Luminato Festival Toronto 2021 Schedule

Join Luminato this October 13-17 for a Canadian arts festival full of talent from across Toronto’s neighbourhoods.

All Day

Built on Genocide

Ontario Square, Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

Is Canada built on genocide? Learn about Canada's real history in the series below.




Image created by artist Nyle Miigizi Johnston Artists b. solomon, Nanabozho (Trickster), Human-Crow, Choreographic storytellerMarie Gaudet, Opening Prayer (Anishinaabemowin) Singer & DrummerJimmy Dick, Opening & Closing Big Drum Songs, Eagleheart Drummers…


Museum of Water Ontario

Museum of Water Ontario is commissioned by Luminato Festival Toronto and produced with Artsadmin (UK). Museum of Water image by Clara Peltier. Museum of Water Ontario Process Gallery

We’ve missed you.

Luminato creates arts and culture events, in-person and online, that celebrate the artists and audiences from Scarborough to Etobicoke and beyond. We believe in art and ideas, in having tough conversations, and in having fun. We believe in exploring the world and making change, through creativity, inspiration, and art.

This October we’re partnering with incredible artists like Director X, Edward Burtynsky, Measha Brueggergosman, Planet Fabulon, and CHIPPEWAR to bring you a mix of live and online events that will challenge you, inspire you, and delight you.

It’s been such a strange year and a half. We’ve missed you. Live or online, we can’t wait to see you in October.

Explore arts and culture in Toronto’s neighbourhoods

From mall parking lots to downtown street corners, Luminato is your guide to the secret gems, hidden treasures, and unexpected places where art and ideas collide to create Toronto’s unique culture.

An artistic image of the City of Toronto skyline seen from the water, repressenting the hidden treasures of the Toronto arts and culture scene.