Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July.

Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers, interactive art activities, and evening film screenings under the stars.

Co-presented by Councillor John Fillion and North York Arts, Cultura serves to benefit the local community.

Presenting Partner:

Date: July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

Time: 6pm – 11pm

Place: Mel Lastman Square

Address: 5100 Yonge St, North York

Price: Free

Fanny Martin | NYA Producer
John Filion | Founder
Derek Andrews | Music Consultant
Brant Matthews | Busker Consultant
Lila Karim | NYA Executive Director
Melissa Foster | NYA Program & Outreach Director
Cecilia Garcia | NYA Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Rachel Birnberg | NYA Development & Communications Coordinator
Kavita Gurm | Event and Communications Assistant
Charlotte Young-On | Event and Volunteer Assistant 

Are you looking for a fun volunteer opportunity this summer? We are currently seeking event volunteers for the Cultura Festival and Sunday Serenades – two signature outdoor festivals at Mel Lastman Square. Sign up for one of the orientation sessions happening June 17 or June 19 for more information.

**Attending one volunteer orientation is mandatory for new event volunteers**

Photos taken by Kayla Wondergem

Fanny Martin – Producer

2019 Cultura Festival Lineup

Cultura Festival History

Cultura Festival 2018

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

Featured Music: Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale, Persian All Stars: Amir Amiri and Friends, Songs of Leonard Cohen, The Lemon Bucket Orchestra
Featured Busker: The Fire Guy, Mike Wood, Isabella Hoops, Mighty Mike
Featured Film: Wonder, The Post, Lion, The Greatest Showman

Co presenting Partners: North York Arts, City of Toronto
Main Stage Sponsor: TD Bank
Government Partners: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF)
Cultura Festival Donors: Arthur Dalfen
Presenting Sponsors: Sobara Development Group
Supporting Sponsors: North York Centre, St, Louis Wings

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

 Contact us 

North York Arts
(Toronto Centre for the Arts)
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

(416) 733-9388
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm