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July 1–3, 2011

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
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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.

Guinness World Record Layer Cake Challenge

Friday, July 1, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm

Watch as we attempt to set the Guinness World Record for “Most Layers in a Layer Cake” with a giant, towering, 300-layer cake!

Canoe Rides on The Natrel® Pond

Friday, July 1, 2011
10:00am – 9:00pm

Our famous canoe rides will be available at The Natrel® Pond. Take a break and enjoy a fun float beside our picturesque boardwalk.

YTV W.O.W. Tour

Friday, July 1, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

YTV launches their summer W.O.W. tour at Harbourfront Centre on Canada Day with lots of exciting prizes for families to win all day long.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Friday, July 1, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

Strawberry Culinary Marathon with Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Come and enjoy a day-long marathon of strawberry-themed food demonstrations! Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness will demonstrate and sample an array of savoury and sweet strawberry treats.

Learn to Curl with Capital One Rocks & Rings

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids have the opportunity to throw some “stones” and learn the ins and outs of this great Canadian sport!

Canada Day Crafts

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Stop by and learn how to make a nationally inspired craft – a Canadian maple leaf sun visor!

Giant Connect Four

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Giant versions of this much-loved game will be scattered throughout our site, just waiting for you to take part!

Giant Chess

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Check, mate! Test your mettle on a larger scale with our super-size version of chess.

Rope-skipping Demonstrations by Brampton Acro Ropers

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

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

North American Native Hoop Dance with Lisa Odjig

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm

Lisa Odjig (Ojibwe Nation), two time world champion Hoop Dancer, will be performing the North American Native Hoop Dance, a storytelling and celebration dance, where she spins and twirls through 17 hoops. Catch the spirit!

Free Haircuts by Marca College

Friday, July 1, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Whether you are five or 105, get a new “do” that will let you show off your Canadian pride in style!

Fantasy Strawberry Shortcake Competition presented by Redpath Sugar

Friday, July 1, 2011
2:00pm – 5:00pm

In a sweet take on our popular Iron Chef competitions, Ayoma Cake Masterpieces and The Wedding Cake Shoppe will go head-to-head to create a shortcake impressive enough to wow our celebrity judges.

Strawberry Cooking Classes for Kids

Friday, July 1, 2011
2:00pm

With classes led by Mia Brown of Kids Can Cook, kids of all ages will enjoy safely chopping, measuring, mixing, layering (and of course eating) all of the ingredients for delicious strawberry shortcakes.

Giant Twister

Friday, July 1, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Get ready to be tied up in knots in a larger-than-life Twister game!

Toronto All-Star Big Band

Friday, July 1, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit, style and sound of the '30s and '40s.

Strawberry Culinary Marathon with Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness

Friday, July 1, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Come and enjoy a day-long marathon of strawberry-themed food demonstrations! Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness will demonstrate and sample an array of savoury and sweet strawberry treats.

Talespinners 2

Friday, July 1, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Enjoy seven short animated films for kids from the National Film Board of Canada!

Strawberry Cooking Classes for Kids

Friday, July 1, 2011
3:00pm

With classes led by Mia Brown of Kids Can Cook, kids of all ages will enjoy safely chopping, measuring, mixing, layering (and of course eating) all of the ingredients for delicious strawberry shortcakes.

Santee Smith

Friday, July 1, 2011
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Don’t miss the incredible dance works of Santee Smith!

Giant Twister

Friday, July 1, 2011
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Get ready to be tied up in knots in a larger-than-life Twister game!

O! Canada

Friday, July 1, 2011
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Join us as finalists from our online singing contest compete live onstage, offering up their unique rendition of our national anthem.

Strawberry Cooking Classes for Kids

Friday, July 1, 2011
4:00pm

With classes led by Mia Brown of Kids Can Cook, kids of all ages will enjoy safely chopping, measuring, mixing, layering (and of course eating) all of the ingredients for delicious strawberry shortcakes.

Giant Twister

Friday, July 1, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Get ready to be tied up in knots in a larger-than-life Twister game!

Strawberry Culinary Marathon with Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness

Friday, July 1, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Come and enjoy a day-long marathon of strawberry-themed food demonstrations! Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness will demonstrate and sample an array of savoury and sweet strawberry treats.

Finding Farley

Friday, July 1, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

A family sets out to trace the footsteps of Farley Mowat, one of Canada’s most famous writers, in this heartwarming documentary from the National Film Board of Canada.

Strawberry Cooking Classes for Kids

Friday, July 1, 2011
5:00pm

With classes led by Mia Brown of Kids Can Cook, kids of all ages will enjoy safely chopping, measuring, mixing, layering (and of course eating) all of the ingredients for delicious strawberry shortcakes.

Hip Hop Karaoke

Friday, July 1, 2011
5:00pm

Come and show us what you got! Sign up to perform your favourite song by your favourite Canadian hip hop artist.

Longo’s Friday Picnic – Strawberry Shortcake

Friday, July 1, 2011
5:30pm – 7:00pm

It wouldn’t be a birthday party without cake, and a 144th birthday definitely calls for one big cake! Come and enjoy a lazy Friday picnic after a day of celebrating Canada’s birthday.

Complaints Choir Reunion

Friday, July 1, 2011
6:00pm

Gripers and groaners unite! Our celebrated Complaints Choir returns for an encore presentation on Canada Day!

Hip Hop Karaoke

Friday, July 1, 2011
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Come and show us what you got! Sign up to perform your favourite song by your favourite Canadian hip hop artist.

Strawberry Culinary Marathon with Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness

Friday, July 1, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Come and enjoy a day-long marathon of strawberry-themed food demonstrations! Lesley Mattina of OMG Baked Goodness will demonstrate and sample an array of savoury and sweet strawberry treats.

Luke Doucet & The White Falcon

Friday, July 1, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Referred to by the Toronto Star as "the best young guitarist in the country," Luke Doucet & The White Falcon are not to be missed!

Hip Hop Karaoke

Friday, July 1, 2011
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Come and show us what you got! Sign up to perform your favourite song by your favourite Canadian hip hop artist.

Esthero

Friday, July 1, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

The soundtrack to your Canada Day is the trip-hoppy, jazzy, sensual electronic sounds of Esthero.

Boardwalk Flicks

Friday, July 1, 2011
9:30pm

In partnership with the Inside Out Film Festival we present a series of short films from the queer community.

Strawberry Culinary Marathon with Michelle Curnock of The Chef Upstairs

Friday, July 1, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

Come and enjoy a day-long marathon of strawberry-themed food demonstrations! Our marathon concludes with two decadent, totally romantic food demonstrations from Michelle Curnock of The Chef Upstairs.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Saturday, July 2, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Saturday, July 2, 2011
1:00pm – 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

Arts & Animals of Colombia

Saturday, July 2, 2011
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Have fun while discovering the richness and vitality of Colombian culture through fun activities for kids led by Tridha Arts Association.

Cumbia with Me Dance Workshop

Saturday, July 2, 2011
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Caliente Drum & Danz, under artistic director Martin Samuels, will teach you the steps from cumbia’s folkoric roots in Colombia to its evolution across South America and beyond.

Canadian Improv Games: Intro to Improv

Saturday, July 2, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of spontaneous creation!

ˇA Cumbiar! with DJ El Machetero

Saturday, July 2, 2011
2:00pm

Dance along to DJ El Machetero as he explores the far reaches of cumbia‘s influence all day long.

The Second City’s Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show

Saturday, July 2, 2011
3:00pm

This side-splitting performance will tickle the funny bone of young and old alike with an hour of interactive improvisation and theatre games for the whole family.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Young Empires

Saturday, July 2, 2011
3:30pm – 4:00pm

An electronic/world beat trio named by Entertainment Tonight Canada as “one of the most anticipated acts for 2011.” Part of SoundClash presented by NOW, Harbourfront Centre's Music Award.

Global Grilling Host: Catherine Jheon

Saturday, July 2, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

A virtual United Nations of barbeque, the Global Grilling food series looks to highlight the hot spots of grilling around the world. Hosted by Catherine Jheon.

Global Grilling: Colombian-inspired BBQ by Top Chef Canada Competitor Chef Steve Gonzalez

Saturday, July 2, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join Top Chef Canada competitor Chef Steve Gonzalez as he grills up some mouth-watering Colombian-inspired BBQ!

Canadian Improv Games: Intro to Improv

Saturday, July 2, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of spontaneous creation!

ˇA Cumbiar! with DJ El Machetero

Saturday, July 2, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dance along to DJ El Machetero as he explores the far reaches of cumbia‘s influence all day long.

Global Grilling: Argentinean Parrillada (BBQ) by Sky Ranch Restaurant

Saturday, July 2, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join Sky Ranch Restaurant chef Favio Barenbaum as he grills up some simmering Argentinean Parrillada (BBQ)!

Global Grilling Host: Catherine Jheon

Saturday, July 2, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

A virtual United Nations of barbeque, the Global Grilling food series looks to highlight the hot spots of grilling around the world. Hosted by Catherine Jheon.

Canadian Improv Games: Intro to Improv

Saturday, July 2, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of spontaneous creation!

ˇA Cumbiar! with DJ El Machetero

Saturday, July 2, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dance along to DJ El Machetero as he explores the far reaches of cumbia‘s influence all day long.

Scratch (from The Roots)

Saturday, July 2, 2011
7:30pm

Probably best known as a member of Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, Scratch is an emcee and one of the best beatboxers and vocal percussionists in the world.

Isis Salam

Saturday, July 2, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Setting off solo from her electro-rap project Thunderheist, Isis Salam continues to add her unique style and flair to everything she touches!

Tropical Bass Party with DJ eLman

Saturday, July 2, 2011
9:00pm –10:00pm

DJ eLman breaks down all preconceived notions of what Latin music should sound like with his distinct mix of tropical bass sounds from around the world.

Systema Solar

Saturday, July 2, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

Afro-Caribbean and Colombian folkloric music fused with hip hop, house, techno, breakbeat, breakdance, turntablism and live video performance.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Sunday, July 3, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Sunday, July 3, 2011
1:00pm – 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

Maori with Attitude! Workshop with Moana & the Tribe

Sunday, July 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join Moana & the Tribe at an exciting and informative workshop exploring the traditional Maori music and performance elements of haka and poi.

Arts & Animals of Colombia

Sunday, July 3, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Have fun while discovering the richness and vitality of Colombian culture through fun activities for kids led by Tridha Arts Association.

Pemetawe (Come & Play): Games of the Plains Cree

Sunday, July 3, 2011
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Come learn the exciting Messekuche Kunek (The Handgame) and Wolf and Deer Game led by Kehewin Native Dance Theatre.

Hot Thoughts: Moana & the Tribe

Sunday, July 3, 2011
2:00pm

Enter the collective mind of New Zealand-based roots-rockers Moana & the Tribe during this intimate and informative artist talk hosted by Denise Bolduc.

Global Grilling Host: Catherine Jheon

Sunday, July 3, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

A virtual United Nations of barbeque, the Global Grilling food series looks to highlight the hot spots of grilling around the world. Hosted by Catherine Jheon.

Global Grilling: Brazilian-inspired BBQ by Caju Restaurant

Sunday, July 3, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join Cajú Restaurant's chef and owner Mario Cassini as he grills up some Brazillian-inspired BBQ!

The Real Life Where’s Waldo? Game

Sunday, July 3, 2011
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Fake Waldos roam the Harbourfront Centre site. Audiences of all ages will get clues to the whereabouts of the real Waldo.

‘O solo il mio violoncello!

Sunday, July 3, 2011
4:00pm

The brilliant, Montreal-based cellist Elinor Frey performs music by Italian cellist-composers from the Baroque, as well as powerful solos by Giovanni Sollima (b. 1962) and Canada’s Chris Paul Harman.

Hoop Dance Workshop with

Sunday, July 3, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

"Beany" John performs and leads a hoop dance workshop for audiences to learn about this rich form of storytelling dance.

Moana & the Tribe

Sunday, July 3, 2011
5:00pm – 6:30pm

This New Zealand-based outfit takes an eclectic brand of soul, reggae and funk and mixes it up with traditional Maori chants, haka and instruments.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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