Nine Rivers City: Surendra Lawoti

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If you’re driving east out of Toronto, there’s a bridge over a river that you cross, which is for many the dividing line between the city and the country. This dividing line is the Rouge River, starting at the Oak Ridges Moraine and flowing down into Lake Ontario. It’s one of many rivers that bisect Toronto. For the exhibition, NINE RIVERS CITY, the artist, Surendra Lawoti, chose the Rouge River to research and explore.

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NeXt by NE: Unfinished Business


Layla playing the bass, Sita on guitar, and Fiona raging on the drums, these girls are an already established punk rock band and only at the ages of 12-14. They came together in 2010 and have been writing their own songs about ghosts, falling down, not going to school and having fun. Only in middle school, these girls have accomplished some of their lifetime musical milestones, which includes having Josh Zucker of F’ed Up calling them his favourite band in Toronto and invited them to open the first night of the Long Winter Series in 2012.

Their goal: “To be the funnest band ever” and according to BlogTO they are definitely on their way (if not there already).

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SoundClash Music Award shortlist announced

Brace yourselves for the third annual Soundclash Music Awards coming to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre July 12, 13, and 14.

The 2013 SoundClash Festival is sure to be a highlight of your summer. This live (local) music competition/festival is hosted annually by Harbourfront Centre to give independent artists’ within the GTA a chance to showcase their unique music to over 45,000 thousand people who stop by over the three-day festival. Applicants began applying on April 1 of this year in hopes of competing for the top spot. Over 200 applications were received and six lucky finalists were chosen to perform.

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Artisanal Food Market: exploring new tastes


Harbourfront Centre is proud to present the Artisanal Food Market this weekend, June 8-9, showcasing a world of flavours from numerous nationalities. Come and see what new, independent, local food producers have to offer. Street performers will also be on-site, adding extra flare to the experience. Here are a few key vendors to look out for while on-site:

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Nine Rivers City: Things are on the move

Nine Rivers City

We are three weeks away from the opening of Nine Rivers City – our next large scale photo exhibition in the largest outdoor exhibition space in Canada. We’re moving the stands to a new and improved location in one of our new park squares. The space is called Exhibition Common and all 40 stands will be placed in a dynamic new configuration. The stands are being prepped and painted and will be being moved to their new location. Stay tuned as we get closer to the grand opening.

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Celebrate Canada Day weekend at Harbourfront Centre

Canada Day at harbourfront Centre

Celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday with your family and friends and be apart of the numerous festivities happening during our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations (June 28 – July 1). We have fun outdoor concerts on the WestJet Stage, Redpath Stage and Canada Stage, high-energy dance events, Canadian-themed food, the official opening of the new Canada Square and, for the first time in over a decade, fireworks presented by OLG June 30th!

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Nine Rivers City: Toronto’s Extraordinary Waterways

Vanessa Hussey, Humber River Flora, 2pm; May 16 – Copper Creek Golf Course

On June 21, we open a new exhibition, in collaboration with Toronto and Regional Conservation, called NINE RIVERS CITY, a stunning showcase of Toronto’s uncommon waterways which we hope will go a long way to fostering people’s understanding of – and appreciation for – this intricate part of Toronto’s urban landscape.

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Spend some time with singer/songwriter Oliver Pigott


The world was first introduced to Oliver Pigott when he was a finalist on Canadian Idol in 2008 with his brother, Sebastian, who were the first siblings in the show’s history to make it through to the finals. After the show finished up, the brothers collaborated together and released two albums as The Pigott Brothers. With a harmony-driven acoustic pop sound The Pigott Brothers haven’t stopped.

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The Tale of Harbourfront Centre: Your story will help us tell ours


Harbourfront Centre has been delivering high quality cultural programming for the past 40 years. From unforgettable concerts, lectures, exhibits to performances, hosting names like Celine Dion, Oscar Peterson, Spalding Gray, Philip Glass, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Jim Carrey and many more. We’ve been a Toronto destination that has played a part in the lives of many of the cities residents.

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KAMP: Important, brave and stunning


Last night, Hotel Modern’s chilling depiction of a day in the life of Auschwitz during the Second World War, KAMP, began it’s five-show run at Harbourfront Centre. Using a scale model of the site and thousands of puppets, this performance is, as Phil Taylor put it, “brave in the telling and provocative.”

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