The On Common Ground festival, from September 15 to 17, will highlight and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity through performance, citizenship ceremonies, art installations and interactive workshops. Admission is free and events are appropriate for all ages. On Common Ground is part of the City’s TO Canada with Love Canada 150 program.

The festival, open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Sunday to 6 p.m.), will feature the world premiere of Miigis by Red Sky Performance on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Melding contemporary Indigenous dance and live music, Miigis explores the catalysts, trade routes and stories of a journey from the Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes, and the seven prophecies marked by Miigis. On Sunday, there will be a Miigis-inspired live music performance.

On Common Ground will also have unique opportunities to experience a community citizenship ceremony on Friday and to be part of reaffirmation ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday. These events will be hosted by Fort York and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Live music performances will feature artists NEFE, Pan Fantasy, The Monkey Bunch, Tich Meredza & Ruben Esguerra, Baque de Bama, Amadou Kienou, Ritmo Flamenco and T.Dot Bangerz Brass. Interactive events will range from T-shirt printing using car parts to making apple pies using historic recipes.

Additional programming highlights include a PEACES Artisan Market and the MomenTO Pop-up Museum. The full event schedule is available at here.