featuring Pam Palmater, David Suzuki, Edward Burtynsky and the Youth Climate Collective from Lakeshore Arts 

Looking back on the environmental movement in the 30 years (nearly to the day) since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, join Dr. Pamela Palmater, Mi'kmaq lawyer, professor, and activist, Dr. David Suzuki, and Edward Burtynsky in conversation about how the environmental movement has changed, celebrating the victories of the last thirty years, and examining the failures. Following a discussion, the panellists will be joined by youth activist-artists from Lakeshore Arts’ Youth Climate Collective, to answer the question “What do we do now?” Part of Illuminating Ideas. 

4:00pm The Heavyweights Brass Band brings the thrill of New Orleans street brass to Yonge-Dundas Square. These horns and drums will ring out through the square and get you movin’, groovin’, and shakin’ to the beat.

4:30pm Electronic duo Catchfiyah welcomes Turkish clarinetist Selcluk Suna and Peruvian percussionist Matias Recharte for this special Luminato show. Pairing world beats with disco and EDM, Catchfiyah weaves social commentary through creative storytelling and the hypnotic rhythms of Jamaican-Canadian Lauren Barnett and Greek-Canadian Demetrios Petsalakis.

5:30pm Sofia Fly will make you move to her Latin-inspired fusion of hip-hop and house music.

6:30pm Ancestral musical styles + urban cultural expression = New Tradition Music. Join Beny Esguerra and his crew of 8 musicians and 6 dancers in an explosive interactive performance that explores concepts of tradition and modernity through spoken word, music, song, dance and design.


2:00-8:00pm The Eco-Fair brings together local makers, artisans, and climate-conscious entrepreneurs. Grab a snack in a cute reusable jar from Unboxed, and fill your own mug with coffee from Coffee + Clothing. Collaborate with artist Melanie Billark on a live art installation made of reused materials, to a soundtrack of smart talks with inspiring people, and an eclectic array of live music.

3:00pm Drag Queen Story Time: Nature Edition Featuring Fay Slift & Fluffy Souffle  

Fay Slift and Fluffy Souffle are here to make Storytimes a little more FABULOUS (with MUCH more glitter!). Their Storytimes are for anyone willing to have some laughs - from babies to grandparents.  Join the queens at Yonge-Dundas Square for a special Storytime all about nature, the environment, and sustainability. 

4:00pm The Heavyweights Brass Band brings the thrill of New Orleans street brass to Yonge-Dundas Square. These horns and drums will ring out through the square and get you movin’, groovin’, and shakin’ to the beat. 

4:30pm Don’t miss the smooth, heartfelt sounds of rising folk star Aysanabee, now backed by a full band. An Oji-Cree singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Aysanabee’s unmistakable songs range from intricate finger-picking guitar to anthemic alternative soul. See him now, and you’ll be able to say you saw him first. 

5:30pm Fly Lady Di spins 90s R&B, hip-hop, and deep soulful house tracks to get you on your feet.  

6:30pm Ojibwe electro-pop artist, DJ, and songwriter, Wolf Saga lives for synths, electroclash, and 80s pop. Along with his band, his matured take on those affable club bangers from the 2010s reaches deep and will definitely make you move.

All Day, June 9 –12 Before I Die..., CF Toronto Eaton Centre  

Join this global participatory art project and share your dreams with the world on a beautiful mural. First created by artist Candy Chang in New Orleans, and since recreated in 78 countries and 35 languages, leave your mark on the world at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre.

Presented by Cadillac Fairview. 

Music at Yonge-Dundas Square is presented by OLG.

Supported by ANDPVA, Joan and Jerry Lozinski, and Downtown Yonge BIA, with assistance from The Lindy Green Family Charitable Foundation.

Woodbine Weekend

(Closing Weekend)

June 18-19, Woodbine Park 

Free and Outdoors

Wrap up Luminato 2022 and launch your summer with two days of fabulous free music, art, conversation, and food, when we transform Woodbine Park into a magical urban fairground. Discover the full programme, including the unique experiences of Illuminating Ideas, at Woodbine Weekend highlights include: 


1:30pm Moskitto Bar has a fresh and unique sound true to the multi-cultural scene that is Toronto. Combining a beautiful mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi, Middle-Eastern, and French Celtic music, these are high energy tunes like nothing you’ve heard before. 

3:00pm Lakou Mizik is a collective of venerable musicians from Haiti blending Troubadou, Vodou, Rara and Rap in an exciting, danceable bouyon of modern roots music. The band's force stems from heavy, coordinated percussion with belting vocals, group chorales, and rocking drums and guitar. Prepare to move! 

4:20pm Mobile Mini Powwow brings the powwow to you. Mixing live hand drumming and pre-recorded music, Indigenous dancers and singers bring the powwow to life on the lawn, and you are invited to join in the dance. Mobile Mini Powwow was commissioned as part of The Musical Stage Company's 2022 Musical Moments initiative.  

