Posted on May 14th, 2019 by Marcus Wilker

Art & Design at Chessfest 2019

As part of Chessfest 2019, Korean designer Heesun Jung, a recent graduate from OCAD, will be presenting a piece called Encounters; finding myself.

Posted on April 1st, 2019 by Marcus Wilker

Humans of Chess: Michael Humphreys

“It was when I was around 16 that I really started to get serious about chess. What happened was I lost a couple games against someone I was used to beating. I had to play that person again, I had to beat them, so I started studying. I realized how much that had benefitted me….

Read more ›

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Marcus Wilker

Chessfest 2019 is coming

Come down to Harbourfront Centre, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2, for an amazing celebration of all things chess!

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

Chessfest 2017 Photos

Saturday June 3, 2017, was a beautiful day for Chessfest at Harbourfront Centre, featuring the 4th annual Chessfest Children’s Championship. Thanks to all who attended!

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

Chessfest this weekend!

Chessfest this weekend in Toronto! #chessfest A post shared by Chess Institute of Canada (@chessinstituteofcanada) on May 31, 2017 at 6:28am PDT

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

Chessfest is back June 3-4

2017 Harbourfront Centre Chessfest – the best of Toronto chess and the best site in Toronto to showcase it! Along with all the free chess fun, Chessfest features the annual Chessfest Children’s Championship for kids in grade 1 to 6 ($10 entry fee). Register here under tournaments.

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

All The World’s A Chess Board

Famed Chess Queen Phiona Mutesi Plays a Life-Size Game Toronto, ON, April 7, 2017: Phiona Mutesi, the Ugandan chess player behind the Disney film, Queen of Katwe, which premiered at TIFF in 2016, is back in Toronto this week. Her visit wraps up Saturday with a life-size game of chess at Branksome Hall. Like Lewis…

Read more ›

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Marcus Wilker

Chess Institute at Beautiful World Gala

CIC Founder and President Ted Winick and CEO Tal Granite attended the Beautiful World Fundraising Gala on April 4, 2017.
The highlight of the night was a chesss game between “Queen of Katwe” Phiona Mutesi and Canadian Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, with Tal Granite as a live commentator…