Toronto
Spring
Festival

Tickets

Programs


Spring Boutique

Spring Boutique


A Curated Spring Market

Greet spring with essentials; a curated boutique of stories, design objects and experiences that equip you for the arrival of spring. Participating designers and artists: Karcass, Lori Harrison Design, Miloshka, Sprouts Press, Chocolates X Brandon Olsen (CXBO), Very Big Cat Studio, Gold Apothecary, Awesome Fortress, Homebody Collective and more.

Spring Boutique


A Curated Spring Market

Immersive Exhibitions

Immersive Art Installations


3 Interactive Art Installations

Imaginative, playful, unconventional. Each year, the festival works with local and international artists across a broad range of creative practices to push boundaries, challenge conventions and explore new ways of engaging with the arrival of spring.

Immersive Art Installations


3 Interactive Art Installations

Kids

Kids and Youth


Exhibitions and Hands-on Workshops

New this year, we are providing a platform for young artists (ages 13-19) and kids (ages 5-12) to showcase their artworks at the festival and to connect them with a broader arts and design community in Toronto from early ages. We also offer fun-filled, hands-on, and educational workshops for all ages!

Kids and Youth


Exhibitions and Hands-on Workshops

Details


Venue

The 4th annual Spring Festival of its kind will take place at Murray Building, built in 1920, CSI’s newest location, just steps from Queen Street West, Chinatown and Kensington Market.
Address: 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

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Featured Youth Artist: Sophie Isabel Coker-Alexander
In partnership with Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation we invited little artists (ages 5-12) to be part of our kids exhibition and help raise funds in support of TPTF Tree Planting Campaign. Every Tree Counts.

Create, build, and play with Feltro! Explore colourful, large-scale, magnetic, felt tiles that can be manipulated to create three-dimensional shapes, structures, and even clothing.

DX Instructors will be leading a mixed media, drop in "Treehouse Design" combining this celebration of spring and nature with our love of architecture. Participants will design their own mini tree house model, with the opportunity to consider which architecture elements will you need in order to design a functioning treehouse and how a structure helps the natural environment instead of hurting it?

Greet spring with essentials; a curated boutique of stories, design objects and experiences that equip you for the arrival of spring. Participating designers and artists: Karcass, Lori Harrison Design, Miloshka, Sprouts Press, Chocolates X Brandon Olsen (CXBO), Very Big Cat Studio, Gold Apothecary, Awesome Fortress, Homebody Collective and more.

This immersive audio/visual experience takes the form of a 'silent disco' and presents a soundscape journey of storytelling and music in three one-hour episodes.

A 10-pc folk-jazz ensemble revivifying Iranian folk melodies through Afro-inspired rhythms.

The works of seven multimedia Iranian artists are presented under the themes of winter, dreams, moving place and gardens.
Artists: Saman Khosravi, Hamed Sahihi, Simin Yaghoubi, Ramin Rahimi, Goli Omidvar, Ooldouz Alaei Novin and Mojtaba Saranjampour.

The urge to venture on a journey and the quest of the inner self is intrinsic to most human beings as is the regeneration to spring. The intersection of these two qualities, cultivates the surroundings for an inquisitive mind to explore, discover and unveil the nooks and crannies of self.

This project is a video projection resembling a slide film projection. The content of the video consists of still images and text. The images are appropriated mainly from the City of Toronto Archive, depicting the architecture, the street views, and the people in Toronto Chinatown. On each photo, there is a title appropriated the fortune cookie slips, for example, “Just be yourself, you are wonderful.”

The co-existence of garden display in a so-called museum park in toronto challenges the artistry vision for performing pleasure of a day in spring .

Kadbanu Pop-Up: Healthy snacks and food of the season inspired by traditional Persian cuisine.

Greet spring with essentials; a curated boutique of stories, design objects and experiences that equip you for the arrival of spring. Participating designers and artists: Karcass, Lori Harrison Design, Miloshka, Sprouts Press, Chocolates X Brandon Olsen (CXBO), Very Big Cat Studio, Gold Apothecary, Awesome Fortress, Homebody Collective and more.

