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Due to construction in the area, please allow extra travel time when visiting Harbourfront Centre. Details here.

July 21-23,2017
Weekend of Week 29 of Year 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Friday, July 21, 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, July 21, 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

Legacies 150 / Générations 150 featuring Bonnie Ammaaq

Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

July 21–23,2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Friday, July 21, 2017
3:30pm– 8:00pm

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

July 20 – September 4, 2017

miniPong

Friday, July 21, 2017
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!

July 21–23,2017

Lakeview Market

Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

July 21–23,2017

Food Vendors

Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

July 21–23,2017

Nick Sherman with Jess Morgan

Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

July 21, 2017

Films of the North

Friday, July 21, 2017
7:00pm– 9:30pm

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

July 21–23,2017

Water Honouring Ceremony with Naulaq LeDrew

Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

July 21, 2017

Cris Derksen

Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

July 21, 2017

Le Vent du Nord

Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

July 21, 2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Saturday, July 22, 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.

July 20 – September 4, 2017

Silver or Gold Ring (1 day)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn basic jewellery techniques to complete a hand-fabricated band ring.

July 22 – October 7, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Saturday, July 22, 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

Saturday, July 22, 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

Jess Morgan

Saturday, July 22, 2017
12:00pm–12:45pm

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

July 22, 2017

Films of the North

Saturday, July 22, 2017
12:00pm– 9:00pm

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

July 21–23,2017

Once Upon the Water

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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.

July 22–23,2017

Legacies 150 / Générations 150 featuring Bonnie Ammaaq

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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.

July 21–23,2017

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

Saturday, July 22, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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

July 22–23,2017

Lakeview Market

Saturday, July 22, 2017
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.

July 21–23,2017

Food Vendors

Saturday, July 22, 2017
12:00pm–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.

July 21–23,2017

miniPong

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00pm–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!

July 21–23,2017

Games, Games, Games!

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

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

July 22–23,2017

Kids Crafts

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Set the kids free at the HarbourKIDS Zone, where they can create to their hearts content!

July 22–23,2017

Stories & Journeys: Musical Workshop with Greenbank

Saturday, July 22, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Northern Ontario-based Greenbank present an interactive exploration of the relationships between story telling, songwriting, and self expression.

July 22, 2017

Writing Workshop: Outside In

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:00pm– 4:30pm

Led by David Bester, Outside In is a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. After a tour and discussion of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition,The Milliner's Daughter, writers will be invited to create and share new pieces of flash fiction, poetry or memoir in response to open-ended exercises. The workshop’s supportive structure encourages writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment. The workshop is open to writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

July 22, 2017

Nukariik

Saturday, July 22, 2017
3:00pm– 3:30pm

Through throat singing, drum dancing, ajaja songs, and traditional Inuit games, Nukariik shares Inuit culture and music through traditional and contemporary repertoire.

July 22, 2017

Nelson Tagoona

Saturday, July 22, 2017
3:30pm– 4:00pm

Nelson Tagoona shares his own pioneered performance style, “throat-boxing,” a blend of contemporary beat-boxing and traditional Inuit throat singing.

July 22, 2017 15&20

Throat Singing & Cultural Workshop with Nukariik & Nelson Tagoona

Saturday, July 22, 2017
4:15pm– 5:00pm

An interactive workshop of traditional and contemporary throat singing, throat-boxing, storytelling, and games with Nukariik and Nelson Tagoona.

July 22, 2017

Greenbank

Saturday, July 22, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Northern Ontario-based Greenbank play a unique brand of down-home, harmony-infused, old school folk-rock

July 22, 2017

Inuit Music & Language Workshop with The Jerry Cans

Saturday, July 22, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

This workshop will take you to a place that very few have experienced – the Canadian Eastern Arctic. Through a mix of traditional Inuit throat singing weaved with stories and sounds from the Arctic, The Jerry Cans will provide a glimpse into life in one of the world’s most unique destinations.

July 22, 2017

Sarah MacDougall

Saturday, July 22, 2017
7:00pm– 8:15pm

Yukon-based artist Sarah MacDougall is known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Played live with her band, her progressive folk-roots material has won many top awards.

