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Island Soul and Calypso STARS
at Harbourfront Centre
Aug. 2-5, 2013
Let the rhythm of the Caribbean move you!

TORONTO, ON (July 8, 2013) – Let the rhythm of the Caribbean move you at Harbourfront Centre’s Island Soul Festival! The wildly popular four-day event returns to Toronto’s central waterfront Aug. 2-5, 2013 with one of the largest celebrations of Caribbean music, dance, film, art and games.

Revelers of all ages can enjoy the rich artistic and cultural offerings of the Caribbean islands including a special focus on creole nations. This year, Harbourfront Centre partnered with Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario (FKZO) to highlight the commonalities amongst Caribbean islands, explore differences and pass along the soul of the Caribbean from generation to generation.

Also featured are top Canadian and international calypso and soca singers as part of the annual Calypso STARS Showcase. On Aug. 5, Calypso Monarchs from the U.K. perform their latest hits in a last-lap concert that also includes steelpan and traditional carnival mas’ characters.

Island Soul and Calypso STARS highlights include:
• Musical performances by Jamaican reggae artist, I-Wayne; the uncontested diva of calypso, Calypso Rose; and Toronto favourites Kobo Town;
• Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario (FKZO) performances by Haitian superstars Tabou Combo, CaRiMi and more;
• A visual arts showcase featuring the works of Haitian painters and photographers whose subject is the island after the 2010 earthquake;
• A French Caribbean culinary showcase with Manje Kreyol’s Chef Magda Louis-Jean
• Family activities including Caribbean-themed crafts, face painting and a stilt-walking workshop designed for children;
• A two-hour Calypso STARS showcase featuring award-winning Calypsonians Sheldon Skeete, Macomere Fifi, Connector and Structure;
• And much more!

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit 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

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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DJ Chocolate & Patrick Roots
Friday, Aug. 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Patrick Roots and DJ Chocolate spin reggae music from yesterday and today at DJ Deep Fried Fridays. Enjoy the music served alongside World Café vendor Nates Palate’s deep-fried cod or salt fish festivals, a common Jamaican treat.

Kobo Town
Friday, Aug. 2 from 7:45 to 9 p.m. – WestJet Stage
Toronto favourites Kobo Town, named after the historic neighbourhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born, kick-off Island Soul in celebration of the recent release of their critically acclaimed new album Jumbie in the Jukebox.

Calypso Rose
Friday, Aug. 2 from 9:30 to 11 p.m. – WestJet Stage
Don’t miss the triumphant return of Calypso Rose to the WestJet Stage! She is an ambassador of Caribbean music, a living legend, a charismatic character and the uncontested diva of Calypso music.

Saturday, Aug. 3 from 3 to 4 p.m. – Zone 2 and 5:30 to 6 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Hailing from Toronto, saxophonist Isax has brightened the sonic landscape from corner bars to concert halls, performing and recording with many top artists throughout his illustrious career. He’s played with top artists including Jackie Mitoo, Dennis Brown and King Jammy. DJ Friendlyness and ISax Superpower Reggae perform in Zone 2, followed by ISax Instrumental’s performance on the Redpath Stage.

Jermaine Cowan & The Riddim Kings
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Canadian Reggae Music Award nominee Jermaine Cowan is a rising star, playing uplifting urban reggae with a fusion of hip-hop, pop and soul.

Progress & The Rebel Alliance
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Born in Barbados, Progress forged his unique style as a reflection of his life experiences. Due to his socially conscious message and aggressive style, Progress’ music has been getting attention across Canada, being featured on CBC and the internationally released documentary “Rastamentary.” Join Progress & the Rebel Alliance as they return to the Redpath Stage a year after being crowned runner up for Harbourfront Centre’s 2012 SoundClash Music Award.

Jay Douglas is backed by the All Stars Band. “Nuff Vibes” emerging artists showcase featuring Ammoye, Jemini and Kafaye Rose
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. – WestJet Stage
Jay Douglas has over 45 years of experience in the entertainment industry, developing a wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms and jazz standards combined with fancy footwork and incredible charisma. He performs with the All Stars Band featuring “Nuff Vibes” emerging artists Ammoye, Jemini and Kayfe Rose.

