Harbourfront Festival of Cool brings the world’s Northern cultures to Toronto’s waterfront this winter. The free festival kicks off Harbourfront Centre’s “Nordic Spotlight” exhibition continuing all year as part of the Nordic Bridges cultural initiative. This includes programming highlighting the entire Nordic region: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Festival Schedule:

Nordic Lights (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Québec) – January 27 – February 21, 2022
Co-produced by Fjord Studio (Oslo, Norway). Nordic Lights is a cross-campus public art installation featuring Nordic and Canadian artist light sculptures. It represents the bridge that connects our two realms.

As Nordic Lights is an outdoor public art experience, it is naturally covid-safe for viewers to enjoy while social distancing.

Long Journey Home (Greenland)Postponed Until Further Notice
An exhibition of Greenlandic artist Liv Aurora Jensen’s work.

Design Matters (Sweden/Finland) Postponed Until Further Notice
By Anders Jansson (Sweden/Finland). Objects and methods of design that allow for reflection over the true meaning of functionality, durability and beauty.

While you’re there at Harbourfront Centre, be sure to go for a spin on the newly designed outdoor skating area. More details are on our Guide to Outdoor Skating in Toronto.

Harbourfront Festival of Cool

When: January 27 – February 13, 2022
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Website: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

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