July 22, 2017

Nelson Tagoona

Saturday, July 22, 2017
8:45pm– 9:00pm

Nelson Tagoona shares his own pioneered performance style, “throat-boxing,” a blend of contemporary beat-boxing and traditional Inuit throat singing.

July 22, 2017 15&20

The Jerry Cans

Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:00pm–10:15pm

Inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, The Jerry Cans blend a distinctly-northern, dance-inducing mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae.

July 22, 2017

Arctic Afterparty featuring Silla + Rise

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:30pm– 2:00am

Experience the energy of the north with Juno-nominated Silla + Rise who blend live throat singing and futuristic dancefloor beats, joined by one Toronto’s hottest DJs, Classic Roots, to melt the ice at this Arctic dance party.

July 22, 2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Sunday, July 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.

July 20 – September 4, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Sunday, July 23, 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

Sunday, July 23, 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

Italian Greyhound Off Leash

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00pm– 2:00pm

Give your Italian Greyhound the opportunity to play with dogs that are just like them at Italian Greyhound Off Leash! All regular off leash rules apply.

July 23, 2017

Films of the North

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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

July 21–23,2017

Once Upon the Water

Sunday, July 23, 2017
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.

July 22–23,2017

Legacies 150 / Générations 150 featuring Bonnie Ammaaq

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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.

July 21–23,2017

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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

July 22–23,2017

Lakeview Market

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

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.

July 21–23,2017

Food Vendors

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

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.

July 21–23,2017

miniPong

Sunday, July 23, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

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!

July 21–23,2017

Games, Games, Games!

Sunday, July 23, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

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

July 22–23,2017

Kids Crafts

Sunday, July 23, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Set the kids free at the HarbourKIDS Zone, where they can create to their hearts content!

July 22–23,2017

Sunday Scene: Emily Cadger

Sunday, July 23, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Emily Cadger is a Toronto-based writer and art historian. She recently graduated from the University of Guelph’s Master’s in Art History and Visual Culture program. Her broader interests cover the production and dissemination of illustrated books as both pieces of art and as aesthetic political products used to diffuse sociopolitical commentary into the commercial market. Cadger will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

July 23, 2017

Ryan McNally

Sunday, July 23, 2017
2:30pm– 3:30pm

Ryan McNally and his band play a special mix of New Orleans Jazz and Country Blues. Find a partner and dance along!

July 23, 2017

Power Kids: Manikins Come to Life!

Sunday, July 23, 2017
3:00pm– 5:00pm

The manikins in Ydessa Hendeles’ The Milliner’s Daughter appear as if they have been frozen in a tableau vivant – a living picture. After viewing and talking about the manikins in the exhibition, we will work in small groups – inspired by performance art – to invent a story, and design and make props from mixed media. Then, using our props, we will pose as living models in our own tableaux vivants. Each group will be photographed in one (or more) pose(s), and we will share those pictures with you!

July 23, 2017

Throat Singing & Storytelling Workshop with Iva & Ryan McNally

Sunday, July 23, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

This free-form workshop with Iva and Ryan McNally includes interactive throat singing demonstrations, discussion of the history with storytelling from both artists’ perspectives, culminating in an impromptu jam with the musicians. Bring your instrument and join in the fun!

July 23, 2017

Ghielmi-Frey Duo: Berlin Sonatas

Sunday, July 23, 2017
4:00pm

The award-winning duo of Elinor Frey (playing a five-string baroque cello) and Italian harpsichordist Lorenzo Ghielmi play music from mid-18th-century Berlin.

July 23, 2017

Old Cabin

Sunday, July 23, 2017
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Old Cabin plays soulful, sincere folk music, gently steeped in old-time traditions without re-treading tracks.

July 23, 2017

Sina Bathaie

Sunday, July 23, 2017
5:30pm– 5:45pm

Sina Bathaie’s hypnotic performances on the Santur bring a fresh approach to Persian contemporary music.

July 23, 2017

Iva

Sunday, July 23, 2017
5:45pm– 7:00pm

Canadian Inuit throat singer Iva and her band perform a melodic mix of Inuit throat singing and poetry infused with Celtic-influenced folk music, taking you on a journey through the Arctic.

July 23, 2017

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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