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September 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Friday, September 1, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Red Hot Market

Friday, September 1, 2017
6:00pm–11:00pm

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this festival, Harbourfront Centre presents a newly-curated, re-imagined Red Hot Market, including more than 20 fiery food vendors, along with sizzling sauces and flaming food accessories

September 1–4,2017

miniPong

Friday, September 1, 2017
6:00pm–11:00pm

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

September 1–4,2017

Geneviève Marentette

Friday, September 1, 2017
6:30pm– 7:30pm

Geneviève “Gigi” Marentette is joined by masterful bassist George Koller, guitar hero Eric St-Laurent and rising star drummer Sarah Thawer for a unique set of modern jazz & groove.

September 1, 2017

Joanna Majoko

Friday, September 1, 2017
7:30pm– 8:30pm

Surrender to Joanna Majoko's silky and pure voice, sweet lyricism and cunning compositional abilities.

September 1, 2017

20 Foodie Films

Friday, September 1, 2017
7:30pm– 9:30pm

A mouth-watering collection of 20 films co-presented with the NFB.

September 1–4,2017

Barbra Lica

Friday, September 1, 2017
9:00pm– 9:45pm

Don’t miss JUNO-nominated Barbra Lica as she presents all new songs and stories from her latest album, I’m Still Learning, uniquely combining original songs with a vintage-pop feel and re-imagined standards from the era of Doris Day and Peggy Lee.

September 1, 2017

Matt Dusk

Friday, September 1, 2017
9:45pm–10:45pm

The platinum-selling Canadian favourite and Juno nominee lights up the stage with his classic jazz stylings.

September 1, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Saturday, September 2, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Red Hot Market

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this festival, Harbourfront Centre presents a newly-curated, re-imagined Red Hot Market, including more than 20 fiery food vendors, along with sizzling sauces and flaming food accessories

September 1–4,2017

20 Foodie Films

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00pm– 9:00pm

A mouth-watering collection of 20 films co-presented with the NFB.

September 1–4,2017

Denielle Bassels

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00pm– 1:30pm

Hear the unique blend of swing, blues, indie and folk music from Toronto's rising star Denielle Bassels!

September 2, 2017

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and make exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

September 2–4,2017

Creating with Glass & Copper: Silvia Taylor, Artist-in-Residence

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

See artist Silvia Taylor create with glass and copper, and answer questions on her inspiration, craft and process.

September 2–3,2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Author & Chef Sang Kim: Food Demo

Saturday, September 2, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

A spicy food demo all about kimchi, Korea's most iconic staple food, and how it is best served with seasonal Ontario-grown pears and apples.

September 2, 2017

Games, Games, Games!

Saturday, September 2, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games - checkers, chess, dominoes and more!

September 2–4,2017

miniPong

Saturday, September 2, 2017
1:00pm–11:00pm

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

September 1–4,2017

Chef Paola Solorzano of Santo Pecado

Saturday, September 2, 2017
2:00pm– 2:30pm

Learn how to make Chicken Tinga and Mushroom Al Pastor with Chef Paola Solorzano from Santo Pecado. For samples, visit the Santo Pecado booth in the Red Hot Market.

September 2–3,2017

Chef Olivier Le Calvez: Food Demo

Saturday, September 2, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Join El Catrin's Chef Olivier Le Calvez as he shares his knowledge of uniquely authentic and modern Mexican cuisine.

September 2, 2017

Nathan Hiltz

Saturday, September 2, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Don't miss Canadian jazz guitarist Nathan Hiltz at this year’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival!

September 2, 2017

Harrison Kennedy

Saturday, September 2, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Come witness JUNO-winning musical troubadour Harrison Kennedy as he travels the globe sharing his unique country blues with audiences around the world.

September 2, 2017

Saffron Spice Kitchen: Food Demo

Saturday, September 2, 2017
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Saffron Spice Kitchen shares the secrets to their delicious dishes.