5:00pm Montreal-based jazz singer Dominique Fils-Aimé, whose album Stay Tuned! won the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2020, joins us with an inspired repertoire that is sure to bring on the sunshine, so stretch out on a blanket, relax, and become a fan.

6:30pm Witch Prophet is the evolution of Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ayo Leilani. Weaving together a soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps, and harmonies on a bed of hip-hop, jazz, and soul-inspired beats, Witch Prophet is the perfect soundtrack for hazy summer evenings. ASL Interpretation Provided.

7:30pm Inspired by Sudanese and Ghanian traditions, Sudan Archives is an LA-based violinist, vocalist and producer who plays with serious swagger. Her upbeat synth pop tunes entranced Coachella. Now it's our turn.

8:30pm Horace Andy, the golden-throated reggae star and Massive Attack’s singer, with a long solo career in rocksteady, dancehall, and other Jamaican styles, just released one of his finest albums. Playing with local reggae stars and his sax player Stepper, of Sly and Robbie fame, you are guaranteed a smooth, rocking party under the stars.

From 1:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday, The Great Fire is an immersive audio drama from Necessary Angel Theatre Company, told in a wooded glen, that conjures a magical yet modern world beset by prejudice, misunderstanding, plague and climate catastrophe. Yet, as we so often find in times of trauma, there remains friendship, wonder, and even love.


1:30pm Let the poetic storytelling and deeply moving music of Anishinaabe singer-songwriter Ansley Simpson and her band enfold you in a sonic world of her making. Known for her lyrical hymns and dream-like arrangements, Ansley’s music will guide you back to shore when you’ve been lost in the waves.


2:30pm Soulful futurist G.R. Gritt pulls effortlessly from the past to create a modern sound both intimate and anthemic. Elegantly weaving melodies with vocals, guitar and electronic elements, this Juno-award winning artist reclaims space as a non-binary, queer, Indigenous artist with expansive music for the dance club.  

3:30pm There can be only one Balkan-Klezmer-Party-Punk Super-Band and it’s The Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Join Toronto’s favourite Orkestra in an energetic, moving concert as they play, sing, and dance their way from the stage, through the park to Ashbridges Bay and beyond. 

4:50pm Mobile Mini Powwow brings the powwow to you. Mixing live hand drumming and pre-recorded music, Indigenous dancers and singers bring the powwow to life on the lawn, and you are invited to join in the dance. Mobile Mini Powwow was commissioned as part of The Musical Stage Company's 2022 Musical Moments initiative.  

5:00pm Indigenous Australian rapper and dancer Baker Boy builds a hip-hop vibe in Yolnu Matha and English which will keep you moving. Coming to Toronto from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory with a team of dancers, Baker Boy’s rhymes put Yolngu language and culture front and centre. 

6:00pm Ukrainian folktronica band GO_A Ґоу_Ей debuts in Toronto with a high intensity show that smashes together pulsing electro beats with Ukrainian folklore. Whether you saw or you missed their performance as the official entry for Ukraine at Eurovision 2021, you do not want to miss the riveting energy and emotion of GO_A Ґоу_Ей, live at Woodbine.

7:00pm The godfather of powwow step, Juno-award winning DJ Shub brings The War Club Live on stage with a non-stop body-moving experience enhanced by traditional Indigenous dancers in full regalia, performing against a backdrop of powerful video from his critically acclaimed, chart-topping electronic album War Club.  

Luminato will close with Zaagidiwin, a multi-disciplinary film that reflects on our relationship with nature and how we love the land and each other; created by Denise Bolduc it follows Nanabozo from the land into the city core, revealing its beauty as well as its darkness. Through spoken word, music and song, Nanabozo returns to the land, discovering its precious gifts and healing through dance. Originally commissioned for Luminato’s 2021 digital festival, now you can see Zaagidiwin on the big screen under the setting sun.

Presented by Meta and TD Bank Group. 

Supported by The Larry & Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation.

With Assistance from The McLean Foundation and Native Women in the Arts.

Um of Water


Commissioned by Luminato Festival Toronto and produced with Artsadmin (UK)

June 9-19

Free and Outdoors

Um of Water is an invitation to sit, listen, and be with Water.

Museum of Water began in the UK as a collection of public offerings of personal connections to water, intended to deepen our relationships with water. In this new collaboration, a purpose-formed Indigenous artist collective comprised of Elwood Jimmy, Leslie McCue, and Sara Roque reimagines this project with UK artist Amy Sharrocks as Um of Water. 

Um of Water responds to and evolves with the Indigenous context of the land we are on, and the Water we live with and rely upon for our collective survival.

The Um of Water activates locations across Toronto by the Water, for the Water, and on the Water. Guided by the flow of the Water and the watersheds we are on, local artists lead participants in experiences of resurfacing knowledge, communal gathering, and deep listening. Activities include a Sonic Boat Journey on Lake Ontario, a hydrophone installation at Yonge-Dundas Square, and a virtual interactive un-mapping platform.

