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Ritmo y Color returns to Harbourfront Centre
July 5-7, 2013
A contemporary fiesta that showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today's diverse Latin American communities!TORONTO, ON (June 6, 2013) – Celebrate the cultural richness and vibrancy of Latin America this summer at the 9th edition of the Ritmo y Color festival (July 5-7), presented by Harbourfront Centre. From contemporary dancers to cutting-edge musicians, Ritmo y Color pushes the boundaries of contemporary Latin American culture and explores the contributions of artists across the region.This year, Harbourfront Centre offers programming that highlights the theme “terrain” and explores how one's sense of place influences culture across the Americas. From urban to rural centres, Ritmo y Color showcases artists who present traditional aspects of their culture with a contemporary flare to create their own unique styles of music, dance, food and more.Festival highlights include:• Musical performances by 3Ball MTY, Lula All Stars, Chico Trujillo, Amanda Martinez, Los Vega, Boogat and many more• Empanada Throwdown featuring Top Chef Canada’s Gabriell Cruz and other local chefs• Dancing Across the Americas workshops including samba, zouk, tango, rumba and more• Piñata making workshops for kids• Fandango Panamericano, a musical ritual featuring Claudio Saldivia, Humberto Porto, Yurit Pedraza and Alec Dempster• Film screenings of Fania All Stars - Live in Africa, Latin Underground, Shorts for Shorties (animated film series for children) and moreFor additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghereABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE SUMMER SEASONHarbourfront 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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Ritmo y Color Event Listings
MUSICDJ Deep Fried Friday: DJ Jimmy SuaveFriday, July 5 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. – Redpath StageExpect to hear everything from contemporary Latin pop to classic salsa and cumbia with Lula Lounge resident DJ Jimmy Suave while Mis Amigos Catering dishes out deep fried chifles.Lula All StarsFriday, July 5 from 8 – 9 p.m. – WestJet StageThe Lula All Stars features the city’s top Latin vocalists backed by cream of the crop musicians. Each member brings their unique style to create a Toronto Salsa super group showcasing original compositions. Don’t miss Jose Ortega, artistic director for Lula Lounge and Luis Orbegozo, musical director for the Lula All Stars, in the Boulevard Tent at 7 p.m. for an artist talk.Get on the Lula Bus at 11:15 p.m. departing from Harbourfront Centre and head to Lula Lounge. If you say RITMO before midnight, receive $5 off a night of salsa dancing featuring Changui Habana and DJ Jimmy Suave!Raspao Jam – Lido Pimienta and Ruben EsguerraFriday, July 5 from 9 – 9:30 p.m. –Zone 5Colombian singer Lido Pimienta, who has been singing since age 11 in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, is paired with gaita (Colombian flute) player Ruben Esguerra, who has written scores for CBC, City Life Film, Amnesty International, and the National Film Board of Canada. Together they perform an improvised piece of music via the “Raspao” moving sound sculpture that records audio and video of its surroundings to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Chico TrujilloFriday, July 5 from 9:30 – 11 p.m. – WestJet StageChilean superstars Chico Trujillo present a unique fusion of punk rock energy, classic Latin grooves, South American folklore, Balkan brass madness, and a touch of ska from the backstreets of the neighbourhood to centre stage. Before the show, join Chico Trujillo’s manager, as well as band members for an artist talk in the Boulevard Tent at 7:30 p.m.Maracatu Mar AbertoSaturday, July 6 from 1 – 2 p.m. – Redpath StageMaracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe that brings rhythm, song and movement to the stage. With the English meaning of the name being “Open Sea,” they represent the influences that have traveled from Africa to Brazil, and onwards to Toronto and beyond.Los VegaSaturday, July 6 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – WestJet StageMexico’s first family of Son Jarocho has been keeping the legacy alive for nine years, performing a traditional song and dance from the Son Jarocho region. Catch them in a workshop teaching the basics of zapateado, a foot-stomping dance, later on the Redpath Stage at 5 p.m. Magia NegraSaturday, July 6 from 3:30 – 4 p.m. – Redpath StageMagia Negra are a groundbreaking urban, modern, candombe (Uruguayan music and dance style originating with African slaves) group that fuses traditional candombe sounds with jazz, world elements and other Afro-American rhythms – complete with intricate costuming and percussion.Los MoralitosSaturday, July 6 from 7 – 8 p.m. – Redpath StageJoin us on the Redpath Stage for a performance by Toronto’s premier champeta group. Los Moralitos have created a community that preserves good music for the soul featuring rhythm, guitars and dance popular in Colombia.Fandango PanamericanoSaturday, July 6 from 7 – 8 p.m. – Boulevard TentExperience an age-old musical ritual from Veracruz called a fandango, with a twist when local Latin American strummers Claudio Saldivia, Humberto Porto, Yurit Pedraza and Alec Dempster unite to welcome visiting Son Jarocho band Los Vega. They will share their vast experience playing in traditional fandangos where musicians gather around a wooden platform known as a "tarima". As well, the audience can join dancers from the Mexican community in the percussive dance called "el zapateado," deriving from the word "zapato" meaning shoe in Spanish.BoogatSaturday, July 6 from 8 – 9 p.m. – WestJet StageJuno nominee MC Boogat brings his future Latino-flow from Montreal to Harbourfront Centre with new music from his critically acclaimed album, “El Dorado Sunset.”Raspao Jam – Alec Dempster, Claudio Saldivia and Humberto PortoSaturday, July 6 from 8:30 – 9 p.m. – Zone 5Join Alec Dempster, Claudio Saldivia and Humberto Porto as they perform an improvised piece of music via the “Raspao” moving sound sculpture that records audio and video of its surroundings to create a one-of-a-kind piece. A New TraditionSaturday, July 6 from 9–10 p.m. – Redpath StageHip-hop meets traditional Afro-Colombian music when A New Tradition performs on the Redpath Stage. Incorporating ancient instruments and modern performance styles, including drums, breakdancing, beatboxing, spoken word and Colombian flutes! 3Ball MTY (Tribal Monterrey)Saturday, July 6 from 9:30 – 11 p.m. – WestJet StageLatin Grammy award-winning group 3Ball MTY make their Canadian debut at Harbourfront Centre with their infectious “tribal guarachero” beats, a fusion of electronic music with traditional Mexican cumbias. Don’t miss an intimate talk with them beforehand at “In Conversation with 3Ball MTY” in the Studio Theatre on Saturday at 6 p.m.Special thanks to the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto.Iyá IréSunday, July 7 from 1 – 2 p.m. – Redpath StageAfro-Cuban dance and percussion ensemble Iyá Iré will take you on a journey to the island of Cuba through a spectacular show of high-energy music and electrifying dance. They represent the traditional folklores of Cuba, showcasing the colourful gods, pulsating rhythms and fascinating history which gives Cuba its special energy.Amanda Martinez BandSunday, July 7 from 2 – 3 p.m. – WestJet StageNo stranger to the stage, Amanda Martinez has performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup festivities, Toronto’s Koerner Hall, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Join her and her band as they take you to where the vibrant Afro-Cuban beats, raw flamenco rhythms and colourful Mexican folk music intersect.
FOODRaspao CartFriday, July 5 from 6 – 11 p.m. –Zone 5, Saturday, July 6 from 1 – 6 p.m. –Zone 2, Saturday, July 6 from 6 – 11 p.m. –Zone 5 and Sunday, July 7 from 12 – 5 p.m. –Zone 2This moving sound sculpture captures and reproduces sounds and video in real time and is also a hybrid food cart. It combines the classic Raspao carts seen in Colombia to sell ice cones and the ones Portuguese and Greek Canadians use to sell roasted nuts and other sweet goods. Corn Trail: Chef Gloria Carillo’s Patasca and ChichaSaturday, July 6 from 2 – 2:45 p.m. –Zone 5Award-winning chef Gloria Carillo is serving up a tropical, organic soup dish, patasca. It will be paired with a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, Chicha. Hosted by Mary Luz Mejia.Empanada Throwdown Competitor: Marina Queirolo, Sûrkl EmpanadasSaturday, July 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Zone 5Take a bite of Marina Queirolo’s entry for the throwdown: empanada de humita con salsa criolla (sweet corn empanada with salsa criolla). Empanada Throwdown Competitor: Cristian Heise, Empanada CompanySaturday, July 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Zone 5Indulge in this empanada recipe that was created over half a century ago in Temuco, Chile! Cristian Heise is competing with his empanadas made with braised beef short rib and a red wine reduction.Empanada Throwdown Competitor: Martha MartinezSaturday, July 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Zone 5Martha Martinez creates her signature Colombian empanadas for the competition.Empanada Throwdown Competitor: Gabriell Cruz, BruDa Restaurant Saturday, July 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Zone 5Top Chef Canada’s Gabriell Cruz is back again to compete, this time hoping to reign supreme with tasty empanadas.Empanada Throwdown Competitor: Jose Arato, PimentonSaturday, July 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Zone 5Jose Arato, chef and owner of Pimenton, will present his take on empanadas.Quinoa Trail: Chef Gloria Carillo’s Quinoa TacosSunday, July 7 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Zone 5The Queen of Quinoa will be serving her royal quinoa tacos filled with savoury ingredients in this Bolivian focus workshop. Hosted by Christian Pritchard.Quinoa Trail: Chef Luis Barreto’s Pesque de QuinuaSunday, July 7 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Zone 5Join Chef Luis Barreto from La Cocina de Doña Luz as he demonstrates Pesque de Quinua. Hosted by Christian Pritchard.Quinoa Trail: Chef Elliot Gomez’s Quinoa & Brie CroquettesSunday, July 7 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Zone 5Chef Elliot Gomez from Apostrophe Catering will be demonstrating quinoa and brie croquettes. Hosted by Christian Pritchard.
