What is in/future?

A Festival of Art & Music at Ontario Place

Presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music

Hours of operation:
Thurs Sept. 15 2016 (Opening Night): Gates open at 6pm, Gates close at 11pm
Saturdays: Gates open at 12pm, Gates close at 11pm
Sundays: Gates open at 12pm, Gates close at 10pm
Mon-Fri: Gates open at 5pm, Gates close at 11pm

What you can expect:

Presented by Art Spin & Creative Partners

Wander the West Island to explore over 50 multidisciplinary art projects created and curated specially for in/future. Enter the majestic and haunting silos where you’ll encounter immersive artworks, explore the South Shore, the Temple Bell Plaza and the winding picturesque paths to find a wide array of outdoor installations. Visit the Arcade and Atom Blaster Pavilions to see group exhibitions from an impressive range of artists from various disciplines.

Presented by Exodus Travels

For its 15th edition, the Small World Music Festival is proud to be part of in/future. Showcasing the best sounds from around the world and around the corner, Small World celebrates the cultural diversity of Ontario with artists who combine tradition with a view to the future. And they bring the party to a venue with a rich musical history! Check the schedule for the amazing roster of musicians playing daily.

Presented by Air France

Opened in 1971 as the first permanent IMAX theatre in the world, the iconic Cinesphere will come to life once again to showcase a daily changing schedule of 44 contemporary film & video works, and live audiovisual performances. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see six original IMAX films from the 70s and 80's, ­ such as the renowned North of Superior,­ most of which haven't been screened for the public in over 30 years.


Scattered across the West Island, including the Atom Blaster performance space, The Silos, Breaker Point, and the Beach, there are a wide variety of special performances scheduled daily. Inclusive of contemporary dance, performance art, roving musicians, and live audiovisual experiences– be sure to check schedule so you don’t miss out. Keep one eye out for the Swan Boat Residency, with a changing roster of artists and performers in residence.


Enjoy engaging lecture series presented by Waterfront Toronto and Onsite Gallery at OCADU, interactive and educational programming for kids & school groups presented by George Brown College Institute Without Boundaries, The Power Plant's Power Kids and Blank Canvases, as well as guided tours and artist talks.

in/fo & in/store PAVILION

Visit the in/fo Pavilion at in/future to find daily schedules and get answers to your questions, be they about Ontario Place, the artists and musicians involved, or to find our lost and found. Learn about the history of the site with our timeline and find out where Ontario Place all began. Browse the in/store and the Art Metropole pop­up to take home a little piece of the festival with a limited edition item made by local artists inspired by in/future, whether it’s a tote bag, sculpture or print – there is something for everyone.


in/future will host a diverse selection of local food vendors with delicious fare. With changing options every day there will be something for everyone! We’re excited to share that the entire 14 acres of the West Island will be licensed for drink service, enjoy your drink as you explore the park and take in all of the sights and sounds. Vendor line up includes: Heirloom, Wafel Bar, La Loteria, Mami's, Moustache, Sushiburriand wine provided by Jackson Triggs and beer by Staropramen.

Presented By

About Art Spin

Art Spin has been animating the city with arts programming 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 programming in unique site-specific settings.

Visit Art Spin’s website: www.artspin.ca

About Small World

Small World Music is Canada’s premier independent global music presenter with 14 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’. In this role, the company has presented close to 400 events since 1997.

Visit Small World Music’s website: www.smallworldmusic.com

Our Curators

Rui Pimenta & Layne Hinton

Co-artistic directors and founders, in/future

Since 2010 Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta have been the creative force behind Art Spin, overseeing all aspects of its operations from curation and programming to administration and production. Layne and Rui bring many of the skills and insights of their individual art practices to their roles as curators to work closely with other artists in ways that are highly collaborative.

Alan Davis

Executive director, Small World Music/Small World Music Festival

Alan holds almost three decades of music programming experience. As founder and Executive Director of Small World Music, since 1997, he has planned, arranged and presented an ongoing series of concert and festival programming at various venues in Toronto. Alone and in conjunction with key co-presenters, the company has mounted over six hundred events, with thousands of participating artists and tens of thousands of enthusiastic audience members.


    Co-Artistic Directors

  • Layne Hinton
  • Rui Pimenta

    Small World Music

  • Alan Davis - Programming Director
  • Kayla McGee - General Manager
  • Jeff Van Harmelen - Production Manager
  • Reza Moghaddas - Technical Coordinator
  • Adam Moffatt - Social Marketing

    Strategic Advisor

  • Angie Camara


  • Matt Ryan - Director
  • Aimee Ross
  • Karen Nussbaum
  • Arianne Tong
  • Dawn Laing
  • Stephanie Niro
  • Jen Polyzotis
  • Samantha Eng
  • Andrew Williamson
  • Amara Nwogu
  • Rodrigo Castro


  • Jen Foster - Director


  • Kelly Schnurr - Project Manager
  • Scott Malloch


  • John Santos

    Project Managers

  • Casey Hinton - in/fo Centre & Shop
  • Leah Cooke - in/fo Centre & Shop
  • Marko Djurdjic - Cinesphere
  • Ilene Sova - Education

    Box Office Manager

  • Sedina Fiati


  • Alison Cooley
  • Justin Carreiro


  • Vivienne Song
  • Megan Toye
  • Jordyn Stewart

    Graphic Design, Branding & Illustration

  • Monnet Design

    Website Design

  • Tennis.


  • Everything But The Band