Illuminating Ideas On Film

May 31, 7 PMHot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario June 17, 3:30 PMDavid Pecaut Square as part of Luminato Music Weekend May 31 Programmed in partnership with Hot…

Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha

Luminato Festival Toronto and TO Live present Produced by Volcano in association with The Canadian Opera Company, Soulpepper, and Moveable Beast By Scott Joplin, Story Book & Libretto Adapted by: Leah-Simone…

Walk with Amal: Union Station

'Walk with Amal Toronto' is produced by The Walk Productions and Luminato Festival Toronto in association with Handspring Puppet Company. Photo by Respective Collective. Wednesday, June 7 5 PM - 7:30…

Belonging Is

Photo by Cassandra Popescu In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, social belonging is smack in the middle of the pyramid. We do not thrive without the understanding of how we fit…

Echoes Calling Back

Echoes Calling Back, 2023By Jordan Bennett Commissioned by Luminato Festival TorontoCurated and Produced by MASSIVart  Public art has the power to transform communities, reflecting back to us the importance of…

Nuit (1986)

Presented by Luminato Festival Toronto  Choreographed by Jean-Pierre Perreault Remounted by Compagnie de la Citadelle  with the permission of Espace Perreault-Transmissions chorégraphiques Photo by Kendra Epik Nuit is legendary Canadian choreographer…

Meeting of the Doodem

Augmented Reality by Quinn Hopkins Free to use and accessible at locations throughout the festival!  Discover ethereal monuments to Ojibwe culture using augmented reality on your smartphone. Visit Echoes Calling Back or Luminato Music…

Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ 

Ada Slaight Hall 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Presented by Native Earth Performing Arts and Le Théâtre français de Toronto, in association with Luminato Festival TorontoPhoto by Anne-Marie Baribeau    In Inuktitut, Aalaapi means “Choosing silence to hear something beautiful”. Immerse… Continue reading Aalaapi | ᐋᓛᐱ 


Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St Toronto

 Music & Artificial Intelligence June 9, 7pm Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St Experience an AI powered electro-jazz show in the library.   This free concert will weave together live… Continue reading Transmigrations 

Walk with Amal: Waterfront

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal 9 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

'Walk with Amal Toronto' is produced by The Walk Productions and Luminato Festival Toronto in association with Handspring Puppet Company. Photo by Respective Collective. Sunday, June 11 Waterfront Music Garden… Continue reading Walk with Amal: Waterfront

Loss: In Isolation

The Theatre Centre Gallery Toronto

Photo of Ian Kamau by Bryan Brock. June 12 — 25, 2023 at The Theatre Centre Gallery Loss: In Isolation, expands on The Theatre Centre's Residency Production Loss by Ian Kamau (part of Luminato 2023).… Continue reading Loss: In Isolation

Love Across Borders

Accolades West Building, Room 109  4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3  Toronto

June 13, 7pm York University Accolades West Building, Room 109 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 FREE With deep empathy, rigorous reporting, and the irresistible perspective of a true romantic, journalist Anna Lekas… Continue reading Love Across Borders

Walls for All

210 King Street East 210 King St E, Toronto, ON

Walls For All June 14, 5-7pm 210 King St E, Toronto ON Hosted by East End Arts & Muralroutes Although more women and gender-diverse artists & curators have become established in recent years,… Continue reading Walls for All


Harbourfront Centre Theatre 231 Queen's Quay West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Luminato Festival Toronto presents Ian Kamau’s Loss, produced by The Theatre CentrePhoto of Ian Kamau by Bryan Brock Loss is a deeply honest, live retelling of an intergenerational family story,… Continue reading Loss

Dragon’s Tale

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON, Canada

Co-produced by Tapestry Opera and Soundstreams, and realised in partnership with Luminato Festival Toronto and Harbourfront CentreArtwork by Gracia Lam Mark A beautiful new opera performed on Toronto’s waterfront celebrating… Continue reading Dragon’s Tale


Luminato Music Weekend

David Pecaut Square 215 King St W, Toronto, ON, Canada

Photo by Cassandra Popescu Celebrate the incredible community of musicians from across the world and around the block who make Toronto sing and dance! Luminato’s closing weekend features a FREE music festival… Continue reading Luminato Music Weekend