I-Wayne & The Hardcore Band
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 9:30 to 11 p.m. – WestJet Stage
I-Wayne is one of Jamaica’s foremost Rastafarian reggae artists committed to delivering conscious and uncompromising convictions through his music. He blends dancehall riddims with reggae for a unique sound, preserving the relevance of roots reggae’s proud traditions and lyrical integrity among a younger generation of fans.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Melorize
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Melorize is an enterprise who shares their Afro-Caribbean culture through dance and music. Join them for a Kizompa workshop at 1 p.m. in Zone 6.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Jaffa Charles with Barbara Dorsaint, Woodney Pierre and Malida Thelusme
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 1:30 to 2 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Local musicians Jaffa Charles with Barbara Dorsaint, Woodney Pierre and Malida Thelusme
share stories, songs and a stage. In partnership with Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Kiltir Nou Zil
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 3 to 3:20 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Originally from Mauritius, now based in Mississauga/Milton, Kiltir Nou Zil play sega music (Mauritian slave music sung in creole) with ravann, maravann, triangle and djembe.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Koneksyon
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
The seven members of Koneksyon from Montreal offer a variety of styles, mixing the popular Haitian Kompa music with a contemporary and refreshing tempo.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – J-Ron with Look Out
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
J-Ron is a zouk-kompa sensation from Montreal. He makes his return to Ontario, backed by the 10-piece powerhouse band, Look Out, who perform in French, English and Creole.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – TPO
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 6:45 to 7 p.m. – Redpath Stage
TPO is an artist, songwriter, beat maker and producer with a hip-hop, rap, reggae and underground dance sound. This young talent from Queens, New York performs backed by Karizma.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Karizma
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Founded in 2010 and led by Emmery Etienne and Jean L. Napoleon, Karizma, an eight piece kompa band from Long Island, performs on the Redpath Stage.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – CaRiMi
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. – WestJet Stage
One of Haiti’s most popular bands, CaRiMi, brings its socially charged music and political sound to the WestJet Stage on Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Stevy Mahy
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 9:15 to 9:30 p.m. – WestJet Stage
Guadeloupe native Stevy Mahy sings kreyol folk music, the meeting point between all of her influences, experiences and her being. Performing in French, Creole and English, Stevy Mahy’s performance enchants and inspires audiences.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Tabou Combo
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 9:30 to 11 p.m. – WestJet Stage
Tabou Combo, formed in 1968 in Haiti, perform high-energy style of kompa dance beat in English, Spanish, French and their native language Creole. They perform a hot mix of grooves and textures with roots from around the world, featuring a strong dose of the Dominican Republic’s national dance music, merengue.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Late Night with DJ T-Ace and Mr Boom
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Zone 1
Since making his debut as a DJ in 2008, Mr Boom has successfully distinguished himself in the world of nightclubs. Together, Mr Boom and DJ T-Ace keep the party going with a late night set guaranteed to keep patrons on their feet (if they can keep the rhythm!).

Silhouettes Steel Orchestra
Monday, Aug. 5 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. – WestJet Stage
The Silhouettes Steel Orchestra is a popular, long-standing steel band in Toronto founded in 1979. Led by arranger Mark Mosca, a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Silhouettes Steel Orchestra heat up the WestJet Stage as one of Canada’s premier steel pan ensembles.

Pass the Torch
Monday, Aug. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. – Redpath Stage
A few Trinidad and Tobago nationals residing in Toronto have embarked on a project they call “Pass the Torch.” The project is designed to pass on the oral, written and artistic traditions of some aspects of Caribbean culture to young people ages five to 17-years-old living in the province of Ontario.

Calypso STARS with Sheldon Skeete, Macomere Fifi, Connector and Structure
Monday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. – WestJet Stage
This two-hour Caribbean music show highlights some of the most popular calypso singers performing their latest popular songs. Presented in partnership with the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA), Calypso STARS features special guests including Sheldon Skeete, the 2012 Calypso Monarch of Great Britain, carnival characters on stilts called Moko Jumbies and traditional steel pan drumming.


Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Manje Kreyol’s Chef Magda Louis-Jean
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Lakeside Terrace
Join Manje Kreyol Catering’s chef Magda Louis-Jean for a food demo on her take on “French Caribbean cuisine,” fusing soul cooking with traditional Haitian ingredients and western flavours.


A So We Dance with Kay-Ann Ward
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 9 to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Sit back, relax and enjoy a captivating dance performance choreographed by Kay-Ann Ward telling the story of the dancehall movement scene. Starting from Africa to today’s North American culture, experience dancehall moves, its fashion, music, energy and the people that carry the dance from local neighbourhoods to popular culture today.

Mapou Ginen Dance Troupe
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 3 to 3:30 p.m. – WestJet Stage
Since 1973, the Mapou Ginen dance troupe emphasize Haitian culture. They combine dance, songs, rhythm and literature of African, Haitian and West-Indian background to celebrate forty years of history and culture.

Caribbean Latino Fusion
Monday, Aug. 5 from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 3:30 pm. – Zone 2
Azucar Picante Entertainment, in partnership with Caliente Entertainment, takes patrons on a voyage of rhythm and dance of various Latin-Caribbean cultures. This workshop highlights dance indigenous to Cuba (mambo and cha-cha-cha), the Dominican Republic (palo, merengue and bachata) and Puerto Rico (bomba and plena), and how each dance has been developed through its African influences.

