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It's Canada's 143rd birthday! We'll be celebrating the many cultures and artistic genres that form our Canadian identity with programming for all ages. You'll come join us, eh?

Discipline:

Venue:

Mini-Kayak Obstacle Course for Kids!

12:00pm

Family

See how fast you and your friends can paddle our mini-kayaks around our challenging obstacle course!

Redpath Kids Crafts

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Craft

Family

Kids stay on top of the weather by making their own windsocks!

Canadian Games from Around the World

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Come play a familiar game with new songs, new rhythms and in entirely new ways!

Canadian Citizens Swearing-In Ceremony

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Family

With Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Harbourfront Centre welcomes Canada's newest citizens with a swearing-in ceremony.

Gypsy Melody

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Music

Dance

Slovakia’s finest musical export brings Roma music to the party!

Colour Me Canada

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Hey kids, come get your hair sprayed Red and White!

Free Canoe Rides

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Family

Float the day away in the comfort of a canoe on The Natrel Pond!

Local to Global: Canadian Films in the World

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Film

Family

Award-winning shorts from the National Film Board of Canada.

Hoop Toronto

1:30pm – 8:30pm

Learning

Family

Join the revolution! Sadie Spins, with her hoops of all sizes, teaches visitors how to use a Hula Hoop.

Masaisai MuDare

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Music

Dance

Masaisai MuDare lead a celebration for the restoration and solidarity of Indigenous cultures around the world!

Mini-Kayak Obstacle Course for Kids!

2:00pm

Family

See how fast you and your friends can paddle our mini-kayaks around our challenging obstacle course!

Jim Galloway

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Music

This Canadian jazz legend has more than 20 years under his belt and was the leader of the original “Harbourfront Centre House Band.” We celebrate his return to the main stage!

Global Turns Local – Mexican Chefs and Maple Syrup

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Food

Don’t miss as two renowned local chefs create delectable Mexican desserts using Canadian maple syrup. Muy rico!

Global to Local: The World in Canadian Films featuring “Twelve”

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Film

If you could go back and speak to your 12-year-old self, what would you say? This remarkable documentary may have the answer.

Diabolo Juggling featuring Véronique Provencher

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Family

Originating in China thousands of years ago, the diabolo has become a staple in the local juggling and circus communities. We present one of the hottest Canadian performers of this exhilarating art form.

Mini-Kayak Obstacle Course for Kids!

4:00pm

Family

See how fast you and your friends can paddle our mini-kayaks around our challenging obstacle course!

Ask a Farmer

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Food

Family

Ever wonder what farming is like? Here's your chance to find out!

CANCELLED -- Christine Nesbitt, Olympian Gold Medal Winner -- CANCELLED

4:30pm

Lectures

Family

A "golden" opportunity to meet-and-greet Olympic champion, Christine Nesbitt!

Embargo Collective, presented by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, with Q & A

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Film

A showcase of work by seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema.

Global Turns Local: Indian Street Food with a Canadian Slant

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Food

Chef Preena Chauhan will share the culinary secrets behind one of her favourite Indian dishes!

Cheryl L’Hirondelle

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Music

Cheryl L'Hirondelle will celebrate with a new collection of songs that investigate Cree worldview in contemporary time and space.

Jazz Mafia’s Brass, Bows & Beats Open Rehearsal

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Music

Renowned ensemble Jazz Mafia embarks on a much anticipated Canadian collaboration and they are throwing open the doors to the public!

Sarah Slean

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Music

Everybody’s favourite songstress returns home to Harbourfront Centre to celebrate Canada’s big day!

Diabolo Juggling featuring Véronique Provencher

9:00pm

Family

Originating in China thousands of years ago, the diabolo has become a staple in the local juggling and circus communities. We present one of the hottest Canadian performers of this exhilarating art form.

The Sadies

9:30pm –11:00pm

Music

Toronto's grandest country-surf rockers crank the volume to 11 on Canada's 143rd birthday!