Community Events

Accessible Performances at Luminato Festival in Toronto this Summer

This year’s Luminato runs from June 6-24 at various venues around the city of Toronto and features programming from critically-acclaimed, globe-spanning and expansive theatre, dance, music and talks reflective of current global conversations. The event website can be accessed here: https://luminatofestival.com/ 

Below is a list with more information about the specialized performances available at this year’s festival:

Relaxed Performances

Relaxed Performances are designed for audience members who might benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those on the autistic spectrum. These performances have less intense sound and lighting effects, low light in the audience, the ability to come and go, and a Visual Story, delivered in advance to prepare for the show.

 Instruments of Happiness

June 16th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

A reverberating tribute to George Harrison by 100 electric guitarists led by Montreal virtuoso Tim Brady and hundreds of Doane Uschool ukulele students.

Where: Brookfield Place

FREE EVENT

Please note: While this performance of Instruments of Happinessis considered a relaxed performance, it is an open event in a public space.

https://luminatofestival.com/Instruments

The Fever

June 17, 1:00pm

Experimental New York theatre company 600 HIGHWAYMEN tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our willingness to be there for one another.

Where: The Theatre Centre

https://luminatofestival.com/2018/Events/The-Fever

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June 23, 1:00 pm

A powerful exploration of a young Indigenous woman’s journey, in relationship to the addictions that stem from inter-generational trauma. 

Where: The Theatre Centre

https://luminatofestival.com/2018/Events/bug#

Le Grand Continental®

June 23, 4:00 pm and June 24, 11:00 am

Hundreds of dance enthusiasts unite for this joyous, outdoor extravaganza choreographed by Montreal’s Sylvain Émard.

Where: Nathan Philips Square

FREE EVENT

https://luminatofestival.com/LGC

Please note: While this performance of Le Grand Continental is considered a relaxed performance, it is an open event in a public space.

Wheelchair Accessibility & Other Details

Information about our venue accessibility is available here: https://luminatofestival.com/Venues or by calling Stephen Barber at 416 368 3100 x254.

We also offer complimentary companion tickets to those who require assistance. To purchase these tickets please contact the box office.

As always service animals are welcome at every event with the proper certification. Please contact the box office for more information.

If you require space for a mobility device, such as a wheelchair, scooter or a seat for a support person, please contact our box office.

More information can be found here:  https://luminatofestival.com/Visit/Festival-Accessibility

You can purchase Luminato tickets through our website or call the Luminato Box Office at 416 368 3100 x254. We accept TTY calls from all Relay Service Providers.

For further accessibility information, please contact Stephen Barber at [email protected] or 416 368 3100 x254.

Upcoming Workshop offered by the LDA Peel Region

Registration is now open for “Executive Functioning”, held Brampton, Ontario

Visit the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County website today for more great information from this Chapter! http://ldawc.ca

Burlington Family Moveathon – set for June 17th  

Bring your whole family this Father’s Day – get moving and have fun!

Mark your calendar for the Burlington Family Moveathon! In partnership with the Burlington Healthy Kids Community Challenge, this year’s event will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and all proceeds raised go to support Sick Kids Hospital.

The Burlington Family Moveathon will take place on Sunday, June 17th at the Haber Community Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive in Gyms 5 & 6. This action-packed event will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and over 250 people are expected to participate. As this is a fundraiser, participants will be charged a fee of $5 each upon registration and are encouraged to register online. The event will include a variety of fun physical activities, live entertainment and prize giveaways.

Click here for more Information and to Register Now!