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Events Guide June-September 2017


As we imagined what programming at Harbourfront Centre in this pivotal year would look and feel like, we arrived at a summer-long celebration called Sounds of Home – a sonic tribute to the strength and diversity found across the land known as Turtle Island. Four distinct weekend festivals in July form the core of this programming vision, gathering home-grown talent from across Canada for an array of evocative and entertaining events ranging from concerts, comedy shows, family activities, culinary events and late-night afterparties. From coast-to-coast-to-coast, we will present Prairies to Pacific (July 7–9), Shield to Shore (July 14–16) and Northern Passages (July 21–23). But the first of these festivals, Our Home on Native Land (June 30 – July 3), is perhaps the one we invite you to listen to most closely. One of the initial questions I asked each artistic director at Harbourfront Centre when we began to discuss what 2017 programming would look like was: how does a nation celebrate colonization? And where is the Indigenous voice in that conversation? In response, we invited Rhéanne Chartrand to curate what became Our Home On Native Land . In this, it is our hope that Harbourfront Centre will provide a space where creative exploration will lead to an increased awareness of our individual and collective responsibility on the path to Reconciliation. Also culminating in July with live performances each weekend is Sound Journeys. Exploring the contemporary sounds of our home – in partnership with the British Council and the British 34

Underground – three pairs of singer– songwriters from the UK and Canada embark on three Canadian train journeys, from the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia to the Atlantic Ocean of the East Coast, writing music inspired by the contemporary landscape of Canada. Each pair of singer–songwriters will premiere their new creations at our festivals. Throughout the summer season, audiences will continue to enjoy Free Flicks on Wednesdays, Dancing on the Pier (Thursdays), and Summer Music in the Garden concerts (most Thursdays and Sundays). Additionally, we welcome the return of our regular programming highlights, including Island Soul, Beats Breaks and Culture, the Hot & Spicy Food Festival, and our cultural partner festivals, Tirgan, Habari Africa Festival and TaiwanFest . With the generous support of the Government of Canada, on Tuesday, June 27 we celebrate the most diverse city in the world. Here in the 6ix: Celebrate Multiculturalism Day will feature a sunrise ceremony and neighbourhood breakfast, a full day of free performances and workshops, capped off by evening performances on the outdoor Concert Stage. We invite you to join us for what promises to be a memorable summer season at Harbourfront Centre.

Marah Braye Chief Executive Officer

Table of Contents

2 Here in the 6ix

20 Visual Arts

4 Summer Music in the Garden

21 Performing & Creating

6 Sounds of Home

22 The Power Plant

10 Festivals

23 International Festival of Authors

15 Camps 16 Food 17 Food Festivals 18 Free Flicks 19 Dancing on the Pier


24 Sailing & Powerboating 25 Shopping at

Harbourfront Centre

28 Our Site Information and tickets at 35

Here in the 6ix Here in the 6ix: Celebrate Multiculturalism Day

Here in the 6ix: Célébrons la Journée du Multiculturalisme

Tuesday, June 27 Free

Mardi 27 Juin Gratuit

Celebrate Multiculturalism Day in the most diverse city in the world!

Célébrez la Journée du Multiculturalisme dans la ville la plus cosmopolite du monde!

This full–day celebration starts early, honouring the land with a special dance in the Natrel Pond by Red Sky Performance, as well as a neighbourhood breakfast and morning stretch. There is a lot to explore throughout the day including an immersive multimedia performance by Jowi Taylor and The Dream Catchers, a musical by the the Confederation Centre Young Company. Join any of our free workshops in drumming, kite making, dance, spoken word, shadow puppets and more, or sit in a taxi and hear the stories of some of our own at Taxi Stories . Stick around as we close out the day in style with Toronto’s Canada 150 Ambassador, Kardinal Offishall !

