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Taiwan, the tiny island where a world of food and culture meet

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

Lakeview Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

Located at the heart of Harbourfront Centre's festivals, the Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products as part of the full Harbourfront Centre experience.

Shopping

World Café

6:00pm –11:00pm

Hungry? The World Café is an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA.

Food

Bubble Tea Lounge

6:00pm –10:00pm

Enjoy bubble tea, a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in Taichung in the 1980s!

Family

Food

Magnetic Beats: TAIWANfest Edition

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Magnetic Beats is a weekly social and interactive series that combines urban dance and music in one meeting space. Fly Lady Di joins forces with Taiwanese EDM inspired by the icon Jeannie Hsieh to electrify in the Stage in the Round with beats, dancers and Taiwanese influences.

Dance

Music

Magic Power Concert

8:00pm –10:00pm

With three YouTube videos clocking in more than 10 million views each, Magic Power is one of the most sought-after rock bands in Taiwan.

Dance

Music

International Pan-Asian Culinary Competition

9:00am –12:00pm

Toronto has one of the most diverse populations in the world and the culinary scene is naturally dynamic and innovative. Taiwan has also been heavily influenced by cultures around the world. At this event, a group of Taiwanese chefs are invited to face off with local Pan-Asian culinary talents.

Food

International Pan-Asian Culinary Competition

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Toronto has one of the most diverse populations in the world and the culinary scene is naturally dynamic and innovative. Taiwan has also been heavily influenced by cultures around the world. At this event, a group of Taiwanese chefs are invited to face off with local Pan-Asian culinary talents.

Food

Ho-Deng Ensemble

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Ho-Deng Ensemble

Music

Cinematic Taiwan

12:00pm –12:30pm

Be sure to attend the screenings of some of the best animation films selected by Mark Ang.

Film

Learning

Spinning Tops & Origami Pigs

12:00pm – 7:00pm

Make your own spinning tops & origami pigs. Take them home and enjoy the fun of these traditional toys!

Craft & Design

Family

The Art of Seating

12:00pm – 7:00pm

The collage of imagination, traditions and new designs are becoming the trademark of Taiwanese crafts today. This collection of eight made-of-bamboo chairs is a perfect way to gain some insights into the Taiwanese Art of Seating.

Visual Arts

First Impressions

12:00pm – 7:00pm

When the "old" becomes the ingredients for the "new," generations connect and emotions fly.

Visual Arts

Exhibit: Gifts of the Sun

12:00pm – 7:00pm

We enjoy what nature has in store for us but the sun is one of the most important reasons for our existence.

Visual Arts

Hope Talk

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Hope Talk, created for the first time for TAIWANfest, is hosting many individuals from Taiwan and Canada to share their perspectives for the future.

Learning

Formosa Chat

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Formosa Chat, created for the first time for TAIWANfest, is hosting many individuals from Taiwan and Canada to share their stories about Taiwan.

Learning

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