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June 27 - June 29Free
URBANI_T will be returning for 2019. Welcoming both creatives and tastemakers from the music, dance, fashion, arts and entertainment communities. Running from June 27 to 29, the three-day event will once again take place on iconic Nathan Phillips Square. It will be launching on Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
Included in this year’s programming will be live musical and dance performances and runway shows featuring Canadian designers, urban art installations. Plus on-site podcasts with accomplished industry leaders, pop-up shops, food trucks and more. With support from the City of Toronto and Heritage Canada, URBANI_T will bring in a vast lineup of recurrent partners. Plus new Canadian-based brands to take part in this second edition.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT URBANI_T
URBANI_T x Cirque du Soleil: Seeking the best talents in Toronto!
As a new dimension to this year’s festival, URBANI_T has collaborated with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. All to bring live hip-hop and contemporary dance auditions.
Pop-Up Village: An urban spin on the shopping experience!
A core feature of the festivities, URBANI_T’s Pop-Up Village will welcome over thirty mobile shops. Festival-goers can discover and shop from an exciting mix of Toronto and Montreal-based fashion, accessories and lifestyle brands. It’s a destination for all your urban must-haves and Canadian-made collections. The Pop-Up Village will be open from 11 am to 11 pm each day.
Student Zone — a new experiential hub in partnership with OCAD, Ryerson and SRFI
URBANI_T will also host a fun-filled Student Zone. Boasting activities and creative moments for all festival-goers to enjoy. Including exhibits, interactive workshops, podcasts, a chill space, and skateboard park. It’s co-produced with partner universities OCAD University’s Faculty of Design and Ryerson University’s School of Fashion in the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD). Along with the support from the Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI). The Student Zone will position the schools’ cultural influences and engagement, fostering a shared project between the institutions to showcase the incredible student, faculty, and alumni talent. Don’t miss out on any stunts and tricks — make sure to catch the skate competition too!
URBANI_T is a non-profit organization-run annual Toronto-based urban lifestyle festival. Its core mission is building a cultural platform for the Canadian creative industries of tomorrow. URBANI_T proposes a free, high-quality programming, open to all. The three-day event showcases local Toronto and Canadian brands, designers, artists and creatives. All through music, dance, fashion, arts and entertainment.
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