Love Letters to Toronto

Love Letters to Toronto

A love letter is a written expression of love. Short and simple. Long and elaborate. It’s a description of feelings that dreams of the future.

This year we had to postpone our festival from June to October. Last year we were entirely online. It’s been well over a year since we’ve seen you in person. We miss you. We miss our city.

Luminato 2021 is our love letter to Toronto. It celebrates the incredible artists, spaces, and places of this city. It dreams of better futures for us all. It’s a celebration. It’s a commentary.

What’s your love letter to Toronto? What do you love about our city? What’s do you dream for Toronto’s future?

Join us October 13-17, 2021 for an all-local Festival that celebrates the best of the Toronto city region.  

Have you forgotten how incredible Toronto is? We’ll remind you.

Better than a PDF (but we have that, too).

Get lost in a starry sky, witness the magnificence of old-growth forests, travel back in time to when protests shook the streets of Toronto, and more.

Check out our virtual reality guide to the Festival, situated “inside” Toronto’s iconic Great Hall.

More information about the artists and their work, and an evolving series of virtual reality previews and artistic discoveries, is available until October 13, 2021.

Festival Guide

Cover of the Luminato brochure. Background is black with an asymetrical shape with a purple glow. Inside the shape is Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah as Henry from Henry g20. She's wearing a crown and holding a megaphone.

Discover the Access Hub

From visual stories to ASL vlogs, learn more about how we’re building accessibility into the core of the Festival in the Access Hub.

Prelude to Festival 2021

All you need are earbuds and a sunny day. Join us on podcast-style adventures as we stroll through the city, discovering the stories hidden in the streets you walk every day.

Tea Base presents Chinatown with Hannia Cheng banner. Chinatown is written in a bubbly, handwritten font in a faded red colour. Around the letters, cartoon drawings of statues, food, and restaurants representing Chinatown appear.
Chinatown with Hannia Cheng
Audio Tour of Toronto’s West-end Chinatown
Splinter Dimensional banner image has "The Captain" character with neon pink hair and blue, bedazzled captains hat. She is looking aghast and surprised. The image has the words Splinter Dimensional at the top in glowing text. At the bottom it reads July 14-18, Downtown Toronto. The logos for Luminato, Planet Fabulon and Astound.
Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt
Green background with asymetrical shape in the centre. The shape holds a black and white image of children playing in a creek.
Anthropocene Immersion,
Unearthing Lost Taddle Creek
Walking-Audio Tour

But wait, there’s more…

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