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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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Get educated on School Visits

Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits programme is a full day learning experience for students from kindergarten to grade 12. Students are invited to take part in programming across the arts world and beyond, from visual arts and media studies, to performing arts and urban studies. Visiting school groups can enjoy a full-day program, or combine two half-day programmes to make up …

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Learn to skate on Toronto’s most scenic rink

Lacing up a pair of skates and gliding across a freshly re-surfaced ice rink is a Canadian rite of passage. The distinct sound of blades carving into the ice, the flurry of toques, scarves and mitts, the rich aroma of hot chocolate wafting through the air – the essence of winter. It would be a shame to miss out.

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Winter is (almost) here

This past weekend’s HarbourKIDS: Thanksgiving festival, unfortunately, marked the end of a long, albeit very exciting, summer season. However, that also means that an exciting winter season is around the corner. Harbourfront Centre is the perfect winter escape, offering up a plethora of diverse programming. We truly have something for everyone as the temperature begins to drop.

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Beep! Why You Need to Self Edit

Author Brian Francis, alongside Doubleday Canada senior editor, Nita Pronovost, will present Editing 101 on Saturday, February 23. It’s an intensive one-day workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of self editing your fiction writing, including tips on dialogue and structure, improving a reader’s response to your work and how to take your manuscript to the next level.

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Street Dance Academy at Harbourfront Centre!

Street Dance Academy will be presenting here at Harbourfront Centre, showcasing their best performance routines as a part of our HarbourKIDS Skating Festival. The Street Dance Canada Showcase will not only be an integral part of the festivities but it is also the qualifier for the World Street Dance Championships, so you can expect to be captivated by moves that have been practiced day in and day out by dedicated youngsters with huge hopes.

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Come And Build With A Master

It was an intense ( yet fun) auditioning process, but LEGOLAND Discovery Centre named Graeme Dymond as the Brick Factor winner ! Graeme will become the attraction’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Master Model Builder.

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Children’s Own Media Museum: a pop-up gallery created by children and families

Che Marville of The Children’s Own Media Museum recently spoke to our blog about the value of arts programming for children. The following is what she wanted to share with our readers: At the Children’s Own Media Museum (COMM) we believe the greatest generation is here today and growing up fast. Our mission is to give children the tools, inspiration …

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Toronto’s legendary Trane Studio: A lesson in history, art and tradition

Over the years, dozens of musical icons have inspired and birthed new cultural movements, ideas and methodologies. We have seen their legacies furthered and preserved in the forms of countless tributes, reincarnations and even the occasional parody. Toronto’s Trane Studio did its part to remind us of the contributions made by saxophone prodigy and musical legend, John Coltrane, until it …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Posture

Proper posture is the key to good balance and to staying on your feet. Shoulders back and down, feet apart, knees bent, and, above all, keep your head up! While we probably should stand like this without our skates on, most of us don’t. Paying attention to how you hold your body on the ice will improve your stride and …

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