Showcasing over 100 acts each summer at Yonge-Dundas Square, from single performers to full troupes, YD TO provides a stage for young people to demonstrate their talents in the arts.

YD showcases achievements in dance of all genres enabling youth to present original (and sometimes cover) works to an audience of some 30,000 peers, family and friends.

With two outdoor stages operating back to back, YD enables over 300 young people, selected through auditions moderated by industry professionals, to have the chance to shine at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Opportunities for 14 to 29 year olds are created, while successful mentor artists support, celebrate and encourage these efforts as they give back to their fans with feature performances throughout the annual festival.