Co-produced with

Zero Gravity Circus

Harbourfront Centre partners with Zero Gravity Circus for the fourth year in a row to present a unique, positive and continuously evolving three-day event featuring extraordinary circus artists from around the world! Please click here to download and print a schedule of weekend events for your convenience. Part of Hot Spot 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Discipline:

Venue:

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Bruce Horak – Ringmaster

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Music

Ringmaster Bruce Horak is your host for the weekend!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Balanzo!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Balanzo! is the last surviving member of the legendary Royal Balanzo Family, a troupe of legendary circus performers!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Through cheap trickery and genuine magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Greg Tarlin

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

This former Canadian juggling champion can juggle just about anything. Don’t get too close, or he just might juggle you!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Steve Elvay's Magic Show

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

A fast-paced and visual extravaganza of expertly interlaced family friendly comedy, mystifying magic and playful audience participation!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring the National Circus School

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Class is in session for the only school to provide advanced circus arts training in North America!

Site Animators

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Organ grinders, stilt walkers, clowns and crazy characters of all stripes will be roaming around Harbourfront Centre NOT minding their own business!

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops

11:00am – 4:00pm

Family

Learning

Kids from ages 5-14 can try out aerial and acrobatic equipment with circus professionals from the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre & Circus Training Studio.

The Natrel™ Clown Club w/ Rebecca Northan

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Last year’s hit club returns! Using games, jokes, physical comedy and interaction, kids graduate into bona fide clowns, complete with a diploma!

Circus Showroom: Past, Present & Future

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Visual Arts

Stroll through circus history with this incredible display of old circus posters and photographs, in addition to miniature circus figures.

PICK-UR-PIC: Blast to Circus Past

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Kids get to dress their families and themselves in traditional circus attire and have their photos taken for an authentic circus flyer.

Take-A-Bow Buttons

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Draw a picture of yourself doing something that you’re proud of and have it made into a button!

Design with the Drop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Join the Orange Drop team in an interactive workshop perfect for the whole family where kids can design, draw, play and create while learning about Orange Drop materials and what we can do with them!

LEGO® Funhouse

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Have a blast building LEGO® creations and play the new LEGO® board games!

The Everyday Talent Display

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Wiggle your ears? Recite the alphabet backwards? Kids are invited to enter into the ring and showcase their unique and wonky talents!

Cirque Dirt: Outer Space Under Ground

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Garden Jane is back to teach you about why the earth rains – not the sky – and other interesting environmental facts!

Hoop-A-Loop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Practice the fine art of the hula hoop with some loopy experts!

Balloon Virtuosos!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Check out the crazy balloon sculptures from Zero Gravity Circus!

Canadian Family Fun Zone

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Join our cupcake celebration with Canadian Family magazine as they kick off their 15th year!

Canoe Rides on The Natrel™ Pond

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Our famous canoe rides will be available at The Natrel™ Pond all weekend long!

Canadian National Youth Circus

11:45am

Family

Come see what these talented young performers have accomplished as they remind kids everywhere that anything is possible once they let their imaginations soar.

The Giant Magician by Panadream Theatre

12:00pm

Family

Theatre

Enter the realm of The Giant Magician – a string marionette comedy that incorporates clowning, magic and puppetry.

Vague de Cirque

1:00pm

Family

A not-to-miss spectacle incorporating amazing acrobatic feats and endearing colourful characters!

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Theatre

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

3:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

3:30pm

Family

Literary Arts

Theatre

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

C!RCA: 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes

4:00pm

Family

Last at World Stage in ’08 and direct from Brisbane, Australia! You won't believe your eyes when these multi-skilled performers cram the most circus acts possible into the least amount of time.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

4:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Bruce Horak – Ringmaster

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Music

Ringmaster Bruce Horak is your host for the weekend!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring DynaMike

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

He's Dynamic! He's Mike! He's DynaMike – a feel-good comedy stuntman with the energy of a six-year-old on a sugar high.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Balanzo!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Balanzo! is the last surviving member of the legendary Royal Balanzo Family, a troupe of legendary circus performers!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Through cheap trickery and genuine magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Greg Tarlin

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

This former Canadian juggling champion can juggle just about anything. Don’t get too close, or he just might juggle you!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Steve Elvay's Magic Show

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

A fast-paced and visual extravaganza of expertly interlaced family friendly comedy, mystifying magic and playful audience participation!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring the National Circus School

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Class is in session for the only school to provide advanced circus arts training in North America!

Site Animators

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Organ grinders, stilt walkers, clowns and crazy characters of all stripes will be roaming around Harbourfront Centre NOT minding their own business!

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops

11:00am – 4:00pm

Family

Learning

Kids from ages 5-14 can try out aerial and acrobatic equipment with circus professionals from the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre & Circus Training Studio.

The Natrel™ Clown Club w/ Rebecca Northan

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Last year’s hit club returns! Using games, jokes, physical comedy and interaction, kids graduate into bona fide clowns, complete with a diploma!

Circus Showroom: Past, Present & Future

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Visual Arts

Stroll through circus history with this incredible display of old circus posters and photographs, in addition to miniature circus figures.

PICK-UR-PIC: Blast to Circus Past

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Kids get to dress their families and themselves in traditional circus attire and have their photos taken for an authentic circus flyer.

