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Harbourfront Centre
Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

Celebrate everything chess! Appropriate for all ages and every chess level – from novice to expert – there is something for everyone.

Join us at the Green Space on the west side of Harbourfront Centre for over 2,000 sq. ft. of chess activities.

  • Play chess on giant chess set and engage in friendly games with our volunteers at open chess tables.
  • Watch chess presentations such blindfold chess and new chess technologies.
  • Learn chess basics and advanced strategies in hourly drop-in demo lessons.
  • Watch a chess play and meet the chess piece characters.
  • Make your own crown and have chess pieces painted on your face.
  • Buy chess sets, chess books, chess jewelry, chess stickers and other chess merchandise.
  • And enjoy many more chess-themed features!

Also featuring:

Annual Children’s Tournament on Saturday presented by Chess Institute of Canada

Toronto Blitz Championship on Sunday presented by Annex Chess Club.

For tournament registration and more details, see: |

ChessFest 2019



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