TAIWANfest Papercrafts

TAIWANfest Papercrafts

Get hands-on with papercrafts and DIY art in a series of interactive workshops filled with fun and creativity! Share moments of happiness with friends and family as you create, customize and personalize. 

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Njacko Backo

Njacko Backo’s African Village

Join Njacko and Val Backo to make maracas out of empty tin cans and materials you can find around your home, like the maracas Njacko uses for his band. Then, at 3pm, learn to play and sing some traditional African songs. 

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Children participating in bust a move dance class

Bust A Move Dance Workshop

Visitors of all abilities and all ages are invited to join a super fun drop-in dance workshop!  Bust a Move Dance (BAMD) is a leading dance company for children, teens and adults with disabilities. They work with students of all ages and abilities. Classes focus on using dance as a vehicle for social and emotional […]

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a robot dance party

Robot Dance Party

Music. Robots. Bleeps and blorps – It’s a robot dance party! Step one: build your cardboard robot costume (all materials provided). Step two: hit the dance floor and show off your robot moves as world-renowned DJ Kid Koala spins a set of his favorite electro-vocoder tracks. Have fun at this not-to-be-missed robot event of the […]

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Children doing crafts

Rockin’ Robot Craft

Kids will have the chance to create their own rockin’ robot figurine – with its own musical instrument – out of various materials with the help of their adult in this quick and accessible drop-in activity presented by School Visits at Harbourfront Centre! 

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Learning to make tipis

Tipi Showcase and Activity

Do you know where the word Tipi comes from?   Listen to a storyteller share teachings about the Tipis (also known as a tepee). Traditionally made of animal skins and wooden poles, tipis are intended to protect the families within through the spirit of the trees and buffalo around them. The flap at the top is […]

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The Birds

The Birds

Graceful birds, escaped from a lost paradise, invite you to join their dance. They will mesmerize you and take you on a whirlwind journey of beauty, poetry and magic to inspire us all to follow them, play and immerse in their fanciful world. 

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Djennie Laguerre

Mon histoire est mon nom

Presented in French. Chaque histoire que vous racontez est votre propre histoire. Et l’histoire de votre nom contient également de nombreuses histoires. Écouter et raconter des histoires développe la connexion, la communication et la résilience de nos communautés. Amenez vos amis et votre famille et rejoignez la conteuse, comédienne et artiste enseignante Djennie Laguerre, alias […]

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Rahyne image

Transmit | Rahyne

Transmit is a program featuring five dynamic short films created by Indigenous Filmmakers based in Turtle Island (Canada) that were presented at the 2021 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada, curated by imagineNATIVE. Transmit shines a light on the importance of teachings passing through one generation to the next. We witness the […]

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Cedar tea and honey

Cedar Tea and Wellness

Sample delicious Indigenous food and learn the history and traditions and recipes in our Indigenous Food Workshops. Harbourfront Centre’s kitchens come to life with workshops for children that target different age groups, allowing for hands-on learning and storytelling in a fun and creative learning space: the kitchen! Plus, food vendors will sell scrumptious traditional and […]

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Lacey hill

Lacey Hill

Lacey Hill is an engaging and multi-talented singer-songwriter and is Oneida/Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Reservation. Discover her original Indigenous soul music, which she brings to Harbourfront Centre after previously touring around the globe. É:so yakotshá:nit ne Lacey Hill tsi yehyá:ton’s táhnon yonterennótha. Ohswé:ken nityakohtóntyon, Onenyo’ta’á:ka niyakaonhwentsyò:ten. Ó:nen káti onhwentsyakwé:kon teyakotawenryé:’onh táhnon […]

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First fire dancers

All Nations Junior Drummers

Enjoy a performance by Toronto Council Fire’s All Nations Junior Drummers, a First Nations Pow Wow-influenced youth drum group created to bring empowerment and identity to youth. The youth come from many different nations and communities across Turtle Island, including Dakota, Ojibwe, Chippewa and Cree, with many singers of all ages teaching each other new […]

