Two Mexican fighters in celebration of Cinco de Mayo in front of the CN Tower.

Cinco Fest

Celebrate Mexican culture, music and traditions and feast on delicious Mexican favourites at Cinco Fest. Cinco Fest is a special day that isn’t marked in Mexico itself, but it’s incredibly important for Mexican migrants all over the world. It’s our time to celebrate our culture and remember where we come from. This day is about […]

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Liquid Gold art with vivid pink and blue hues.

Liquid, Gold

While a photo-based artist, Toronto-based Alex McLeod has collaborated with fashion and music artists in new media, like Gord Downie, Nelly Furtado, Nike and Condé Nast. In this latest exhibition of new work, images of abstract island oases are conjured by creating delicate structures inspired by the concepts of resilience and adaptation. Viewers are beckoned to […]

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A pile of bicycle materials

Human Made Stuff

Award-winning artists Suzanne Carlsen and Noah Rosen present Human Made Stuff, a retrospective look at the immensity of human-made “stuff” produced on Earth since the Industrial Revolution. What is the cost of such excess on our mental and social well-being? As small business owners and makers, Suzanne and Noah explore the possibilities of what happens […]

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Computer keyboard with a red blank key in the middle

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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Black and white brooch pin

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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Woman in dress dancing against a dark backdrop.

Fleeting

Fleeting, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s annual spring showcase of cutting-edge contemporary dance, features two exciting new creations by New York City’s Roderick George and Los Angeles’ Cherice Barton, alongside audience favourites by Jennifer Archibald, Deborah Lundmark and Chantelle Good, promising a captivating evening of creativity and artistry.

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Tifa workshop

Skipping Down Memory Lane

Co-presented with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), kids can work with illustrator and children’s book author Carey Sookocheff to create their special remembering stone based on her excellent book, The Remembering Stone, a gentle story about loss and grief and how small everyday actions can connect us to those we love. Books will also […]

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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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abstract collage

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 drop in

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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Yassama

Yassama And The Beaded Calabash 

Created especially for young children, Yassama and the Beaded Calabash is the story of a young girl who, with the help of the old Baobab tree, saves her village from drought and delivers a powerful lesson about the importance of respecting and honouring Mother Earth.   Rooted in African oral tradition, acclaimed artist Lua Shayenne invites […]

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Finding home

Finding Home: A Salmon Journey Upstream

Inseparable since they were spawned, Beagle and Sojo are best (salmon) friends from Lake Ontario and the self-proclaimed rockstars of the fish world. They do everything together until one day, Beagle doesn’t feel like a little fish in a little pond anymore. She’s ready to make the big trip upstream on the Humber River. Will […]

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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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Make Me Dance

Make Me Dance

An immersive and fast-paced live dance show that encourages the audience to actively participate in the performance to share in the magical world of creativity.  Igniting children’s imaginations, Make Me Dance is an immersive dance theatre production by Norwegian company Panta Rei Danseteater. With raw energy and enthusiasm, three dancers, backed by a musician, bound across […]

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Robot Song

Robot Song

Australia’s Arena Theatre Company presents Robot Song, a heartwarming production inspired by the true story of a parent navigating life with a child on the Autism spectrum. Robot Song follows the adventures of 11-year-old Juniper May, inviting audiences to see things from Juniper’s perspective as she explores ways to make sense of the world around her. Infused […]

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