Tirgan: Blurred Vision


The world renowned Toronto based band Blurred Vision is performing at the Tirgan (Largest celebration of Iranian culture) festival. The theme for Tirgan 2013 is Hope, for hope is that which sustains us in hard times and calls us into the future.

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Nine Rivers City: Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Aaron Vincent Elkaim portrait

A city the size of Toronto is so large that at times you are surprised to find things that you never knew existed. For the exhibition Nine Rivers City, the artist, Aaron Vincent Elkaim set out to search for the unknown and hidden aspects of Toronto’s river system. Elkaim drove all over the city with a 4 X 5 field camera looking for how the rivers have been affected by the cities growth.

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MC Jazz and DJ Cozmic Cat kick off our SoundClash Festival

MC Jazz and DJ Cozmic Cat kick off Soundclash music festival tonight with a performance to set the bar for an amazing concert filled weekend. Catch them playing tonight at 9:30 p.m on our Redpath Stage.

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Born Ruffians will be Performing at Soundclash Festival

The Toronto based indie rock band Born Ruffians is performing a free concert at our WestJet Stage this weekend to commemorate the 2013 Soundclash Music Festival.

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Vendors to look out for during the SoundClash Festival


This weekend’s genre-bending music festival SoundClash will feature our very own marketplace alongside musicians Chairlift, Born Ruffians, our SoundClash Music Award Nominees! While you’re listening to new cutting edge sound, check out the World Cafe and Lake View Market where you can find tasty food and amazing artisan goods from around the world. We love to support Canadian business so …

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Harbourfront Centre TV: Dancing On the Pier

The 2013 Dancing On The Pier season is in full swing. Our own Althea Linton was on hand during the first evening with Toronto All-Star Big Band (who are no stranger to Harbourfront Centre). She chatted with event programmer Diana Webley, as well as with weekly host Martin Samuels about what audiences can expect each Thursday night. How much more convincing do you need? Get your dancing shoes on and come join the fun this summer!

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Urban dance crews battle it out for the top spot!


Harbourfront Centre has you got covered with musical talents from July 12 to 14th with the SoundClash Festival. On top of that, however, we’re adding a special dance feature by presenting DanceClash on July 14th!

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Visual artist Alexandra Gelis operates the raspao moving sound sculpture

This past weekend at Ritmo Y Color was a blast! From the amazing music, dance and food (don’t get us started on the Empanadas), there was truly something for everyone. One of the lower profile, although incredibly cool happenings came in the form of a raspao cart, which is essentially a cart that serves snow cones (delicious shaved ice treats); however, this was no ordinary cart. Artist Alexandra Gelis had transformed this cart into a mobile sound sculpture that recorded audio/video creating, what one patron described as “a very trippy/cool sound experience”.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Brendan Phillip

R&B singer and songwriter Brendan Philip has already honed his live performance skills from opening for Bilal to Shad K and M.I.A. With many releases slated for 2013 on the newly minted Fake Art Records label out of Toronto, Brendan Philip is here.

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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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