We were thrilled to celebrate our 5th anniversary with more than 42,000 dance lovers across 8 performances at MERIDIAN HALL and Ryerson Theatre, plus 18 free events, including 8 masterclasses, 4 artist talks and 6 presentations at Union Station in fall 2019.

Mark your calendars for FFDN2020 from October 1-10, and be sure to sign up for FOXTROT for FFDN exclusives and early access to tickets!

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about our difficult decision to cancel all spring activities at Union Station

Co-presented by TO Live

Toronto's Premier

International Dance Festival

"What is Indigenous Dance?" Panel

Listen online to the lively discussion we held on Oct. 3, 2019 in support of our indigenous dance program at Ryerson Theatre, moderated by Michael Greyeyes.

Stay engaged with dance online!

To spread a little joy during this time of social distancing, we are making these formerly private, archival videos from past festivals accessible for a limited time. 

Thanks to the artists for allowing us to share these clips with you, and revel in the beauty of these pieces once again!

Help us maintain our momentum in 2020!

Your support – any donation really does make a difference! – will help us continue to expand as one of the fastest growing cultural events in the city.


FFDN2019 Highlights

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An Ambitious Festival with a Democratic Spirit

Fall for Dance North (FFDN) is Toronto’s premier international dance festival and an Ontario not-for-profit organization and registered charity.  Founded in response to the crucial need to fortify the dance audience of the future, FFDN attracts new audiences to experience a diversity of the best established and emerging dance happening in Toronto, across Canada and around the world. Our mandate is to reflect Toronto’s multiculturalism, create an atmosphere of shared discovery, and entice people to attend live dance performance throughout the year.

Photo Credits: Top down, left to right:

The New Zealand Dance Company, Photo by Bruce Zinger | FFDN Volunteer talking with the public, Photo by Marlowe Porter | Una Ludviksen, Sara Mearns, Christian Allen, and David Norsworthy in Cunningham Centennial Solos: Toronto by Merce Cunningham, arranged by Dylan Crossman. Photo by Marlowe Porter. |  2019 Highlights Photo Credits Listed in  Gallery Captions  | Ryerson Theatre Program Attendee, Photo by Francesca Chudnoff 

Artistic Director 

FFDN Office

230-4936 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

M2N 6S3




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Lily Sutherland



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1 Front St. E, Toronto, ON

Ryerson Theatre

43 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON

Union Station

65 Front St. W, Toronto, ON

We respectfully acknowledge the sacred land on which Fall for Dance North operates, and upon which our events and activities take place.  It has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and it is the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit, in addition to other peoples, both named and unnamed.  Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, and on this territory.

Fall for Dance North thanks the following funding partners for their ongoing support:

FFDN Attendees

at Ryerson Theatre Photo by Bruce Zinger