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Celebrate everything chess! Appropriate for all ages and every chess level – from novice to expert – there is something for everyone.

Join us at the Green Space on the west side of Harbourfront Centre for over 2,000 sq. ft. of chess activities.

  • Play chess on giant chess set and engage in friendly games with our volunteers at open chess tables.
  • Watch chess presentations such blindfold chess and new chess technologies.
  • Learn chess basics and advanced strategies in hourly drop-in demo lessons.
  • Watch a chess play and meet the chess piece characters.
  • Make your own crown and have chess pieces painted on your face.
  • Buy chess sets, chess books, chess jewelry, chess stickers and other chess merchandise.
  • And enjoy many more chess-themed features!

Also featuring:

Annual Children’s Tournament on Saturday presented by Chess Institute of Canada

Toronto Blitz Championship on Sunday presented by Annex Chess Club.

For tournament registration and more details, see: |

ChessFest 2019


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