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Micah Adams: Reworking

A past Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design Studio, Micah Adams’s conceptual practice is beautifully executed and consists of sculpture, jewellery and drawings, playing with the appealing aspects of scale and using his favourite tool-du-jour, the laser welder. While rescuing the forgotten and unwanted detritus of human activity – coins are a particular preoccupation […]

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Thirty-Six Brooches

Curated by Melanie Egan, the Director of Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design Studio, this new jewellery exhibition features 36 hand-selected brooches designed by some of Canada’s most talented contemporary jewellers. The exhibition explores the story and symbolism behind one of jewellery’s most storied pieces and how brooches communicate messages of love, social critique, politics, status […]

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Weaving

Woven Transformations Drop-in

Facilitated by Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits team, this art-making activity invites participants to explore using various new and recycled materials to create a weaving. How can we use colour and texture to create patterns? How do science, technology, engineering, arts and math play a role in weaving? Every little artist will be able to take […]

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Explorations In Collage Drop-in

Facilitated by Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits team, this art-making activity invites participants to explore using colour, shape and line to create a mixed media collage based on the colours, shapes and patterns they see in the world. Every little artist will be able to take their artwork home. School Visits is Harbourfront Centre’s hands-on, inquiry-based, […]

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quilted painting

Quilted Painting Drop-in

Families at the Power Kids tent can make unique textile collages, taking home one-of-a-kind artwork to cherish their May long weekend. Inspired by The Power Plant Gallery’s Summer 2024 season exhibiting artists June Clark and Terrence Gower, participants will explore collages, patterns and textures to craft their original pieces.

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by kids for kids

Created By Kids For Kids

Stop by the creation stations of the Created By Kids for Kids laboratory and contribute your ideas to making a kid-friendly theatre play. Led by professional actors and writers, families will participate in interactive creative stations, writing and character-building to help contribute to a special piece of theatre made by you and hundreds of other […]

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Orange Shirt Craft Drop-in

Please join the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre and participate in exciting craft activities! Kids and families can make an Orange Shirt Day craft in which we honour residential school Survivors, their families and their communities.

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Medicine wheel + beading drop-in

Medicine Wheel And Beading Drop-in

Please join the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre and participate in exciting craft activities! Families can participate in a beading craft where they will learn about the Medicine Wheel, the health dimensions and the cycle of life.

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Yoga 4 kids

Yoga 4 Kids

Yoga 4 Kids is specifically developed to teach yoga and meditation to children of all abilities from ages 5-12. It is an integrated and holistic yoga program that combines postures, dynamic movements, singing, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation with yoga activities that children enjoy. Join teacher Sherry LeBlanc outside for 45 minutes of yoga, […]

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Moskitto Bar

A Musical Journey Around The World!!!

Moskitto Bar invites audiences into their original global music world with a live outdoor performance that combines Ukrainian, Middle-Eastern and French Celtic music. Don’t be surprised if you’re joined by a circus performer who embodies the bands music – they love spontaneous Hopaks, a wildly fun folk dance that brings people together to move and […]

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BAM Dance Demo

Bust A Move! Dance Demo

BAMDance is an international organization running dance classes for kids, teens and adults with disabilities. This dance workshop is a fun and inclusive event for people with disabilities so they feel safe and have fun. No experience is necessary. Open to everyone!

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quand on chante

Quand On Chante

Homegrown in Lafontaine, Ontario, this family band features the rich vocal harmonies and dynamic fiddle stylings of the Lefaive sisters. Ariko’s repertoire, rooted in traditional French-Canadian music, is coloured by zydeco, bluegrass and popular musical genres. Their unique arrangements of traditional songs, original compositions and fiddle tunes are guaranteed to keep your toes tapping. Le […]

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Bollywood Dance demo

Bollywood Dance

Taking the audience through classical dance forms from Bharatnatyam and Kathak to folk dances like Bhangra, Toronto’s Broken Dance Entertainment is the leading Bollywood dance company in Canada, most well-known for their stint as finalists on Canada’s Got Talent. Specializing in all forms of South Asian dance styles, the company innovates in their live performances by […]

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Rhythms of North India

Rhythms Of North India

The Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble (TTYE) will perform a lively outdoor performance blending contemporary and classical music with North Indian rhythms and tabla beats. As part of the performance, the TTYE will demonstrate how the tabla works, sharing the fascinating story of its cultural roots in India dating back thousands of years. 