West African Tiriba Drum and Dance
Monday, Aug. 5 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. – Redpath Stage
This interactive experience consisting of audience participation in drum, dance and movement showcases the traditional performances in Africa, with no separation between audience and performers. Led by master djembe (African drum) drummer Amadou Kienou, accompanied by drummers Derek Thorne, Alan Legall and Anna Melnikoff with dancers Sani Abu of Ijovudu Dance and Mabinty Sylla.


Brimz Hat Showcase
Friday, Aug. 2 from 9 to 9:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Dameion Royes of Brimz collaborate with young local designers such as NOZO and 5ives On Top, in addition to some of the best headwear brands including Carlos Santana and Brixton, to bring the latest in men’s and women’s hats. Enjoy the show while DJ Chocolate and Patrick Roots spin.


Another Planet (Q & A with Director following 90 minute film)
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 to 9:45 p.m. – Studio Theatre
Directed by Christene Browne
A dramatic feature film about a young woman’s search for her African identity. A Q & A with director Christene Browne follows the screening.

Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language (Creole) Sunday, Aug. 4 from 3 to 3:20 p.m. – Studio Theatre
Directed by Christene Browne Writing is a relative latecomer to the history of language. This program tracks its emergence in Mesopotamia, China and Mesoamerica and its spread down through the millennia via conquest (usually violent, sometimes benign) and colonization. The creation of creoles and pidgins resulting from the interaction of specific populations is also addressed, and speculation is made about the first things to be written down. Contributors include Noam Chomsky, Peter Daniels, co-editor of The World's Writing Systems, the Manhattan Institute's John McWhorter, MIT's Michel DeGraff and Salikoko Mufwene of The University of Chicago,

The Agronomist
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Studio Theatre
Directed by Jonathan Demme
This film tells the true story of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist. It includes historical footage of Haiti’s tumultuous past and exclusive interviews with Dominique and his wife.

Sunday, Aug. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Studio Theatre
Directed by Mariette Monpierre
This riveting 80-minute feature, filmed on location in Paris and the French West Indies, explores the emotional journey of a young Parisian woman who returns to her native island of Guadeloupe in search of the father she has never known.


Caribbean Windsocks
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 8 p.m. – Zone 4, Sunday, Aug. 4 from 1 to 8 p.m. – Zone 6 and Monday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 6 p.m. – Zone 6
Kids can learn how to make their own Caribbean-themed windsocks. Take them out on a windy day and watch them soar!

Domino Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 9 p.m. – Zone 6
Watch and learn the rules and strategies of championship dominoes as the Ontario Domino League hosts a one-day tournament with workshops open to the public. Bring your best hand... literally!

Caribbean Faces
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. – Zone 1 and Monday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. – Zone 4
Christopher Pinheiro of SwizzleStick Theatre creates face painting masterpieces based on Caribbean kids’ stories. Fun for the whole family!

Snakes & Lattes Board Games
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 4 from 12 – 8 p.m. – Zone 1
A collection of Caribbean-themed board games for all ages to learn and play. Hosted by the very popular Toronto board game café, Snakes & Lattes.

Moko Jumbie: Dancing Spirits of Trinidad
Sunday, Aug. 4 and Monday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. – Zone 4
This workshop is an introduction to the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirits of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada. Using specially designed training stilts sized for children and led by professional instructors, this workshop is fun for the whole family!


Hair Lost & Found – Head Wraps Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 5 from 1:30 to 2 p.m. – Zone 5
Yemi Stephanie Wellhauser from Shakara Natural Tips teaches visitors about natural solutions for thinning hair, responsible hair care regimen building, as well as custom head wraps using African wax material.

Sizzling Curls Hair Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. – Zone 5
Yemi Stephanie Wellhauser from Shakara Natural Tips gives the inside tips and tricks for natural ways to stop humidity from wreaking havoc to curls, preventing dull and dry hair and smoothing out a bad case of the frizzies!

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Ki’Z Me Kizomba Dance Workshop
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. – Zone 6
If you are curious to discover this popular dance that originated in Angola, Ki’Z Me Productions will do its best to share their love of Kizomba dance with you.

Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Soccer Skills Workshop
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. – East Side Square
Local community organizer Howard Benjamin, originally from the Island of Dominca, leads this soccer skills workshop. The game requires practice and hard work, so bring a soccer ball and learn tips and tricks of the trade!

Dancehall Heat & Socalicious
Monday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Kay-Ann Ward leads this workshop in the Jamaican style of dancehall, a high-energy learning and dance experience, as well as socalicious, an intoxicating dance to soca music guaranteed to make you sweat! Kay-Ann Ward is a choreographer, fitness and dance instructor, artistic director and founder of Bold Movement Production Company.

