Say hello to the new generation of young Mexican artists: 3Ball MTY. The group, comprised of DJ Erick Rincon, DJ Sheeqo Beat and DJ Otto, formed in 2009 and have accomplished a lot in a short period of time, including 40 million views on YouTube for their “Intentalo” music video and a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist.
June 23rd marked the official opening our new public space, Ontario Square. With the Ontario boreal forest as its inspiration, Ontario Square is the perfect spot for relaxing in the midst of 500 quaking aspen trees, taking in a daytime performance, or enjoying a quiet moment in the evening. The opening celebration included a performance by the Metis Fiddler Quartet, a traditional welcoming by Ojibwe Nation Elder Jacqui Lavallay and opening remarks from The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Harbourfront Centre CEO, William Boyle and Tenio Evangelista, President of Harbourfront Centre’s Board of Directors.
Harbourfront Centre is attempting to set (another) world record this Canada Day! With your help, we can get into Guinness for the world’s largest dance freeze. Everyone of all ages/groups/skill levels are invited to come down and help us make this happen. You can even practice beforehand, too! During our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations, Jade Hip Hop Academy will teach everyone the moves for the dance freeze. Then, with DJ Manifest on the wheels of steel, we’ll make dance history.
The Jessica Stuart Few (JSF) is one of the hottest groups to emerge from the Toronto eclectic indie folk scene. Inspiring the term “folk-jazz power trio”, Stuart brings the lyrical playfulness and vocal facility of Joni Mitchell to the unique sound of the traditional Japanese koto (13-string zither) alongside double bass (Dan Fortin), drums (Tony Nesbitt-Larking) and guitar. As one of the six finalists for this year’s SoundClash Music Award, JSF will hitting The Redpath Stage Saturday July 13th from 6-6:30pm.
Juno award-winning band Elliott BROOD brings a roof-raising rhythmic stomp and mandolin collision with luscious harmonies, piano and electric guitar, in a mix that is loud, heavy and straight up rock n’ roll. They’ll be here at Harbourfront Centre June 29th, rocking the WestJet Stage as part of our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations.
Say goodbye to your two left feet and learn to move to the rhythm of theToronto All-Star Big Band, showcasing the style and sounds of the roaring ’30s – the golden age for big bands, and The Ricardo Barboza Band, serving up salsa at its finest!
After months of hard work and planning, Nine Rivers City is officially open. On the night before public opening, June 20th, we celebrated with a private preview and reception. The evening included opening remarks by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority CEO, Brian Denney, Adam Menkes, who spoke on behalf of Menkes, exhibition curator Pat Macaulay and of course William Boyle, CEO of Harbourfront Centre.
Keys N Krates spent considerable time perfecting their special blend of rap-trap-electronic music to be played live on stage. Having toured/performed alongside artists including Major Lazer, Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus, Bassnectar and Skrillex to name a few, the Toronto-based trio – Tune (drums), Matisse (keys) and Flo (turntables) – are bringing their unique sound to Harbourfront Centre during our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations.
We’re just days away from the opening of NINE RIVERS CITY and our team is working around the clock! The images are arriving from the printers and they look amazing. We have just three days to install everything, but no worries – those incredible portraits are in good hands. Come down on Friday, June 21 and help us celebrate this fantastic exhibition in our new location in the Exhibition Common.
Ritmo y Color showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today’s diverse Latin American communities. Now in its ninth edition, the festival features some incredible grooves from the likes of Chilean superstars Chico Trujillo, the Canadian debut of 3Ball MTY and Toronto singer Amanda Martinez among others. among others. To top it off, there’s mouth watering food (think Empanada Throwdown), family activities, tons of awesome Latin dance, workshops and more.