A Summer Celebration of
Music, Dance, Food & Film

Friday, July 14th

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra

Main Stage, 8PM
In a major initiative from the Royal Conservatory of Music, the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra explores and celebrates the cultural diversity and pluralism of Canada, connecting us and communicating in ways that words, politicians, and spiritual leaders cannot, and helping us to find a common language.

Hailing from all corners of the globe – from Peru to Burkina Faso to Cuba to Ukraine – and now living in the Greater Toronto Area, the orchestra’s 12 musicians play instruments as diverse as they are, from the tar of Iran to the bouzouki of Greece to the hulusi of China. Over the course of several months, the ensemble have shared each other’s cultures and music traditions as they rehearse, compose, and give workshops and community concerts.

The project was conceived by Mervon Mehta, the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Executive Director of Performing Arts, and is led by Artistic Director David Buchbinder, Canada’s JUNO Award-winning trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and cultural inventor.

Duke Dreamer

Duke Dreamer

Main Stage, 9PM
Hailing from Australia, Duke Dreamer is a show nearly 20 years in the making that has been enjoyed by audiences worldwide during 15 global tours. Expect interactive comedy, big stunts, bizarre illusion, physical comedy, and a magical audience experience delivered by a sophisticated performer — and expect Duke to light his bum on fire.

“Daniel Nimmo is seriously gifted. Watching him…is little short of bliss.”
– Toronto Sun Review

– Red Simons, Australia’s Got Talent

Through his performance, Duke will be raising funds for Health Mission Outreach, our featured local charity on July 14th


Feature Film: Arrival


Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.




From 6pm to 8pm, join us on the square for a wide variety of delicious food, music, dance, buskers and hands on activities for all ages.

Cultura Festival

Milonga Cultura | 6pm-8pm

Returning this year by popular demand, Tango Soul will present Milonga Cultura. Rooted in the history and culture of Argentina, the Milonga is an impromptu social gathering where visitors are invited to meet, interact and of course dance the tango together. Bryant and Faye Lopez, along with dancers and enthusiasts from across Toronto, will share this beautiful and passionate dance form through demonstrations, explanations and communal dance. All are welcome to participate!




Cultura Festival

Baque de Bamba | 6pm, 6:40pm & 7:40pm

Inspired by the floor-shaking rhythms and vibrant dances of North-eastern Brazil, Baque de Bamba take you on an enlightening tour of the intoxicating grooves of Brazil and beyond. Known for their high energy, their rhythms have been captivating audiences since 2009. Led by notable Brazilian artist and Juno Nominee Aline Morales, the group features a contemporary formation ahead of this century old Brazilian Afro culture manifestation, represented by drumming, singing and dancing.





And Check Out the Family Zone with hands on activities from the Toronto Public Library, Gibson House, Toronto Recycling Arts, YYZ Gallery and learn to juggle with Duke Dreamer!




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