A celebration of Canadian women in song dazzles The WestJet Stage

This past Canada Day we celebrated our nations 146th birthday in style. Audiences were treated to a very special concert experience Celebrating Canada Women In Song featuring five leading Canadian artists:  Kiran Ahluwalia, Tanya Tagaq, Lorraine Klaasen, Jackie Richardson, Jane Bunnett and the Canada Day All Stars Band (assembled especially for this show). After opening with a group number, each woman showcased two songs, which were arranged specially for this concert to feature collaborations with the other women.

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Great vendors to look out for this weekend at Ritmo Y Color


This weekend, and through the remainder of the summer we are hosting the most unique waterfront market in the city! Check out the World Cafe and Lake View Market where you can find tasty food and exceptional artisan goods from around the world. Don’t miss our Lake View Market vendors Mixtura Latina, The Merch Guy, Silver S.K. Jewelry and World Café vendors Ernesto Lechona, Rebozos and Gourmet on the Go.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Kashka

KASHKA is the ongoing “folkpoptronica” project of Kat Burns, a musician and songwriter based in Toronto. Originally launched to catch the songs that didn’t fit under the orchestral-folk-pop umbrella of her former band, Forest City Lovers, the project has since grown legs and begun to power walk; with arms up and a determined look across her face.

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Which empanada will win? find out this weekend!


An empanada is baked or fried bread with stuffing. Visually, it looks like a pizza pocket; however, it usually contains a combination of meat, vegetables, cheese, and fruit. Sounds good, eh? But it gets better! Harbourfront Centre will be hosting a competition to determine who makes the best empanada! We’ll be featuring chefs Lizka Silvera; Natalia Martinez Cristian Heise; Martha Martinez; Kevin Chica-vera and Luis Manuel Cordoba.

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A Chilean Spice is Added to Ritmo Y Color

Chico Trujillo, one of Chile’s most popular rock groups, is coming to Harbourfront Centre! They’ve dominated the music scene in Chile and now, they’re looking to reach out to other parts of the world.

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New at Harbourfront Centre: DJ Deep Fried Fridays

DJ Deep Fried Fridays

Friday nights just got a whole lot tastier! Deep-fried goodness and sizzling tunes take over Toronto’s waterfront with Harbourfront Centre’s newest summer-long experience. Gather friends, pack up the kids and head down to Harbourfront Centre for an outdoor showcase that explores the tastes and sounds that reflect distant lands and local terrains.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Program

Blending post-punk, shoegaze and electronic, Toronto’s Program has just released their first official album in March 2013. Currently, Program is working on their full-length album which has hopes to be released in the fall 2013.

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Harbourfront Centre TV: Nine Rivers City

Welcome to the launch of our new series of weekly segments entitled “Harbourfront Centre TV”. Our host, Althea Linton, will be on-site all summer long talking to vendors, artists and patrons. In our inaugural video, Althea chats with the curator and artists involved in our newest photography exhibition, Nine Rivers City. Stay tuned for episode 2.

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Canada Day Weekend Wrap-Up


Harbourfront Centre was the place to be for Canada Day Weekend Celebrations, with programming from dawn till dusk for four days straight.

Kicking things off on Friday was the inaugural DJ Deep Fried Fridays with Dr. Jay de Soca Price spinning. As well, Keys n Krates ignited the WestJet stage with their blend of rap beats, trap and electronic music, setting the tone for the rest of the weekend.

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Lula Lounge All-Stars are coming to Ritmo Y Color


Harbourfront Centre celebrates the global influence that is current Latin culture at this year’s Ritmo Y Color festival from Friday July 5 through Sunday July 7. This year Ritmo Y Color is partnering up with local Toronto talent. The Lula Lounge has assembled the Lula All Stars which is comprised of Roberto Linares Brown, Luisito Orbegoso, Yani Borrell and Ricky Franco!

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