FILMFania All Stars- Live in AfricaFriday, July 5 from 9 – 11 p.m. –Zone 2In 1974, during the heyday of the New York salsa explosion, the Fania All Stars were invited to perform in front of 80,000 people at a stadium in Zaire, Africa. Featuring exquisite performances by Celia Cruz, Héctor Lavoe and the All Stars many other virtuoso players and vocalists, the first salsa concert on the continent was captured on film. Don’t miss the Lula All Stars live show on Friday night at 8 p.m. on the WestJet stage.Shorts for ShortiesIn partnership with aluCine Toronto Latin Film Media Arts FestivalSaturday, July 6 from 1 – 2 p.m. – Studio TheatreThis very special film series will take audiences on an animated journey to the North Pole, a trip to wonderful worlds filled with magic and hilarious characters including an ogre, twin dancers, light makers and a monster!Luminaris Directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina 2011In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could threaten the natural order of things.Buenos Aires RecyclersDirected by Nikki Shuster, Argentina/ Germany 2011Tango, city landscapes, and little creatures make up this animation which explores the cultural, social and urban fabrics of Buenos Aires. The ChangeFabián Ribezzo, Mozambique 2011The members of a little village are troubled by a mysterious machine, which causes severe climate changes.Dame Posada/ Give me PosadaCecilio Vargas Torres, MexicoThe prints of skulls made by the renowned Mexican engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada over a century ago come alive in his workshop. Trudi e Kiki/ Trudi and KikiEva Furnari, Brazil 2010Two very different girls (a witch and a regular girl) swap bodies and rely on the help of their mothers to change back to normal.EskimalHomero Ramirez Tena, Mexico 2011Eskimal and Morsa work together to preserve the great glacier, which is facing disaster brought on by the industrialized world.Bud’s Songs TimeHélder Nóbrega, Brazil 2012This short film tells the story of a duel between an old man (Roxx) and a sleeping monster (Bud) that he provokes with his guitar.Chant et Fugue/ Song and FugueMartin & Facundo Lombard, US/ArgentinaThis short film depicts the Lombard twins (Martin and Facundo) dancing in the streets of Manhattan, fusing Argentinian and American street dance.La Playa DC (18 )In partnership with aluCine Toronto Latin Film Media Arts FestivalSaturday, July 6 from 7 – 9 p.m. – Studio TheatreDirected by: Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia, 2012, Drama, Spanish with English subtitlesThomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Thomas’ younger brother and closest friend, Jairo, disappears, he plunges into the streets of the city to find him. Latin UndergroundIn partnership with Vice MediaSaturday, July 6 from 9 – 10:30 p.m. –Zone 2The Latin Underground film series takes a look into emerging sub-cultures from across Latin America and the new wave of youth driven music and culture. Our Latin ThingSunday, July 7 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. – Studio TheatreThe early years of the original salsa super group, Fania All Stars, are captured in this marvelous documentary about the beginnings of this popular Latin American genre.
