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Look who’s coming to the Leslieville Flea at Harbourfront Centre this Sunday

The next Leslieville Flea will be on Sunday, September 7th at Harbourfront exhibition common from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. This month we are excited to also have the Vegetarian Food Festival taking place at the Harbourfront Centre from 12:00PM – 7:00PM. You can’t ask for a better pair of events to spend your Sunday.

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Harbourfront Centre Wants to Know: Rice or Noodles?

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?

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10 Reasons to love, like and attend Yogapalooza

Curious about Yoga? Now’s your chance. We know it can be a little intimidating to walk into a Yoga Studio when you’ve never tried it before.  Yogapalooza is the perfect way to sample a wide variety of classes in a fun setting.  Join us for Yogapalooza – Movement, Music and Meditation at Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto on August 16 and 17. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this special weekend of free events.

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String together the perfect weekend

Sometimes the sounds of the city can leave you strung out, longing for inner peace. Most people think they need to leave the city to find this tranquility. But what if I told you that you can find relief from the city’s hustle and bustle without escaping the 416? Would you believe me?

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Stay Classy at Harbourfront Centre’s Classical VI

In the words of Anchorman Ron Burgundy, “Stay Classy” and add a little more  culture to your life at Harbourfront Centre’s Classical VI: Voice & Strings festival, from July 25 to 27. We are taking you on an all-expenses paid classical music world tour and promise to have you back in time for work on Monday. Take the time to experience the global classical music scene.

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Music with a mission: The Wake Up Madagascar tour takes the stage at Harbourfront Centre

When it comes to planning our summer festivals, we have an “essentials” list that we tend to stick to. First and foremost on this list is our attendees – can we truly have a good celebration without you? The answer is obviously “no.” But in order to attract you to our festivals, we need to give you something to look forward to. That’s where item number two on our “essentials” list comes into play: the events.

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Vendors to look out for during the China Now festival

This weekend, come down to the Harbourfront Centre to enjoy a fabulous weekend at our China Now festival. Forget what you thought you knew about Chinese culture. From disparate influences and traditions, to the intersections of people, space and time, the inaugural China Now festival seeks to explore China’s enormous worldwide legacy. We have highlighted 6 must-see vendors that will be selling their respective products at our Lake View Market and World Cafe. We’re proud to have Cre8cure, Sunshine Shakes, Imomonet, Bee 23 Natural Beauty Products, Lou Lou Beads and the Mandarin Restaurant joining is for our weekend of festivities!

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Experience Africa at Harbourfront Centre’s Habari Africa Festival (July 18-20)

Africa’s vibrant culture meets Toronto’s pristine waterfront from July 18 to 20, as Harbourfront Centre hosts the inaugural Habari Africa festival. Habari Africa, which means “Hello Africa” in Swahili, will feature a mix of traditional, fusion and emerging music and dance styles performed by musicians based in Canada, as well as international touring groups. Through modern and ancient expressions of stories used across Africa, Harbourfront Centre is pleased to provide Toronto with a truly authentic reflection of modern Africa.

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Experience China with the three fundamental F’s

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.

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Shanghai Restoration Project: crossing cultural and genre boundaries

The inaugural China Now festival, presented by Manulife, asks you to forget what you thought you knew about Chinese culture. Shanghai Restoration Project — performing free on July 12th — definitely exemplify this mandate, with a body of music both steeped in the past, while providing the soundtrack to the “Chinese” (aka: 21st) Century. The NY-based outfit mixes elements of Chinese culture with electronica and hip hop to create a diverse multi-media performance. We chatted with Emmy-winning creator and producer of the Shanghai Restoration Project Dave Liang (keyboard, vocals).

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