Take-A-Bow Buttons

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Draw a picture of yourself doing something that you’re proud of and have it made into a button!

Design with the Drop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Join the Orange Drop team in an interactive workshop perfect for the whole family where kids can design, draw, play and create while learning about Orange Drop materials and what we can do with them!

LEGO® Funhouse

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Have a blast building LEGO® creations and play the new LEGO® board games!

The Everyday Talent Display

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Wiggle your ears? Recite the alphabet backwards? Kids are invited to enter into the ring and showcase their unique and wonky talents!

Cirque Dirt: Outer Space Under Ground

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Garden Jane is back to teach you about why the earth rains – not the sky – and other interesting environmental facts!

Hoop-A-Loop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Practice the fine art of the hula hoop with some loopy experts!

Balloon Virtuosos!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Check out the crazy balloon sculptures from Zero Gravity Circus!

Canadian Family Fun Zone

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Join our cupcake celebration with Canadian Family magazine as they kick off their 15th year!

Canoe Rides on The Natrel™ Pond

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Our famous canoe rides will be available at The Natrel™ Pond all weekend long!

Canadian National Youth Circus

11:45am

Family

Come see what these talented young performers have accomplished as they remind kids everywhere that anything is possible once they let their imaginations soar.

The Giant Magician by Panadream Theatre

12:00pm

Family

Theatre

Enter the realm of The Giant Magician – a string marionette comedy that incorporates clowning, magic and puppetry.

Vague de Cirque

1:00pm

Family

A not-to-miss spectacle incorporating amazing acrobatic feats and endearing colourful characters!

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Theatre

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

3:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

3:30pm

Family

Literary Arts

Theatre

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

C!RCA: 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes

4:00pm

Family

Last at World Stage in ’08 and direct from Brisbane, Australia! You won't believe your eyes when these multi-skilled performers cram the most circus acts possible into the least amount of time.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

4:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Bruce Horak – Ringmaster

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Music

Ringmaster Bruce Horak is your host for the weekend!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring DynaMike

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

He's Dynamic! He's Mike! He's DynaMike – a feel-good comedy stuntman with the energy of a six-year-old on a sugar high.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Balanzo!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Balanzo! is the last surviving member of the legendary Royal Balanzo Family, a troupe of legendary circus performers!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Through cheap trickery and genuine magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Steve Elvay's Magic Show

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

A fast-paced and visual extravaganza of expertly interlaced family friendly comedy, mystifying magic and playful audience participation!

Site Animators

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Organ grinders, stilt walkers, clowns and crazy characters of all stripes will be roaming around Harbourfront Centre NOT minding their own business!

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops

11:00am – 4:00pm

Family

Learning

Kids from ages 5-14 can try out aerial and acrobatic equipment with circus professionals from the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre & Circus Training Studio.

The Natrel™ Clown Club w/ Rebecca Northan

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Last year’s hit club returns! Using games, jokes, physical comedy and interaction, kids graduate into bona fide clowns, complete with a diploma!

Circus Showroom: Past, Present & Future

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Visual Arts

Stroll through circus history with this incredible display of old circus posters and photographs, in addition to miniature circus figures.

PICK-UR-PIC: Blast to Circus Past

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Kids get to dress their families and themselves in traditional circus attire and have their photos taken for an authentic circus flyer.

Take-A-Bow Buttons

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Draw a picture of yourself doing something that you’re proud of and have it made into a button!

Design with the Drop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Join the Orange Drop team in an interactive workshop perfect for the whole family where kids can design, draw, play and create while learning about Orange Drop materials and what we can do with them!

LEGO® Funhouse

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Have a blast building LEGO® creations and play the new LEGO® board games!

The Everyday Talent Display

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Wiggle your ears? Recite the alphabet backwards? Kids are invited to enter into the ring and showcase their unique and wonky talents!

Cirque Dirt: Outer Space Under Ground

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Garden Jane is back to teach you about why the earth rains – not the sky – and other interesting environmental facts!

Hoop-A-Loop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Learning

Practice the fine art of the hula hoop with some loopy experts!

Balloon Virtuosos!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Check out the crazy balloon sculptures from Zero Gravity Circus!

Canadian Family Fun Zone

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Join our cupcake celebration with Canadian Family magazine as they kick off their 15th year!

Canoe Rides on The Natrel™ Pond

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Our famous canoe rides will be available at The Natrel™ Pond all weekend long!

Canadian National Youth Circus

11:45am

Family

Come see what these talented young performers have accomplished as they remind kids everywhere that anything is possible once they let their imaginations soar.

The Giant Magician by Panadream Theatre

12:00pm

Family

Theatre

Enter the realm of The Giant Magician – a string marionette comedy that incorporates clowning, magic and puppetry.

Vague de Cirque

1:00pm

Family

A not-to-miss spectacle incorporating amazing acrobatic feats and endearing colourful characters!

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

2:00pm

Family

Literary Arts

Theatre

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

3:30pm

Family

Literary Arts

Theatre

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

C!RCA: 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes

4:00pm

Family

Last at World Stage in ’08 and direct from Brisbane, Australia! You won't believe your eyes when these multi-skilled performers cram the most circus acts possible into the least amount of time.

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