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Harbourfront Centre’s daring festival, BRAVE, returns for another spin on what it means to lead a meaningful, multi-faceted life. This year’s iteration of the festival zooms in on “Secret Lives, Second Chances.”

For 11 days in July, we uncover the hidden and concealed parts of ourselves through experiential theatre, immersive art, music, food and objects. BRAVE looks into the boxes we place ourselves in, the ones we try to break out of and the unexpected paths we take.


Get Personal with Chef KELIS

Thursday, July 11 / 8pm

An intimate evening of food and storytelling with Chef and Grammy nominated artist KELIS.

Tickets: $50–$125


Nat Randall & Anna Breckon’s The Second Woman

Saturday, July 20 / 3pm

100 different men drawn from the local community in an epic 24 hour endurance performance. You can stay for anywhere from 10 minutes to 24 hours — the choice is yours.

Tickets: $24


The Cold Record

July 16–21

A 12 year old boy tries to set the record for the most days leaving school sick — and the audience promises never to speak about what they witness.

Tickets: $15


Museum of Broken Relationships

June 29 – September 8

Don’t miss one of Europe’s most innovative and daring museums, curated by the public with mementos of past loves.



Saturday, July 13 / 9:30pm

Hailed as one of the 50 greatest voices in the world! Don’t miss Buika, for one-night only.


Reginald Dwayne Betts

Tuesday, July 16 / 8:00pm

“Who said nobody deserves a second chance?” Reginald Dwayne Betts spent eight years in prison, and went on to become a published author and Yale Law School graduate.


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