The works of seven multimedia Iranian artists are presented under the themes of winter, dreams, moving place and gardens.
Artists: Saman Khosravi, Hamed Sahihi, Simin Yaghoubi, Ramin Rahimi, Goli Omidvar, Ooldouz Alaei Novin and Mojtaba Saranjampour.

This immersive audio/visual experience takes the form of a 'silent disco' and presents a soundscape journey of storytelling and music in three one-hour episodes.

The urge to venture on a journey and the quest of the inner self is intrinsic to most human beings as is the regeneration to spring. The intersection of these two qualities, cultivates the surroundings for an inquisitive mind to explore, discover and unveil the nooks and crannies of self.

This project is a video projection resembling a slide film projection. The content of the video consists of still images and text. The images are appropriated mainly from the City of Toronto Archive, depicting the architecture, the street views, and the people in Toronto Chinatown. On each photo, there is a title appropriated the fortune cookie slips, for example, “Just be yourself, you are wonderful.”

The co-existence of garden display in a so-called museum park in toronto challenges the artistry vision for performing pleasure of a day in spring .

This immersive audio/visual experience takes the form of a 'silent disco' and presents a soundscape journey of storytelling and music in three one-hour episodes.

The right cocktail is more than just a drink. It's the perfect combination of scent color, sound and taste inspired by the season.

Consolidating the festival's reputation for cutting-edge musical journey, the Audio Visual program will enrapture our visitors with light and dance tunes all night long.

Kadbanu Pop-Up: Healthy snacks and food of the season inspired by traditional Persian cuisine.

About


Our Story

About Us

We have come together because we share a common desire to inspire change, to reimagine what tradition is, thereby enabling revision for the past and inclusion for the future.

What started off as a gathering of a small group of friends that were uninspired by Nowruz (Iranian New Year) events in Toronto, has transformed into an event which attracts thousands of people. This independent festival has become a place to experiment, reimagine Nowruz, celebrate the changing season, make new friends, create cross-cultural dialogue and inspire hope in our community.

Since our inception in 2014, we have provided a creative platform for 80+ local and international artists and makers, engaged 4000+ visitors and attracted 150 volunteers with 90,000+ unique online impressions.

Team


We are all mad here

Sponsors


Festival Sponsors


Cultural Partners


Programs


Spring Boutique

Spring Boutique


A Curated Spring Market

Greet spring with essentials; a curated boutique of stories, design objects and experiences that equip you for the arrival of spring. Participating designers and artists: Karcass, Lori Harrison Design, Miloshka, Sprouts Press, Chocolates X Brandon Olsen (CXBO), Very Big Cat Studio, Gold Apothecary, Awesome Fortress, Homebody Collective and more.

Spring Boutique


A Curated Spring Market

Immersive Exhibitions

Immersive Art Installations


3 Interactive Art Installations

Imaginative, playful, unconventional. Each year, the festival works with local and international artists across a broad range of creative practices to push boundaries, challenge conventions and explore new ways of engaging with the arrival of spring. We are seeking installation, performance, dance, interactive and participatory works that in some way reflects themes of “Rethinking Traditions” and “Growing New roots”.

Immersive Art Installations


3 Interactive Art Installations

Kids

Kids and Youth


Exhibitions and Hands-on Workshops

New this year, we are providing a platform for young artists (ages 13-19) and kids (ages 5-12) to showcase their artworks at the festival and to connect them with a broader arts and design community in Toronto from early ages. We also offer fun-filled, hands-on, and educational workshops for all ages!

Kids and Youth


Exhibitions and Hands-on Workshops

Entertainment

Entertainment


Silent Disco and Music Performances

Consolidating the festival's reputation for cutting-edge musical journey, the Audio Visual program will enrapture our visitors with light and dance tunes all night long.

Entertainment


Silent Disco and Music Performances

Food and Drink

Cocktail Bar and Kitchen


A curated taste journey

Kadbanu Pop-Up: Healthy snacks and food of the season inspired by traditional Persian cuisine.
Bubble Trouble: The right cocktail is more than just a drink. It's the perfect combination of scent color, sound and taste inspired by the season.

Cocktail Bar & Kitchen


A curated taste journey