Category Archives: Gala Scene

July 23

Ian and Sylvia Tyson to Receive Individual Inductions to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Celebration Coincides with Historic Double-Album Release of Ian & Sylvia The Lost Tapes, 60 Years After They First Met TORONTO, July 17, 2019 – July 1959 was a pivotal month for the history of folk and country music. It was when Ian Tyson met Sylvia Fricker for the first time, which began a musical journey, both […]

July 16

TD Markham Jazz Festival Announces Headliners – JUNO Winners Michael Kaeshammer, Alison Young & Brandi Disterheft

TD Markham Jazz Festival have announced this year’s headlining acts set to perform among the 30+ free concerts across three stages this August 16th, 17th, and 18th.  Fresh off her debut and JUNO Award-winning album win for So Here We Are, Alison Young will headline the Millennium Bandstand Friday, August 16th at 7:30pm, ahead of LowDown […]

July 16

Toronto’s Kensington Market Jazz Festival Returns for Fourth Year – Sep. 13-15, 2019

Toronto’s acclaimed Kensington Market Jazz Festival will continue its annual tradition, showcasing hundreds of Canadian musicians this September 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Celebrating its fourth year in a row, the three-day event will feature more than 300 Canadian jazz musicians with over 100 JUNO Awards to their names, from across the country in some 150 […]

July 03

The 40th Anniversary of The Dora Mavor Moore Awards 2019@The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts- Tuesday, June 25, 2019

By Sally Warburton It was an exciting time at the Sony Centre…the 40th Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place. The Dora Mavor Moore Awards celebrate the achievements of excellence in theatre, dance and opera productions in Toronto – to all those who’ve contributed to Toronto’s arts culture.   It was also a time to thank […]

July 02

Fairmont Royal York Hotel’s 90th Birthday Celebration – Mon. Jun. 24, 2019

by A.J. Lam The Royal York Hotel, one of Canada’s iconic landmark hotels, originally as part of Canadian Pacific, now as part of Fairmont and Accor Hotels, celebrated its 90th anniversary in grand style with a majestic transformation and ultimate luxury ushering a new era. After the public unveiling, with the official ribbon-cutting presided by […]

June 23

The 5th Annual All-Star Gala In Support Of SickKids@Toronto Event Centre-Fri.,June 21st,2019

The 5th Annual All-Star Gala was held on Friday night with over 1,000+ guest.  It was a glamorous, star-studded night to raise funds for congenital heart disease research at the Hospital for Sick Children. This year the Gala took place at the CNE Toronto Events Centre on Friday, June 21st, once again bringing together an assortment of […]

June 23

The 10th annual Joe Carter Classic and VIP After-Party@Summit Suite/Rogers Centre&Rebel-Thurs.,June 20th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam,Host-Kimberly Samnang/Jesse Read & Videographer-Shannnen Johnson. The Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament finished off its 10th annual charity event with a two-day skins game and golf tournament. Day 1, ended with a VIP reception at the Toronto Blue Jays Game/Summit Suite against the Los Angeles Angels, and day 2 concluded, with a red […]

June 09

Power Ball: 21 Club@The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery-Thurs.,June 6th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam and BKonthescene. It was the 21st edition of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s annual event, Power Ball, and party-goers played in the shadows, experienced dim lights and enjoyed a neon night, as The Power Plant transformed into an illicit prohibition-era speakeasy for one night only. The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery […]

June 05

6th Annual CAFA Gala @ Fairmont Royal York Hotel, May 30, 2019

By A.J. Lam. Special Honours were bestowed upon THIERRY-MAXIME LORIOT, DOUGLAS KIRKLAND, AND AURORA JAMES at the 6TH ANNUAL CANADIAN ARTS & FASHION AWARDS GALA, aka the Canadian fashion Oscars,  on May 30, 2019, at the landmark Fairmont Royal York Hotel.   Annually, the ultra-stylish CAFA Gala brings together top national and international fashion luminaries […]

June 04

The 8th Annual McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s Premier Fundraiser, Moonlight Gala- Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Photography By A.J.Lam and BKonthescene. It was an extraordinary evening in support of The Art Of Canada! The 8th annual McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s premier fundraiser-Moonlight Gala was held on June 1, 2019. The event was another amazing evening under the stars. The candle-lit path immersed in the forest, with the fresh scent of pine, […]

June 02

Cuisine & Cuvée@Rebel-Fri.,May 31st,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam and BKonthescene. It was an evening of delicious food, great wine, and amazing spirits, for a great cause! This year’s Cuisine & Cuvée raised $230,000 for Providence Healthcare! The event returned to a favourite Toronto venue, REBEL, all in support of Providence Healthcare.     This year’s theme challenged the guests to […]

May 30

Collision Conference @ Enercare Centre (May 20, 2019)

by Jesse @ torontocreatives.com If you want to hear some words of wisdom, this is the place to do it. On May 20th, North America’s fastest growing tech conference took over Toronto, with giant signage across downtown, the conference in the Enercare Centre and it’s patrons filling different areas of the cities bars by night. […]

May 27

CAFA Gala@Fairmount Royal York-Thurs.,May 30th,2019

CAFA will host its sixth annual red-carpet Awards Gala on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 – a unique evening that unite Canadian talent and fashion leaders from all over the world. Honouring established and emerging designers, models, image makers, stylists, beauty artists and influencers, the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards has established itself as a premier […]

May 26

The 22nd Annual Butterfly Ball@The Four Seasons Hotel-Yorkville-Thurs.,May 23rd,2019

This was the 22nd annual Butterfly Ball and the fundraising event is one of Toronto’s most significant fundraisers that promotes Boost CYAC-Child & Youth Advocacy Centre. The sold out event had over 400 guests and was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville where guests were treated to a photo opportunity along the glamorous […]

May 21

Power Ball: 21 Club@The Power Plant-Thurs.,June 6th,2019

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery announces artists for Power Ball: 21 Club Tickets are on sale now for Canada’s most notorious bash. powerball21.com The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery today announced the pre and main party artists in anticipation of one of Canada’s most influential and vibrant galas, Power Ball: 21 Club, presented by […]