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December 9–15, 2019

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
Hours may vary

Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

Fair Warning: A Sacred Place – Nicholas Galanin

Monday, December 9, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm

Images and audio speak to loss of access for Indigenous communities to cultural inheritance sold at auction without permission.

Feels – Emma Piirtoniemi

Monday, December 9, 2019
Accessible onsite 24/7

Feels expands the individual’s experience with jewellery to become shared by many at once.

Ingenious Purpose - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Sewing Group

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
10:00am – 8:00pm

An exhibition featuring beautiful dog blankets and hangings made by the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) Sewing Group in Whitehorse.

Fair Warning: A Sacred Place – Nicholas Galanin

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm

Images and audio speak to loss of access for Indigenous communities to cultural inheritance sold at auction without permission.

Flora, Fauna - Marja Helander

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Festival of Cool presents a solo exhibition featuring the newest works from Sámi photographer, video artist and filmmaker, Marja Helander.

The Race for the Arctic

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:30pm – 9:00pm

With the Arctic melting and climate change opening avenues for resource exploitation, you won’t want to miss this hot topic discussion. Part of Festival of Cool: The Arctic.

Ingenious Purpose - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Sewing Group

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00am – 8:00pm

An exhibition featuring beautiful dog blankets and hangings made by the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) Sewing Group in Whitehorse.

Fair Warning: A Sacred Place – Nicholas Galanin

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm

Images and audio speak to loss of access for Indigenous communities to cultural inheritance sold at auction without permission.

Feels – Emma Piirtoniemi

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Accessible onsite 24/7

Feels expands the individual’s experience with jewellery to become shared by many at once.

Flora, Fauna - Marja Helander

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Festival of Cool presents a solo exhibition featuring the newest works from Sámi photographer, video artist and filmmaker, Marja Helander.

Living Up North

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Join the conversation as locals and artists debunk the myths of living in the Arctic. Part of Festival of Cool: The Arctic.

Ingenious Purpose - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Sewing Group

Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:00am – 8:00pm

An exhibition featuring beautiful dog blankets and hangings made by the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) Sewing Group in Whitehorse.

Fair Warning: A Sacred Place – Nicholas Galanin

Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm

Images and audio speak to loss of access for Indigenous communities to cultural inheritance sold at auction without permission.

Feels – Emma Piirtoniemi

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Accessible onsite 24/7

Feels expands the individual’s experience with jewellery to become shared by many at once.

Flora, Fauna - Marja Helander

Thursday, December 12, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Festival of Cool presents a solo exhibition featuring the newest works from Sámi photographer, video artist and filmmaker, Marja Helander.

The Ward Cabaret

Thursday, December 12, 2019
8:00pm

The Ward Cabaret, a sold-out hit at the 2018 Luminato Festival, reimagines the vibrant sounds of Toronto's first cross-cultural community. Presented by DB Works & The Ward Productions.

Ikumagialiit

Thursday, December 12, 2019
8:00pm – 9:10pm

SOLD OUT Ikumagialiit is a performance art band that takes on the metaphor of the bowhead whale, learning how to breathe in the depths and exploring Inuit practices. Part of Festival of Cool: The Arctic.

Ingenious Purpose - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Sewing Group

Friday, December 13, 2019
10:00am – 8:00pm

An exhibition featuring beautiful dog blankets and hangings made by the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) Sewing Group in Whitehorse.

Fair Warning: A Sacred Place – Nicholas Galanin

Friday, December 13, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm

Images and audio speak to loss of access for Indigenous communities to cultural inheritance sold at auction without permission.

Feels – Emma Piirtoniemi

Friday, December 13, 2019
Accessible onsite 24/7

Feels expands the individual’s experience with jewellery to become shared by many at once.

Flora, Fauna - Marja Helander

Friday, December 13, 2019
12:00pm – 8:00pm

The Festival of Cool presents a solo exhibition featuring the newest works from Sámi photographer, video artist and filmmaker, Marja Helander.

The Arctic Night

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00pm – 2:00am

Toronto’s most eclectic party takes over Harbourfront Centre for one night only.

The Ward Cabaret

Friday, December 13, 2019
8:00pm

The Ward Cabaret, a sold-out hit at the 2018 Luminato Festival, reimagines the vibrant sounds of Toronto's first cross-cultural community. Presented by DB Works & The Ward Productions.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents WINTERSONG – dances for a sacred season

Friday, December 13, 2019
8:00pm

WinterSong 2019 warms the hearts of family audiences with a breathtaking tapestry of seasonal dance inspired by the world’s rich solstice traditions.

Make Your Own Glass Holiday Ornament

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm

Join us for a fun Holiday workshop and sculpt hot glass into holiday ornaments!

Ingenious Purpose - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Sewing Group

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00am – 8:00pm

An exhibition featuring beautiful dog blankets and hangings made by the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) Sewing Group in Whitehorse.

Fair Warning: A Sacred Place – Nicholas Galanin

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm

Images and audio speak to loss of access for Indigenous communities to cultural inheritance sold at auction without permission.

Weekend Winterland

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00am – 6:30pm

Join us for our Weekend Winterland at Festival of Cool: Arctice and experience films from the National Film Board, Family Crafts for the holiday season and music performances & talks with international artists from the North.

