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Ready for the longest, hottest summer on record?

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto’s 10-acre hot spot along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, kick-starts a summer celebration running May to October that’s guaranteed to melt your senses.

Whatever you’re looking for, Harbourfront Centre has it: concerts, festivals, film screenings, outdoor dancing, food, and so much more. Best of all, most programming is FREE.


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May - July events guide

What are you looking for?

Dance? Film? Music? Family fun? Food? It’s all here at Harbourfront Centre this summer.

All Summer Long
Weekend Festivals

Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes Calypso STARS Showcase

July 27

An entertainment-packed showcase featuring eight of the most wildly popular and original calypso songs of the 2011 Calypso Tents Music Series (CTMS). The Calypso All STARS house band for the evening is led by award-winning arranger/producer Ossie Gurley.

Island Soul Festival

July 29 - August 1

This fest will fire up your social passion and ignite the city as it celebrates "riddim and resistance" through the origins of carnival, and the rhythms of drum, pan, word and dance.

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What's Classical?

August 5 - 7

The answer can be found during this three-day festival that brings together diverse classical music from Western and Latin American, to the Middle and Far East.

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Toronto Port Authority

Welcome to our new Lead Summer Partner! Thanks to the Toronto Port Authority we are able to present one of the most dynamic summer seasons ever at Harbourfront Centre. Want to find out more about the Toronto Port Authority? Visit

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