SummerSeries in Trillium Park!

SummerSeries in Trillium Park!

July 7, 2023

SummerSeries in Trillium Park has a full and exciting season of programming offering the perfect setting to enjoy music, arts and culture, wellness, and nature. Starting July 1 until late-September, join in on the fun and support local, Ontario-based, and international artists, for a variety of free arts and culture events, including live musical performances and outdoor yoga classes in beautiful Trillium Park on Toronto’s waterfront. Admission is free and for all ages!


Small World Music Festival – Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9

Offering an outdoor, family-friendly community celebration. It will be an unforgettable weekend of culturally diverse music, food, dance, crafts, and lots more. The festival continues Small World Music’s 25-year tradition of showcasing talented artists from around the world and around the corner. Get ready for a three-day line-up of music on stage and throughout the park, hands-on workshops for all ages, delicious food and drinks, and a creative kids’ program. Furry friends are also welcome! On Friday, contemporary Inuit throat-singing from PIQSIQ; Sangjaru’s theatrical new spin on Korean music, and celebrated Pakistani-Canadian singer and actress Meesha Shafi. On Saturday ,Valérie Ekoumè’s Afro Pop, Iranian-Canadian singer Saba Zameni, Brazil via Montreal with Lara Klaus, John Orpheus’ Caribbean vibe, Amadou Kienou’s Djembe workshop, Trash Panda Brass, and DJ General Eclectic. And to close off the weekend, Polish retro-punk from Hańba, a flute-rooted funky electro trip with Anh Phung, FabCollab’s Women in Song project, and maracatu rhythms from Baque Semente.

Learn more here.

It’s OK* World – Music and Film Festival – Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23

An outdoor celebration showcasing the vibrant and diverse talent within the Black arts community. Set against the backdrop of a warm summer, this festival unites artists from across Toronto.

DAY 1: FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023 7:00pm
Film Screening – Brother (2022)
Director Clement Virgo’s Brother is a visually striking film that tells the poignant story of Francis and Michael, two Black Canadian brothers growing up in 1990s Scarborough. It beautifully captures their experiences as immigrants navigating the challenges of belonging to two worlds.
+ Special sunset performance by Yard Lime

DAY 2: SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2023 5:00pm
Join us for a day full of music with our very special Headliner Mereba alongside some of Toronto’s most talented M.I Blue, Terrell Morris, Desiire and Adria Kain.

DAY 3: SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2023 3:00pm
Closing out the weekend, Jaded Cultur will be hosting the next installment of their movement and meditation event series ‘VESSEL’. The event will feature music by Andrew Afework alongside a yoga flow led by Psychotherapist, and Breathwork facilitator Chantée Dardaine followed by a Sound Bath experience with Brian Bernard.

Learn more here.

Indigenous Sounds Now – Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30

Celebrating some of the many genres of music being created by Indigenous musicians, including alternative rock, blues, and country, that will be heard as part of SummerSeries in Trillium Park from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30. The music being created reflects a vibrant Indigenous music scene heard from coast to coast and will feature some more seasoned musicians, along with recent emerging musicians who are beginning to make their mark on many digital platforms nationally. Performances will include award-winning TV actor and musician Gary Farmer who brings his band of Troublemakers, JUNO Award winner Murray Porter with his former band-mates Joshua Arden Miller and The Pappy Johns Band, and Cliff Cardinal & The Sky-Larks, who will bring their edgy lyrics and energetic songs to the stage to wrap up the exciting performances.

Learn more here.

Yoga in Trillium Park is Back!

Join us on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for FREE yoga starting July 1st as part of SummerSeries in Trillium Park. Please bring your own mat and water. All levels are welcome. The program is hosted by renowned yoga instructor Luciana Santaguida, and her holistic community NÜLOVE, who has taught yoga to thousands of adults and children across the GTA. Each class is approximately 60 minutes and offers a mix of hatha and vinyasa yoga. Classes focus on mindfulness, strengthening the core, body, and alignment. The classes are great for students of all levels.