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Harbourfront Centre celebrates the nation’s foremost rite of passage with the biggest birthday party of the year!

 

Chartering through the culturally and geographically diverse landscape of our provinces and territories, Harbourfront Centre celebrates all things that sound, feel, look, and taste like Canada!

 

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Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

The Incomparable Jackie Richardson (2008) - followed by a Q&A with Jackie Richardson!

5:00pm

This intimate documentary profiles the veteran Canadian music, theatre, film and television performer who's also known as Canada's First Lady of jazz, blues and gospel.

Film

Rapetipetam

5:30pm

Led by Pierre Chartrand, this group is a credit to stepdancing as an explosive form of percussive dance.

Dance

Music

Plants and Animals

6:00pm

The band's genre-jumping sound blends rootsy, acoustic-heavy folk and country with elements of classic and progressive rock.

Music

Cana-Drum Journey of the Drum

7:00pm

Crossing all borders - from the Aboriginal hand-drum to the djembe of Africa to the dhol drums of India, every community uses drums to celebrate cultural rites of passage.

Music

Basia Bulat

8:00pm

Compared to everyone from Joni Mitchell to Feist, Canadian indie pop folk chanteuse Basia Bulat has become one of the most talked about new artists in Canada and the United States.

Music

Les Walkyries

9:15pm

Witness their unique style of harmonizing fire manipulation with acrobatic dance, Celtic and classical rhythms.

Martha Wainwright

9:45pm

Martha Wainwright is wonderfully varied as she meshes elements of rock, folk, country and chanson singing with a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs.

Music