Luminato Festival Toronto

In Memory of Peter Herrndorf

Portrait of Peter Herrndorf

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Peter A. Herrndorf, C.C., O. Ont., one of Canada’s greatest cultural leaders.

Peter joined the Board of Luminato Festival Toronto as a founding Director in November 2006, and assumed the role of Chair in September 2018.  

His contributions to the arts in Canada were both enormous and longstanding. To everyone at Luminato, and so many in Canada’s arts community, Peter was a leader, mentor, advisor, and friend; his counsel cannot be replaced, and he will be dearly missed every day.  

Announcing Part One of Luminato’s 2023 Performance Lineup

Dragon’s Tale
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Dance

Golden Hour:
Mighty Brave

Artist Emma Riddihough sitting on a wicker chair looking away from the camera, wearing a bright yellow dress and surrounded by paintings.
Photo of Emma Riddihough by Deion Squires

Golden Hour Episode Mighty Brave takes you through the experiences of three young artists as they coped with the effects of the pandemic.

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Black Ark

Photo by Marzieh Mohammadmiri

Last summer, Nigerian-Canadian artist Oluseye Ogunlesi brought us Black Ark at Ashbridges Bay Park. Built of wood and polished metal, Black Ark commemorated the migrations of Black people through time, space and place.

In this intimate inside look, Oluseye sat down with Natasha ‘Courage’ Bacchus in his studio to talk about the inspiration and conceptualization of this work, as well as its significance to Canada’s history.

Explore the Access Hub

Luminato Festival Toronto is working hard to bring accessibility into the centre of what we do. We know this is a deep process that requires a long-term commitment. We are excited to share the Access Hub with you.

The Land

The land we gather on is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat Confederacy, and many other Indigenous peoples, both known and unknown. This territory is subject to Treaty 13 and the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant and is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island.

Luminato acknowledges our responsibilities to these territorial agreements and to peaceably share and care for the resources of this land while aspiring to embody the treaties through our actions, our relationship-building, and our programs. Luminato is grateful to have the opportunity to work with many diverse Indigenous nations on this territory and with other guests to this land.

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