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Celebrate Canada Day at Harbourfront Centre all weekend long

Harbourfront Centre is excited to celebrate our amazing country this Canada Day. We’re known for being a country that celebrates our differences with a rich and multi-faceted cultural mosaic, which is reflected in our line-up filled with concerts, activities and other exciting events that will remind you why being Canadian is awesome. Our musical acts are the highlight of the weekend and …

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When Motherhood and Circus Meet

By Jackie Houghton Circus Sessions, co-produced by Femmes du Feu and Harbourfront Centre, is a week-long creative laboratory supporting the evolution of Canadian contemporary circus with a feminist perspective this year. A selection of contemporary circus artists from across Canada and the world will share exciting new ideas, discoveries and collaborations in a memorable performance, May 20–21. Motherhood is a …

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The Life Changing Pull of Stories

By: Erin Rodgers, Director of Toronto Storytelling Festival When I was a child, there were few things I looked forward to more than story time.  I remember pulling up my square of rug in front of the teacher and hearing tales of daring adventures, learning about the lives of children who lived on the other side of the world, dogs …

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New Canadians head to Camp for the first time

Think back to your very first camp experience. What were you most excited for? Making new friends, trying something new for the first time, or maybe even just a change of scenery for the week? Last week, with the help of Humanity First’s Syrian Resettlement Project and generous funding support provided by Manulife, 30 new Canadian children aged four to …

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Harbourfront Centre welcomes 30 new Canadian children to Camp

We’re only days away from the beginning of March Break and the countdown is on. For many young Canadians, this much-desired week off from school means one thing – March Break Camp! This March Break, with the help of Humanity First’s Syrian Resettlement Project and generous funding support provided by Manulife, 30 new Canadian children, aged four to 15, will …

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Celebrate the past, present and future at Harbourfront Centre’s annual Day of the Dead festival

Toronto’s longest running Day of the Dead celebration returns this year for its twelfth edition. Presented by Scotiabank, this two-day festival includes a diverse range of events that are sure to make for a remarkable experience. From face painting and traditional mariachi music, to dance performances and calavera (sugar skull) decorating, to kids’ crafts, our Day of the Dead festival …

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Thank you for being part of another great Planet IndigenUS festival!

This past August, Planet IndigenUS celebrated the very best of Indigenous arts and culture with the co-production between the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. This was the fourth time that the acclaimed multi-disciplinary festival has occurred and over the course of ten years, the festival has grown into the largest Indigenous arts festival on …

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

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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Q&A with host and curator of Free Flicks, Norman Wilner

Free Flicks, presented by PortsToronto, is back for its 13th edition outside and under the stars! This year’s series focuses on the theme of family ties. We had a chance to sit down and talk with curator and host of this weekly series, Norm Wilner – senior film critic at NOW Magazine. What was the inspiration for the series theme: …

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Unpacking the Canadian Premiere of The Object Lesson

Every bubble needs a bit of air. Welcome to World Stage 2015 and another season of international contemporary performance. You’ve seen the line-up, now let World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen explain, in-depth, the story and context behind her curatorial choices. Here she talks about Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson which, fresh off a sold out run at BAM, opens …

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