Free Cirque du Soleil show at Harbourfront

Now in its 3rd year, the annual celebration of the arts known as Luminato, is adding a special event by Cirque du Soleil to the many “accidental encounters with art” it facilitates over a 10-day period.

On Friday June 12 at 7 p.m., two communities – one, a natural world and the other, an urban society – will form at opposite ends of Toronto’s waterfront for the festival’s closing weekend.

Friday through Sunday, between 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., from Harbourfront Centre at 235 Queens Quay West to the Toronto Music Garden at 475 Queen’s Quay West, the communities will discover and interact with each other, bringing art to life along the one-kilometre stretch. Beginning at noon on Saturday, there will be family-friendly programs where audience members can create artifacts to share with the two groups.

On Saturday night, each “tribe” will return to its community, while the night is filled with music from special guests.

This free event will culminate on a special stage at HtO Park, 339 Queens Quay West, on Sunday night at 9 p.m., where the natural world will unite with the urban society for a magical finale.

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