Call to artists – Theatre Creators’ Reserve program


Steer, Zata Omm Dance Projects. Photo: Jérôme Delapierre Harbourfront Centre is proud to serve for a second year as a recommender in the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve program. We prioritize artists and organizers who are actively engaged with shifting the boundaries of theatre and contemporary performance–people whose work addresses who and what gets (re)presented as well as how. …

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Veg Food Fest gears up for another spectacular year


Veg Food Fest takes over Harbourfront Centre this weekend with delicious vegan dishes guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds! The largest vegetarian food festival in North America is back and celebrating 32 years of tasty food with dishes from local restaurants, cafes and bakeries. The weekend is jam-packed with exciting events for the whole family, including cooking demonstrations, live music, …

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What’s new at this year’s Ashkenaz Festival


From left to right: Michael Kaminer, Judy Perly, Michael Wex, Bonnie Stern Michael Twitty, Zane Caplansky, Elizabeth Alpern, Leor Zimerman This Labour Day Weekend marks the 11th biennial Ashkenaz Festival, celebrating global Jewish art and culture. While Ashkenaz features more than 80 acts across multiple disciplines, including music, film, theatre and photography, this year, it welcomes a diverse lineup of notable chefs, restaurateurs …

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Gravity, The King’s Speech or Slumdog Millionaire?: Free Flicks Audience Choice Revealed!


This summer at Harbourfront Centre, Weekends start Wednesdays – and what a summer we’ve had! Every Wednesday, our Free Flicks series, presented by Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, kicks off our weekends with fun and inspiring films for Torontonians to enjoy, outdoors and under the stars. We put together a lineup with something for everyone – from laughing out loud …

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Call to Artists – HarbourKIDS: North

Snowglobe 2016

Harbourfront Centre is currently seeking proposals for new works and/or finished works for our upcoming HarbourKIDS: North festival. This one day event will take place on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 11am to 5pm at our various venues on-site. The focus for HarbourKIDS: North is to celebrate the northern winter landscape, its ever changing terrain and the wildlife that calls …

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TAIWANfest – A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong


Rediscover what defines Asia at TAIWANfest 2016! This year’s celebration features Hong Kong in a cultural tango showcasing stories and icons through music, arts, games and activities, and even a Pan-Asian culinary competition all designed to spice up your summer! Since 2006 TAIWANfest has brought Taiwanese culture to the heart of downtown Toronto. The festival has explored themes ranging from …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Ashkenaz


North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns to Harbourfront Centre September 3–5! Ashkenaz Festival features over 250 artists and 80 events from more than a dozen countries around the world. The festival’s adventurous programming celebrates Jewish creativity in all its forms, while highlighting the intersection of Jewish art and multicultural traditions. The Lakeview Market will be …

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The Taste of the Sizzlin’ South at Hot & Spicy Food Festival


This year, the Hot & Spicy Food Festival explores the cuisine of one of the great waterways of the world: the Lower Mississippi River, from the American South into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Here’s just a taste of what to expect this weekend: On Saturday afternoon, join us for a Southern Barbecue Competition. Watch as renowned barbecue …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for TAIWANfest


Immerse yourself in the richness of Taiwanese culture at TAIWANfest, August 26–28! This year’s celebration will change your perception of Asia by showcasing the cultural conversation between Taiwan and Hong Kong through cooking demonstrations, family events and live music by top Taiwanese acts. Toronto not only has one of the most diverse populations in the world, but is also home to …

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Explore the diversity of global Africa at Habari Africa


This weekend, celebrate the diversity of African culture through music, dance, film, fashion and more as Habari Africa returns for its third year. Music: Listen and create West African artists Djely Tapa, Cour des Grands and Blandine Mbiya rock the festival stage all weekend long. But don’t just listen to exciting music, make it! Our djembe drum and “Sing Africa” workshops will teach you …

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