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.
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!
The Thing Is plays a true fusion of genres, telling the heart’s stories from a whirling storm of cultures. The release of The Thing Is debut self-titled CD in April 2012 was a TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival Special Project, and has been followed by collaborations, commissions, and plenty of fancy-flights.
On Canada Day, the WestJet Stage plays host to a special concert celebrating leading Canadian women of song. Five outstanding female artists will take the stage, collaborating for the first time in their careers for a performance that promises to be legendary.
Gather friends and family and come celebrate Canada Day at Harbourfront Centre this weekend. We have an event packed weekend with concerts, interactive performances and vendors bringing different cultures and tastes to the waterfront.
Toronto band Grounders is a group of five friends who combine their talents to create a sound that is simultaneously natural and charmingly idiosyncratic. With the production help of Marcel Ramagnano at BoomBox Sound in Toronto, the band has neatly distilled their two years of playing everything from boozy hole-in-the-wall gigs to packed POP! Montreal shows. As one of the six finalists for this year’s SoundClash Music Award, Grounders will be hitting The Redpath Stage Saturday July 13th from 7:30-8pm.
Skip the same old movie theatre experience this summer and try something new – watch films under the stars at Harbourfront Centre! All films are free and are screened every Wednesday night from July 3 – Aug. 28 at approximately 9 p.m. on the WestJet Stage (rain or shine).
Say hello to the new generation of young Mexican artists: 3Ball MTY. The group, comprised of DJ Erick Rincon, DJ Sheeqo Beat and DJ Otto, formed in 2009 and have accomplished a lot in a short period of time, including 40 million views on YouTube for their “Intentalo” music video and a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist.
June 23rd marked the official opening our new public space, Ontario Square. With the Ontario boreal forest as its inspiration, Ontario Square is the perfect spot for relaxing in the midst of 500 quaking aspen trees, taking in a daytime performance, or enjoying a quiet moment in the evening. The opening celebration included a performance by the Metis Fiddler Quartet, a traditional welcoming by Ojibwe Nation Elder Jacqui Lavallay and opening remarks from The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Harbourfront Centre CEO, William Boyle and Tenio Evangelista, President of Harbourfront Centre’s Board of Directors.