Drumming Workshop with Panman Pat
Monday, Aug. 5 from 3 to 4 p.m. – Zone 6
Panman Pat has been playing the steel pan since his highschool days in Trinidad and Tobago and has been teaching all levels in Canada for over 15 years. Join him as he leads this drumming workshop, exploring the unique tones of the steel pan and other percussive instruments.

Remember… a lime, a labrish, a sus…
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Lakeside Terrace This panel discussion hosted by Sandra Whiting is a chance to get together and remember old times, memories of thepast, how we came here to Canada and a look back from where we came. Speakers that share stories include a wide section of Caribbean Canadians.


Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario Day – Testimonials about Haiti- Témoignages autour d'Haiti
Friday, Aug. 2 from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 from 12 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 5 from 12 to 6 p.m. – Marilyn Brewer Community Space
FKZO curates an art exhibit of Haitian painters and photographers after the earthquake, featuring the work of Gabriel Osson, Annik Chalifour, Marie-Cecile Pierre-Jerome and more.


Strolling Pan Parade
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. – Ann Tindall Lawn and Grounds
Bring your own percussion instruments and join Panman Pat & Percussionist Jeff Walcott for an impromptu Steel Pan parade on site!

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancers
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4 from 4 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 5 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Ann Tindall Lawn and Site
The SwizzleStick Theatre animates the site with Moko Jumbie stilt walkers! These African heritage figures are complete with colourful costumes and carnival masks.


Redpath Stage Host - Martin Samuels
Friday, Aug. 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 9:30 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. – Redpath Stage
Join Martin Samuels as he hosts Redpath Stage performances all weekend long.

WestJet Stage Host – Shelley Hamilton
Friday, Aug. 2 from 7:45 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. – WestJet Stage
Talented singer/actor/writer and host Shelley Hamilton hosts the WestJet Stage performances all weekend long.

FKZO Hosts Emmanuel Bois, Sebastian Bois and Luigi Labarriere
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 12:30 to 11 p.m. – Redpath and WestJet Stage
Emmanuel and Sebastian Bois, radio hosts and personalities, present performances on the WestJet Stage while Luigi Labarriere hosts Redpath Stage for Festival Kompa-Zouk Ontario at Island Soul.


World 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 – September)
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 22 – October 12)
It’s that time of the year again… when some of Toronto's most entertaining street performers animate Harbourfront Centre’s site! Be sure to catch an act or two while strolling along the beautiful waterfront! When the weather’s right, you’ll be sure to find everything from fire spinning, contact juggling, miming, music, magic, unicycling, b-boying, vaudeville, and portraiture!

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 presented by TD Bank Group (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.

Yoga in Exhibition Common (Thursdays from July 4 – Aug. 1 and Sept. 5 – 26)
Free outdoor yoga classes for all levels in our beautiful new Exhibition Common. Don't forget your mat!

Tai Chi in Exhibition Common (Tuesdays from July 9 – 30 and Aug. 6 – 27)
Free outdoor Taoist Tai Chi classes for all levels. Learn the movements of this ancient Chinese martial art in our new Exhibition Common.

Tots Yoga in Exhibition Common (Tuesdays from Sept. 3 – 24)
Caregivers and toddlers 2 – 4 years of age are welcome in our upbeat and lively Tots Yoga classes in our new Exhibition Common. Don’t forget your mat!

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 Sept. 15)
Seven new exhibitions in visual arts, photography, craft & design and architecture explore the idea of terrain through an artistic lens.

(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 (through June 2014)
In the new Exhibition Common next to Ontario Square and Canada Square
A 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.


The Power Plant
Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. Admission is free.

Sailing & Powerboating
Boating becomes accessible to Toronto residents and visitors from around the world through Harbourfront Centre’s instruction, membership and rental programs.

Lakeside Local Bar and Grill
Enjoy delicious casual dining on the waterfront overlooking The Natrel® Pond.

The Centre Shop
The Centre Shop carries MoMA and Red Dot awarding-winning designs as well as Canadian crafts on the cutting edge.

Craft and Design Studios
Providing an unparalleled opportunity to witness, understand and experience work being created in glass, ceramics, textiles and jewelry.

Canada Square
Toronto’s newest public space overlooking Lake Ontario. Featuring more than 40 metasequoia (dawn redwood) trees, Canada Square is an inspiring place to gather and celebrate our great country. Canada Square is a joint project of Harbourfront Centre and Waterfront Toronto, funded by the Government of Canada.

Ontario Square
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 provided by James Carpenter’s artwork. 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
Located adjacent to Ontario Square and Canada Square, Harbourfront Centre's new activity area, Exhibition Common, hosts marketplaces, food concessions, recreational activities like weekly yoga, tai chi and more until the next phase is completed. Exhibition Common is home to NINE RIVERS CITY: Toronto's Extraordinary Waterways, featuring 72 images by six visual artists in a commissioned outdoor photography exhibition exploring Toronto's incredible river system.
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