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A weekend’s worth of art

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come down to Harbourfront Centre for a weekend of art openings, parties and creative shopping. The Centre Shop Newly renovated, our on-site gift and craft shop re-opens this Friday. Browse beautifully-designed and innovative artisan crafts made by local artists in our Craft & Design Studios, plus pieces by many Canadian artists and international designers. …

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We opened our new Craft & Design Studio with a smash – literally

Surrounded by 4 decades of Artists-in-Residence and friends, we officially opened our newly expanded and revitalized Craft & Design Studio with a reception and “ribbon smashing” on Saturday. A contemporary take on tradition, our current Glass Artists-in-Residence Andrea Kott, Nick Chase, Jesse Bromm, and Silvia Taylor collaborated on a glass ribbon to propel us into the next 40 years of Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre with a smash.

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Ontario Square: a landscape paradise for the public

June 23rd marked the official opening our new public space, Ontario Square. With the Ontario boreal forest as its inspiration, Ontario Square is the perfect spot for relaxing in the midst of 500 quaking aspen trees, taking in a daytime performance, or enjoying a quiet moment in the evening. The opening celebration included a performance by the Metis Fiddler Quartet, a traditional welcoming by Ojibwe Nation Elder Jacqui Lavallay and opening remarks from The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Harbourfront Centre CEO, William Boyle and Tenio Evangelista, President of Harbourfront Centre’s Board of Directors.

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Toronto Dance Theatre’s latest work is a pivotal anthem for Canadian dance

Toronto Dance Theatre’s Everyday Anthems made its world premiere last night at World Stage, gaining high praise from The Globe and Mail’s Paula Citron. The renowned dance critic labelled the Heidi Strauss-choreographed work a “triumph,” and a show that “certainly bears repeated viewings.”

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The Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle!

Planet IndigenUS, the worlds largest multidisciplinary aboriginal festival opened with a bang last Friday! Harbourfront Centre saw some of the best Aboriginal performances, exhibits and experiences it’s ever had on opening night.

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Opening Night Spectacle Brings Home the Sizzle

Sometimes it’s just nice to recognize those behind-the-scene folk making all the fun happen for us at Planet IndigenUS. Jennifer Podemski, producer, and Victoria Vaughan, associate producer, of last night’s Opening Spectacle were all smiles as they should be when a job is well done.

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Plex and the Opening Spectacle

I just came off a movie set with Plex aka Doug Bedard. I played a love scene with Doug’s character, Tommy, as voyeur.

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Uncharted Waters Interviews: Johan Hallberg-Campbell

We waited anxiously for the rain to stop (it was off and on), and when it did we pulled Johan Hallberg-Campbell aside and chatted about his work in the exhibition.

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NOT SO FAST | NSF

We’re definitely not pulling any “fast ones” with the opening of NOT SO FAST | NSF. As part of the summer exhibition series at the York Quay Centre, this show features artwork by seven Indigenous artists from across Canada, and one from Hawaii.

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The World Stage 2012 Season Opens To A Full House

This past Sunday was more than just the opening for Everything Under The Moon, it was the opening for the entire season. We celebrated in grand fashion with a party that followed the performance.

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