The Future is Now

The Future is Now

In 2015, at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development, an ambitious new global agenda to end poverty and pursue a sustainable future by 2030 was unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations. At the heart of this agenda are the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the 5Ps […]

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Film and FIKA

Film and FIKA

Clear away those winter blues away with Film and FIKA. Harbourfront Centre Theatre will have a matinee showing of the family-friendly film ALONE IN SPACE and an evening showing of Christoffer Boe’s drama, A TASTE OF HUNGER. Be sure to also partake in FIKA: the art of the Swedish coffee break. It will be a chance to slow […]

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Opening Reception

Nordic Bridges Reception

Join us for the Nordic Bridges reception to close off the year in celebration of Nordic cultures. There will be speeches, an exceptional performance by the Finnish beatbox group Tuuletar and an Icelandic DJ to end our fun evening. 

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Silent Disco

Nordic Silent Disco

Bring your friends, dancing shoes and mittens: our Nordic Silent Disco is here to brighten up those dark December nights. Dance the cold away as our Icelandic guest DJ spins tunes straight into your headphones. You won’t want to miss out!    The Silent Disco is the anchor activity of AIRMOVES: It represents the first […]

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Myth and Evidence unicorn

Myth and Evidence

A light emanating from the interior of a frosted glass display case hints at the silhouette of a legendary creature: the unicorn. The translucent surface blurs the reading of its realistic-looking forms. Both exposed and concealed, elusive and imprisoned, the ephemeral presence of the magical being exudes a certain magnetism. Undoubtedly, this symbol of purity […]

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Nordic Talks - The future of art activisim

The Future of Activism in the Arts

Art has the power to reach many people and bring communities together. Can we increase the potential of art to be a catalyst for changing human behaviour?  How can artists play a larger role in inspiring action for social and environmental justice? Join Canadian and Nordic thought leaders in a lively panel discussion on the […]

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Shifting Ground Symposium

Shifting Ground Symposium

The Shifting Ground Symposium, in partnership with Craft Ontario, will deliver a two-day event organized around the theme of “Shifting Ground” and collaborating with communities, artists and arts workers who will shape the discussion with multiple perspectives. The event will explore a myriad of intersections, from making and culture, land and materials, education, craft as […]

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Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

A North American Premiere!  Hailed by The Guardian as “the astonishing true story of a working-class hero!” and “A paean to youthful idealism.” by The Times. In a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure, follow the footsteps of a working-class hero who chose not to look the other way when the world needed his help and took […]

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Newton Moraes

Life Under My Skin

Life Under My Skin is an exploration of how artists deal with doubt, depression, worth and everything related how our body, image and inside of ourselves. Choreographed by renowned creator Newton Moraes, the piece examines what artists do to survive—taking on jobs and tasks that are far from the glamour of being artist, while posing the questions: Why do […]

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In-Ward

In-Ward

Choreographed by Montreal’s Ebnflōh Dance Company founder, Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé, IN-WARD depicts the complex, contradictory nature of human emotions through a performance interweaving seemingly contradictory styles of dance: hip-hop and contemporary. Six highly skilled dancers, renowned Hip-Hop beat maker and producer Shash’U, and artistic advisors Anne Plamondon and Helen Simard, confront the deep waters of the human […]

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The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

A North American Premiere! Hailed by The Guardian as “the astonishing true story of a working-class hero!” and “A paean to youthful idealism.” by The Times. In a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure, follow the footsteps of a working-class hero who chose not to look the other way when the world needed his […]

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Fearful Symmetries

Season 2022

After being absent on stage for 3 years, ProArteDanza returns with its annual fall season. With an increased sense of loneliness experienced by many, ProArteDanza reconnects with a mixed programme.  Only Who’s Left by Lesley Telford is inspired by the quote by Bertrand Russell: ‘War does not determine who is right – only who is left.’ Set to music […]

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Hofesh Shechter Company

Double Murder (Clowns/The Fix)

Led by internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter, a thrilling new double bill presents two distinctly contrasting pieces for our times.  One half of the evening is Clowns, a sarcastic nod to our ever-growing indifference to violence, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and later produced as a widely acclaimed film and broadcast by the […]

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Older & Reckless

Older & Reckless

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre’s nationally acclaimed performance series Older & Reckless is back and hitting the stage this fall with a very special program featuring 24 celebrated dance artists!  Featuring Carol Anderson, Julia Aplin, Norma Araiza, Nova Bhattacharya, Peter Chin, Emilyn Claid, Deepti Gupta, Charmaine Headley, Bonnie Kim, Jp Longboat, Learie McNicolls, Claudia Moore, Viv Moore, […]

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Opening Reception

Opening Reception

In celebration of a year-long cultural initiative Nordic Bridges, Harbourfront Centre invites you to the opening reception of the Nordic Collaborations exhibitions: Animal Vegetable Mineral, Fuglakvæðið (The Bird Ballad) – Edward Fuglø and Eyes as Big as Plates. These exhibitions, led by Nordic and Canadian artists, will explore human nature’s relationship, connection and disassociation with […]

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Julie et l'univers

Julie et l’univers

Inspired by the journey from adolescence to adulthood, the work embraces the stories of its creator and three emerging female performers, (Morgyn Aronyk-Schell, Claire Whitaker and Sierra Chin Sawdy) with the support of live pianist, Jeanie Chung, and emerging dramaturge, Dedra McDermott. Set in a wintry landscape reminiscent of Lemieux’s childhood in Quebec City, the work explores […]

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TouchX

31 (TouchX + I am the Child of…)

Kaeja d’Dance celebrates 31 years with two new dance works created by Artistic Directors Allen and Karen Kaeja. Grounded in memory, Karen Kaeja’s TouchX and Allen Kaeja’s I am the Child of… investigate the complexity of our lived experiences. Community, perspective and a fascinating take on augmented reality technology generate evocative worlds in this double […]

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Lakeside Terrace

Jewellery: Catalyst for Conversation

You are warmly invited to a salon evening to celebrate the Animal, Vegetable, Mineral exhibition, meet the artists and connect with like-minded guests in the community.   We encourage you to wear your favourite piece of statement jewellery – it will act as your access to enter this reception! We hope that each person’s piece of […]

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Art of time on stage

A Singer Must Die

Art of Time Ensemble is proud to present A Singer Must Die, a concert in tribute to the legendary literary and musical icon Leonard Cohen. This sublime concert features singers Steven Page, Tamara Lindeman, Sarah Slean, Gregory Hoskins and Tom Wilson and arrangements of his music in the signature Art of Time Ensemble style – […]

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Vendee racing yacht

Vendee Globe Racing Yacht

A new offshore sailing team, founded and skippered by Canadian Scott Shawyer, will visit the Toronto Harbour. Competing in his 60ft IMOCA racing yacht, Shawyer will take on the pinnacle event in the offshore calendar, the Vendee Globe Race: 42,000 kilometres of solo, non-stop racing around the world, to become the first Canadian to complete […]

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