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Take a trip to the Arctic to experience throat singers, storytellers, films and folk musicians.

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Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Legacies 150 / Générations 150 featuring Bonnie Ammaaq

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Legacies 150 / Générations 150 is an interactive photo album that applies a contemporary lens to the ideas of legacy and inheritance, employing first-person stories to explore where we’ve come from and what we’re becoming.

Visual Arts

miniPong

6:00pm –11:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront Centre's North Orchard a playful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone!

Family

Lakeview Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Shopping

Food Vendors

6:00pm –11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

Food

Nick Sherman with Jess Morgan

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Nick Sherman sings the boreal forest blues with his folk-roots band. As part of the Sound Journeys project, he is joined by British singer-songwriter Jess Morgan.

Music

Films of the North

7:00pm – 9:30pm

The National Film Board of Canada co-presents selections from their invaluable collection of films representing Canada’s north.

Family

Film

Water Honouring Ceremony with Naulaq LeDrew

7:55pm – 8:00pm

Inuit elder and Indigenous throat singer Naulaq LeDrew opens the Concert Stage for Northern Passages with a special water honouring ceremony.

Music

Spoken Word

Cris Derksen

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Cris Derksen’s captivating melodies and steadfast baselines played on her cello capture the attention of audiences worldwide. She will be joined by Jesse Baird on drums and Nimkii Osawamick hoop dancing.

Music

Le Vent du Nord

9:30pm –11:00pm

Le Vent du Nord is an award-winning roots band and an influential force in Quebec's traditional folk music revival. As their name suggests, this "northern wind" will blow you away.

Music

Jess Morgan

12:00pm –12:45pm

UK-based Jess Morgan performs unfancied gutsy songs with heart, passion and rootsy Americana-inspired melodies.

Music

Films of the North

12:00pm – 9:00pm

The National Film Board of Canada co-presents selections from their invaluable collection of films representing Canada’s north.

Family

Film

Once Upon the Water

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Past, present, and future come together when a Storyteller joins you for a boat ride in the Natrel Pond, sharing their stories from Canada’s north.

Family

Learning

Legacies 150 / Générations 150 featuring Bonnie Ammaaq

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Legacies 150 / Générations 150 is an interactive photo album that applies a contemporary lens to the ideas of legacy and inheritance, employing first-person stories to explore where we’ve come from and what we’re becoming.

Visual Arts

Creating with Glass: Becky Lauzon, Artist-In-Residence

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Watch Becky Lauzon create with glass, and answer questions on her inspiration, craft, and process.

Craft & Design

Learning

Lakeview Market

12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Shopping