Government Supporters

John Tory 

John Tory,
Mayor of Toronto

It gives me great pleasure to extend greetings and a warm welcome to everyone attending the 10th anniversary of Luminato Festival.

A premier global multi-arts festival, Luminato showcases Toronto as a fascinating and culturally rich city. It reaches an audience of over 600,000 annually and features performances from artists around the world.

Festivals promote and encourage residents to have fun, participate in their community, connect with each other and contribute to the community's strength.

On behalf of Toronto City Council, I wisih everyone an enjoyable and memorable festival. Please accept my best wishes for continued success.

Yours truly,

Mayor John Tory
City of Toronto

Kathleen Wynne 

Kathleen Wynne,
Premier of Ontario

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to welcome everyone to the Luminato Festival 2016, one of North America’s foremost arts festivals.

Innovation is the spark that drives breakthroughs. It is the difference between ordinary and inspired. The Government of Ontario is proud to support this celebration of adventurous art in adventurous places.

This year, Luminato transforms one of the Toronto’s industrial landmarks — the Hearn Generating Station — into a sweeping experience that embraces theatre, music, visual arts, performance art and much more.

This year marks the festival’s 10th anniversary. Congratulations to the board, staff and volunteers of Luminato for hosting another successful festival! I want to applaud the talented artists and performers who have so generously shared their talent and passion with North America’s art and culture aficionados. Know that your work has helped strengthen Ontario’s reputation as a centre of art and culture.

Have a memorable festival!

Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario


Justin Trudeau 

Justin Trudeau,
Prime Minister of Canada

I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to everyone attending the 10th anniversary Luminato Festival.

Luminato keeps getting bigger and better every year. The 2016 edition will offer visitors a feast of activities that celebrate the performing and visual arts, film, literature and more. A special highlight of this year’s event is sure to be a new venue that is unique, in all senses of the word. The iconic decommissioned Hearn Generating Station will serve as the creative hub for the entire festival, bringing all programming under a single roof.

In the space of ten short years, Luminato has become one of the premier arts festivals of the world. This is in no small measure due to the creative talent and energy of the festival staff and, of course, the featured artists and performers. As you bid farewell to outgoing Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt and welcome his replacement, Josephine Ridge, you will have a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon all that you have achieved in the past ten years while looking ahead to an evolving and exciting future for this cultural landmark.

Please accept my best wishes for a memorable experience.


The Rt. Hon. Justin P.J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada