The 20th Annual Bloor Street Entertains @The ROM (Wed., Nov.30th, 2016)
It’s been 20 years and Bloor Street Entertains (BSE) has hosted this event for some of Toronto’s most influential business and philanthropic leaders for an amazing night of dining and entertainment, all in support of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).
2016 was the biggest BSE to date. Held on November 30th on the eve of World AIDS Day, BSE brought together the city’s finest culinary masters, luxury retailers, and creative florists.
The evening started off with 25 cocktail receptions hosted by some of Bloor Yorkville’s most prestigious retailers. Guests were then treated to a four-course dining experience with tablescapes carefully crafted by Toronto’s most creative floral and décor experts. The night culminates at Post-BSE, the after party at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). New York DJ Hector Fonseca had the guests on their feet. Throughout the night guests also had access to “BSE Exquisite”, the online boutique, silent auction, and ultimate draw.
Worldwide there are more than 35 million people living with HIV and AIDS and nearly 75,000 Canadians. It is estimated that one in 120 Torontonians are HIV-positive. An estimated 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the epidemic.
For 30 years, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research has supported innovative research to fight this disease. Bloor Street Entertains is Canada’s single largest fundraising gala event to support this research, and has brought in millions of dollars over the last 20 years.
The support of guests, sponsors, and partners at BSE and Post BSE has been and will continue to be the driving force behind reaching the goal of eradicating this disease.
Founded in 1987, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) raises awareness to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV and AIDS. CANFAR is the only organization in Canada that operates for the sole purpose of privately funding HIV and AIDS research, and finances AIDS researchers throughout Canada. To date, CANFAR has funded more than 450 HIV and AIDS research projects.
We would like to thank Kevin Hollett Senior Manager of Public Relations Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) for the invitation to this event.