Cette journée de festivités commence aux aurores avec une reconnaissance des terres et une chorégraphie spéciale de Red Sky Performance dans le Bassin Natrel, ainsi qu’un petit-déjeuner entre voisins et un yoga du matin. De nombreuses activités sont à découvrir tout au long de la journée, dont une performance multimédia immersive par Jowi Taylor et la comédie musicale Capteurs de Rêves par la troupe du Centre des arts de la Confédération. Assistez gratuitement à nos ateliers de percussions, de cerf-volant, de danse, d’arts de la parole, de marionnettes d’ombres et plus encore. Prenez place dans un taxi et écoutez les histoires de vos pairs dans le cadre de Taxi Stories et restez avec nous pour terminer la journée en beauté avec l’ambassadeur de Toronto pour Canada 150: Kardinall Offishall!

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada

Six String Nation with/avec Jowi Taylor 2

Kardinal Offishall





10am – 2pm


Miigis by/par Red Sky Performance

Six String Nation with/avec Jowi Taylor

Kardinal Offishall and Special Guests/ Kardinal Offishall et ses invités

Neighbourhood Breakfast/ Petit-déjeuner entre voisins Morning Stretch/ Yoga du matin

The Dream Catchers/ Capteurs de Rêves Youth Workshops/ Ateliers jeunesse Taxi Stories Mabel’s Fables


Summer Music in the Garden

Toronto Music Garden June 29 – September 17 Free Thursdays at 7pm Sundays at 4pm Presented by TD Bank Group Produced with the support of City of Toronto, Arts and Culture Services 4

On most Thursdays and Sundays, a secret garden comes to life. Experience the best classical music from around the world in a wonderfully serene setting located at the foot of Spadina Avenue. Guided tours and self-guided audio tours are also available. For more information, visit

Thursday, June 29

Sunday, July 23

Thursday, August 17

Elinor Frey Plays Bach and Smith

Ghielmi-Frey Duo: Berlin Sonatas

Taktus: Mirrored Glass

Sunday, July 2

Thursday, July 27

Sunday, August 20

Trillium Brass: Happy 150th, Canada!

Nagata Shachu: Drumming Across Borders

Vincent Lauzer and Madeleine Owen: Passaggi

Christine Tassan et les imposteures: When Felix Met Django

Sunday, July 30

Thursday, August 24

Tio Chorinho: Brazilian Soul Music

Sunday, July 9

Thursday, August 3

Edwin Huizinga and William Coulter: Fire and Grace

Michael Taylor: Obstinate Beauty

An Evening With Calum Graham

Sunday, August 27

Thursday, July 13

Thursday, August 10

Thursday, August 31

Cecilia String Quartet: Song of the Lark, Dances of Death

Fiddling for the 21st Century – Eh?!

Gardens of Shiraz

Sunday, August 13

Thursday, July 20

Aruna Narayan and Jasmeet Chana: Ragas in the Garden

Les idées heureuses: Love’s Lament

Thursday, July 6

New Zealand String Quartet: Old Masters, New Directions

Fin de Fiesta: Andalucia!

Sunday, September 10

Sunday, September 17

Ton Beau String Quartet: Return Again, Sweet Springtime!


Join us on the waterfront as Harbourfront Centre celebrates Canada. With live music by the nation’s best artists from coast-to-coastto-coast, we explore our contemporary Sounds of Home. Experience the diversity and richness of Canada through our stellar lineup of music, art, food, film and family-friendly festivals.

Sounds of Home Our Home On Native Land June 30 – July 3 Free Curated by Rhéanne Chartrand This Canada Day weekend, join us as we acknowledge the creative contributions of Indigenous and new Canadians through a family-friendly celebration of the diverse sounds and stories of the land known as Turtle Island. Concert Stage Highlight

IsKwé Sunday, July 2 8pm With her distinctive stage presence and vocals, IsKwé weaves together her Irish and Cree/Dené roots with politically charged lyrics, R&B rhythms and trip-hop.

UNCEDED Friday, June 30 10:30pm

Fireworks Join us in the evening for Canada Day fireworks set to music from the Our Home On Native Land festival.


Sonic solidarities unleashed in a decolonized creative space at the ultimate afterparty, featuring Mob Bounce, Boogey the Beat, Narcy, Nino Brown and more. Tickets from $15 Licensed 19+ In partnership with RPM and Yes Yes Y’all


Mob Bounce Information and tickets at


Sounds of Home

Dione Taylor


Prairies to Pacific

Shield to Shore

July 7–9 Free

July 14–16 Free

Go west! Enjoy music, multidisciplinary art and activities from the big skies and big-hearted people of Canada’s West, including Delhi 2 Dublin, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer and Alex Cuba.

Explore the music and culture of the mighty St. Lawrence, including a rich showcase of Eastern Canadian music from Boogat, Lisa LeBlanc and The Sadies.

Concert Stage Highlights

Alex Cuba Saturday, July 8 9:30pm Alex Cuba and his band play their Latin Grammy and Juno award-winning sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks, and powerful guitar riffs.

Dione Taylor and The Backsliderz Sunday, July 9 5:30pm The Saskatchewan-born songsmith shares her own brand of prairie blues in a thrilling live show that evokes the wide-open landscapes of her home. 8

Concert Stage Highlight

TUNS Saturday, July 15 9:45pm Canadian indie supergroup brings it to the people in their only Toronto summer date. In association with Wavelength Music Arts Projects

Good Enough Live Karaoke Saturday, July 15 10:30pm – 3am An all-star live karaoke band plays while you sing the hits! In association with 159 Manning $5 at the door Licensed 19+

Photo: Max Avdeev

Silla + Rise

Northern Passages

Sound Journeys

July 21–23 Free

Singer-songwriters from the UK and Canada explore the contemporary cultural landscape of Canada on train voyages that span the Pacific to the Atlantic.

Take a trip to the Arctic to experience throat singers, storytellers, films and folk musicians, including Iva, Le Vent du Nord and Sarah MacDougall. Concert Stage Highlight

The Jerry Cans Saturday, July 22 9pm Inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, The Jerry Cans blend a distinct mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing and reggae.

Arctic Afterparty

Their journeys culminate at Harbourfront Centre in joint live performances at our summer festivals in July by David Morin & Sarathy Korwar, Flavia Nascimento & Luke Jackson as well as Nick Sherman & Jess Morgan . Enjoy these collaborations that aim to resonate with and connect the diverse cultures of our vast country. In partnership with the British Council and British Underground

Saturday, July 22 10:30pm 2017 Juno nominees Silla + Rise bring the energy of the north to Toronto through their blend of throat-singing and futuristic beats. Tickets from $10 Licensed 19+

Information and tickets at


Festivals Barbados on the Water Festival May 26–28 Free This year, our festival of Barbadian culture celebrates Canada with music, fashion, literary events and children’s activities – all for free. Don’t miss culinary demos, rum tasting and plenty of music to dance the night away! Co-presented with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Concert Stage Highlight

Rupee & Lil’ Rick Friday, May 26 10:30pm Saturday, May 27 9:30pm These Bajan sensations keep the party going all weekend with a mix of soca, hip-hop and R&B flavours. Rupee

Toronto International Tap Dance Festival June 2–4 Experience the best of tap dance at our three-day festival featuring international headlining acts Heather Cornell and Ted Louis Levy. Watch choreographic debuts from local artists, participate in master classes, panel discussions and more. Tickets from $15 Co-presented with Toffan Rhythm Projects

Travis Knights 10

Tirgan Festival July 27–30 Free Explore the diversity of Iran through music, dance, theatre, art, cinema and a crafts market. Enjoy delicious Iranian food and experience the richness of one of the world’s oldest cultures. Co-presented with Tirgan

Concert Stage Highlight

Kiosk Friday, July 28 7:30pm Saturday, July 29 7:30pm With a signature combination of rock, Iranian folk and gypsy jazz, Kiosk brings wry humour and satire to their stage show.


Living Ritual Festival July 25–27 Experience global Indigenous performance through dance and theatre, and get involved at panel conversations, performative lectures, workshops, a Creation Lab and evening performances.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Tickets from $15 In association with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre 11

Festivals David Rudder

Island Soul August 4–7 Free Soak up some island flavour on the waterfront and experience the rich legacy of Caribbean music heard throughout Canada and around the world. Concert Stage Highlight

David Rudder Sunday, August 6 9:30pm One of the most successful calypsonians of all time performs his anthemic classics and brand new tracks at this hot Caribbean party.

