Luminato Festival Toronto is set to return to the city this summer

Feb 26 2021, 8:57 pm

Luminato Festival is set to return to the city this summer, and it will be a “virtual love letter to Toronto.”

The international arts festival confirmed on Friday that its 15th iteration would go ahead in June through a series of video and digital experiences.

“Everyone can look forward to a dynamic and inspirational Luminato Festival,” said Celia Smith, the CEO of Luminato Festival Toronto in a release.

“Despite all the challenges, we believe Luminato has more to offer than ever before and our job is to light beacons along the shore, to keep our collective spirits up, and to offer hope and inspiration.”

Calling this year’s festival a “virtual love letter to Toronto,” Smith said its format went through a “radical adaptation” when it became clear that live audiences would not be able to attend 2021 performances.

Announcements about programming, premieres, and artists will be made in mid-April, the release notes.

A COVID-19 health and safety specialist will be assisting with all aspects of the festival, and organizers are working closely with the City of Toronto on all plans.

“Luminato Festival is always a fantastic event in our city,” said Mayor John Tory.

“This year’s Festival is more important than ever before, as we begin to look toward the future, and rebuilding the City and our cultural and arts communities.”

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