Harbourfront Centre



For more than three decades, Harbourfront Centre has been at the cutting edge of all that is current and creative, bringing together the best in both Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from across our nation and around the world.  Harbourfront Centre works with over 450 community organizations and hosts more than 4,000 events a year. Approximately 12.5 million people visit the site annually, cementing Harbourfront Centre's position as a leading international showcase for theatre, dance, literature, music, film, visual arts, and fine craft.

The Power Plant is a key attraction of Harbourfront Centre. While the gallery is led by its own Board of Directors, Harbourfront Centre supports the gallery with maintenance and improvements to the physical site, a plethora of services and financial support. This partnership is fruitful, as the waterfront site offers many visitors a first-time experience with internationally-acclaimed, contemporary art. 

From its beginnings as "Harbourfront Corporation," a federal Crown Corporation established in 1972, Harbourfront Centre was formed on January 1, 1991 as a non-profit charitable organization with a mandate to organize and present public events and to operate a ten-acre site on Toronto’s lakefront, encompassing York Quay and John Quay (south of Queens Quay West). Since its inception, Harbourfront Centre has been introducing audiences to artists and art forms that would not normally be seen in commercial venues, exploring new and bold frontiers in the arts and creative expression. explore habourfront centre