Marimekko Wrapping Paper Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm

Use Finnish design house Marimekko’s designs as inspiration to create your own wrapping paper. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Weaving Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm

Learn the basics of weaving, an artistic practice present in many Arctic communities and create individual weaving projects to take home. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Arctic Films: Stories from our Land

Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:30am –12:30pm

Stories from our Land is a series of short movies, documentaries and stories that showcases Nunavut and Inuit filmmakers. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Feels – Emma Piirtoniemi

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Accessible onsite 24/7

Feels expands the individual’s experience with jewellery to become shared by many at once.

Flora, Fauna - Marja Helander

Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Festival of Cool presents a solo exhibition featuring the newest works from Sámi photographer, video artist and filmmaker, Marja Helander.

Digawolf

Saturday, December 14, 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join us for an intimate performance as we follow Diga’s footsteps through the deepest snow, into the natural world, and reemerge on the other side with a new understanding of contemporary Canadian music.

Arctic Films: Animated Shorts!

Saturday, December 14, 2019
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Travel the Arctic with this collection of animated National Film Board shorts about colonialism, throat-singing, relations between parents and children, and more. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents WINTERSONG – dances for a sacred season

Saturday, December 14, 2019
2:00pm

WinterSong 2019 warms the hearts of family audiences with a breathtaking tapestry of seasonal dance inspired by the world’s rich solstice traditions.

Artist Talk: Riit

Saturday, December 14, 2019
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Join Arctic artist Riit as she delves deep into her experience of growing up and creating music in the North. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Arctic Films: Vanishing Point

Saturday, December 14, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm

This NFB documentary tells the story of 2 Inuit communities of the circumpolar north linked by a migration led by an intrepid shaman. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Small Time Giants

Saturday, December 14, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

All the way from Qaqortoq, Greenland, the critically acclaimed Small Time Giants will rock out Harbourfront Centre at The Festival of Cool.

Artist Talk: Elle Márjá Eira

Saturday, December 14, 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Join Norwegian yoiker, singer, film artist and activist Elle Márjá Eira as she shares the spirit of her homeland through music and film. Part of Festival of Cool.

The Ward Cabaret

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00pm

The Ward Cabaret, a sold-out hit at the 2018 Luminato Festival, reimagines the vibrant sounds of Toronto's first cross-cultural community. Presented by DB Works & The Ward Productions.

DJ Skate Nights: DJ Marilyn Mansion

Saturday, December 14, 2019
8:00pm –11:00pm

DJ Marilyn Mansion, Toronto artist Cameron Lee’s alter-ego, busts our first DJ Skate Night of the season wide open.

Ingenious Purpose - Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Sewing Group

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm

An exhibition featuring beautiful dog blankets and hangings made by the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) Sewing Group in Whitehorse.

Fair Warning: A Sacred Place – Nicholas Galanin

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm

Images and audio speak to loss of access for Indigenous communities to cultural inheritance sold at auction without permission.

Weekend Winterland

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm

Join us for our Weekend Winterland at Festival of Cool: Arctice and experience films from the National Film Board, Family Crafts for the holiday season and music performances & talks with international artists from the North.

Earring and Pendant Fabrication (Full Day)

Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:30am – 6:00pm

In this one-day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques required to complete a set of earrings and a pendant out of metal. Part of Courses & Workshops.

Marimekko Wrapping Paper Workshop

Sunday, December 15, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm

Use Finnish design house Marimekko’s designs as inspiration to create your own wrapping paper. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Weaving Workshop

Sunday, December 15, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm

Learn the basics of weaving, an artistic practice present in many Arctic communities and create individual weaving projects to take home. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Arctic Films: Stories from our Land

Sunday, December 15, 2019
11:30am –12:30pm

Stories from our Land is a series of short movies, documentaries and stories that showcases Nunavut and Inuit filmmakers. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Feels – Emma Piirtoniemi

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Accessible onsite 24/7

Feels expands the individual’s experience with jewellery to become shared by many at once.

Flora, Fauna - Marja Helander

Sunday, December 15, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Festival of Cool presents a solo exhibition featuring the newest works from Sámi photographer, video artist and filmmaker, Marja Helander.

Digawolf

Sunday, December 15, 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join us for an intimate performance as we follow Diga’s footsteps through the deepest snow, into the natural world, and reemerge on the other side with a new understanding of contemporary Canadian music.

Arctic Films: Animated Shorts!

Sunday, December 15, 2019
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Travel the Arctic with this collection of animated National Film Board shorts about colonialism, throat-singing, relations between parents and children, and more. Part of The Festival of Cool.

The Ward Cabaret

Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:00pm

The Ward Cabaret, a sold-out hit at the 2018 Luminato Festival, reimagines the vibrant sounds of Toronto's first cross-cultural community. Presented by DB Works & The Ward Productions.

Small Time Giants

Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:30pm – 3:30pm

All the way from Qaqortoq, Greenland, the critically acclaimed Small Time Giants will rock out Harbourfront Centre at The Festival of Cool.

Arctic Films: Vanishing Point

Sunday, December 15, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm

This NFB documentary tells the story of 2 Inuit communities of the circumpolar north linked by a migration led by an intrepid shaman. Part of The Festival of Cool.

Artist Talk: Elle Márjá Eira

Sunday, December 15, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join Norwegian yoiker, singer, film artist and activist Elle Márjá Eira as she shares the spirit of her homeland through music and film. Part of Festival of Cool.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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