|August 24, 2016||Filled under Events||
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: August 26–28, 2016
Cost: Admission to TAIWANfest is Free
Details: This year’s festival celebrates the people and culture of Hong Kong and Taiwan, showcasing stories and icons from both countries through music, arts, film, games and family activities.
Headlining on opening night, Maestro Ken Hsieh conducts a symphony orchestra performance of When Lion Rock meets Jade Mountain. This performance pays tribute to Teresa Teng and Leslie Cheung and invokes memories of when Eastern pop music was introduced to the West.
On August 27, the Friendship Picnic returns by popular demand providing friends and guests a tasty treat. The Friendship Picnic gives Canadians, unfamiliar with the culture of Taiwan or Hong Kong, the chance to speak with a first-generation Taiwanese or Chinese Canadians. They are free to ask questions and learn about the cultures over a delicious spread of food native to both cultures. Also on August 27, Utopia, Taiwan’s first ambient, electro-dance music band performs on the Concert Stage. Their unique and vibrant sound is woven with chill step, ambient pop and trip-hop.
On both Saturday and Sunday, audiences are invited to watch The International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Taiwan vs. Hong Kong vs. Canada; a competition that puts Toronto’s local talent up against chefs hailing from Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Throughout the Festival, the World Café will be turning out delicious food inspired by TAIWANfest, while the Lakeview Market will be bursting at the seams with vendors from all over the city.
More Info: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/taiwanfest or call 416.973.4000
|August 23, 2016||Food & Drink|
Canadians have spoken! They want to be more active and believe high quality plant-based foods are an essential ingredient to helping them do exactly that. In fact, the recent Kashi Canada Pulse of the Nation Survey found that 92% agree that incorporating plant-based foods and living an active lifestyle go together. Yet, four out of… more
|August 22, 2016||Events|
Where: Hudson’s Bay Court at BCC (25 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton) When: August 24-27, 2016 (11am to 8pm) Cost: Free Details: Imagine a society where girls grow up with endless self-confidence, self-esteem and pride in celebrating their diversity. Bramalea City Centre (BCC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada are celebrating the uniqueness of every girl… more
|August 17, 2016||Events|
Where: Queen’s Quay Terminal (207 Queens Quay W) When: August 20-21, 2016 Cost: Free admission Details: Enjoy daily dog activities and have your dog strike a pose on the red carpet for two days of FREE outdoor fun and activities for dogs, owners and animal lovers of all ages! Sign up your dog at the… more
|August 16, 2016||Style & Beauty|
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West When: August 19–21, 2016 Cost: Admission to Hot & Spicy Food Festival is Free for with the exception of Sizzle! Love Letters Cabaret Details: Returning for its 19th edition, this three-day festival serves up a cornucopia of fresh flavours and hot sounds from the mighty Mississippi! Every year,… more