Habari Africa Festival August 11–13 Free Now in its fourth year, Habari Africa Festival features local and international artists who bring the evolving traditions and vibrant diversity of African culture to Toronto. Co-presented with Batuki Music Society

Concert Stage Highlight

Noumoucounda Cissoko Friday, August 11 9:30pm A master of the explosive possibilities of the kora, Cissoko deftly moves from blues to jazz and hip-hop to rock, all fused with Senegalese pop, mbalax and griot traditions. 12

Noumoucounda Cissoko

Beats, Breaks & Culture August 18–20 Free Check out the next wave of Canadian talent in hip-hop and dance music, featuring innovators in post-rap, electro-pop and world electro. Concert Stage Highlight

Dead Obies Friday, August 18 9:30pm Joining us from Montreal’s South Shore with nouveau beats and rhymes in franglais, this experimental hip-hop crew showcases their freshest post-rap tracks.

FUTURESound Afterparty Saturday, August 19 10:30pm A late-night dance party with the new generation of Canadian world electro DJs, featuring an immersive sensory universe by AfrotroniX. Tickets from $15 Licensed 19+


Shake the Lake: DJ Competition Submission Deadline: June 23, 2017 Calling all up-and-coming, forward-thinking DJs! Show your skills and enter to be a part of Harbourfront Centre’s Beats Breaks & Culture festival. The top three DJs will win the opportunity to perform alongside Canada’s top talents. Enter online at

Information and tickets at 13

Paddleboat Rides


Wednesday–Sunday Take a tour of the Natrel Pond in one of our paddleboats. Rental Hours Wednesday–Friday 3-8pm Saturday–Sunday 11am – 7pm $10 per person Maestro Ken Hsieh

TAIWANfest: Kanpai, Japan! August 25–27 Free This summer, experience a symphony like never before as cellist Shih-Lin Chen and Maestro Ken Hsieh share their tales of Taiwanese ancestry, Japanese training and Canadian upbringing. Co-presented with Asian-Canadian Special Events Association

Concert Stage Highlight

TAIWANfest Orchestra by Maestro Ken Hsieh Friday, August 25 8:30pm

Ken Hsieh and his symphony orchestra join forces with the all-female musical theatre troupe, Takarazuka Revue, for a concert of vivid sounds inspired by J-Pop. Getting here is easy


From Union Station, head south on York St. to Queens Quay West.

Take Lower Simcoe St. or turn on Queens Quay West from York St. to reach our parking lots.

The Martin Goodman Trail leads right here and we have bicycle parking onsite.

Board the 509 or 510 streetcar from Union Station, Exhibition Place or Spadina Ave.

Harbourfront Centre Camps Summer Camps July 4 – September 1, 2017 Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have encouraged creativity and personal growth within a positive atmosphere. Proudly offering more than 91 different camps and one of the most diverse experiences in Toronto, we have something for every camper! Visit our website and sign your kids up today for summer.

March Break Camps March 11–15, 2018

Information and registration at 416 973 4093 or 15


Boxcar Social

Local Food Market

Food & Drink

Streetside on Queens Quay West

Enjoy great food or have a drink on one of the patios at:

Thursdays June 15 – October 5 This summer, we invite you to eat delicious food and buy quality, farmfresh goods directly from the people who produce them. 16

• Amsterdam BrewHouse • Boxcar Social • Lavazza Espression • The Slip

Food Festivals Hot & Spicy Food Festival: 20th Anniversary September 1–4 Free The 20th anniversary edition of Hot & Spicy Food Festival showcases Canadian celebrity chefs, a curated food market, and the ChiliKids cooking competition all paired with sizzling jazz and Toronto Blues Society’s co-presentation of Canada’s hottest blues. Brigantine Room Highlight

Chef Roger Mooking Sunday, September 3 4pm Host of The Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food and Food Network Canada’s Everyday Exotic, as well as the resident judge on Chopped Canada, Roger Mooking is an award-winning chef obsessed with music and cooking with fire.

