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Every year, Harbourfront Centre celebrates Latin American tradition with our Day of the Dead festival, presented by Scotiabank. Starting months in advance, the festival is carefully crafted to insure our title as “Toronto’s Most Authentic Day of the Dead Celebration,” remains true. Key to this process is the festival’s lead artistic associate, Umair Jaffar, who shared some of …
This weekend marks the return of North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture, the 10th biennial celebration of Ashkenaz! This year there will be over 200 artists from more than a dozen countries showcasing the vibrancy and brilliance of Jewish artistic traditions, from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion. In our Lakeview Market and World Café, be sure to check out Chokka Jewellery, Designs by Nature, Eli’s Body Shop, Beavertails, Free Times Café and Burgy’s!
This weekend Harbourfront Centre is celebrating TAIWANfest, a thee-day festival that will explore Taiwan’s culture as influenced by all those who have touched their shores, from the Japanese to the Dutch.
At the heart of this weekend’s cultural exploration lies a culinary conundrum so intense it’ll take two of the festival’s three days to solve. The dilemma is simple: noodles or rice?
Grab your family and friends this weekend for the return of one of our most popular festivals, Hot & Spicy! This year’s festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. With this curatorial vision, the festival showcases a range of culinary delicacies as well as equally exciting hot rhythms and spicy grooves from the past and present. With so many food demonstrations and competitions, films, music and so much more, Harbourfront Centre is the place to be this weekend!
We had a chance to sit down with food pro Kevin Brauch, host of Iron Chef Americaand our upcoming International Iron Chef Competition. Kevin explains how he became a pro as well shares some hot tips for our chefs.
Taste buds rejoice! Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival makes its triumphant return August 15–17. This years Hot & Spicy Food Festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. With this idea in mind, the festival showcases a range of culinary delicacies as well as exciting hot rhythms and spicy grooves from …
Join us at Harbourfront Centre this weekend as we honour all things Brazil at our Expressions of Brazil festival! Brazil is a country of huge proportions and contrasts, and exercises a mysterious attraction over many people. As a multicultural and multiethnic society, each of its 5 regions represents its own influences and identities, all rich and diverse in their unique ways. Expressions of Brazil will explore these different regions, showcasing local, national and international artists that are part of the Brazilian diaspora. As the largest country in South America, it is a kaleidoscope of fascination. Read more
Join us at Harbourfront Centre this long weekend as we honour all things Caribbean at our Island Soul festival! Island Soul explores Caribbean identities through a vibrant celebration of music, dance, language, food, film, workshops and more. During these festivities, be sure to take your taste buds on a delicious adventure at the World Cafe where we have some tasty treats & dishes from Caribbean Catering Services, Nate’s Palate, V’s Place, La Perlle Des Antilles, Authentic Taste of India Cuisine and New Bilan. After some flavourful exploration come and see some of the amazing vendors being showcased at the Lake View Market! This weekend we are happy to feature Liwi 68, Artaquo, Enca Designs, Curls with Care, Knowledge Bookstore and African Drums & Art Crafts, offering an array of unique and attractive goods for all ages.
Our Canada Day Extravaganza weekend kicked off a summer of fierce, and friendly, competitions on the Harbourfront Centre site. Look out for more cook-offs and dance competitions happening at our site this summer. For Saturday’s The Great Canadian Buttertart Bakeoff, six pastry chefs went tart-to-tart competing to whip up the best rendition of the patriotic butter tart. The winner was Kyla …
Free, food and films – these are few of the extraordinary features of the much-anticipated China Now festival, Presented by Manulife, in partnership with Can4Culture and China International Culture Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group and supported by the Ministry of Culture and People’s Republic of China. Read more