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Gift-giving made easy!
Personalized and fun gift ideas can be found at Harbourfront Centre

TORONTO, ON (Nov. 28, 2012) – Harbourfront Centre makes holiday gift-giving easy with a unique selection of festive gifts for friends and family. Start shopping early with fun and personalized presents that can only be found at Harbourfront Centre. Whether you are looking to create a special keep-sake, purchase something one-of-a-kind or give the gift of experience, Harbourfront Centre has gift-giving all wrapped up! Choose from a selection of gift ideas for everyone on your list:

The hand-made gift
Sign up for a one-day workshop and create hand-made holiday crafts. On December 1, join us for a Holiday Decorations or a Handmade Holiday Cards workshop where you can add a personal twist to holiday traditions while learning a new skill. harbourfrontcentre.com/courses

The one-of-a-kind gift
Harbourfront Centre’s specialty boutique, The Centre Shop, features a range of products from local and international artisans including green, up-cycle and small-footprint designers. The Centre Shop also carries MOMA and Red-Dot award winning products. Shop online or in-store for one-of-a-kind accessories and gifts for everyone on your list! harbourfrontcentre.com/centreshop

The gift of performance
Harbourfront Centre offers the very best in entertainment from dance to theatre including; NextSteps, our national dance series, (running from now until May, tickets $20-40) and World Stage 2013, featuring contemporary live performance from around the world (running from February until May, tickets $15-50). Take advantage of group rates, student/youth/senior and arts-industry discounts and save up to 50% when you buy a World Stage Flex Pass on-sale until Jan 23. Tickets are available at the Harbourfront Centre box office, by calling 416-973-4000, or by visiting harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

The gift of experience
Harbourfront Centre is open daily from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and offers FREE exhibitions, festivals and activities this season including; Skate Culture, Winter Family Weekends and HarbourKIDS Skating Festival, presented by RBC Play Hockey in and around the Natrel Rink. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay Revitalization visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere/

The gift of learning
Choose a gift from one of Harbourfront Centre’s many educational programmes including Learn to Skate, generously supported by RBC Play Hockey, and Courses & Workshops. An impressive year-round array of cultural, social and recreational programmes makes Harbourfront Centre a dynamic, enlightening and inclusive place for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn! harbourfrontcentre.com/learn

The nautical gift
Looking for the perfect gift for someone who really does have everything? Give the gift of sailing or power boating. Buy a customized gift certificate at any value from a variety of sailing experiences. You can rent a sail boat or power boats, charter a yacht, set out on your own or arrange to have a certified instructor take you on a sail around Lake Ontario or the Caribbean. You can even enroll someone special in one of our certified sailing or power boating courses. harbourfrontcentre.com/boating

The gift of legacy
Stumped on what to give this holiday season? Name a seat in the Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre to give a wonderful gift to the performing arts lover in your life who has everything. A limited number of seats are available to be named, and we hope that you will become part of the legacy of the contemporary arts at Harbourfront Centre by naming a seat for yourself, a loved one, or someone you admire. A donation of $500 will purchase a seat in perpetuity. Show your support of the performing arts in Toronto by naming a seat today! Contact Kiren Gill at 416-952-4746 or kgill@harbourfrontcentre.com to learn more.

The gift that keeps on giving
Harbourfront Centre is a registered Canadian charity and operates as a not-for-profit organization; it’s only with the financial support of donors, partners and patrons that we remain a vibrant home for the culture of our times, inspiring people with the magic of the creative spirit. Give the gift that keeps on giving by donating at harbourfrontcentre.com/donate

For additional information, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay W, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront.
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ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.

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