Go back

This event has ended ~ Click here to view upcoming events

Event Access

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Access Guide/Visual Story
  • Captions
  • Audio Description

October 13, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Luminato 2021: Love Letters to Toronto

Hosted by Luminato Festival

Toronto’s international festival of arts and culture is coming October 13-17, 2021 with 5 days of art, music, dance, and theatre, combined with some digital magic. We’re thrilled to share our offering for you: a multi-disciplinary international arts festival, full of love letters to Toronto.

From Scarborough to Etobicoke, we’re travelling across Toronto’s neighbourhoods and exploring the many worlds of the city’s culture-creators, bringing 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.


“The Future is Accessible”. This phrase coined by LGBTQ+ Disability activist Annie Sagarra, also known as Annie Elainey, is our call to action. Luminato is committed to building this better future for everyone.

ASL Programs This year we have collaborated with Deaf artists Courage Bacchus and Gaitrie Persaud to imagine a variety of programs that highlight Deaf artistry and ideas, such as Deaf Black Women: Artists from Across Canada, Deaf Bramble Gallery, CRIP COLLAB Issue 3, and Golden Hour Episode 2.

Learn more about Deaf-friendly festival programming

Captions All programs on our broadcast channel, NemeTV, have been captioned.

Visual Stories Visual Stories provide content descriptions of Luminato programs, including available accessibility features. Visual Stories are useful for neurodiverse audiences and anyone who benefits from detailed context.  

Radio LUMI Radio LUMI is a Disability-led pop-up radio station on ISO.fm produced by Dev Ramsawakh with Blind & Low Vision hosts Christine Malec and Ramya Amuthan with audio describers Rebecca Singh and JJ Hunt. Station ID composed by G.R. Gritt. 

Radio LUMI runs in parallel to our broadcast platform, NemeTV, covering every show but with additional conversation, audio described content, and festival artist interviews including Edward Burtynsky and brian solomon, and many more. 

Deaf Bramble Gallery Courage Bacchus and Gaitrie Persaud have been developing Deaf Bramble Gallery with Rogue Benjamin and Artery. Featuring videos by four Deaf artists: Jo-Anne Bryan, Tamyka Bullen, Alessio Corvito and Jaideep Goray, inside the interactive world of Bramble's Rooftop Patio. Email RBenjamin@luminato.com for the link and instructions in ASL.

Notes All in-person experiences are in venues that are wheelchair accessible. Venue guides provided.

If you have questions about programs, the website, or registration, please email Ksenia Sabouloua at KSabouloua@Luminato.com


Luminato Festival

180 Shaw Street, Suite 301, Toronto, ON, M6​J 2W5 , Canada

Phone number: 416 368 4849

Email: info@luminato.com

Luminato Festival Toronto is an international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian artists to support the development and creation of distinctive new work as well as presenting today's most exciting artists from around the world. The 2020 festival will run from June 11 to June 28.