Students respond to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at World Stage

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September is here and school is back in session. To help you adjust to the academic mindset, have a read over these two brilliant essays from University of Toronto students Christopher Geary and Clara Osei-Yeboah. After seeing STRAIGHT WHITE MEN close the World Stage 2015 season, they wrote papers on the performance for their drama and literature course. Clara examines signifiers of …

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DanceWorks presents the world premiere of Peter Chin’s Woven

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks As part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, DanceWorks kicks off the season with the world premiere of Woven, choreographed by Peter Chin and performed by an international cast September 24-26 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Inspired by the intertwined threads of woven art, Peter Chin’s creative process involved an investigation of cultural details from traditional and indigenous …

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ProArteDanza’s “kick-butt, high-energy dancing”* returns to Harbourfront Centre

Written by Nicole Rosove, ProArteDanza Starting off the NextSteps season and returning to Harbourfront Centre’s stage September 23–26, ProArteDanza proudly presents Season 2015, a stunning evening of three world premieres celebrating passion in performance that is sure to impress! This season will be particularly special as it is the first year the company will be presenting a program with entirely new creations. …

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Announcing the 2015 culinary champions of Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival

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This past weekend the weather was hot and so were the culinary competitions. This four-day festival featured three sizzling cook-offs: Fire & Ice, Party Mix on a Stick and the twelfth annual International Iron Chef Competition. International Iron Chef Competition In this fiery two-day cook-off, four of the hottest chefs competed for title of International Iron Chef Champion. The heat …

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A Glimpse into Volunteering at Harbourfront Centre’s FLAUNT Festival

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Harbourfront Centre hosted its distinctive FLAUNT festival this year from July 24-26, 2015. Everyone was encouraged to show their authentic self in this welcoming environment. As a place of inclusion, self-expression, and acceptance, Harbourfront Centre offered the LGBT community a place to feel supported and encouraged in a family-friendly atmosphere. The LGBT community was given a place to feel encouraged …

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Hot & Spicy Food Festival returns for its sizzling 18th Edition

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Some like it HOT! Do you get flush faced or light-headed when you eat some heat? Or are you someone who craves the fiery sensation of eating spicy fare? With music that sizzles, competitions sure to fire you up and food dishes that will make your mouth water – literally, we’ve got it all at Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Hot & Spicy Food Festival

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That’s right everyone, it is time again for our legendary Hot & Spicy Food Festival. Prepare your taste buds for this epic four day festival! Our garage bays will be filled with vendors selling all kinds of delicious and deadly hot sauces. From imported goods to unbeatable local concoctions, you’re guaranteed to walk away with something tasty to add to …

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New friends and free food at TAIWANfest

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TAIWANfest is coming to Harbourfront Centre from August 28-30, bringing the best of contemporary Taiwanese arts and culture to Toronto. The festival is packed with a range of events that represent Taiwan’s cultural diversity — from delectable cuisine to virtuosic orchestral productions. TAIWANfest is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the culturally rich island, and this year the festival has …

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The winner of Free Flicks Audience Choice is …

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Free Flicks’ final film has been chosen by over 1500 people. The Princess Bride, an enchanting adventure and comedy film for families, won by a landslide over The Guilt Trip and Much Ado About Nothing.

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for TAIWANfest

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TAIWANfest is a weekend festival (August 28-30) at Harbourfront Centre celebrating all things Taiwanese! Featuring everything from food demos to live music, this festival is the perfect time to experience a slice of this diverse region of the world. Joining the festivities is the Lakeview Market! Here is a sneak peek at just a few of our vendors: Gotamago: The perfect …

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