Miscellaneous

ArtHaus: Launching our 2017 season in style

It was three cheers for Harbourfront Centre last week as guests joined board members and staff for a captivating evening at the inaugural ArtHaus fundraising gala. Taking place at Toronto’s prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, ArtHaus offered guests a sneak peek of what they could expect in our upcoming 2017 season, Sounds of Home. Dressed in their best creative attire, guests were …

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Celebrate the past, present and future at Harbourfront Centre’s annual Day of the Dead festival

Toronto’s longest running Day of the Dead celebration returns this year for its twelfth edition. Presented by Scotiabank, this two-day festival includes a diverse range of events that are sure to make for a remarkable experience. From face painting and traditional mariachi music, to dance performances and calavera (sugar skull) decorating, to kids’ crafts, our Day of the Dead festival …

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A weekend’s worth of art

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come down to Harbourfront Centre for a weekend of art openings, parties and creative shopping. The Centre Shop Newly renovated, our on-site gift and craft shop re-opens this Friday. Browse beautifully-designed and innovative artisan crafts made by local artists in our Craft & Design Studios, plus pieces by many Canadian artists and international designers. …

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Explore Harbourfront Centre on Google Street View

Curious e-tourists the world over can now experience Harbourfront Centre using Google Street View.

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Harbourfront Centre CEO talks about our new public venues

We have undergone an extensive site transformation, creating new public spaces and amenities for our central waterfront site. The surface between York Quay Centre and Queen’s Quay Terminal now features two forest-inspired public spaces; Ontario Square and Canada Square plus a new outdoor exhibition venue and marketplace. In this video William J.S. Boyle, CEO of Harbourfront Centre explains the significance …

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Five reasons to take your kids to Laura’s Cow: The Legend of Laura Secord

After witnessing last year’s world premiere of Laura’s Cow: The Legend of Laura Secord, my youngest daughter auditioned for the Canadian Children’s Opera Company. This year she’s in the chorus, on stage with 200 kids, dancing and belting out the story of Canada’s iconic heroine. This is definitely not your average kids’ school concert. The Canadian Children’s Opera Company is the only permanent children’s opera company in Canada. In the months leading up to the show, kids rehearse at least three days a week and take voice lessons.

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Queens Quay Construction Update March 25-28

Note: There will be no construction activity on Friday, March 29th (Good Friday). Storm and Sanitary: Work continues on the construction of a new sanitary sewer west of York St. (on the north side of Queens Quay). Crews will be saw-cutting and excavating the existing roadbed to install the new sanitary line approximately three metres under Queens Quay. A second …

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Queens Quay Construction Update Feb. 25-Mar. 1

The 509 Harbourfront TTC bus stop on Queens Quay at York Street (westbound) will remain in the centre travel lane, just east of the traffic signal at York Street. This bus stop is expected to be moved back to the north curb lane in the first week of March. The demolition of the remaining portion of TTC streetcar track from the portal ramp to 55 Harbour Square has been completed and backfilled. The repaving of this section with asphalt will occur this week.

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Beep! Why You Need to Self Edit

Author Brian Francis, alongside Doubleday Canada senior editor, Nita Pronovost, will present Editing 101 on Saturday, February 23. It’s an intensive one-day workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of self editing your fiction writing, including tips on dialogue and structure, improving a reader’s response to your work and how to take your manuscript to the next level.

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Special Construction Notice

Minor Change to Queens Quay TTC Stop at York Street Effective Friday, February 8 at 6am, the 509 Harbourfront TTC bus stop on Queens Quay at York Street will be relocated to the northeast side of the intersection (curbside). The bus stop is currently located in the centre travel lanes just west of the York Street intersection. The TTC stop …

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