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September 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.

Event run: September 2, 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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!

Event run: September 2, 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: September 2–3, 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!

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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!

Event run: September 3, 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!

Event run: 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!

Event run: September 4, 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: September 8, 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.

Event run: September 9, 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: September 9, 2017

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

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

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: September 9, 2017

Lisa Le – How to Love Your Veggies

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

Event run: September 9, 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!

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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!

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: 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.

Event run: September 10, 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.

Event run: September 18, 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.

Event run: September 23, 2017

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
11:00am–11:45am

Our popular garden tours return for another season! Learn about the garden's unique design and history on a free, guided 45-minute tour led by a volunteer guide from Toronto Botanical Garden.

Event run: September 27, 2017

Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolution

Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:00pm–11:00pm

The Creative Time Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers and doers working at the intersection of art and politics.

Event run: September 28–30, 2017

Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolution

Friday, September 29, 2017
10:00am– 7:00pm

The Creative Time Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers and doers working at the intersection of art and politics.

Event run: September 28–30, 2017

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Friday, September 29, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

Landy invites the public to collaborate in building a ‘wall of protest’ by submitting images, words, texts and slogans that represent their thoughts and feelings—of hope or of despair, on matters small or large, from high to low and across the cultural spectrum—to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

Friday, September 29, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Friday, September 29, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Amalia Pica: ears to speak of

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

For her exhibition "ears to speak of" at The Power Plant, Amalia Pica will develop "Ears (2017)", a new work, which continues her engagement with the failures and impossibilities of communication and obsolete technologies.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck: Urban Now: City Life in Congo

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

"Urban Now: City Life in Congo" offers an exploration of different urban sites in Congo through photography and video.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 2017

Creative Time Summit: Of Homelands and Revolution

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

The Creative Time Summit is an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers and doers working at the intersection of art and politics.

Event run: September 28–30, 2017

Michael Landy: DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

Landy invites the public to collaborate in building a ‘wall of protest’ by submitting images, words, texts and slogans that represent their thoughts and feelings—of hope or of despair, on matters small or large, from high to low and across the cultural spectrum—to be transformed by the artist into drawings.

Event run: September 29 – December 31, 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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