We are so fortunate to have Harbourfront Centre. It is great for kids and adults and most of its events are free. It’s the place to go on summer weekends and even during the week. Just click on its What’s On Calendar and put in your available dates: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/today.cfm.
This summer, for fans of diverse cultures, you can experience what it’s like to be in Barbados, Mexico, the Caribbean, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Pictured here are the wonderful annual African dance and drum lessons from previous Habari Africa Festivals. This year the Ashkenaz Festival is on again. It’s every two years. The Hot and Spicy Food Festival and other events will give you a chance to sample exotic foods. Mark your calendar now.
Summer 2016 Overview
- Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™
- HarbourKIDS: Circus
Barbados on the Water
Co-Produced by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc
- Canadian Writers’ Summit
- Free Flicks
Presented by Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Wednesdays, June 22–August 31
- Dancing on the Pier
Thursdays, June 23–September 1
- Visual Arts Exhibitions: All Over Town
June 25–September 18
- Global Wellness Day Festival
Presented by Sant Nirankari Mission Charitable Foundation
- Summer Music in the Garden
Presented by TD Bank Group
Most Thursdays and Sundays, June 30–September 18
- Canada Day: Fireworks, Music and More!
- Oh Canada!
- Future Routes (New)
- Ritmo y Color: The Streets of Mexico
- Shield to Shore (New)
- Island Soul
July 29–August 1
- Beats, Breaks & Culture: The Bridge
- Habari Africa Festival
Co-Produced by Batuki Music Society
- Hot & Spicy Food Festival
- TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong
Co-Produced by Asian Canadian Special Events Association
- Ashkenaz Festival
Produced by Ashkenaz Foundation in Partnership with Harbourfront Centre
- Veg Food Fest
Produced by Toronto Vegetarian Association
- The Word On The Street
If you are coming from out of town and want to stay within walking distance of Harbourfront Centre, think about the Westin Harbour Castle and the Radisson Admiral Hotel also on the waterfront. Walkable too and on or very close to our air-conditioned, underground PATH are Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square, Delta Toronto, and InterContinental Toronto Centre, Harbourfront Centre is on the street car line from Union Station where you can get the subway to other parts of the city and cheaper accommodations.