Summer

Meet the Artist: David Rudder

We had a few questions for one of the most successful calypsonians of all time, David Rudder, who brings his powerful, genre-defying sound to Harbourfront Centre as part of Island Soul‘s stellar lineup on August 6.

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Toronto Storytelling Festival director outlines how local yarnspinners are preparing for the festival

Spring has officially arrived, which means we’re just days away from the Toronto Storytelling Festival. Join us Sunday, April 2 for a day of family fun featuring multilingual performances, an African riddle contest, a Teddy Bear picnic and more. But first, Toronto Storytelling Festival director Dan Yashinsky outlines how local yarnspinners are preparing for the big day. I was once rehearsing the Princess and the Pea.  …

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Toronto Storytelling Festival director outlines what’s in store for 2017

Get excited, storytelling fans! The Toronto Storytelling Festival returns to Harbourfront Centre Sunday, April 2 with storytellers from Haida Gwaii, Quebec, Japan, Ethiopia, Iran, Newfoundland, Haiti, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and even outer space. Keep reading below as Toronto Storytelling Festival director, Dan Yashinsky, outlines what you can expect to hear this year.   There’s a Jewish saying that asks: “Why did God invent human beings?” To which …

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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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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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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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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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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Hot and Spicy Food Festival

Toronto is heating up this summer and so is Harbourfront Centre! Between August 19-21 find the Deep South up north as our Hot and Spicy Food Festival returns for another year. Dance to the hot sounds and savour the spicy cuisine from the mighty Lower Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, with exciting musical performances and mouth-watering barbecue – Southern Style. Visit …

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