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August 2019

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Harbourfront Centre is disappointed to announce that serious infrastructure issues have forced the closure of its iconic outdoor waterfront rink this winter.

We are also deeply disappointed that we must cancel our 2020–21 skating season, including our Learn to Skate program, as we were all looking forward to getting outside and skating on one of the most beautiful rinks in the city. Learn more here.

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.

Summer Camps

Thursday, August 1, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Thursday, August 1, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: Music of the Fania All-Stars

Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Learn how to salsa and join us for a night of open-air dancing as we celebrate the music of the legendary Fania All Stars. Formed in 1968, the group showcases the artists of Fania Records, the leading salsa music record label of the time.

Summer Camps

Friday, August 2, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Friday, August 2, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 3, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Afiwi Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 3, 2019
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Come and dance with the award-winning Afiwi Groove School and feel uplifted with positive self-esteem and connect to the rich culture of African Diaspora.

Compositions

Sunday, August 4, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Afiwi Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 4, 2019
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Come and dance with the award-winning Afiwi Groove School and feel uplifted with positive self-esteem and connect to the rich culture of African Diaspora.

Compositions

Monday, August 5, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Thursday, August 8, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: The 20's, 30's and 40's

Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Learn to swing dance with Shonesee Devereux and dance the night away to music from the 20s, 30s and 40s played by the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

Summer Camps

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Friday, August 9, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Kalimba Orchestra with Njacko Backo

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this interactive fun children's workshop, Njacko Backo invites you to join the Kalimba Orchestra – play and create your own sounds!

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing forest spirit, using specially designed kid-sized training stilts.

Sangele Headwrap Workshop with Sani Abu

Saturday, August 10, 2019
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Learn the creative art and cultural traditions of "SANGELE", traditional African head-wraps in this interactive workshop led by Sani Abu Mohammed of ijovudu Dance Company. OGE-SISE!

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

Compositions

Sunday, August 11, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing forest spirit, using specially designed kid-sized training stilts.

Kalimba Orchestra with Njacko Backo

Sunday, August 11, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this interactive fun children's workshop, Njacko Backo invites you to join the Kalimba Orchestra – play and create your own sounds!

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

Indian Ocean Roots Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:45pm – 4:30pm

Indian Ocean Roots is a group of women hailing from islands of the Indian Ocean who got together to represent their region of Africa, including Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar.

West African Dance Workshop with Mabinty Sylla & Mohamed Diaby

Sunday, August 11, 2019
5:15pm – 6:00pm

Join professional dancer, choreographer and instructor, Mabinty Sylla, and master drummer Mohamed Diaby in a fun and challenging workshop on West African dance, for people of all experiences and skill levels!

Summer Camps

Monday, August 12, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Monday, August 12, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Thursday, August 15, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Thursday, August 15, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: Latin Fusion

Thursday, August 15, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Dance the night away to music from Latin Fusion band La República as Martin Samuels and Briia Comilang teach you how to salsa, bachata and cha-cha.

Summer Camps

Friday, August 16, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Friday, August 16, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Family Crafts: Kites and Arts & Crafts

Saturday, August 17, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Come as a family and get crafty with Karen Bell Higgins and Troy Brathwaite!

Compositions

Sunday, August 18, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Family Crafts: Kites and Arts & Crafts

Sunday, August 18, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Come as a family and get crafty with Karen Bell Higgins and Troy Brathwaite!

Summer Camps

Monday, August 19, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Monday, August 19, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Thursday, August 22, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Thursday, August 22, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: Latin Rhythms

Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Azusa and Frank Bishun show you how to Merengue, then practice your moves all night with live music from Latin Fusion band, La República!

Summer Camps

Friday, August 23, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Friday, August 23, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Let’s Savour Taiwan – The Soy Sauce Test

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Do you know where your food comes from? Explore farmers’ best practices to help our environment and sample Taiwanese flavours!

Taiwan New DNA

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Shih Chien University invited elders from the Atayal tribes to share their knowledge on traditional textiles. This exhibition features the creations of the students who participated.