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Queer songbook orchestra performing

Queer Songbook Orchestra Kids

Queer Songbook Orchestra Kids is a playful orchestral concert that weaves together story and song, presented by a collaborative team of artists from the 2SLGBTQ+ community. The performance is an interactive exploration of identity and acceptance, intended to nurture understanding and inspire discussion and expression to support of how we feel inside. By illustrating historical […]

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Flora and her father performing

Flora

Families will enjoy a mix of Mexican folkloric music, sweet francophone songs and a few of Flora’s own compositions. This talented emerging singer-songwriter, who shares the stage with her father, is sure to delight you with this vibrant performance. 

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Kalabante dancers performing

Won’Ma Africa

Won’Ma Africa is a virtuosic circus explosion accompanied by pulsating live music showcasing various African artists. A handful of daring acrobats, accompanied by their musicians, perform to the pulsating rhythm of the djembes of Guinea with their authentic and original choreography and acrobatics. With the melodious sound of the Kora, Yamoussa Bangoura transports us to […]

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Silent demonstration portion of Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a three-and-a-half-hour participatory experience that invites children and adults to explore the coral reef ecosystem. Comprised of a workshop, a show and a demonstration, participants will work together to form a “human” coral reef and take on different roles, from being a part of the reef itself to inhabiting the […]

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Sponge stamped tshirt with paint

Commitment Clothesline

What do you want to protect in the future for the world? Is it animals, plants, air, water, land, or people?  Join the Harbourfront Centre School Visits team in this art-making activity that invites kids and adults to design two pieces of art expressing a message for environmental protection.  Kids can choose from two activities:   […]

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Lego bricks

LEGO Zone

Everyone’s favourite activity has landed at Junior–welcome to the LEGO® Zone! For kids aged 4-99, a world of LEGO® pieces in all shapes and sizes awaits you. Whether you’re following the instructions or following your imagination, we can’t wait to see what you create with LEGO® bricks. 

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Sakuramai dancers

Yosakoi Dance Demo

Be prepared to have some FUN during this lively Japanese Yosakoi-style dance performance and demo presented by Sakuramai Toronto. Feel the energy, watch, dance and come together. 

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Circus activities at junior

Circus! Circus!

Come one, come all! Have you ever wanted to try out some circus stuff? In this introductory-level activity, work with highly experienced circus professionals and instructors to try out beams, hoops and swings. Each element can be adapted for age and ability – to watch or try. 

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Althea Balmes

Create Your Own Comics

Join multi-disciplinary visual storyteller and artist Althea Balmes for an interactive Create Your Own Comics workshop exploring the art of comic book creation. You will receive top tips on what makes great visual storytelling before getting down to creating some of your own work. This is a fun and informal workshop, and no previous experience is […]

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Drag performers Fay and Fluffy

Storytime

Drag performers Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé return to JUNIOR for more storytelling fun, bigger and better than ever before! Join them for an outdoor reading experience and dance party in JUNIOR’S’s famed Tickle Trunk. They make reading fun for kids (and adults) while encouraging everyone to see our differences as beautiful. Fay and Fluffy’s […]

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Children participating in bust a move dance class

How it Feels to be Me

Kids of all abilities and ages are invited to join in our super fun drop-in dance class, How It Feels to be Me! Experience dance as a powerful vehicle to unleash your spirit and encourage independence, confidence, resilience and empowerment, whatever your ability. Originally from Australia, Bust a Move Dance is a leading dance company […]

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Bollywood dancers

Bollywood Dance Demo

After their resounding success in 2019, Broken Dance is back at JUNIOR this year with their infectious Bollywood-style dance demo. Join in the fun of watching and learning a few moves from this company that fuses South Asian and Western styles, and that was a finalist on Canada’s Got Talent. 

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