Classical IV: Strings – Mike Ford

We are very excited to have Mike Ford here at Harbourfront for Classical IV: Strings. Mike, formely of Moxy Früvous and now a Juno-nominated solo artist, has released 4 acclaimed albums of Canadian history-inspired songs and brings his passion for Canada to thousands of students each year with his tours of Canada Needs You and Le Retour D’Étienne Brûlé. This …

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Uncharted Waters Interviews: Johan Hallberg-Campbell

We waited anxiously for the rain to stop (it was off and on), and when it did we pulled Johan Hallberg-Campbell aside and chatted about his work in the exhibition.

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Classical IV: Strings – Lute Legends Ensemble

The Lute Legends Ensemble is a new collaboration between three of Toronto’s most noted performers and teachers of plucked-string instruments. Although the lute, the oud, and the pipa are cousins with a common ancestor, each instrument evolved very different playing techniques and styles along different parts of the Silk Road centuries ago. This ensemble now puts them on the same …

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Classical IV: Strings – The Afiara String Quartet

The all-Canadian Afiara String Quartet is set to take the stage at this years Classical IV: Strings. Their concert will explore what we really mean when we say “classical music” by juxtaposing the music of Mozart and Haydn with contemporary compensations such as Dan Becker’s “Lockdown,” Severiano Briseno’s “El Sinaloense” (arr. by Osvaldo Golijov) and new arrangements of you favourite …

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Aaron Foster

To finish up our interview series with the Taco Takedown Featured Chefs we turn our spotlight on Aaron Foster. We sat down with Aaron at L.A Italian+Bar to talk about his experiences working at his mom’s restaurant, opening a restaurant in Bangkok and moving back to Toronto. Make sure you check out Aaron’s taco creation tonight at 6:30 at the …

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Mary Luz Mejia

Hosting this years Taco Takedown, our very own Chairman Kaga, is Mary Luz Mejia. Food columnist, travel writer and cookbook nerd, Mary was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Check them out below ____ You’re hosting Taco Takedown at our Hot & Spicy festival.  What do you think it is about spicy food that brings people together? …

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Sang Kim

Sang Kim is an author, restaurant consultant and owner of the sushi-making class Sushi Making for the Soul. He stopped by Harbourfront for a quick chat about sushi, his new book Woody Allen Ate My Kimchi, and why he is deserving of a pity win at this years Taco Takedown. We think his competition should not be fooled by his …

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NOT SO FAST | NSF

We’re definitely not pulling any “fast ones” with the opening of NOT SO FAST | NSF. As part of the summer exhibition series at the York Quay Centre, this show features artwork by seven Indigenous artists from across Canada, and one from Hawaii.

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Luis Valenzuela

Luis Valenzuela, head chef at Torito Tapas Bar, talks about living in Canada, working in Kensington and competing in this years Taco Takedown in this interview. Check it out

Uncharted Waters Interviews: Joanne Ratajczak

The Uncharted Waters exhibition opened June 21st here at Harbourfront Centre. At the opening, the artists were gracious enough to take a few minutes to talk about their work that was now on display. The event was an especially big deal for Joanne Ratajczak, for while her work has appeared in galleries around the world she has never had the …

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