ARTIST TALKSIn Conversation with Lula All StarsFriday, July 5 from 7 – 7:30 p.m. – Boulevard TentJoin artistic director for Lula Arts, Jose Ortega and musical director for the Lula All Stars, Luis Orbegozo, for a chat about the Canadian salsa landscape and creation of Lula All Stars. Hosted by journalist Kelli Korducki.In Conversation with Chico TrujilloFriday, July 5 from 7:30 – 8 p.m. – Boulevard TentJoin Timothy Bisig (who has also worked with Bomba Estereo, Ana Tijoux, Buraka Som Sistema and others) as well as Juanito Gronemeyer, one of the founding members of Chico Trujillo for an artist talk. Hosted by journalist Kelli Korducki.In Conversation with 3Ball MTYSaturday, July 6 from 6 – 6:30 p.m. – Studio TheatreJoin 3Ball MTY for an intimate chat about the growing tribal subculture and its recent mainstream crossover success. Hosted by journalist Kelli Korducki.
WORKSHOPSDancing Across the Americas: Samba de GafieiraSaturday, July 6 from 1:30 – 2 p.m. – Lakeside TerraceGrab a partner and prepare to be wowed in this partner-dance workshop. Led by Brazilian Dance World instructors Goreti Cardoso and Lucas Amaral, this dance traces the evolution of modern styles from their village roots all the way to the back alleys and ballrooms of the urban centre. Drumming Across the Americas: Afro-Brazilian with Maracatu Mar AbertoSaturday, July 6 from 2:30 – 3 p.m. – Zone 2In the world of maracatu drumming, Alex Bordokas has distinguished himself as a teacher, visionary and cultural bridge. Join him as he leads an Afro-Brazilian drumming workshop after his Maracatu Mar Aberto show on the Redpath Stage at 1p.m.Drumming Across the Americas: Afro-Brazilian with Capoeira CamaraSunday, July 7 from 2:30 – 3 p.m. –Zone 2Experience Afro-Brazilian percussion with world renowned musician and capoerirista, Contra Mestre Bola, of Capoeira Camara. Dancing Across the Americas: RumbaSaturday, July 6 from 3 – 3:30 p.m. – Lakeside TerraceSarita Leyva’s Rumba workshop will feature a family of percussive rhythms, song and dance that originated in Cuba combining the musical traditions of Africans brought to Cuba as slaves and Spanish colonizers. Drumming Across the Americas: Candombe (Afro-Uruguayan)Saturday, July 6 from 4:30 – 5 p.m. – Zone 2Uruguayan-born percussionist, Sergio Barboza, teaches visitors about the basics of Afro-Uruguayan drumming from the Candombe traditions. Dancing Across the Americas: ZumbaSaturday, July 6 from 4:30 – 5 p.m. – Lakeside TerraceBrazilian Dance World instructor Goreti Cardoso leads participants in this fitness dance workshop that combines dance and aerobic elements with hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and even martial arts, Bollywood and belly dancing. Son Jarocho Workshop with Los VegaSaturday, July 6 from 5 – 6 p.m. – Redpath StageJoin Los Vega as they teach the basics of zapateado, the foot-stomping dance that is associated with the lively celebratory music of Son Jarocho. Don’t miss out on their full performance on the WestJet Stage Saturday at 2:30 p.m.Drumming Across the Americas: Afro-ColombianSaturday, July 6 from 6:30 – 7 p.m. – Zone 2In his workshop, Colombian-born multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator, Ruben Esguerra, leads visitors in the basics of Afro-Colombian drum rhythms. Dancing Across the Americas: TangoSunday, July 7 from 1:30 – 2 p.m. – Lakeside TerraceRoxana and Fabian Belmonte lead beginners tango workshop that teaches the fundamentals of tango dance and musicality. At the end of this workshop participants should be able to improvise their first steps and start discovering the magic of tango. Dancing Across the Americas: SambaSunday, July 7 from 3 – 3:30 p.m. – Lakeside TerraceJoin Dance Migration director, Adrianna Yanuiello, in bringing the richness of Brazilian culture to Ritmo y Color through samba. Drumming Across the Americas: Afro-CubanSunday, July 7 from 4:30 – 5 p.m. – Zone 2Dance and drum ensemble Iyá Iré leads visitors in this workshop of basic Afro-Cuban drum rhythms. Dancing Across the Americas: ZoukSunday, July 7 from 4:30 – 5 p.m. – Lakeside TerraceBrazilian Dance World instructors Goreti Cardoso and Lucas Amaral will lead the way at this zouk workshop. This is a fast tempo, carnival style of rhythmic music originating from Caribbean islands.
THEATRELa Danza Del VenadoIn partnership with Alameda Theatre CompanySaturday, July 7 from 3 – 4 p.m. – Studio TheatreInspired by Ari Belathar’s experience of crossing the border from Mexico into the United States as a child, La Danza Del Venado is a multidisciplinary play exploring the frightening nature of leaving one’s home to walk into the unknown. Through theatre, dance and poetry, La Danza del Venado tells the story of five migrants whose journey into the north is thwarted when they find themselves lost in the middle of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona—a harsh and desolate area that for hundreds of years has stolen the souls of its travelers. El Refugio de Freidel/ Freidel’s RefugeIn partnership with Aluna TheatreSunday, July 7 from 2 – 2:30 p.m. – Studio TheatreDirected by: Beatriz PizanoThe Freidel Collective and Aluna Theatre present El Refugio de Freidel (Freidel’s Refuge), a poetic biographical account of an artistic life. Created by Liliana Suárez Henao and Beatriz Pizano. El Colectivo Freidel y Aluna Theatre presentan el Refugio de Freidel, una poética y conmovedora mirada a la trayectoria de una vida artística. Creada por Liliana Suárez Henao y Beatriz Pizano.
FAMILY ACTIVITIESMake your own Piñata!Saturday, July 6 from 1 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 from 1 – 6 p.m. – Zone 4Learn how to make your own piñata! Fun for the whole family to enjoy.Break the Piñata!Saturday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. –Zone 2Kids can take a shot at the piñata. Three swings for each child means guaranteed fun for everyone!
DANCECapoeiraSaturday, July 6 from 2-2:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m., and 4-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 7 from 2-2:30 p.m. and 4-4:30 p.m. – Ann Tindall Lawn Join us for a Capoeira workshop, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music.Dancing Across the Americas: Dominican RepublicSaturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 2:30 – 3 p.m. – Boulevard TentThe Dominican Republic’s two dance styles, merengue and bachata, will be displayed led by Caliente Entertainment. Dancing Across the Americas: ColombianSaturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 3:30 – 4 p.m. – Boulevard TentCome and feel the beat of the heart of Bogota, Colombia and dance to the rhythms of cumbia, mapale and salsa led by Caliente Entertainment.Dancing Across the Americas: CubanSaturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 4:30 – 5 p.m. – Boulevard Tent Martin Samuels and Caliente Entertainment will take audiences on a voyage of rich and diverse collection of traditional and present day dance and music styles. Tango de OroSunday, July 7 from 3 – 4 p.m. – Redpath StageThis performance introduces audiences to all aspects of tango, from the traditional to the more contemporary. Dance Migration’s Faces of SambaSunday, July 7 from 5 – 6 p.m. – Redpath StageDance Migration’s Faces of Samba explores the dance with two feet on the ground, passed down through stories of our ancestors.
HOSTMary Luz MejiaSaturday, July 6 from 12:30 – 9 p.m. Mary Luz Mejia is a self-professed cookbook nerd who has penned hundreds of food articles, culinary profiles, food celebrity interviews and cultural explorations into the foods we eat and why we love them. She’s the brunch columnist for the Toronto Star and you can read other work in enRoute, Toronto Life, Organic Gardening and Canadian Running magazine, to name a few.
SEASON LONGWorld Café (Weekends from May – October)The best cuisine from around the world all day and night, offering unique and fun dining experiences! We're serving up sizzling tastes all summer long!Lake View Market (Weekends from May – October)Shop the world every weekend, all summer long! Harbourfront Centre’s Lake View Market (formerly International Marketplace) features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco friendly, fair trade products and more!Street Stage (Weekends from May – October)Toronto's most entertaining street performers animate Harbourfront Centre’s site!Canoe Rides on The Natrel® Pond (Weekends from May – October)Canoe and paddleboat rides will be available at the Natrel® Pond all summer long!Summer Music in the Garden (Most Thursdays at 7 p.m. & Sundays at 4 p.m. from June – Sept.)Our wildly popular garden music series returns as the country’s best musicians perform in the magical setting of the Toronto Music Garden. Free garden tours Wednesday at 11 a.m. and Thursday pre-concert at 5:30 p.m.Dancing on the Pier (Thursdays from June 27 – Sept.19)The shores of Lake Ontario transform into Toronto's most scenic ballroom. Live bands, social dance clubs and instructors highlight dance trends from across the world.DJ Deep Fried Fridays (Fridays from June 28 – Aug. 30)Local DJs spin music on the Redpath Stage while vendors at the World Café offer a selection of deep fried treats to compliment their set.Free Flicks (Wednesdays from July 3 – Aug. 28)Enjoy a selection of your favourite films – lakeside and under the stars at the WestJet Stage.The Tale of Harbourfront Centre (Ongoing)Created by FIXT POINT, The Tale of Harbourfront Centre is a storytelling initiative that will capture and celebrate the 40 year history of this cultural institution through the gathering, mapping and interactive presentation of living memories. A Fresh Ground new works commission.Summer Camps 2013 (July 2 – Aug. 30)Time for adventure! Harbourfront Centre offers one of the largest and most diverse day camp programmes in Canada, offering a multitude of exhilarating camps, a convenient downtown location and the best counsellors in the city.International Festival of Authors Presents (Ongoing)Weekly readings, interviews, round table discussions and special events continue throughout the summer including IFOA at The Ex on August 22.Visual Arts Spring & Summer 2013 Exhibitions (Ongoing)(through June 16)Six exhibitions in visual arts, craft & design and photography. Many of the exhibitions are part of the inaugural Toronto International Jewellery Festival presented in conjunction with SNAG 2013 Meta-Mosaic, conference. As well, Toronto-based artist Mark Peckmezian presents new photography in his series Portrait.(June 22 through Sept. 15)Seven new exhibitions in visual arts, photography, craft & design and architecture explore the idea of terrain through an artistic lens.(June 21 through September 15)The Third Space is a group exhibition curated by Sanaz Mazinani as part of the Tirgan Festival. Artists working in a variety of media explore the idea of cultural transience. Part of Summer 2013 Visual Arts Exhibitions.Nine Rivers City: Toronto’s Extraordinary Waterways (June 21, 2013 through June 2014)In the new Exhibition Common next to Ontario Square and Canada SquareA breathtaking, large-scale outdoor photographic exploration of Toronto’s nine rivers. Six of Canada’s most talented and exciting contemporary visual artists document the misunderstood environmental and cultural resource that is Toronto’s river system. The exhibition features 72 large-scale photographic images creating the largest outdoor exhibition space in Canada. Produced by Harbourfront Centre in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) with generous support from Menkes.
ON SITE ALL THE TIMEThe Power PlantCanada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. Admission is free.Sailing & PowerboatingBoating becomes accessible to Toronto residents and visitors from around the world through Harbourfront Centre’s instruction, membership and rental programs.Lakeside Local Bar and GrillEnjoy delicious casual dining on the waterfront overlooking The Natrel® Pond.The Centre ShopThe Centre Shop carries MoMA and Red Dot awarding-winning designs as well as Canadian crafts on the cutting edge.Craft and Design StudiosProviding an unparalleled opportunity to witness, understand and experience work being created in glass, ceramics, textiles and jewellery.Canada Square (opening July 1)Toronto’s newest public space overlooking Lake Ontario. Featuring 40 Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood) trees, Canada Square is an inspiring place to gather and celebrate our great country. Officially opening July 1, Canada Square celebrates Canada Day with dynamic programming including family fun and live performances. Canada Square is a joint project of Harbourfront Centre and Waterfront Toronto funded by the City of Toronto, Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.Ontario Square (opening June 23)With the Ontario Boreal Forest as its inspiration, Harbourfront Centre's Ontario Square is an open public space for relaxing in the midst of Quaking Aspen trees, taking in a daytime performance, or a enjoying the evening light spectacle provided by James Carpenter’s artwork. Officially opening June 23, Ontario Square celebrates culture and creativity all summer long. Funding for the construction of Ontario Square was provided to Harbourfront Centre by the Government of Ontario.Exhibition Common (opening June 21)Located in the same area as Ontario Square and Canada Square, Harbourfront Centre’s new Exhibition Common hosts marketplaces, food concessions, recreational activities like yoga and more. It officially opens with NINE RIVERS CITY, featuring 72 images by six visual artists in a commissioned outdoor photography exhibition exploring Toronto’s incredible river system. Join us for the opening on June 21, along with the openings for York Quay Centre and The Power Plant summer exhibitions.-- Althea LintonSenior PublicistIntegrated CommunicationsHarbourfront Centre235 Queens Quay WestToronto, ON, Canada M5J 2G8Office: (416) email@example.com of toronto's waterfrontHarbourfront CentreA 10-acre public trust powered by the creative cultures of Canada and the world.