Toronto’s annual Luminato Festival
KATHLEEN LIANG

May 9, 2015

The annual Luminato Festival is coming back to Toronto starting on Friday, June 19th, 2015. With a wide range of performances and showcases all around the city, there will be tons to see and do this summer. Dancers, musicians, actors, and painters alike will be exhibited. The line-up for this event includes Canadian and international creators, making this celebration unique.

This multi-arts festival began in 2007 and was founded by Tony Gagliano and David Pecaut. Over the years, over 9000 artists have performed or have had their art presented. Public venues, theatres, and parks have been transformed into entirely different sets, allowing people to share their creativity. There will be many diverse and unique events, ranging from Music of Mexico to the Malpaso Dance Company. A couple of other events taking place this year are Orchestra Karaoke, where members of the audience can sing with an orchestra, and a free concert by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. For all the foodies out there, there will also be plenty of different foods to check out as well, such as Indigenous Pan American food. Yum!

The Luminato Festival’s mission is to change people’s outlook of the world through art, celebrating cultures of all kinds. This celebration has also become a well-known tourist attraction, bringing people in from all around the globe. During its ten days of running in June, this public event completely changes Toronto. Many of the events are free, and since there are hundreds of events, there is bound to be something for everyone. Come visit the festival this year, and check it out for yourself!