September 2, 2017

Melissa Lauren Trio

Saturday, September 2, 2017
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Don’t miss Toronto's very own and Toronto All-Star Big Band singer, Melissa Lauren!

September 2, 2017

Chef Nicole Gomes: Food Demo

Saturday, September 2, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Join Top Chef Canada: All-Stars winner and Calgary's very own celebrity Chief Chicken Officer, Chef Nicole Gomes!

September 2, 2017

Mike Nagoda and the Spectrum Blues Band

Saturday, September 2, 2017
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Double slide guitarist Mike Nagoda dazzles with his unique style of queer electric blues. .

September 2, 2017

Joel Johnson Band

Saturday, September 2, 2017
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Don't miss Joel Johnson, one of Canada's most electrifying guitarists, brings his energetic styles of blues from swing, funk, rock and slide guitar blues to the Concert Stage.

September 2, 2017

Red Hot Cabaret featuring Sharron Matthews and Shawn Hitchins

Saturday, September 2, 2017
9:00pm–11:00pm

Cabaret superstars Sharron Matthews and Shawn Hitchins present a night of salty stories and saucy music. With special guests Leila and Tringa Rexhepi.

September 2, 2017

Dawn Tyler Watson

Saturday, September 2, 2017
9:30pm–11:00pm

Come bear witness to Dawn Tyler Watson’s artistic style blending an eclectic influence of jazz, soul, folk and rock that pushes the boundaries of traditional blues into a whole new dimension.

September 2, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Sunday, September 3, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Kalya Ramu

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:00pm– 1:30pm

Drawing influence from her favourite vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Doris Day, Kalya has developed her own multi-faceted, unique voice.

September 3, 2017

Red Hot Market

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this festival, Harbourfront Centre presents a newly-curated, re-imagined Red Hot Market, including more than 20 fiery food vendors, along with sizzling sauces and flaming food accessories

September 1–4,2017

Creating with Glass & Copper: Silvia Taylor, Artist-in-Residence

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

See artist Silvia Taylor create with glass and copper, and answer questions on her inspiration, craft and process.

September 2–3,2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

20 Foodie Films

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:00pm– 9:00pm

A mouth-watering collection of 20 films co-presented with the NFB.

September 1–4,2017

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and make exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

September 2–4,2017

ChiliKids – Junior Chef Competition

Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:30pm– 1:30pm

A cooking competition for the aspiring young master chef to explore the wonderful world of food!

September 3, 2017 12&15

miniPong

Sunday, September 3, 2017
1:00pm–11:00pm

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

September 1–4,2017

Games, Games, Games!

Sunday, September 3, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games - checkers, chess, dominoes and more!

September 2–4,2017

Sunday Scene: Abbas Rizvi

Sunday, September 3, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Abbas Rizvi is a Toronto-based draftsman and Lead Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. He completed his BFA at OCAD University in Drawing and Painting and has recently exhibited at Gallery 1313 and Hazelton Lanes Fine Arts. Rizvi will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

September 3, 2017

Chef Paola Solorzano of Santo Pecado

Sunday, September 3, 2017
2:00pm– 2:30pm

Learn how to make Chicken Tinga and Mushroom Al Pastor with Chef Paola Solorzano from Santo Pecado. For samples, visit the Santo Pecado booth in the Red Hot Market.

September 2–3,2017

ChiliKids – Junior Chef Competition

Sunday, September 3, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

A cooking competition for the aspiring young master chef to explore the wonderful world of food!

September 3, 2017 12&15

Avery Raquel

Sunday, September 3, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

With a mix of soul, blues, R&B and jazz, reminiscent of artists such as Nora Jones, contemporary soul artist Avery Raquel brings her passion and rare vocal talents to Harbourfront Centre!

September 3, 2017

Angelique Francis

Sunday, September 3, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Get ready for a serenade by rising star, Angelique Francis, who is joining the ranks of the blues/soul and roots music scene at warp speed!