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Experts Radio Lab

Experts Radio Lab

Kids are experts. Some are experts on dinosaurs, others on making mud castles. Wherever their curiosity may lead them, our mics are on and we’re ready to hear all about it.    Set within a fun ‘80s-style radio studio, Experts Radio Lab is a drop-in, pop-up kids show where children are interviewed on anything they consider themselves an […]

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Transhumance

Transhumance

Welcome to the funny farm! A fun activity for kids outdoors, step into the whimsical and hilarious world of the Canadian dance/theatre company CORPUS as they bring their flock of fuzzy sheep to our interactive paddock. A mix of theatre and live performance, audiences can interact with the friendly and playful flock, feeding the sheep and watching them live their […]

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Afrique en cirque

Afrique en Cirque

Get ready to be transported with Afrique en Cirque, a circus extravaganza inspired by daily life in Guinea, founded by multidisciplinary artist Yamoussa Bangoura and Cirque Kalabanté. In this show for the whole family, experience colourful costumes as acrobats and dancers perform daring circus stunts, human pyramids and traditional dance to the sounds of live […]

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benched

BENCHED

Witness the magic in this playful performance of breaking and contemporary dance from Denmark’s Uppercut Dance Theater. Using supersized benches as their launch pad, five dancers throw themselves around a long, black bench in a performance about how we can find our place in the world when life wants to throw us on the bench and out […]

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behind the music

Behind The Song

This panel will focus on demystifying the approach to songwriting, beat-making, production and music publishing, featuring several of Toronto’s top music industry professionals. Moderated by Music Publishers Canada’s Manager of Communications, Laura Holtebrinck, the panel will mentor aspiring songwriters and producers, shedding light on the creative and business aspects of music publishing.  Presented by TD […]

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Woven into refinement

Woven Into Refinement

For centuries, the island nation of Taiwan has sustained the growing habitats of bamboo, bulrush and banana throughout the country due to its humid, subtropical climate. Woven into Refinement: A Sampling of Contemporary Fibre Works from Taiwan uses the fibre found in these plant species.   This exhibition, in collaboration with four weaving design studios, takes time-honoured techniques […]

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Everyday Lighting II

Lighting is an essential element of everyday life. Like moths to a flame, we are inherently drawn to it. Lighting is beautiful and functional, technical and sculptural. It can simply reduce darkness, but it can be so much more. Everyday Lighting investigates illumination at the intersection of craft, art, sculpture and design.   Through the Artists-in-Residence […]

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revisiting sycorax

Revisiting Sycorax

Revisiting Sycorax is a sculpted wire figure that emerges from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, and conjures an errant entrance into a new landscape. She is a supernatural force formed from an accumulation of twists and coils of wire. Tactile and visual forms intertwine race, science and art to craft a resonant hum, a toned and […]

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On Any Given Day II

Central to the Craft & Design Studio’s ethos is a commitment to broaden the dialogue around contemporary craft and design practice. For our artists and designers, method and meaning are not disparate; connections are made with the past and present and with an eye to the future. Harbourfront Centre Artists-in-Residence explore ideas of technology, identity […]

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Future Matters

Future Matters

Future Matters, a group exhibition featuring the work of eight local and international artists and designers, explores themes related to material expression, innovation and environmental sustainability.  Including an eclectic range of works in sculpture, video, photography, installation and textiles, this multidisciplinary exhibition embraces the intersection of both traditional and futuristic practices and materials.   In fact, […]

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