Red Hot Cabaret Saturday, September 2 9pm Cabaret superstars Sharron Matthews and Shawn Hitchins present a night of salty stories and saucy music. Tickets from $20 Licensed 19+

Chef Roger Mooking

Veg Food Fest September 8-10 Free The biggest vegetarian food festival in North America celebrates 33 years of delicious food from around the globe that you never thought could be vegetarian. Come and enjoy tasty dishes, presentations and plenty of veg-friendly products at a weekend-long celebration of the best the veg food world has to offer. Produced by Toronto Vegetarian Association 17

Wednesdays Free Flicks

Wednesdays, June 21 – August 30 Sunset

Join us at sunset and watch Canadian talent hiding in plain sight on the silver screen. Hairspray


How She Move

In partnership with Pride Toronto

July 19

August 16

June 21





The Sun at Midnight

Window Horses

Pacific Rim

June 28

July 26

August 23




Air Bud

My Internship in Canada

Cooking with Stella

July 5

August 2

August 30


Wayne’s World


July 12

August 9






All films are rated PG13 or under unless otherwise indicated.

Thursdays Dancing on the Pier

Thursdays, June 22 – August 31 7pm

Enjoy live bands and try out some fancy footwork at our weekly lakeside dance series. Pride Night

Shield to Shore

Habari Africa

In partnership with Pride Toronto

July 13 Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost

August 10 Pablo Terry & Sol de Cuba

Northern Passages

Beats, Breaks & Culture

July 20 Toronto All-Star Big Band

August 17 DJ Lissa Monet



July 27 Zuze

August 24 Toronto All-Star Big Band

Island Soul

Hot & Spicy

August 3 The Recipee Band

August 31 Sons of Rhythm

June 22

Our Home On Native Land June 29 Toronto All-Star Big Band

Prairies to Pacific July 6 Toronto All-Star Big Band 19

Visual Arts

Summer 2017 Exhibitions June 24 – September 17

The gallery and exhibition spaces inside our main building are home to fascinating work by artists, photographers, craftspeople and designers.

Spring 2017 Exhibitions April 29 – June 18 Our spring exhibitions take us across this vast country through the photographic lenses of three artists. Johan HallbergCampbell’s Coastal, Joanne Ratajczak’s Yukon Sketchbooks and Morris Lum’s Tong Yan Gaai present three distinctive installations that exemplify artistic rigor in their photo-based field work. Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 20

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography. Diane Davis’ The Niagara Palimpsest, an exhibition of fragile botanical pressings tells the story of Niagara Falls in 1891. Davis’ work reveals the trace of an alternative portrait behind the ubiquitous images of this iconic place. Legacies 150 is co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada

Fall 2017 Exhibitions September 23 – December 22 In 1967, the National Gallery of Canada hosted 51 artists on Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square in a groundbreaking demonstration of how contemporary art could help to define a national historical narrative. Our five fall exhibitions include Voices: artists on art, an exhibition that opens a door into the studios of 51 artists currently working across Canada. As both a video project and an exhibition, it creates a possible narrative about what contemporary art can be in Canada today. Photo: Yannick Grandmont. Part of Legacies 150.

Performing & Creating


Craft & Design Studio

September 11 – October 7


HATCH is Harbourfront Centre’s annual performing arts residency and development platform. An experimental laboratory for artists working in contemporary theatre, dance and live art, the 2017 edition features a microfestival of new ideas in performance and installation, as well as music by Jonathan Adjemian, lo bil, Ellen Furey, Bethany Ides and Eshan Rafi.

Over more than 40 years, our Craft & Design Studio has seen hundreds of artists hone their skills through its Artists-inResidence program. Watch artists working in textiles, glass, metal and ceramics in a fully equipped facility.

NextSteps Canada’s Dance Series

September 2017 – June 2018 70+ Shows

20+ Companies

3 Stages

Our diverse dance series continues to redefine Canadian contemporary dance through exciting performances by both domestic and international artists. Tickets from $15

Craft & Design Workshops Year-round Explore your creativity through unique classes taught by the Artists-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre. For current class schedules, fees and pre-registration, visit

Noel Guyomarc’h Lecture Thursday, September 21 Montreal’s Noel Guyomarc’h, one of North America’s foremost art jewellery gallerists, will present a public lecture on his curatorial projects and career in light of the recent 20th anniversary of his eponymous gallery. Tickets from $20

Information and tickets at 21

The Power Plant Fall 2017 Exhibitions September 29 – December 31 Michael Landy aims to create space for local resistance movements in The Power Plant’s third edition of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program. Through an exploration of urban sites in Congo, Sammy Baloji and anthropologist Filip de Boeck focus on the utopian idea of an “urban now,” a moment suspended between the colonial past and the promise of a neoliberal future.

