New Canadians head to Camp for the first time

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Think back to your very first camp experience. What were you most excited for? Making new friends, trying something new for the first time, or maybe even just a change of scenery for the week? Last week, with the help of Humanity First’s Syrian Resettlement Project and generous funding support provided by Manulife, 30 new Canadian children aged four to …

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Interview with Producer & Performer Danielle Baskerville

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks DanceWorks presents Jackie Burroughs is dead and what are you going to do about it?, as part of Harbourfront Centre’s Next Steps, April 7 – 9 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Here, Danielle Baskerville tells us about her first meeting with frequent collaborator DA Hoskins, her new role as Artistic Producer, and how Jackie Burroughs …

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Harbourfront Centre welcomes 30 new Canadian children to Camp

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We’re only days away from the beginning of March Break and the countdown is on. For many young Canadians, this much-desired week off from school means one thing – March Break Camp! This March Break, with the help of Humanity First’s Syrian Resettlement Project and generous funding support provided by Manulife, 30 new Canadian children, aged four to 15, will …

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Julia Aplin Takes On New Role in Sporting Life, part of NextSteps

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks DanceWorks presents Sporting Life, part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, opening on March 3 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Sporting Life original cast member, Julia Aplin, takes on the role of Rehearsal Director for the remount of the piece. We asked Julia to tell us about meeting Julia Sasso for the first time, and bearing witness …

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Meet members of our great Camps team

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Harbourfront Centre’s annual Camps programme attracts more than 1,000 children each year. Behind the crowds of enthusiastic participants is a team of equally enthusiastic and passionate staff who are dedicated to making each camp experience a success. Here we meet four long-standing members of the camp community who now work as part of our organization – Kayla, Nate, Maddy, Eugene – and …

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Just ahead of the opening of Sporting Life

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks Just ahead of the opening of Sporting Life, presented by DanceWorks and part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, we asked Julia Sasso to talk about her experience remounting the piece twenty years later with a new generation of dancers. From her early creation days at Dancemakers’ Choreographic Lab, to the surprising personal rewards of watching the …

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Monkeys take over Toronto for LunarFest

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Lunar New Year celebrations started this week across the city, and it’s officially the Year of the Monkey! Monkeys are known for being clever, mischievous and playful. Have you seen the LunarFest monkeys around town? These curious primates arrived in Toronto a few weeks before the festivities and have been touring the town, seeing our city’s best sights. They’ve climbed …

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“Scribes from the Tribe”

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By Malik Al Nasir – A protégé of Gil Scott-Heron and a student of The Last Poets. One of the biggest influences on my life was Gil Scott-Heron. He was an accomplished author, poet, musician and teacher. He encouraged me to become productive and to explore the possibility of academia through poetry. After a traumatic childhood, I travelled away to …

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Summer fun begins when we unplug

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In a world where we’re increasingly hooked to the latest digital device – a recent study reported that more than a third of Canadian children sleep with their cellphone – we welcome any opportunity for a technological detox for our kids. That’s why Harbourfront Centre’s popular Summer Camps offer a range of activities that aim to do just that. To give …

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Life is short – Learning to Skate as an Adult

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Taking skating lessons as an adult can seem unnerving and even a little uncomfortable, but after lacing up your skates and getting onto the rink it can also feel freeing, enjoyable and fun! We spoke to Learn to Skate participant Karti about her experience with the program. 1. What inspired you to take skating lessons? About three years ago I …

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