Category Archives: Gala Scene

December 02

The LIMITLESS GALA@The Hilton Harbour Castle-Fri.,Nov.30th 2018

Photography By Sally Warburton The Special Olympics Canada Gala has been a flagship event for the Special Olympics movement for over 30 years. The Gala was created as a way to raise awareness and funds for the organization, while celebrating Special Olympics athletes and their achievements. A night to embrace the transformative power of sport, […]

November 29

BLOOR STREET ENTERTAINS @ Bloor-Yorkville (Wed. Nov. 28, 2018)

The 2018 edition of Bloor Street Entertains was held on On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 and it began with a cocktail receptions hosted by some of Bloor-Yorkville’s most established retailers. Guests were then treated to a four-course dining experience, carefully crafted by Toronto’s most prolific floral and décor experts. Throughout the evening, guests had the […]

November 27

Gotham Awards Hosted by Robert Hall Winery (Mon. Nov. 26, 2018)

photography by Bill Davila startraksphoto.com On Monday, November 26th, renowned Robert Hall Winery helped host the celebrity-studded IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street—the first of the season’s awards programs. Guests enjoyed Robert Hall’s family of Paso Robles, CA wines, including tribute honorees Rachel Weisz, Willem Dafoe, Paul Greengrass, Jon Kamen, Sandra Lee, and IFP Executive Director  Joana Vicente, who […]

November 25

Scotiabank 25th Anniversary Giller Prize@The Ritz-Carlton (Mon. Nov. 19, 2018)

Photography by A.J. Lam. Esi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black, has won this year’s $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 25th anniversary of Canada’s richest literary honour. Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan says her second time winning the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her latest novel Washington Black felt all the more meaningful amid a climate in […]

November 24

RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (We. Nov. 21, 2018)

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. Over the last 26 years, thousands of women have been nominated and recognized for demonstrating excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors. This […]

November 21

8th Annual Under the Big Top for Autism @ Liberty Grand (Thu. Nov. 15, 2018)

It was a fun and successful evening at The Liberty Grand benefiting Autism Speaks Canada, with over 600 in attendance!! This is a cause that’s especially dear to everyone as autism affects 1 in 88 children and that number is growing constantly. It was an honour to be a part of an event that is trying […]

November 20

CAMH Engage Fundraiser Event – Friday, November 16, 2018 TORONTO@The Thompson Hotel

By Sally Warburton “Ignite the Conversation – Mental Health is health” The Breakthrough Challenge celebrationwas an exciting place on November 16 where the sold out CAMH Engage fundraiser was held. The CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Engage fundraiser is the culminating event of The Breakthrough Challenge. It’s the Award evening of the $10,000 […]

November 20

Canadian LIVERight Gala@Westin Harbour Castle (Fri. Nov. 16, 2018)

Photography by A.J. Lam.   On Friday, the Canadian Liver Foundation hosted their 17th annual LIVERight Gala featuring Canadian Jazz Sensation, Tia Brazda. Also on hand, the enthusiastic “LAYNE the Auctionista” was the co-host and auctioneer for a special live auction with amazing items!   The Canadian Liver Foundation will host six LIVERight Galas across […]

November 17

John C. Reilly, Bill Idol, Patrick Duffy and more @ STAN @ OLLIE post-screening party – hosted by Guillotine Vodka

photography provided by Sony Picture Classics Michael Simon/Startraks Photo Stars visited the AFI Special Screening After-Party for Sony Pictures Classics’ “STAN & OLLIE” Wednesday night at Liaison Restaurant + Lounge hosted by Guillotine Vodka. John C. Reilly (RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET), Shirley Henderson (24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE) Director Jon S. Baird, Writer Jeff Pope, Makeup […]

November 17

“New + Now” Gala @ Gardiner Museum-Thurs., Nov. 15th, 2018

Photography By A.J.Lam. New + Now kicked off last Thursday with an exclusive preview gala of the new International Ceramic Art Exposition featuring outstanding Canadian ceramics alongside cutting-edge works from top international gallerists, and the opening of David R. Harper: Zodiac, a spectacular museum-wide installation. Guests can purchase some of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary […]

November 14

Cathay Ball @ MTCC (Sat. Nov. 10, 2018)

photography by A.J. Lam. Mon Sheong Foundation’s Annual November fundraiser, The Cathay Ball took place at the Metro Convention Centre. The dazzling gala is a grand evening of spectacular entertainment, elegant dancing, and sumptuous dining. It is home to the popular special draw and silent auction filled with fine items and collectibles. There were over […]

November 13

COMMUNITY ROCKS 2018@THE QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING CNE-Sat.,Nov.10th,2018

By Sally Warburton The Queen Elizabeth Building on the CNE grounds was a happening place on Saturday, November 10 !  Community Living Toronto was having its biennial fundraising event.  With the disco theme “Celebrate good times, come on!” event throughout the venue – disco balls, disco dancers performance, guests dancing up a storm to the […]

November 12

10th Annual Prosperity Ball @ Royal York Hotel (Sat. Nov 10, 2018)

New Beginnings Support Program hosted its 10th Annual Prosperity Ball – Night of Diamonds on Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Royal York Hotel. The Host for the evening was Amanda Lang, an Internationally recognized Canadian Business Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Amanda believes giving back is a necessity to improving the lives of […]

November 12

DX Intersection 2018 @ Design Exchange, Thurs. Nov 8

Photography by A.J. Lam. Each year, the annual Design Exchange Party celebrates individual Canadians and partnerships that demonstrates exceptional creativity, outstanding talent, and innovative vision.   On November 8, prominent Canadian talent and guests transformed the historic DX building in the heart of the Financial District to showcase the future vision of design and cultural experiences. […]

November 09

A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education@The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel (1 Harbour Square, Toronto,)-Fri.,Nov.16th,2018

A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education. Liver disease is often seen as an adult problem but in reality thousands of children in Canada – from newborns to teens – suffer from various forms of life-threatening liver disease. Our urgent challenge is to transform the future of these children, to offer them a […]