Amalia Pica continues her engagement with the failures of communication and technology. For her show at The Power Plant, she will produce a new body of work featuring cardboard reconstructions of the acoustic mirror warning systems that were built along the coastlines of England in the 1920s and 1930s. Ydessa Hendeles

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner’s Daughter June 24 – September 4 Ydessa Hendeles explores difference and diversity by assembling objects and artefacts to make contemporary fables about the way representation, distortion, appropriation and assimilation can filter group and individual identities. This first survey of her artistic practice will display works from the past decade that develop these subjects such as From her wooden sleep..., THE BIRD THAT MADE THE BREEZE TO BLOW and Church & State (The Puss in Boots Project). 22

Amalia Pica

Visit The Power Plant online to learn about talks, tours, performances, films, workshops and programming for children.

International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Book Summit: Publish Well and Prosper

October 19-29, 2017

Thursday, June 15

The world’s best contemporary writers will be in Toronto for the 38th edition of International Festival of Authors, Toronto’s Festival of Words and Ideas. Join us for 11 days of idea-rousing panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, readings and inspiring artist talks. This year’s edition includes a special focus on Canadian literature, the annual Humber Liberal Arts Academic Conference, the PEN Canada Benefit, and the 11th edition of IFOA Ontario, the festival’s touring program.

A full day of practical business workshops and discussion about the book business.

International Festival of Authors 2017 confirmed authors include Colm Tóibín, Roddy Doyle, Barbara Gowdy, Susan N. Herman and Heather O’Neill .

IFOA Weekly

Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College

The Word On The Street Sunday, September 24 Celebrate 150 years of Canadian literature at the largest outdoor book and magazine festival in Canada!

September–June Immerse yourself in literature at IFOA’s weekly reading series as Canadian and international authors take to the stage.

Toronto Lit Up Year-round Join IFOA and the Toronto Arts Council in promoting the rich literary talent of our city at a series of book-launch parties. 23

Sailing & Powerboating

Our Fleet

Sailing Camps

Our fleet is in great shape and is located minutes from downtown. We rent sailboats and powerboats to members of the public with recognized credentials or who have received training from our staff. For those without experience, we can provide an instructor to sail or drive the boat for you.

July 4 – September 1

Courses May–November We offer a wide variety of internationally recognized courses designed to fit any schedule or skill level. Sign up and get out on the water this summer!

Boat Rental and Fishing May 1 – October 8 Invite your friends or family out in one of our 90 available boats. Whether you need gear and tackle for a fishing trip or to charter a yacht with or without a captain, we’ve got you covered. 24

Our camps offer a fun and safe environment for all levels and abilities. With programs ranging from one to four weeks in length, make sure to sign up your little sailor soon! (ages 6–15)

Caribbean Info Nights June 16, July 24, August 14, September 15 & October 10 Learn more about our yearly Caribbean Sailing Trip at our free Info Nights. Join our qualified instructors for this unique opportunity to build skills, meet sailors from around the world, and vacation in paradise! Set sail with us for the Spanish Virgin Islands in winter 2018. Please call 416 973 4093 for Sailing Camps and for all Sailing & Powerboating inquiries, please call 416 203 3000 or visit

Shopping at Harbourfront Centre SHOP Year-round Discover your next family heirloom from our assortment of quality Canadian contemporary craft masterpieces and limited-edition works, including items made by our Artists-in-Residence.

Lakeview Market May-September During our weekend festivals, a rotating lineup of artists, artisans and vendors showcase local, national and international treasures at the Lakeview Market. 25

Thank You to our partners, sponsors and donors for supporting our year–round festivals and events. Site Partners

Programming Partners

Corporate Site Partners

Major Partner

Visit to become a partner and support our programs. 26

Support Us! Your donation to Harbourfront Centre assists us in offering a wide range of free artistic programs, performances, festivals, recreation and educational opportunities for everyone.

