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 also serves to benefit the local community, with proceeds of busker performances donated to support local charities.

Location: Mel Lastman Square

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

Time: 6pm – 11pm

July 6

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Featured Music: Sharon Riley and the Faith Chorale

Featured Busker: The Fire Guy

Featured Film: Wonder

July 13

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Featured Music: Persian All Stars: Amir Amiri and Friends

Featured Busker: Mike Wood

Featured Film: The Post

July 20

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Featured Music: Songs of Leonard Cohen

Featured Busker: Isabella Hoops

Featured Film: Lion

July 27

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Featured Music: The Lemon Bucket Orchestra

Featured Busker: Mighty Mike

Featured Film: The Greatest Showman

Cultura 2017

Photos taken by Kayla Wondergem

Co-Presenting Partners

Main Stage Sponsor


Government Partners

Cultura Festival Donors

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Are you looking for fun volunteer opportunities this summer? We are looking for event volunteers to assist with our summer festivals, Cultura Festival and Sunday Serenades! These two festivals are staple events in the North York community that take place every weekend in July.
The opportunity is open to volunteers ages 13+.
If you are interested, please sign up for NYA’s volunteer orientation for new volunteers on June 21st here:

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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
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm