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September 2–4, 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.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Friday, September 2, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Jamie Kennedy’s Hot & Spicy Frites

Friday, September 2, 2011
6:00pm –10:00pm

Enjoy Jamie Kennedy’s iconic and tasty frites all weekend long!

John Ellison

Friday, September 2, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Enjoy a BBQ demonstration and music performance by legendary singer-songwriter, John Ellison.

Red Hot Market

Friday, September 2, 2011
7:00pm –12:00am

The Red Hot Market is the place to buy and sample a diverse variety of sauces, marinades and dips; all with hot, spicy, fresh, and fiery flair.

An Evening at the Nation's Table with Jamie Kennedy

Friday, September 2, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

A special night honouring local food champion Jamie Kennedy.

Sasha Chapman - Host of An Evening at the Nations Table with Jamie Kennedy

Friday, September 2, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Sasha Chapman hosts An Evening at the Nation’s Table with Jamie Kennedy, a special night honouring the local food champion!

Donna Dooher – Speaker at An Evening at the Nations Table with Jamie Kennedy

Friday, September 2, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Donna Dooher (Mildred’s Temple Kitchen)is a featured guest speaker at An Evening at the Nation’s Table with Jamie Kennedy, a special night honouring the local food champion!

Dr. Josh Josephson - Speaker at An Evening at the Nations Table with Jamie Kennedy

Friday, September 2, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Dr. Josh Josephson (Cookbook Store) is a featured guest speaker at An Evening at the Nation’s Table with Jamie Kennedy, a special night honouring the local food champion!

SoundClash Music Award Winner Showcase: Saidah Baba Talibah

Friday, September 2, 2011
8:00pm

The votes are in and rock/soul songtress, Saidah Baba Talibah, is the winner of SoundClash, Harbourfront Centre’s Music Award. Don’t miss this celebration and performance!

Charles Baker – Speaker at An Evening at the Nations Table with Jamie Kennedy

Friday, September 2, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Charles Baker is a featured guest speaker at An Evening at the Nation's Table with Jamie Kennedy, a special night honouring the local food champion!

Burger Battle: Toronto's Best Burger Restaurant

Friday, September 2, 2011
9:00pm –10:00pm

The ultimate burger battle!

The Heavyweights Brass Band

Friday, September 2, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

Join us for The Heavyweights Brass Band’s blowout debut CD release concert. This much-anticipated CD includes Cuban sonero/rapper Ogguere and soul/rock vocal powerhouse Saidah Baba Talibah.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Saturday, September 3, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Red Hot Market

Saturday, September 3, 2011
12:00pm –12:00am

The Red Hot Market is the place to buy and sample a diverse variety of sauces, marinades and dips; all with hot, spicy, fresh, and fiery flair.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Saturday, September 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.

Spotlight on Barbadian Cuisine with Chef Paul Yellin

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Chef Paul Yellin takes you on a culinary tour of inspired Barbadian cuisine filled with bright, focused and vibrant flavors with multiple textures, visual appeal and enticing aromas.

DigIn! For KidZ

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Dig In! and get your hands dirty. With the help of FoodShare, kids walk away with the ultimate experience in local eating – a food plant to take home and grow!

Socacize Workshop

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:30pm – 2:00pm

A vigorous and exciting Caribbean workout full of Vitamin F... for FUN!

Emerging Chef Competition: Semi-Final

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Four talented culinary school students square off for the glory and the title of Emerging Chef.

Joshna Maharaj (Judge) – Emerging Chef Competition

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:30pm – 7:00pm

Chef Joshna Maharaj will judge our Emerging Chef Competition!

Richard Cazeau (Judge) – Emerging Chef Competition

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:30pm – 7:00pm

Broadcaster, producer, avid foodie, traveller, self-proclaimed TV nerd and adrenaline junkie Richard "Caz" Cazeau judges our Emerging Chef Competition!

Chef Jo Lusted (judge) – Emerging Chef Competition

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:30pm – 7:00pm

Suresh Doss is unable to partake as Judge for the Emerging Chef Competition. Chef Jo Lusted will now be acting as judge.

Mary Luz Mejia (host) – Emerging Chef Competition

Saturday, September 3, 2011
1:30pm – 7:00pm

Food enthusiast, writer (journalist-by-training), researcher, intrepid traveller and Gemini-nominated food TV producer/director Mary Luz Mejia hosts our Emerging Chef Competition!

Tricia Williams (Host): Can You Handle The Heat?

Saturday, September 3, 2011
2:00pm – 7:30pm

A food series that both challenges chefs to prepare their spiciest BBQ dish and challenges audiences to test their spicy heat tolerance.

Can You Handle The Heat? with Jose Arato of Pimenton

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

Can you handle the heat? Find out at this food demo with chef Jose Arato!

Ten Tastes to Try Before You Die: Garlic & Chocolate BBQ Ribs by Toronto Garlic Festival

Saturday, September 3, 2011
2:30pm – 3:30pm

What do garlic and chocolate have in common? A chef from The Toronto Garlic Festival will show you.

Hot Steppa Dancehall Workshop with Baby Boyz Dance Group

Saturday, September 3, 2011
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Come learn some of the latest dancehall moves!

Jamie Kennedy’s Hot & Spicy Frites

Saturday, September 3, 2011
3:00pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy Jamie Kennedy’s iconic and tasty frites all weekend long!

Spotlight on Barbadian Cuisine with Chef Paul Yellin

Saturday, September 3, 2011
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Chef Paul Yellin takes you on a culinary tour of inspired Barbadian cuisine filled with bright, focused and vibrant flavors with multiple textures, visual appeal and enticing aromas.

Emerging Chef Competition: Semi-Final

Saturday, September 3, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Four talented culinary school students square off for the glory and the title of Emerging Chef.

Baby Boyz Dance Group: Pepper

Saturday, September 3, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

A performance by the Baby Boyz Dance Group, featuring the electrifying, visually stunning, hot and spicy dancehall choreography guaranteed to leave you hot like a... Pepper.

Can You Handle The Heat? with David Neinstein of Barque Smokehouse

Saturday, September 3, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

David Neinstein, chef and co-owner of Barque Smokehouse prepares his spiciest dish.

Ten Tastes to Try Before You Die: Cranberry Bannock by Chef Leonard Abel Jr, FoodShare

Saturday, September 3, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Watch this engaging food demonstration led by Chef Leonard Abel Jr of FoodShare featuring the herbs and spices grown as part of the urban agricultural activity for families.

Spotlight on Barbadian Cuisine with Chef Paul Yellin

Saturday, September 3, 2011
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Chef Paul Yellin takes you on a culinary tour of inspired Barbadian cuisine filled with bright, focused and vibrant flavors with multiple textures, visual appeal and enticing aromas.

Bajan Lime with DJ Niterider

Saturday, September 3, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm

No one can make a crowd move like Mychael Clarke, a.k.a. “The Magnificent” DJ Niterider.

Emerging Chef Competition: Finals

Saturday, September 3, 2011
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Two talented culinary school students square off for the glory and the title of Emerging Chef.

Can You Handle The Heat? with Chef Latoya Fagon of Twist Catering

Saturday, September 3, 2011
6:30pm – 7:30pm

In this edition, Chef La-Toya Fagon prepares her spiciest dish for audience to try.

Ten Tastes to Try Before You Die: Sauce it Up! Homemade BBQ Sauce Contest presented by Redpath Sugar

Saturday, September 3, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

BBQ is one Canada’s favourite pastimes. Watch as the winner of our Sauce it Up! Homemade BBQ Sauce Contest presented by Redpath Sugar has his or her homemade BBQ sauce recipe made by a professional chef.

Odel Johnson

Saturday, September 3, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy a mesmerizing performance by reggae musician Odel Johnson!

Bajan Lime with DJ Niterider

Saturday, September 3, 2011
9:00pm – 9:30pm

No one can make a crowd move like Mychael Clarke, a.k.a. “The Magnificent” DJ Niterider.

Souljazz Orchestra

Saturday, September 3, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

Effortlessly fusing soul, jazz, Afro and Latin rhythms.