September 3, 2017

Al Basha

Sunday, September 3, 2017
4:00pm– 4:30pm

Learn how to make Babaganoush and Pepper Bread with Chef Matda Boshi from Al Basha. For samples, visit the Al Basha booth in the Red Hot Market!

September 3, 2017

Chef Roger Mooking

Sunday, September 3, 2017
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Chef Roger Mooking ignites the festival with a red-hot cooking demo. Host of Cooking Channel's Man Fire Food and Food Network Canada's Everyday Exotic as well as resident judge on Chopped Canada, this award-winning chef will share his obsession of cooking with fire.

September 3, 2017

Søren Nissen

Sunday, September 3, 2017
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Vibe with Saskatoon native turned Toronto dweller Søren Nissen! This creative yet grounded bassist shows off his strong rhythm, expertise and musical sensitivity that is recognizable across many musical genres and settings.

September 3, 2017

Toronto Eats Author Amy Rosen & Chef Luis Valenzuela: Food Demo and Book Signing

Sunday, September 3, 2017
6:30pm– 7:30pm

Don't miss Toronto Eats bestselling author Amy Rosen and Chef Luis Valenzuela of Carmen Cocina Española and The Latin Kitchen as they discuss the cookbook of the year and demonstrate their favorite dish!

September 3, 2017

Spencer MacKenzie

Sunday, September 3, 2017
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Spencer MacKenzie has the blues running through his veins! Don’t miss this young trail blazer for the next generation of the blues.

September 3, 2017

Lucas Haneman Express

Sunday, September 3, 2017
8:00pm– 9:00pm

A fun-filled, bluesy and funky musical ride featuring songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Lucas Haneman along with three of Ottawa’s best musicians.

September 3, 2017

Cécile Doo-Kingué

Sunday, September 3, 2017
9:30pm–11:00pm

Doo-Kingué is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada's current roster of great guitarists.

September 3, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Monday, September 4, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Parvaaz

Monday, September 4, 2017
12:00pm–12:45pm

This millenial psychedelic rock band from India has an Eastern feel, a Western appeal and a global soul.

September 4, 2017

Red Hot Market

Monday, September 4, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this festival, Harbourfront Centre presents a newly-curated, re-imagined Red Hot Market, including more than 20 fiery food vendors, along with sizzling sauces and flaming food accessories

September 1–4,2017

20 Foodie Films

Monday, September 4, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

A mouth-watering collection of 20 films co-presented with the NFB.

September 1–4,2017

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Monday, September 4, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and make exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

September 2–4,2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Jesse Ryan

Monday, September 4, 2017
12:45pm– 1:30pm

Experience Jesse Ryan's Afro-Caribbean jazz music that celebrates the cultural and rhythmic connections between North America and the islands. .

September 4, 2017

miniPong

Monday, September 4, 2017
1:00pm– 6:00pm

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

September 1–4,2017

Games, Games, Games!

Monday, September 4, 2017
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games - checkers, chess, dominoes and more!

September 2–4,2017

Twice de Spice: Food Demo

Monday, September 4, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Learn how to create the delicious and healthy Trinidadian dish “Pelau” with Marida and Narida!

September 4, 2017

Valeria Matzner

Monday, September 4, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

The excitement of Brazilian samba, the sweet seductiveness of bossa nova and the passion of tango insinuate their way into Valeria Matzner’s music.

September 4, 2017

Luanda Jones

Monday, September 4, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Luanda Jones moves with ease between the suave, jazz-inflected and rhythmically traditional Brazilian moods to the more rambunctious sounds of funk and afrobeat, with a few electronic experimentations thrown in for good measure.

September 4, 2017

Chef Jonathan Gushue: Food Demo

Monday, September 4, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

Don’t miss your chance to learn from the multiple awarding-winning chef of The Berlin restaurant as he shares a secret or two at this food demo!

September 4, 2017

June Garber

Monday, September 4, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Experience June Garber's exciting jazz, blues, and Latin feels with contemporary songs spun into unusual arrangements.

