A Summer Celebration of
Music, Dance, Food & Film

Friday, July 7th


Coreyah

Coreyah

Main Stage, 8PM
A new breed of music that breaks the barrier between traditional and contemporary popular Korean music. Coreyah’s unique, freewheeling, polystylistic vision of Korean traditional music charts an adventurous course where pansori (a traditional Korean style of narrative song) comes face to face with Tom Waits, and sinawi (Korean Traditional improvisation music) meets Simon and Garfunkel. At first glance, you’d think this sextet would be more comfortable doing gigs at hip rock clubs rather than performing traditional Korean folk songs, but out come the Tungso bamboo flute, Geomungo zither, and Janggo drum and, as they say in New Orleans, laissez le bon temps rouler.

“Mesmerising and wonderful” ★★★★★
– Broadway Baby

“Exotic and strangely familiar” ★★★★
– Herald Scotland

“Infectious…a beautifully layered sound” ★★★★
– ThreeWeeks


The Fire Guy

The Fire Guy

Main Stage, 9PM
A death defying performance featuring fire eating, breathing and juggling! A festival favorite returns! Fireguy has a burning desire to entertain, and doesn’t disappoint with a cutting edge motorized “One Wheel” fire routine featuring fire eating, fire juggling, and fire breathing. This year the Fire Guy returns with a thrilling event as he works toward setting the world record for fire breathing. He’s not fueling around!

Through his performance, Fire Guy will be raising funds for North York Harvest Food Bank, our featured charity on July 7th!


Hidden Figures

Feature Film: Hidden Figures

9:30pm
Based on the Untold Story. Meet the women you don’t know, behind the mission you do.
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

 

 


JOIN US BEFORE THE SHOW!

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, 6-8pm

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 welcSome to participate!

 

 

 

Samul Nori Canada, 6pm, 6:40pm & 7:40pm

Drums. Dance. Energy. Samul Nori Canada is group of dynamic musicians dedicated to performing and preserving traditional Korean music and dance in Canada. Since these superb percussionists joined together in 2000, they have sparked a renaissance in Korea’s music scene and garnered acclaim in Canada. They bring their high energy music and dance to the square!

 

 

 

 

The Hip Hop Violinist, 6:20pm & 7:20pm

Get ready for Aaron Cheung, the Hip Hop Violinist, who will bring his incredible mash up of classical and hip hop music styling to the street at Cultura! Check out his version of The Weekend’s Can’t Feel My Face HERE

 

 

 


And Check Out the Family Zone with hands on activities from the Toronto Public Library, Gibson House, Toronto Recycling Arts, YYZ Gallery and Family Hoops Hula Hooping fun zone!

 

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