Luminato in the GTA 

Luminato is coming to you. Experience programming outside the downtown core. 

Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO

(Theatre, Dance, Music)

Produced in partnership with GO Transit and Union

June 9, 10, 13-17, GO Lines 


A fish walks onto a GO Train...

Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO follows grumpy, urban Fish suited and caffeinated, as he begins his morning commute, yearning for the water and feeling the call of the lake. With assistance from a cheery Train Conductor and chance encounters with musicians and dancers, rituals and readings, Fish rides the train all the way home to Lake Ontario, while slowly transforming from a fish-in-a-suit into his true aquatic self.

Waiting for Fish at Union Station is the Musical Welcoming Committee, featuring different artists each day, who joyfully join him on his final quest to the water.

Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO brings the delight and whimsy of street theatre to everyday train commuters. Popping up on a different GO Transit line, and in various Union Station lobbies, every weekday of the festival, this is a morning commute you won’t want to miss. Make sure to catch the GO so you don’t miss the boat!

Featuring Anand Rajaram as Fish, with Roula Said, Susie Burpee, Alex Dallas, John Gzowski, Kevin Ormsby and more. 

Supported by KingSett Capital, Oxford Properties, and Brookfield Properties.

With Assistance from The Arts, Culture and & Creative Industry Development Agency and the City of Brampton, and Tourism Vaughan.

All in Good Time

(A Ceremony to Reconnect)

Commissioned by Luminato Festival Toronto and produced by Dreamwalker Dance Company

June 9-19 Online

In person from 7 am to 7 pm on:

June 11 Loafer’s Lake, Brampton June 17 Trillium Park, Toronto

June 12 Marita Payne Park, Vaughan June 19 Ashbridges Bay Park, Toronto

Free and Outdoors

What remains held, protected, or un-expressed inside you?

All in Good Time invites you into a multifaceted interactive free flowing experience of love, gratitude and release.  Designed for small groups and/or individuals of all abilities, this nourishing activation uses audio and visual prompts to reconnect us, attune our hearts and awaken physical rhythms felt within the relationships between Bodies, Lands, Waters, and Others.

All in Good Time takes place throughout the festival at sites of natural wonder across the Toronto region. The ceremony is an individualized journey; experiences can vary between 10-40 minutes. All in Good Time will also issue a daily prompt for at-home participation on each day of the festival.

With Assistance from The Arts, Culture and & Creative Industry Development Agency and the City of Brampton, and Tourism Vaughan.

Luminato Festival Toronto 2022 Supporters

Founding Government Partner Province of Ontario 


Major Partners Government of Canada, City of Toronto 


Corporate Supporters Cadillac Fairview, Meta, BMO, TD Bank Group, Loblaw Companies Limited, OLG, Hatch, RBC, Bloomberg, Power Corporation of Canada, Kingsett Capital, Oxford Properties, Brookfield Properties, Downtown Yonge BIA, CPA Ontario, GO Transit, Union, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Bullfrog Power and many more. 


Individual Donors and Foundations Anonymous, Ian and Kiki Delaney, C.M.,  The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation, Joan and Jerry Lozinski, Sandra and Jim Pitblado, C.M., Gretchen and Donald Ross, O.C., The Larry & Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation, The Michael Young Family Foundation, ANDPVA, The Azrieli Foundation,  Elinor Gill Ratcliffe, C.M., O.N.L., LLD, Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak, Douglas Knight and Shelley Ambrose, John and Leanna Bayliss, The Bennett Family Foundation, Tiana Koffler Boyman and Marc Boyman, Helen Burstyn, C.M. and Family, Tony and Lina Gagliano, Kevin and Roger Garland, C.M., Anthony and Helen Graham, O.Ont., Eva Czigler and Peter Herrndorf, C.C., Donald K. Johnson OC LLD, Lucille and Urban Joseph, O.C., The McLean Foundation, The George Cedric Metcalf Foundation, The Slaight Family Foundation, Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn, K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, S.M. Blair Family Foundation, and many more. 

Government Partners Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council 


Media Partners St. Joseph Communications, Branded Cities, Astral, OUTFRONT Canada, Pattison, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star

Official Venue Partner Canadian Opera Company, Yonge-Dundas Square 

Official Vehicle Volvo Car Canada Ltd.

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About Luminato Festival Toronto

Luminato Festival Toronto is a convenor and catalyst for big, bold contemporary works of art. Each June, Luminato kicks off the summer with a festival to welcome the world to Toronto, presenting, producing, and commissioning exceptional Canadian and international artists. Throughout the year Luminato works with artists from the diverse cultures and communities of the city region, supporting creative development, and bringing their art to the world stage. We connect local voices with global conversations and ground our work in equity, inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability. Most importantly, we believe in the power of art to start conversations and inspire audiences.

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