Habari Africa’s feature film: Timbuktu

By: Alexander Bordokas The upcoming Habari Africa festival (August 14-16) is full of incredible music, dance classes and lots of other fun programming fit for a beautiful Toronto summer. While the incredible live music shows, like Awa Sangho, Rocky Dawuni and Magma Sounds, usually get the most attention, one of the little gems of programming that I personally can’t wait for is …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Habari Africa


Imagine being able to explore a little bit of the immensely vast and diverse continent of Africa, from right here on the waterfront? Well, thanks to Habari Africa you can! Join us in a celebration of art, food, film, music, and more this weekend, July 14 to 16. The Lakeview Market will be open throughout the weekend with an amazing selection of …

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Day of Dance at Planet IndigenUS


Every three years Harbourfront Centre co-hosts the largest Indigenous festival in Canada to bring you a diverse range of First Nations music, dance and art by over 300 artists. We are pleased to reintroduce you to Planet IndigenUS, a celebration designed to raise public awareness and break stereotypes in an entertaining and informative atmosphere. If you are looking for a …

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Notes on Summer Music in the Garden


What a July we’ve had at the Music Garden! From the shamanic power of Barbara Croall’s new solo for pipigwan (cedar flute) that opened the season, to Margaret Glaspy’s spine-tingling singing of the traditional song “Shenandoah” (part of Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project), via Elinor Frey’s thrilling performance of Bach’s Sixth Suite for 5-string cello, and countertenor Michael Taylor’s breathtakingly sweet …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Planet IndigenUS


Join us this weekend at the Harbourfront Centre for the grande finale of the Planet IndigenUS festival, August 7-9! Stop by the Lakeview Market where you can score nifty finds and the World Café for some great eats. This weekend only, check out the Aboriginal Artisan Market in the garage bays. This market will showcase a wide variety of original fine arts, crafts, …

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Dancing on the Pier 2015: Mid-Season Recap

Can you believe how quickly the summer is moving? We can hear the back-to-school ads starting any day now (they always start too soon!) With summer reaching the halfway point, you need to make every moment count and there’s no way to enjoy it more than being active and outdoors among friends. Dancing on the Pier may be halfway through the …

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Saturdays at Harbourfront Centre with Lakeside Late Nights


Harbourfront Centre has been your hub for cultural engagement and activity this summer and it’s only going to get better from here. Our mission was and continues to be providing Torontonians with all the fun at one of the best locations in Toronto. With our special Lakeside Late Nights on Saturdays, we encompass a wide range of intriguing events to …

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Inspiration and legacy at this year’s Island Soul

Caribbean Star

Roots, culture and plenty of vibes take over Harbourfront Centre for Island Soul, running July 31 to August 3. We asked our programmers to share some highlights that visitors can expect from this year’s fest! Island Soul is one of the season’s most popular festivals. What are you excited about this year? This year’s festival has a lot of emerging …

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Seven reasons to visit Harbourfront Centre, one for every day of the week!


Monday: The city is the Pan-Am Spirit, and so are we! Explore the massive structure that’s been set-up on our site; it’s beautiful during the day, and even more gorgeous when lit up at night! Visit Ontario’s Celebration Zone (open seven days a week, until August 16) for concerts, kid’s events, food, zip-lining and so much more. Tuesday: Cool off from the heat …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Island Soul

Caribbean style jerk chicken served with rice mixed with red kidney beans. Dish accompanied with vegetable salad. Shallow DOF.

Prepare for an epic celebration of all things Caribbean. While tapping your feet to contagious Caribbean rhythms at Island Soul, make your way through the Lakeview Market and World Café! Our vendors have all the products you need to celebrate Island Soul and remember it long after. Check out Guava Leaf Clothing for a selection of clothing with Caribbean-centric slogans. …

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