Who We Are
Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto's waterfront, is an innovative not-for-profit cultural organization that creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public.
To nurture the growth of new cultural expression, stimulate Canadian and international interchange and provide a dynamic, accessible environment for the public to experience the marvels of the creative imagination.
A vibrant home for the culture of our time, inspiring people through the magic of the creative spirit.
Quick Facts about Harbourfront Centre
- Governed by a 26-person community based volunteer Board of Directors
- 10-acre site attracts millions of visitors each year
- Creator and presenter of over 4,000 events annually
- Partner to more than 450 community and cultural groups annually
- Multidisciplinary artistic and cultural focus showcasing works in contemporary visual arts, crafts, literature, music, dance and theatre for adults and children
- Operator of two marinas and three parking facilities
- Host to 30,000 children at School Visits and 4,500 children at Camps annually
- Assisted by approximately 2,000 volunteers who generously contribute their efforts and time
- Supported by government grants and contributions which constitute about 1/3 of our annual operating budget
- Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit to generate revenues to support 2/3 of our annual operating budget
- All events and programmes are offered at reasonable prices or are completely free of charge