Tynomi Banks

World-Class Drag Entertainer

Recognized best for her full production performances, Banks dominates a stage while radiating a powerful, but playful energy. Her hustle lead her to become the first Drag Entertainer to perform in Toronto’s Dundas Square during World Pride 2014. In just one month, during Pride 2018, she became the first Drag Entertainer to work with Hudson’s Bay Company and the only Queen to partner with Spotify for a featured playlist, which also resulted in a billboard over Dundas Square in Toronto during Pride. She has since partnered with Sephora, Shoppers Beauty, Amazon, Absolut, Netflix, Crest, and Ikea to name a few.

Banks became the first Drag Entertainer to be the trophy bearer at the 7th Annual Canadian Screen Awards.

In 2021, Banks was the only drag performer to be featured in a SuperBowl ad other than Rupaul herself. Then in February, she partnered with Black Lives Matter Canada to create and sell a line of merchandise where partial proceeds went to dismantle all forms of anti-Black racism, liberate Blackness, support Black healing, affirm Black existence, and create freedom to love and self-determine.


thursday – 07:00pm Social Event

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Elevate Goes Late: Club Eco

Celebrate with us as we wrap another Elevate Festival and look towards a greener and more sustainable future.

Celebrate & network into the night at Elevate Goes Late events as you soak up the city vibes, live music, and street eats in Toronto’s historic Design Exchange. For Ages 19+

thursday – 01:30pm Creator Summit

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Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Jane Mallett Theatre

Creator Summit Stage Kickoff

The entertainment landscape is shifting and evolving as a result of technology. Content is evolving, independent musicians are finding digital communities, and streaming is changing the way we tell stories. It’s time for an immersion into the intersection of arts and technology and the ways they’re shaping the future of entertainment. Join us as we kick off the Creator Summit Stage!