September 4, 2017

Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana

Monday, September 4, 2017
5:00pm– 6:30pm

Having toured the world, Jane Bunnett returns to Harbourfront Centre to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hot & Spicy Food Festival, bringing the very first showcase of the Spirits of Havana outside Cuba to the Concert Stage.

September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Veg Food Fest Vendors

Friday, September 8, 2017
4:00pm– 9:00pm

Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking with over 140 vendors. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone!

September 8–10,2017

Jo-Anne McArthur: Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos

Friday, September 8, 2017
4:00pm– 9:00pm

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years.

September 8–10,2017

The Future of Food

Friday, September 8, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Join international and local experts Bruce Friedrich, Dr. Sailesh Rao, Dr. Tushar Mehta, Stephen Scharper, and the Humane Society’s Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes in this controversial panel on The Future of Food.

September 8, 2017

Anita Krajnc: Bearing Witness with Toronto Pig Save

Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Anita Krajnc, co-founder and an organizer with TorontoPigSave.org and TheSaveMovement.org, works to expand the movement worldwide and and organize vegan outreach, climate vegan and ad campaigns.

September 8, 2017

Bryonie Wise: The Practice of Kindness

Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

In this hour-long workshop, using a mix of conversation, meditation and writing exercises, we'll explore ahimsa, the principal of non-violence towards all beings, ourselves included.

September 8, 2017

Candice Hutchings – How to Make a Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

Friday, September 8, 2017
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Join the Edgy Veg chef, Candice Hutchings, as she re-purposes a familiar favourite, the Philly Cheesesteak, for an audience with sophisticated palettes & food-nerd obsessions.

September 8, 2017

Film: Unlocking the Cage

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

September 8, 2017

How a Plant-Based Diet Will Make You Sexier

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Marco Pagliarulo will discuss how to improve your sex appeal on several fronts – your skin, your mood, and your smell – with a plant-based diet.

September 8, 2017

Organic Casting (1 day)

Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn various methods of primitive casting. Participants will then turn the cast pieces into wearable jewellery.

September 9, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Jo-Anne McArthur: Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm– 9:00pm

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years.

September 8–10,2017

Veg Food Fest Vendors

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm– 9:00pm

Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking with over 140 vendors. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone!

September 8–10,2017

Gourmet Vegan Cooking with Chef Doug McNish

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Explore vegan cooking with Doug McNish of Doug’s Public Kitchen and sample delicious recipes from the author of Vegan Everyday, Eat Raw, Eat Well, and Raw, Quick and Delicious.

September 9, 2017

Jonathan Balcombe, What a Fish Knows

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Jonathan Balcombe combines science with storytelling to explore the colorful lives of the least understood (and most maligned) vertebrates on Earth.

September 9, 2017

Bruce Friedrich – Seeds of Disruption: How Food Technology Will Save the Planet

Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Bruce Friedrich will discuss why animal protein alternatives are gaining popularity; how slaughter-free meat grown in a brewery will change how the world eats; and why the future of protein is directly linked to the future of the planet itself.

September 9, 2017

Shoshana Chaim – How to Get Children (of any Age) to Eat Plant-Based

Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Shoshana has combined the top 5 methods thats she and her nutrition clients use in order to get children to eat more plant-based without the stress and fighting.

September 9, 2017

Desiree Nielsen: You are what you(r bacteria) eat: how plants power gut health

Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Learn more about the miraculous relationship between you and your gut and how a plant-centred diet will help you restore vibrant health from the inside out.

September 9, 2017

Monique Koch: How to Make Vegan Life Practical for Families

Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Monique will showcase easy, flavourful and family-friendly cooking with tips on practical ways to transition into veganism as a family.

September 9, 2017

The Bearded Vegans Live Podcast Taping: Veganism Is Not About Vegans

Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

In this live podcast event , The Bearded Vegans will be discussing an important framework for how to best advocate for animals, participate in productive discussions and ultimately make more vegans.

