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Dancing on the Pier 2015: Mid-Season Recap

Can you believe how quickly the summer is moving? We can hear the back-to-school ads starting any day now (they always start too soon!) With summer reaching the halfway point, you need to make every moment count and there’s no way to enjoy it more than being active and outdoors among friends. Dancing on the Pier may be halfway through the …

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There are just two days left to vote for the SoundClash champion!

There just two more days left to help choose the winner of the 2015 SoundClash Music Award competition! Missed the show? No worries. See all five performances with never before seen interviews with some of the artists. Click here to vote for the SoundClash champion. Voting ends midnight on Friday, July 17. The winner will be announced Wednesday, July 22. Above …

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Fire up your Fridays with deep fried treats, DJs, dance crews and more

Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with FLOW 93.5, delivers an electrifying start to your weekend every Friday from July 3 – September 4. Each Friday features deep-fried delicacies, DJs, dance crews and big name artists from around the globe on the WestJet Stage. There is nothing this Friday night affair is missing, except a ticket price – it’s free! Your Friday …

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Get ready for another swingin’ season of Dancing on the Pier

Harbourfront Centre’s Dancing on the Pier returns for its fifth season, bringing live bands, smooth music and plenty of picturesque space to shake and jive. For 11 weeks, three signature bands will be on rotation, providing a different musical style for the evening. Grab your dancing shoes and a partner (or find one here!) and spend your summer evenings how …

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Put your hands together for the top five finalists in the SoundClash Music Awards

The shortlist for the SoundClash Music Awards have been announced and it’s music to our ears. With a range of cutting-edge artists and sounds from across the GTA, their performances on July ­­­11 at the Party on the Block festival will be sure to impress all music enthusiasts from a diversity of genres. Let’s meet our finalists: Above Top Secret …

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The SoundClash Music Award Experience: Jessica Stuart

Jessica Stuart and her band, The Jessica Stuart Few, were semi-finalists in the 2013 SoundClash Music Awards and placed second overall with their unique jazz-pop fusion. Featuring the sound of the Japanese harp, koto, which Jessica learned as a child in Japan, this band is a great example of the diverse and distinctive sounds showcased by the SoundClash Music Awards. Having …

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Celebrating five years of the SoundClash Music Awards

This year, Harbourfront Centre presents the fifth edition of the SoundClash Music Awards. To mark the occasion, we’ve given the idea of “letting the city hear your sound” a fresh new take. For this year’s competition, the five finalists will all perform at July’s Party on the Block, a brand-new weekend festival celebrating diverse street cultures from around the world. Hundreds of Toronto-area …

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The story of our universal connection to water

For its 25th anniversary season, Ballet Creole presents Agua Como Vida, featuring the modern and contemporary traditions of artistic director Patrick Parson and associate choreographer Gabby Kamino. Kamino’s background in dance, math and figure skating (she was a World Team Choreographer for Canadian National Figure skating Association and Olympic Competitors) influences and informs her present day work. Agua Como Vida tells the story of …

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A January filled with jams at DJ Skate Nights

With 2014 coming to a close, the DJ Skate Nights series is officially in full effect. Kicking the season off this December was New York house music legend Jellybean Benitez and Toronto’s own Groove Institute. They were followed by 1LoveTO’s annual Holiday Skating Party, which saw over 600 of you take to the ice making it a party to remember. …

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DJ Skate Nights 2014/15 season is officially here

Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights will once again drop the beat on the winter blahs for 11 straight weeks, inviting a stellar lineup of local party-starters and legendary international DJs to ramp up the scene on the Natrel Rink. No cover charge. No line-ups. Just beats, blades and good times from December 13–February 21 at Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Nights. …

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