BBQ World Record Attempt

Sunday, September 4, 2011
8:00am –12:00am

Join us as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest barbecue marathon with Top Chef Canada competitor Steve Gonzalez!

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Sunday, September 4, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Red Hot Market

Sunday, September 4, 2011
12:00pm –12:00am

The Red Hot Market is the place to buy and sample a diverse variety of sauces, marinades and dips; all with hot, spicy, fresh, and fiery flair.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Sunday, September 4, 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.

DigIn! For KidZ

Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Dig In! and get your hands dirty. With the help of FoodShare, kids walk away with the ultimate experience in local eating – a food plant to take home and grow!

Hottest Chef in the GTA

Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Who's the hottest chef in the GTA?

Longo's Iron Chef Competition: Semi-Finals

Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Who will walk away with the 8th Anniversary Longo's Iron Chef title?

Rita DeMontis (Judge) – Longo's Iron Chef Competition

Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:30pm – 5:30pm

Rita DeMontis is an award-winning writer who has been with the Toronto SUN for more than 34 years. She'll be judging the Longo's Iron Chef Competition semi-finals and finale!

Richard Cazeau (Host) – Longo’s Iron Chef Competition

Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:30pm – 5:30pm

Broadcaster, producer, avid foodie, traveller, self-proclaimed TV nerd and adrenaline junkie Richard "Caz" Cazeau hosts our Longo's Iron Chef Competition!

Kevin Brauch (Judge) – Longo's Iron Chef Competition

Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:30pm – 5:30pm

The Thirsty Traveler himself, Kevin Brauch, sits on the panel of judges for our Longo's Iron Chef Competition!

Roger Mooking (Judge) – Longo's Iron Chef Competition

Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:30pm – 5:30pm

Renowned celebrity chef Roger Mooking is on our panel of judges for our Longo's Iron Chef Competition.

Ten Tastes to Try Before You Die: Schwartz's Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen

Sunday, September 4, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Schwartz’s Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen is world-renowned for its succulent smoked meat.

Flamenco Dance Workshop for Kids

Sunday, September 4, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

A flamenco dance workshop led by Compania Carmen Romero.

Jamie Kennedy’s Hot & Spicy Frites

Sunday, September 4, 2011
3:00pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy Jamie Kennedy’s iconic and tasty frites all weekend long!

Ten Tastes to Try Before You Die: Adobo Marinated Bison Brisket by Chef Aaron Joseph Bear Robe, Keriwa Café

Sunday, September 4, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Keriwa Café owner and chef, Aaron Joseph Bear Robe, will prepare Adobo Marinated Bison Brisket with Spiced Bannock and Grilled Scallion Salsa Verde.

Longo's Iron Chef Competition: Semi-Finals

Sunday, September 4, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Who will walk away with the 8th Anniversary Longo's Iron Chef title?

Flamenco Vivo by Compania Carmen Romero

Sunday, September 4, 2011
5:00pm – 5:45pm

Catch a sizzling presentation of flamenco by Compania Carmen Romero!

Ten Tastes to Try Before You Die: Toronto Roller Derby Taster

Sunday, September 4, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Members of the Toronto Roller Derby League (ToRD) prepare a Roller Derby Taster.

Leah Flanagan

Sunday, September 4, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

A storyteller at heart with the voice of an angel, Leah Flanagan can also wield a mean ukulele.

Tanika Charles & the Wonderfuls

Sunday, September 4, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

A talented and soulful Canadian songstress. Hosted by Anne-Marie Mediwake, co-host of CBC News Toronto.

Hot Thoughts with Slow Food International's Paolo Di Croce

Sunday, September 4, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

At the heart of each festival at Harbourfront Centre lies a hot thought, an idea that seeks to change the way people see the world.

Ten Tastes to Try Before you Die: Chilean Empanadas with Spicy Sauce by Slow Food Toronto's Chef Luis Valenzuela

Sunday, September 4, 2011
9:00pm –10:00pm

Join Chef Luis Valenzuela as he demonstrates Chilean empanadas with vegetables or chicken with a side of a spicy sauce.

Nomadic Massive

Sunday, September 4, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

This multilingual, multicultural super group has become synonymous with energetic live shows.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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