After months of hard work and planning, Nine Rivers City is officially open. On the night before public opening, June 20th, we celebrated with a private preview and reception. The evening included opening remarks by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority CEO, Brian Denney, Adam Menkes, who spoke on behalf of Menkes, exhibition curator Pat Macaulay and of course William Boyle, CEO of Harbourfront Centre.
Keys N Krates spent considerable time perfecting their special blend of rap-trap-electronic music to be played live on stage. Having toured/performed alongside artists including Major Lazer, Pretty Lights, Flying Lotus, Bassnectar and Skrillex to name a few, the Toronto-based trio – Tune (drums), Matisse (keys) and Flo (turntables) – are bringing their unique sound to Harbourfront Centre during our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations.
We’re just days away from the opening of NINE RIVERS CITY and our team is working around the clock! The images are arriving from the printers and they look amazing. We have just three days to install everything, but no worries – those incredible portraits are in good hands. Come down on Friday, June 21 and help us celebrate this fantastic exhibition in our new location in the Exhibition Common.
Ritmo y Color showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today’s diverse Latin American communities. Now in its ninth edition, the festival features some incredible grooves from the likes of Chilean superstars Chico Trujillo, the Canadian debut of 3Ball MTY and Toronto singer Amanda Martinez among others. among others. To top it off, there’s mouth watering food (think Empanada Throwdown), family activities, tons of awesome Latin dance, workshops and more.
For the exhibition NINE RIVERS CITY, Christopher Manson spent months traveling with a group of Toronto and Region Conservation archeologists, photographing them on their day-to-day activities. He photographed the landscape they were researching and documented the procedures they followed from their controlled digs to the cleaning and analyzing of found artifacts.
Vancouver’s Delhi 2 Dublin originally formed for a performance at the 2006 Vancouver Celtic Festival and has since played top festivals in Canada, the U.K., the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. Their self-titled debut album reached #3 on the Canadian world music charts, and had worldwide radio play.
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.
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).
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.
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: