Province/Territory: Ontario

Open Your Mind

  • 40 countries
  • 66 art installations
  • 7,500 artists

You step off the subway and immediately encounter an eye-opening art installation. From here you make your way to Yonge-Dundas Square to rock out at a free, opening night party. Next it’s a critically-acclaimed theater production and after that a genre-bending performance by the National Ballet of Canada.

The next day it’s off to The Distillery—a historic, pedestrian-only district—to stroll and enjoy more music, art installations and interactive events celebrating the city’s multiculturalism. Welcome to a world where artistic and cultural boundaries are blurred, creating experiences that will illuminate your soul. Welcome to Luminato, the Toronto festival of arts and creativity.

Why you should visit
  • Challenge your notions of inside and outside space through unexpected encounters with art.
  • Experience theatre, dance, music, film, food, literature and visual arts events at over 20 venues across the city.
  • Enjoy free outdoor concerts every night of the Festival at David Pecaut Square.
  • Sample some delectable gourmet street food.
  • Pick and choose concerts featured during Luminato’s Guitar Festival.


  • Toronto is on the same latitude as Cannes on the sunny Riviera and just slightly — one degree — north of Boston. In fact, Lake Ontario serves to moderate Toronto's weather to the point that its climate is one of the mildest in Canada. Generally speaking, spring and summer temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C. Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Normals Website.
Visitor information
When to go
  • The festival takes place yearly in June.
Need to know
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • The Festival Hub in David Pecaut Square is the starting point from where you venture out into the city to experience the entire festival.
Getting Here