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Founded in 2007 by David Pecaut and Tony Gagliano, Luminato Festival Toronto was created to rebuild the city after the SARS epidemic and shine a spotlight on Toronto as a culturally vibrant and globally-connected city rich in creativity. In its first decade, Luminato became one of the preeminent international arts festivals in North America, with more than 3,600 performances featuring 15,000+ artists from over 40 countries. As Luminato enters its second decade, its vision is to be a locally rooted, globally connected festival with a distinctly Toronto personality. Luminato showcases Canadian artists to the world and, through the presentation of outstanding international artists, connects those local voices with global conversations. The festival has also become one of Canada’s most active...
commissioning bodies, having commissioned close to 100 new works covering all art forms. People numbering into the millions have experienced an extraordinary array of events at the festival, featuring some of the most exciting artists from Canada and abroad