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Toronto's circus on the waterfront

This year's annual HarbourKIDS: Circus has been re-rigged to bring you even more fun. We've teamed up with local circus artists and curators, including Adam Lazarus and Femmes du Feu's Holly Treddenick, to fill our site with contemporary circus acts that will have you gasping in awe, doubling over with laughter and even joining in.

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Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

The Space Chums and Cirque-ability

11:30am –12:15pm

This rocktastic spectacle of high-powered pop, dance and acrobatics is gonna blow the roof off the big top! Make sure to bring your craziest moves to be part of the action!

Dance

Family

Music

Punch and I

12:10pm – 1:00pm

Enjoy Pulcinella's irreverent antics as he waxes philosophical about life, death, food, love and his childhood in the "old country".

Dance

Family

Music

Theatre

Magic with Mark Correia

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Mark Correia is a comedy magician with a huge arsenal of training and talent to draw from when entertaining. His show uses lots of audience involvement, along with mime, magic and mind-reading techniques.

Family

Theatre

You Are Invited!

1:20pm – 2:10pm

Join Samit at Harbourfront Centre where this clown will perform her dynamic singing talents and intensely amazing dance moves for you.

Family

Music

Theatre

Sea to Sky Circus Show

1:30pm – 2:20pm

The Sea and Sky Circus Show, curated by Femmes du Feu, highlights contemporary circus works by local artists, featuring an out of town performer from Circus Sessions.

Dance

Family

Music

Make Believe

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Make Believe follows six teens who all share an extraordinary passion: the art of magic. Armed with great skill and a dazzling array of illusions, they embark from around the world to attend the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas.

Family

Film

Olaf Hagen: Love Specialist

3:10pm – 4:00pm

Olaf Hagen is a jack of all trades, master of none. Join him in this "special" masterclass in the art of the heart, an Idiot's Guide to the safe handling of Cupid's arrows.

Family

Music

Theatre

Sea to Sky Circus Show

4:00pm – 4:50pm

The Sea and Sky Circus Show, curated by Femmes du Feu, highlights contemporary circus works by local artists, featuring an out of town performer from Circus Sessions.

Dance

Family

Music

A Bit of Business

4:20pm – 5:00pm

Join us for A Bit of Business, a collection of comic shorts all created in Keystone Theatre’s signature silent film style. Laugh, cheer and jeer as our troupe of characters, some familiar and some brand new, bring the spirit of silent film to life on stage.

Family

Music

Theatre

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Family

Rob and Edwin Go to Space

11:00am –11:45am

Two friends venture into outer space in search of their missing volleyball. Rob and Edwin Go to Space is a clown show, a music show, a puppet show, a sci-fi show and an all out celebration of the imagination.

Family

Music

Theatre

The Animal Show

11:00am – 5:00pm

Join us as for a traditional ring circus – with a twist. The animals are taking over the circus ring as six dancers transformed into animals, perform and interact with the audience.

Dance

Wild and Brilliant Animals: Art Making with Erica Beyea

11:00am – 5:00pm

Draw your favourite traditional circus animal and add it back to the jungle with Erica Beyea. A large canvas mural will be created with your help throughout the festival. Come use your imagination and collaborate with other festival goers.

Craft & Design

Family

Natrel Circus Challenge

11:00am – 5:00pm

Step right up and take the Natrel Circus Challenge at a variety of stations across the site. Supervised by Marsha Kennington and Harbourfront Centre's Circus Camp staff.

Family

The HumANIMAL Transformation Station

11:00am – 5:00pm

Kids enter as themselves and leave as their fantastical creature of choice ready. Prepare for a spectacular face paint and help build the elements of your own transformation.

Family