September 9, 2017

TVA’s Guide to Being Veg in Toronto

Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Join the Toronto Vegetarian Association for this interactive workshop! We’ll share our best tips, tricks, and tools for being vegan or vegetarian in the Greater Toronto Area.

September 9, 2017

David Hance – Sea Shepherd: Celebrating 40 Years on the Frontline of Marine Conservation

Saturday, September 9, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Join us for an exclusive Skype session with David Hance, Chief Operating Officer of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – dedicated to research, investigation, and enforcement of laws, treaties, resolutions and regulations established to protect marine wildlife worldwide.

September 9, 2017

How to Go Vegan as a Family

Saturday, September 9, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Get the best tips and tricks on navigating the plant-based world as a family in this panel discussion with Monique Koch, Pamela Fergusson, Desiree Nielsen, and Nathan Erskine-Smith.

September 9, 2017

Taymer Mason: Last Summer Beach Party

Saturday, September 9, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Say goodbye to the summer island style with vegan fish tacos made with the tropical fruit soursop, curry mayo and tantalizing mango chow, tamarind mocktails and pineapple mango ice cream.

September 9, 2017

Adam Chaim – From Illness to Ironman

Saturday, September 9, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Join Adam as he tells his story of how a tumour found by accident and a terrifying prognosis helped him find a plant-based lifestyle, heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.

September 9, 2017

John Lewis (Bad Ass Vegan) – Vegans Aren’t Filling Up The Hospitals

Saturday, September 9, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

John Lewis discusses his take on the vegan movement and why people should incorporate a plant-based lifestyle for themselves and for the planet.

September 9, 2017

The Intersectionality of Veganism and Feminism

Saturday, September 9, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Discover the parallels between veganism and feminism in this panel discussion with Carol J. Adams, Lisa Le, Anita Krajnc and Krista Hiddema.

September 9, 2017

Richa Gupta – 5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Saturday, September 9, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

September 9, 2017

Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes – Helping Canadians Eat More Compassionately and Sustainably

Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Riana Topan and Julie MacInnes from the Humane Society International/Canada will explain the most important food-related changes happening today in the Canadian context.

September 9, 2017

Film: Dr. Michael Greger – How Not to Die

Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:30pm– 8:30pm

Enjoy a virtual presentation of Dr. Greger and learn how to eat for optimal health from the author of the New York Times bestseller, How Not To Die.

September 9, 2017

Lisa Le – How to Love Your Veggies

Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:00pm– 9:00pm

September 9, 2017

Veg Food Fest Vendors

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Taste Toronto’s best veg cooking with over 140 vendors. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone!

September 8–10,2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Jo-Anne McArthur: Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years.

September 8–10,2017

Carol J. Adams – The Sexual Politics of Meat

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show is an evolving one-hour dynamic and challenging presentation that uses images of women and animals in contemporary popular culture to discuss oppressive attitudes.

September 10, 2017

Lynda Turner – Vegan Cheese Fondue Two Ways!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Lynda Turner presents simple recipes suitable for any occasion that will have you ready to fondue like a boss in no time!

September 10, 2017

Pamela Fergusson – Will I Lose Weight if I Go Vegan?

Sunday, September 10, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Are you thinking of going vegan for the weight loss? Health benefits? Or maybe you are already vegan, but you would like to be a healthier. Come to this session to learn how to maximize the benefits of being vegan, and why losing weight may not be the whole story.

September 10, 2017

Nathan Isberg – Inside the Kitchen of Awai Restaurant

Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Join plant-based chef, Nathan Isberg, and get a taste of Toronto’s popular Bloor West restaurant, Awai.

September 10, 2017

Just Beet It: Thriving as a Plant-Based Athlete

Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

You can lift weights and run miles on a plant-based diet? Absolutely! Join John Lewis, Adam Chaim, Dominick Thompson and Anne-Marie Campbell in a panel discussion on how to thrive as a vegan athlete.

