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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
I walked out of the theatre last night a ghost of myself. I had sat in my seat for as long as I could before understanding that I was blocking the aisles, but I would have remained sitting there all night if I were allowed. Once I was forced to stand, my body walked my brain to the lobby, out into the night, onto the subway, and home. I was wet before I realized it was raining. Everything that surrounded me as I walked towards the subway felt foggy, unclear, and it wasn’t just because I need to update my glasses prescription (which I do). People everywhere were oblivious to what I had just witnessed and it felt appropriate to hold that against them. You just don’t get it, I wanted to say to everyone I passed in the street that smiled or laughed to a friend.
For NextSteps’ final series, we welcome Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) to Harbourfront Centre. CCDT is an award winning contemporary company, residing in downtown Toronto, that have performed internationally. They’re a modern dance repertory company for dancers under 20 years of age who want the chance to discover what the life of a professional dancer will entail.
I can’t think of a better way to have spent the long weekend than kicking off Harbourfront Centre’s first summer festival – HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival. With beautiful weather all weekend long, it was easy to enjoy the comical buskers, talented circus performers, exciting activities and delicious food.