Interview with Dalglish Winner Anouk Desloges

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Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre has recently announced this year’s winners of the Dalglish Family Foundation Venture Award. The award, the only one of its kind in Canada, aims to support entrepreneurship in craft and design. This year’s winners are Anouk Desloges and Shane Weaver. Anouk has just finished her three-year term as an Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre, working in sculpture and …

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Island sounds at Island Soul

The sounds of the islands come back to Toronto’s central waterfront with the highly anticipated return of Island Soul. This year’s festival explores the theme of revivalism in the Caribbean. Jam-packed with musical performances, the weekend showcases some of the Caribbean’s most talented artistic voices. One look at our musical highlights is reason enough to know that Island Soul is …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Beats, Breaks & Culture

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Beats, Breaks & Culture returns August 5–7 with a mix of live music, DJs and dance, celebrating all that’s hip-hop and electronic music! Exploring the bridge between these two genres, Beats, Breaks & Culture acknowledges the foundations of soul, jazz, disco and funk that helped create them. Like long lost siblings, the festival brings together these two worlds to explore …

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Take a trip out east this weekend – without leaving YYZ


Our Shield to Shore Festival kicks off this weekend! Experience the best of an east-coast road trip without leaving the city –making stops along the St. Lawrence River with performances from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and more. East Coast Comedy Revue July 22, Brigantine Room, 8:30pm Featuring the award-winning Nikki Payne (Last Comic Standing, Video on Trial, Comedy Inc.), Tim Steeves (Rick Mercer Report, This Hour Has …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Island Soul


With the weather heating up, it’s the perfect time to come down to the waterfront and have some fun in the sun. Between July 29 – August 1, Harbourfront Centre will become a fusion of Caribbean countries, as we celebrate all things Caribbean, from the food to the people. A Lakeview Market vendor that will have your mouth watering is Alphonsa’s. …

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Boxcar Social takes over Harbourfront Centre


Toronto! Have you heard? Our friends at Boxcar Social have moved in and we couldn’t be more excited! Swing by the site and visit their new seasonal patio, The Slip and third Boxcar Social location. With a curated, rotating list of coffees from the best roasters in North America, as well as a careful selection of some of the world’s …

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Kids First Fund: Summer Boredom Busters!


Last week, Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps were off to a roaring start. Over the summer, we will host more than 7,000 fresh-faced youth, ages 4–15, looking for fun and enrichment on the waterfront. Harbourfront Centre Camps provide a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect, and important life skills are honed. A special group of campers will be arriving all …

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Get ready to rumble at Lucha by the Water

This Sunday, get ready for a battle of brawn at Lucha by the Water featuring the best of Mexico and Canada’s lucha libre talent. And don’t miss a special showdown between Mexico’s Octagoncito and Canada’s Space Monkey. So who will reign supreme? Mexico or Canada? Find out this weekend and get your tickets now for this exciting and entertaining event. Lucha by the Water is a …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Shield to Shore


Join us July 22–24 as Harbourfront Centre takes you on a journey along the St. Lawrence River from Toronto to the Maritimes at the Shield to Shore Festival. From Ontario to Eastern Canada, history is rich with its arts and culture. Join us this weekend to find some amazing gems from around the world at our Lakeview Market and World …

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This viral video is the definition of musical multi-tasking

GUMBO, July 9 @ Harbourfront Centre

This past May, our friends over at The Drake Hotel hosted Afrobeats Pop Up + Party, put together by SUPAFRIK, uniquely blending urban sounds with Ghanaian azonto, Angolan kuduro, South African house and more. The video captures a woman flawlessly wrapping her hair while simultaneously dancing, all without missing a beat. Can we all take a moment to appreciate the lady in …

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