Welcome to in/future:
A transformative
art experience

Ontario Place
West Island
Sept 15 – 25

What is in/future?

An immersive celebration of multidisciplinary contemporary art and world music

Walk across the bridge and onto the enchanting 14 acres of the West island of Ontario Place. It's everything it used to be, but different. Spend the day visiting all those nostalgic places—the log ride, silos, pavilions, lagoon and countless other scenic outdoor spaces—see how this iconic venue has been re-imagined by an exciting gathering of artists. Make your way to the old West Village to visit one of our many local food and beverage vendors to refuel. Stop by what once was the waterfall stage and dance along to one of our world class musical peformances. Oh, and don't forget the Cinesphere—you're in for a treat.

And you should probably come back the next day, because there will be new surprises every day!

Presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music

in/future features 60+ notable Canadian and international artists and 40+ musical acts working in different mediums exploring themes of time, history, and change. The festival celebrates diversity in art and music through an 11-day conversation with Toronto about what our future could be. Each day will bring a new and unique experience featuring a different lineup of artists and musicians.

Revisit the past and engage with the future, all while experiencing the diversity of Toronto culture!

Tickets

Experience a spectacular journey through art and music for 11 unique days.

We have many great options for you, your friends, and family to attend in/future—from festival passes to single day and weekend passes. We are also hosting special events on our opening and closing dates. Various ticket options and add-ons will be provided closer to the festival.

The entire in/future festival will showcase 60+ art projects, 40+ musical acts, full access to the West Island of Ontario Place (including the Cinesphere and screening of original IMAX films), and access to a variety of food and beverage vendors (at additional cost).

Purchase an in/future Festival Pass for the best value available!

Tickets currently available

Early Bird Festival Pass (SOLD OUT)

$80.00

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in/future Festival Pass

This pass includes access to all 11 days of in/future: a transformative art experience, September 15–25th. Festival Passes are sold per person. Photo ID required upon entry.

$90.00

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*Fees + taxes included

in/future Single Day Any Day Pass

This pass offers access to a single day of your choice, during the 11 days of in/future: a transformative art experience, September 15th–25th.

$30.00

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Art and music programming for each day will be announced closer to the event.

Passes for children 12 and under are free. Student, Senior and Youth discounts are available upon ticket purchase. Photo ID required upon entry.

Art + Music

in/future is a project led by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music to offer a new and immersive experience with art and world music at a venue that has a special place in the hearts of the Ontario community. Here is some background about our lead artistic partners.

Art Spin

Art Spin has been operating professionally as an arts presenter for over seven years, activating decommissioned venues and unique public spaces to produce large scale group exhibitions along with curated bicycle-led art tours to showcase a wide range of newly commissioned art programing in unique site-specific settings.

Small World Music

Small World Music is Canada’s premier independent global music presenter with 19 years of experience in the industry. Celebrating cultural diversity through music, the registered charitable organization presents over 50 events annually. Its vision is based on sharing cultural experience and ultimately, building bridges between cultures. It is about discovery and ‘opening ears’.

Art Spin

Art Spin has been operating professionally as an arts presenter for over seven years, activating decommissioned venues and unique public spaces to produce large scale group exhibitions along with curated bicycle-led art tours to showcase a wide range of newly commissioned art programing in unique site-specific settings.

Artists

Bear Witness

Member of A Tribe Called Red, in partnership with Pleasure Dome, will present a new work on the large screen of the iconic Cinesphere in response to original IMAX films from the Ontario Place archive, which will also be screened as part of the festival.

Ed Pien

Known internationally for his drawings and papercuts, will treat viewers to a spectacular play of light and shadow with an immersive installation.

Gareth Lichty

A Kitchener/Buffalo-based artist inspired by the unique architectural features of the site's silos, will unveil a new kinetic installation to a dizzying effect.

Greg Staats

A Toronto-based Mohawk artist who draws on a traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) restorative aesthetic in his work, will be presenting a project in partnership with the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.

Heather Nicol

An interdisciplinary artist and independent curator, will be creating a new site-specific sculpture that haunts viewers with its beautifully eerie soundtrack.

Lyla Rye

An installation based artist with a background in architecture will be creating a new site specific video work specially conceived for one of the unique silos.

Max Dean

A Governor General Award winning artist, will be presenting an exciting new photography and installation based project in response to Ontario Place’s old Wilderness Adventure Ride.

New Adventures in Sound Art

One of our creative partner organizations, will be presenting a series of immersive sonic works, recorded on site and presented in the round, which respond to the incredible acoustic possibilities of an Ontario Place Pavilion.

Peggy Baker Dance Projects

Will mount a re-imagined performance of The Perfect Word, a thoughtful investigation of language and the fragility of communication.

TH&B Collective

A creative partnership of Simon Frank, Dave Hind, Ivan Jurakic and Tor Lukasik-Foss, a group of visual artists working out of the Hamilton area will present a durational performance and installation on the West Island beach.

Small World Music

Small World Music is Canada’s premier independent global music presenter with 19 years of experience in the industry. Celebrating cultural diversity through music, the registered charitable organization presents over 50 events annually. Its vision is based on sharing cultural experience and ultimately, building bridges between cultures. It is about discovery and ‘opening ears’.

Musical Acts

Dhol Foundation

Making their Canadian debut, this London-based 12-piece rhythm monster takes Punjabi bhangra drumming into the 21st Century.

DOOMSQUAD

Toronto's psychedelic electronic indi-rock dance siblings have been creating some serious buzz recently.

Gurpreet Chana

The 'Tabla Guy' has been promoting Indo-fusion electronica for years and just keeps getting better with his Klox project.

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

This 14-piece Montreal band mashes Balkan brass with Latin funk and dynamic choreography to create a one-of-a-kind spectacle.

Mariachi Flor

A unique feminist take on traditional Mexican Mariachi music, this New York group have been attracting attention wherever they go.

Maracatu Mar Aberto

Brazilian drumming stalwarts will animate the Island with tropical beats.

Soul Jazz Orchestra

Ottawa's afro-funk big band has laid waste to dance floors across the country and is now building their name in Europe.

Wally Badarou

Legendary keyboardist and funk pioneer, Wally is perhaps best known for the time spent with Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club.

...and many more to come

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