September 10, 2017

Sailesh Rao – Inspiring the Great Transition

Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

In this talk, Dr. Sailesh Rao uses his personal story to show how we can re-frame commonly held stories to help each other transform our civilization into a life-affirming global culture.

September 10, 2017

Intelligence of farmed animals and the how-to’s of living a compassionate lifestyle

Sunday, September 10, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Krista Hiddema, vice president of Mercy For Animals in Canada, explores the rich and deep emotional lives of farmed animals and helps us learn what we can do to live a compassionate and cruelty-free life.

September 10, 2017

Sam Turnbull – Get-er done vegan recipes!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Join Sam Turnbull in her energetic kitchen while she demonstrates how to make vegan cooking quick, EASY, and totally scrumptious!

September 10, 2017

Les Idées heureuses: Love’s Lament

Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:00pm

Intricate, voluptuous love songs from late medieval France and Italy, performed by Les Idées heureuses.

September 10, 2017

Dr. Tushar Mehta – 2017 Vegan Diet, Medical Science, Rock and Roll!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
4:30pm– 5:30pm

This lecture will cover how medical and nutritional science supports plant based diets to prevent important chronic diseases.

September 10, 2017

Amanda Dell’Aquila – Mindfulness and the Meat Industry

Sunday, September 10, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Have you ever been at odds with a meat-eating family member, watched footage from a factory farm, or attended a protest, and felt negative emotions? This session will help you understand the physiological response that contribute to your reaction, and give you the tools to restore a state of calm and clarity to help you live and advocate for what you believe in.

September 10, 2017

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith – Legislation for Animals

Sunday, September 10, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

How can we pass legislation to improve animal protections? Join Nathaniel Erskine-Smith as he delves into the answer behind this question.

September 10, 2017

Ishita Asher – Ayurvedic Cooking

Sunday, September 10, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Ishita will be sharing recipes incorporating the ancient knowledge of Ayurvedic science from India.

September 10, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Introductory Jewellery (6 Weeks)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
6:30pm– 9:30pm

In this 6-week course, participants learn a wide range of jewellery techniques such as piercing, soldering, filing, polishing, and surface techniques through creating samples and finished pieces.

September 12 – November 1, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Pottery (6 Weeks)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6:30pm– 9:30pm

In this 6-week course, participants learn to make cups, vases and bowls on the pottery wheel and with hand-building techniques.

August 2 – October 25, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Outside the Jar: The Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center

Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:00pm– 9:30pm

Join us for an engaging evening of contemporary Israeli ceramics featuring six artists who use the medium of clay to express thought-provoking concepts, incorporate innovative ideas and take advantage of the latest technological inventions in the field of ceramic art and beyond.

September 14, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Vive Latinoamérica presented by Latinamerican Alliance for Culture and Arts (ALCA)

Sunday, September 17, 2017
12:00pm– 9:00pm

Vive Latinoamérica, an interactive festival with Latin-American flavour, showcases traditional andean music, folk dances, piñata making, cooking and zumba workshops, live tropical dance music, aztec ceremony and native smudging ceremony performances.

September 17, 2017

Ton Beau String Quartet: “Return again, sweet springtime!”

Sunday, September 17, 2017
4:00pm

To close the Music Garden season, the Ton Beau String Quartet performs instrumental music saturated with song: Schubert’s Quartet in A Minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”), and Armenian folk songs arranged by Komitas Vardapet.

September 17, 2017

Waterfront Transit “Reset” Study Public Meeting

Monday, September 18, 2017
6:00pm– 8:30pm

We invite you to attend an upcoming public meeting for the Waterfront Transit “Reset” Phase 2 Study.

September 18, 2017

Artist Talk: Michael Landy

Monday, September 18, 2017
7:30pm– 8:30pm

The Power Plant presents an Artist Talk by Michael Landy, who is completing the Fleck Clerestory Commission. On view from Fall 2017 through May 2018, the project, titled DEMONSTRATION, is his first major exhibition in Canada. The artist will speak about the evolution of his work and then take questions from the audience.