Four easy ways to donate In person Visit the Info Desk

at our Main Building, 235 Queens Quay W.

By phone

416 952 4746

Charitable Registration Number 10746 6575 RR0003

By mail

 arbourfront Centre H 235 Queens Quay West Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Attn: Development Officer






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a year to celebrate

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Since our founding in 1847, Labatt has always been a big part of summer – and at the heart of towns and cities across Canada. As we celebrate both our 170th birthday and Canada’s 150th, our commitment to the communities and people of Canada remains as strong today as ever.

Proud sponsor of Harbourfront Centre


Our Site

Main Building The Westin Harbour Castle Ferry Docks

Lower Simcoe St.

Gardiner Expressway

Lakeshore Blvd.

Rees St.

Air Canada Centre Union Station

InterContinental Hotel

CN Tower Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Rogers Centre

York St.

Marina Quay West Spadina Pier Parking Toronto Music Garden

Marilyn Brewer Community Space

Brigantine Room

Queens Quay West



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Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating


Simcoe WaveDeck Radisson Hotel Purina PawsWay

Harbourfront Centre Main Building

Marina Four

Queen’s Quay Terminal

(Bill Boyle Artport)

Queens Quay Disabled Sailing

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Stage in the Round

Canoe & Kayak

World Café Police Station

Ontario Square

Amsterdam BrewHouse

Concert Stage


Boxcar Social

Natrel Pond

The Power Plant

Studio Theatre

Exhibition Common

Fleck Dance Theatre (3rd Floor)

Canada Square Main Gallery

The Slip

Lake Ontario













Lakeside Terrace Boxcar Social

From Union Station, head south on York St. to Queens Quay West.

Natrel Pond








Getting Here

The Martin Goodman Trail leads right here and we have bicycle parking onsite.











Miss Lou’s Room

East Pier

West Pier


Take Lower Simcoe St. or turn on Queens Quay West from York St. to reach our parking lots.


Board the 509 or 510 streetcar from Union Station, Exhibition Place or Spadina Ave.



Inside Main Building Main Gallery Box Office & Info Desk Boxcar Social Brigantine Room Craft & Design Studio Harbourfront Centre Shop

Lakeside Terrace Loft Marilyn Brewer Community Space Miss Lou’s Room Security Studio Theatre 29

Festivals Barbados on the Water Festival May 26–28

Toronto International Tap Dance Festival June 2–4

Book Summit June 15

Franco–Fête de Toronto June 23-25

Here in the 6ix: Celebrate Multiculturalism Day

TAIWANfest: Kanpai, Japan! August 25–27

Sailing & Powerboating

Hot & Spicy Food Festival

Craft & Design

September 1–4

Veg Food Fest September 9–11


September 11 – October 7

The Word On The Street September 24

June 27


Our Home On Native Land

Free Flicks

June 30 – July 3

Wednesdays June 21 – August 30

Prairies to Pacific

Dancing on the Pier

July 7–9

Shield to Shore July 14–16

Northern Passages July 21–23

Living Ritual Festival July 25–27

Tirgan Festival July 27–30

Island Soul August 4–7

Thursdays June 22 – August 31

Summer Music in the Garden Most Thursdays & Sundays June 29 – September 17

Paddleboat Rides Wednesday–Sunday May–September

Lakeview Market May–September

Local Food Market

August 11–13

Thursdays June 15 – October 5

Beats, Breaks & Culture

Summer Camps

Habari Africa Festival

August 18–20


July 4 – September 1


Studio Courses & Workshops Year-round

Visual Arts Johan Hallberg-Campbell Morris Lum Joanne Ratajczak April 29 – June 18 Five Exhibitions including Legacies 150 June 24 – September 17 Five Exhibitions including Voices: artists on art September 23 – December 22

The Power Plant Ydessa Hendeles June 24 – September 4 Michael Landy Sammy Baloji & Filip de Boek Amalia Pica September 29 – December 31

Coming this Fall NextSteps


International Festival of Authors October 19–29

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