Puppeteer Workshop – Taiwan’s Glove Puppet

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

The puppet show is something that is well-rooted within Taiwanese society. Experience this magical, storied art in the palm of your hand at TAIWANfest!

Puppeteer Workshop – Vietnam’s Water Puppet

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

You don’t have to venture all the way to Hanoi to experience the thousand-year history of Vietnamese water puppets – you can be a puppeteer at TAIWANfest!

Taiwan Bookstore – Women Inspired

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

When women write about the world, its history and current events, do we understand humanity better? Explore more at the Taiwan Bookstore.

Friendship Kitchen: Josie Chang - Petit Été

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:15pm – 2:45pm

TAIWANfest invites you to join Josie’s cooking class, and through her stories, visit the bridge of friendship between two countries she has built through food.

Hope Talk – Taiwan Refocus: Wen Cheng Lee

Saturday, August 24, 2019
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Wen Cheng Lee uses animation to illustrate common Taiwanese scenery such as store signs and building structures, transforming the urban monster as archetypes of human desires.

Friendship Kitchen: Allie Huang - The Alley No. 11

Saturday, August 24, 2019
3:45pm – 5:15pm

Allie Huang brings her story and her food to Canada, where you’ll see firsthand how much Taiwanese chefs and farmers cherish the environment, cultures, peoples,and land.

Hope Talk – Taiwan Street Arts: Milkfish Man

Saturday, August 24, 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Meet Milkfish Man, a famous Taiwanese graphic designer, visual artist, owner of two bookstores and now the fourth member of Sorry Youth, in charge of the bubble machine during performances.

Friendship Kitchen: Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng - Hanoi Celebrity Chef

Saturday, August 24, 2019
6:15pm – 7:45pm

In Chef Nguyễn’s cooking class, you don’t just copy notes and learn to cook – you follow him through the crowded streets of Hanoi and explore the city with heart!

Compositions

Sunday, August 25, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Let’s Savour Taiwan – The Soy Sauce Test

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Do you know where your food comes from? Explore farmers’ best practices to help our environment and sample Taiwanese flavours!

Taiwan New DNA

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Shih Chien University invited elders from the Atayal tribes to share their knowledge on traditional textiles. This exhibition features the creations of the students who participated.

Friendship Kitchen: Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng - Hanoi Celebrity Chef

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 1:30pm

In Chef Nguyễn’s cooking class, you don’t just copy notes and learn to cook – you follow him through the crowded streets of Hanoi and explore the city with heart!

Puppeteer Workshop – Taiwan’s Glove Puppet

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The puppet show is something that is well-rooted within Taiwanese society. Experience this magical, storied art in the palm of your hand at TAIWANfest!

Puppeteer Workshop – Vietnam’s Water Puppet

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

You don’t have to venture all the way to Hanoi to experience the thousand-year history of Vietnamese water puppets – you can be a puppeteer at TAIWANfest!

Taiwan Bookstore – Women Inspired

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

When women write about the world, its history and current events, do we understand humanity better? Explore more at the Taiwan Bookstore.

Hope Talk: The Value of Democracy: The Taiwan story of a Chinese Girl – Alison Zhao

Sunday, August 25, 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The activist shares her story about her work on the Chinese struggle for human rights and the feminist movement.

Friendship Kitchen: Allie Huang - The Alley No. 11

Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:15pm – 3:45pm

Allie Huang brings her story and her food to Canada, where you’ll see firsthand how much Taiwanese chefs and farmers cherish the environment, cultures, peoples,and land.

Friendship Kitchen: Josie Chang - Petit Été

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4:30pm – 6:00pm

TAIWANfest invites you to join Josie’s cooking class, and through her stories, visit the bridge of friendship between two countries she has built through food.

Summer Camps

Monday, August 26, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Monday, August 26, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Summer Camps

Thursday, August 29, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Thursday, August 29, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: The 50’s

Thursday, August 29, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Travel back to the 50s rock’n’roll era with Toronto All-Star Big Band, and learn how to jitterbug and jive with Julia Epplett.

Summer Camps

Friday, August 30, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Friday, August 30, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

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