September 18, 2017

Artist Talk: Amalia Pica

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00am– 8:00am

The Power Plant presents an Artist Talk by Fall 2017 exhibiting artist Amalia Pica. The artist will speak about the origins and evolution of her art-making, leading up to the newly commissioned work, Ears (2017), on view at The Power Plant. Following her talk, Pica will take questions from the audience.

September 21, 2017

Noel Guyomarc’h: History of Art Jewellery in Quebec

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00pm– 9:00pm

In conjunction with the exhibition, Le Labo: New Perspectives in Jewellery in Quebec, Noel Guyomarc’h presents a public lecture discussing art jewellery in Quebec from the 1940s to present day, as well as his process for curating Le Labo.

September 21, 2017

lbs/sq” – The Apology Project

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00pm

Choreographer Gerry Trentham returns to the Harbourfront Centre stage with The Apology Project, performing the work alongside Kevin Ormsby.

September 21–23,2017

HATCH: Eshan Rafi

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00pm

HATCH presents new work in progress by Eshan Rafi.

September 21, 2017

HATCH: lo bil

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00pm

HATCH presents new durational work by lo bil.

September 21, 2017

Belinda McGuire – Waltz Slaughterhouse Requiem

Friday, September 22, 2017
12:30pm

This solo dance event is performed by Belinda McGuire and features two world premieres. Waltz, by Sylvain Émard (Montreal); and McGuire’s own Slaughterhouse/Requiem.

September 22, 2017 12&20

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Friday, September 22, 2017
2:30pm– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

September 22–24,2017

Glass Blowing (Weekend)

Friday, September 22, 2017
6:30pm– 9:30pm

This weekend course covers solid (such as paperweights) and blown forms (such cups, bowls and plates), colour application, hot and cold techniques and use of studio equipment.

September 22, 2017 – May 25, 2018

HATCH: Bethany Ides

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00pm

HATCH presents new work in progress by Bethany Ides.

September 22, 2017

HATCH: Ellen Furey

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00pm

HATCH presents new performance in progress by Ellen Furey.

September 22, 2017

HATCH: Jonathan Adjemian and Collaborators

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00pm

HATCH presents new work in progress by Jonathan Adjemian and collaborators.

September 22, 2017

Belinda McGuire – Waltz Slaughterhouse Requiem

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00pm

This solo dance event is performed by Belinda McGuire and features two world premieres. Waltz, by Sylvain Émard (Montreal); and McGuire’s own Slaughterhouse/Requiem.

September 22, 2017 12&20

lbs/sq” – The Apology Project

Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00pm

Choreographer Gerry Trentham returns to the Harbourfront Centre stage with The Apology Project, performing the work alongside Kevin Ormsby.

September 21–23,2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00am– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

September 22–24,2017

Earring and Pendant Fabrication (Half Day)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00am– 3:00pm

In this five-hour workshop, participants will learn the basic techniques required to fabricate a set of earrings and a pendant out of sterling silver and semi-precious stones.

September 23, 2017

Silkscreen Printing (1 Day)

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

Students learn how to make screen positives, coat and shoot silkscreens. Students take home their own original screen prints at the end of the day.

September 23, 2017

Master Class: Amalia Pica

Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Participants are invited for a unique opportunity to meet with artist Amalia Pica for an informal conversation about her art practice and for a critique of participants' work. Participants will each have 15 minutes to discuss artworks (7 or 8 images, video, or performance of independent artworks or from an ongoing series), or anything else they prefer to show. After sharing personal insights about the intentions and progression of their art-making, Pica will lead discussion for creative feedback and constructive criticism.

September 23, 2017

lbs/sq” – The Apology Project

Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:00pm

Choreographer Gerry Trentham returns to the Harbourfront Centre stage with The Apology Project, performing the work alongside Kevin Ormsby.

September 21–23,2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00am– 8:00pm