Announcing the 2015 culinary champions of Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival

This past weekend the weather was hot and so were the culinary competitions. This four-day festival featured three sizzling cook-offs: Fire & Ice, Party Mix on a Stick and the twelfth annual International Iron Chef Competition. International Iron Chef Competition In this fiery two-day cook-off, four of the hottest chefs competed for title of International Iron Chef Champion. The heat …

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A Glimpse into Volunteering at Harbourfront Centre’s FLAUNT Festival

Harbourfront Centre hosted its distinctive FLAUNT festival this year from July 24-26, 2015. Everyone was encouraged to show their authentic self in this welcoming environment. As a place of inclusion, self-expression, and acceptance, Harbourfront Centre offered the LGBT community a place to feel supported and encouraged in a family-friendly atmosphere. The LGBT community was given a place to feel encouraged …

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Hot & Spicy Food Festival returns for its sizzling 18th Edition

Some like it HOT! Do you get flush faced or light-headed when you eat some heat? Or are you someone who craves the fiery sensation of eating spicy fare? With music that sizzles, competitions sure to fire you up and food dishes that will make your mouth water – literally, we’ve got it all at Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Hot & Spicy Food Festival

That’s right everyone, it is time again for our legendary Hot & Spicy Food Festival. Prepare your taste buds for this epic four day festival! Our garage bays will be filled with vendors selling all kinds of delicious and deadly hot sauces. From imported goods to unbeatable local concoctions, you’re guaranteed to walk away with something tasty to add to …

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New friends and free food at TAIWANfest

TAIWANfest is coming to Harbourfront Centre from August 28-30, bringing the best of contemporary Taiwanese arts and culture to Toronto. The festival is packed with a range of events that represent Taiwan’s cultural diversity — from delectable cuisine to virtuosic orchestral productions. TAIWANfest is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the culturally rich island, and this year the festival has …

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The winner of Free Flicks Audience Choice is …

Free Flicks’ final film has been chosen by over 1500 people. The Princess Bride, an enchanting adventure and comedy film for families, won by a landslide over The Guilt Trip and Much Ado About Nothing.

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for TAIWANfest

TAIWANfest is a weekend festival (August 28-30) at Harbourfront Centre celebrating all things Taiwanese! Featuring everything from food demos to live music, this festival is the perfect time to experience a slice of this diverse region of the world. Joining the festivities is the Lakeview Market! Here is a sneak peek at just a few of our vendors: Gotamago: The perfect …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Tirgan

The world’s largest celebration of Iranian art and culture is taking place right here at Harbourfront Centre! Tirgan runs August 20 to 23, and the Lakeview Market will be filled with amazing vendors selling a variety of Iranian goods, and the World Café will be dishing out mouthwatering Persian fare. The Artaquo booth will be filled with gorgeous household goods. …

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Celebrate Urban Fridays at Harbourfront Centre

Friday’s at Harbourfront Centre encompass a combination of three events: Magnetic Beats, DJ Deep Fried Fridays, and WestJet Stage concerts. All of which make an exceptional toast to the beginning of the weekend and end of a work week. These events focus on urban and electronic music, dance and snack-y, deep fried food, all while expanding the urban arts and …

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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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