NO FLAT CITY opens at Harbourfront Centre

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Last night we proudly launched NO FLAT CITY, the second installment of our two year partnership with the TRCA and Menkes Developments. The large-scale outdoor exhibition reveals the true evolution of the City of Toronto by focusing on its many undocumented and unexpected characteristics.

“We’re engaging visual artists to explore the greater Toronto region and focus on the distinctive land formations and landscapes they encounter. People and their stories will be a prime focus throughout each of the theme areas which include Historic Landforms, Reshaping the Land, Living in the Landscape, and People and the Land.”

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Vendors to look out for this weekend at Harbourfront Centre

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This weekend, Harbourfront Centre has something for everyone — regardless of age — to enjoy. During this family fun, be sure to take your taste buds on a delicious adventure at the World Cafe where we have some tasty treats & dishes from Kaffeehaus Bakery and Saffron Spice Kitchen. After some flavourful exploration why not come and see some of the amazing vendors being showcased at the Lake View Market. This weekend we are happy to have Heart.Made Studio, Brimz Hats, and Torched Studio joining us to sell each of their unique and attractive goods. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: DATU

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DATU is a modern Filipino tribal music crew consisting of Alexander Junior (Times Neue Roman, Styrofoam Ones), Rudy Boquilla (Salty Jackson, Thrust) and Romeo Candido (KUYA, Prison Dancer). They brubg 20 years of musical experience together with a mission to not only preserve Filipino music traditions, , but reinvigorate it and share it with the world.

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Celebrate World Pride in style at the Late Night Queer Cabaret

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In honour of World Pride, Harbourfront Centre is hosting Late Night Queer Cabaret, a one-night extravaganza featuring some of Toronto’s top LGBTQ performers and artists. The Toronto Roller Derby Girls will lead us into the magic of Late Night Queer Cabaret by rollerskating from Fritz Helder’s WestJet Stage show to the Brigantine Room. The night’s festivities will be hosted by the beautiful Miss Conception, and musical performances will include DJ sets by Fritz Helder, NightBox, and Light Fires — plus an extraordinary performance by Boylesque. This is one night you won’t want to miss!

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No Flat City: Brendan George Ko

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Meet Brendan George Ko, a visual storyteller who works in photography, video, installation, text and sound. Born in Toronto and raised in New Mexico and Texas, Ko’s work has been included in The Magenta Foundation’s Flash ForwardHey! Hot Shot by Jen Bekman in New York City, as well as numerous exhibitions in Canada and United States. He is currently represented by LE Gallery in Toronto.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Maneli Jamal

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Acoustic guitarist and composer Maneli Jamal has toured all over the world including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Europe. His rhythmic concepts can be alternately short and dense, or explored carefully through several movements and real life stories. This becomes evident with wins at countless music competitions around the world including placing in the top three at Guitar Idol, a worldwide guitar competition held in London, UK.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Pale Eyes

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Duo Lisa J. Smith (Pony Up, the Dears) and Ben McCarthy (Archivist) have shed the indie rock of their former projects to eke out a new sound forged from analogue synths and digital samplers. With the 2013 release of debut album/mixtape 
sweatshop, which spent a month in the Top 10 of Earshot’s Canadian Electronic Music Charts, the band revealed an eclectic group of recordings that critics compared to Radiohead, Trent Reznor, the XX and the Knife.

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How to Throw the Perfect Canada Day Party

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Canada is turning 147 and to celebrate, Harbourfront Centre is throwing a five-day birthday bash of extravagant proportions. In order to create Toronto’s premiere celebration of Canada, Harbourfront Centre has made sure to include all of the essential elements required to throw the perfect party.

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Vendors to look out for during NXNE

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While you’re listening to the diverse sounds at the NXNE festival, be sure to visit the World Cafe for some delectable foods and shop the world at the Lake View Market. Lake View Market vendors Art Brasilis, Cocoteeni, Courtney Lush Glass, and Designs by Nature are a must visit, and whenever you get hungry, visit The Saucy Pierogi and White Gold Sweets in the World Café.

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The 20th annual NXNE festival infiltrates our site

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This year NXNE, an annual festival dedicated to new and upcoming music, celebrates it’s 20th anniversary, and once again they will be infiltrating our site with innovative programming celebrating the next generation of buzz worthy artists. With live music, crafts, films, games and workshops in conjunction with Girls Rock Camp Toronto, which offers girls/young women (aged 8-16) of all musical abilities and economic backgrounds a safe space to learn an instrument of their choice, we have the perfect place to enjoy the festival with the whole family.

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