HarbourKIDS

The World’s Greatest Flea Circus Impresario talks fleas, training and dry cleaning bills

Step right up, Toronto! The world’s greatest flea circus impresario is back in town and ready to astound and amaze you with his menagerie of mite sized mini-marvels. We caught up with Buster Canfield before his performance in the Studio Theatre this weekend to tell us more about the greatest trained fleas to ever hop the Earth and what audiences …

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Call to Artists – HarbourKIDS: North

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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Let’s talk Circus

HarbourKIDS: Circus returns this Victoria Day long-weekend featuring the best parts of the circus with music, theatre, comedy, art-making and “animals”. Throughout this three-day festival there are endless activities to enjoy with your family. We sat down with HarbourKIDS curator Allison Cummings to get her perspective on the theme of circus. There has been a gradual change in the past …

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Harbourfront Centre welcomes 30 new Canadian children to Camp

We’re only days away from the beginning of March Break and the countdown is on. For many young Canadians, this much-desired week off from school means one thing – March Break Camp! This March Break, with the help of Humanity First’s Syrian Resettlement Project and generous funding support provided by Manulife, 30 new Canadian children, aged four to 15, will …

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Flights of Imagination: This is We – an Interview with Shira Leuchter

On October 12 get ready to make, move and create! Flights of Imagination: This is We will take you on a fantastical journey exploring the play between individual ceremony and community celebration! Richard Lee, Michaela Washburn and Shira Leuchter will whisk you away on the adventure of a lifetime – one that will ignite, inspire and illuminate your imagination! Three …

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A Q&A with HarbourKIDS programmer, Allison Cummings

The Toronto International Circus Festival is coming up soon! On Victoria Day weekend, May 16-18, HarbourKIDS and Zero Gravity Circus will team up to bring a weekend full of family-friendly circus-themed fun to our lakeshore site. We asked HarbourKIDS programmer Allison Cummings what families can expect from the weekend-long celebration of all things fun. Tell us about this year’s HarbourKIDS: …

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Making a Winter Wonderland: A Q&A with the HarbourKIDS programmer

This long weekend, bundle up in your warmest woolies, tug on some boots, pack your skates and a thermos and come on down for the HarbourKIDS Skating Festival, running February 15 to 16. An annual Family Day celebration, the HarbourKIDS Skating Festival will be filled with lots of outdoor and indoor programming for kids and grown-ups alike. Want to know …

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Experience the magic of the circus this weekend

Long weekends — more specifically “May long” — are about sun, family and fun. We have all that and more this weekend at HarbourKIDS The Toronto International Circus Festival co-produced by Zero Gravity Circus. A celebration of all thingscircus, the festival boasts three days of free fun for kids (of all ages).

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Step into the mystifying world of Rob Testa

Prepare yourself to be amazed by illusionist Rob Testa during HarbourKIDS The Toronto International Circus Festival co-produced by Zero Gravity Circus, May 17-19. Rob, aside from performing at past HarbourKIDS Festivals, has quite the reputation for mystifying crowds both on-stage and on the streets — you can see for yourself on his web series Rob’d Illusions with Rob Testa. “Magic”, Rob states, “is something supernatural/paranormal. I just perform (illusions) with everyday objects”.

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When will pigs really fly?

Canadian Comedy Award winning performer Freddie Rivas is presenting his latest piece When Pigs Fly… Into Alien Spaceships! during HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival this month. Best known for his monthly show Rapp Battlez, and his short puppetry film B Yo Self, this latest production focuses on courage, friendship and new experiences as Pig Hadfield explores a foreign planet after colliding with a UFO during a routine mission.

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