Category Archives: Gala Scene

September 21

Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories @ The Cadillac Lounge (Sep. 15-17, 2017)

FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories) celebrated their successful 3rd installment on September 15-17, 2017 with what many raved was an exceptional showcase of the world’s best narrative VR and AR. Known as the most influential independent immersive stories festival,FIVARS strives to program a wide array of emerging technologies, bringing VR and AR to the forefront of […]

September 19

TIFF @ Mongrel House (Monday Sept. 11, 2017)

      By AJ Lam Mongrel Films, Canada’s leading independent film distributor, once again was the generous host of TIFF celebrities and film aficionado partiers for a week of nightly parties at TIFF Mongrel House, aka, the 1822 Georgian-style Campbell House, the oldest remaining home from the original town of York. Party-goers were entertained […]

September 14

BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE YEAR’S WOMEN IN FILM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEFILM CANADA (TIFF: Tue Sep. 12, 2017 @ The Spoke Club)

The Spoke Club hosted the 5th annual Telefilm Canada & Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film that honours outstanding Canadian women for their contributions to film and TV during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The 2017 honourees represent Canada’s rich talent and the diversity of our storytellers from coast-to-coast: directors Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Angry […]

September 13

Artists For Justice and Peace @ Art Gallery of Ontario (TIFF) Sun. Sep. 10, 2017

The annual benefit returned, marking its ninth year at the film festival to raise funds and awareness for Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), an international charity organization that funds youth education, health and dignity initiatives in Haiti. Co-hosts included Javier Bardem, Ben Stiller, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morgan Spurlock, Yannick & Shantelle Bisson, […]

September 09

Tony Clifton comes to TIFF, Sep. 8-12 2017 to support Jim Carrey Documentary, Announce New Broadway Show

In a surprise development, comedian TONY CLIFTON is making the trek to Toronto next week to support his appearance in the highly anticipated TIFF documentary “Jim & Andy & Tony Clifton: The Great Beyond.” The Film, directed by Chris Smith, produced by Spike Jonze and featuring Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman, makes its debut at […]

August 24

THE LAYOVER premiere and party hosted by Foster Grant, DirecTV, Svedka Vodka and The Highlight Room at The Dream Hollywood.

Photography By Amy Graves Celebrities, filmmakers and other VIP’s crowded the red carpet and post premiere party for actor/director William H. Macy’s THE LAYOVER, hosted by Foster Grant Sunglasses, DirecTV, Svedka Vodka and the Highlight Room at the Dream Hotel Hollywood. Guests Included Actor/Director William H. Macy and Stars Alexandra Daddario; Kate Upton; Matt Jones; […]

August 07

Music Under The City Stars @ Casa Loma-Wed., Aug. 2nd, 2017

Photography by AJ Lam and BKonthescene. Canada’s Walk of Fame hosted its Music Under the City Stars Fundraiser, raising $350,000 while bringing together great Canadian artists and their hits. The CWF Gala was presented by Walter and Maria Schneider, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment and Liberty Entertainment Group who gathered some of Canada’s most talented singer-songwriters and […]

July 30

The 50th Annual Carnival 2017 Gala @Liberty Grand-Fri., July 28th, 2017

Carnival Toronto swept the city this year for the 50th Anniversary of the Caribbean Festival, and what a way to celebrate the festivities with a “big time gala!” Last year, there wasn’t a formal gala and we were excited that the event returned just in time for the 50th anniversary. The celebration was in full […]

June 25

SMASH:VOYEUR*ISH@The Gardiner Museum-Thurs.,June 22nd,2017

SMASH:Voyeur*ish is the second installment of the new art party for 2017. A one-night journey of our human nature to be watched without being seen, the art directed by Justin Broadben,Voyeur*ish explores life in a world that’s constantly looking back at itself. SMASH: Voyeur*ish art is inspired by the work of artists like Cindy Sherman, […]

June 19

The All-Star Gala In Support Of SickKids@The Arcadian Court-Fri.,June 16th,2017

This year’s Gala took place at beautiful Arcadian Court on Friday, June 16 and it brought together an assortment of personalities from the sporting world.  All proceeds went to the Hospital for Sick Children and the event is one of the most high profile Toronto galas of 2017. All of the proceeds of the event […]

June 18

The Joe Carter Classic-VIP Reception @Rogers Centre & The After Party @The Ritz-Carlton -Wed. June 14th – Thu. June 15th, 2017

Photography by BKonthescene and A.J. Lam The 2017 VIP Reception was held at The Rogers Centre on Wednesday night, followed by The Joe Carter Classic After-Party, featuring DMC and a special performance by Arrested Development, on Thursday night at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton. Some of the Attendees for the VIP Reception and After Party included sports […]

June 11

ICFF Press Conference, Qualcosa di Nuovo-“Something New”@Tiff Lightbox&Opening Gala@Ricarda’s Restaurant-Thurs.,June 8th,2017

Photographer By A.J.Lam & BK on the SCENE Lucia and Maria have known each other forever, two friends that are complete opposites. While Lucia is a very rational and pragmatic person – giving up on men after her divorce, Maria is spontaneous and naïve – and quite addicted to men. Then one night, the perfect […]

June 09

Eva’s Initiatives@Evergreen Brickworks-Wed.,June 7th,2017

Eva’s Initiatives event was held at Evergreen Brick Works and the hosts for the evening were Designers and television personalities Colin Lewis McAllister and Justin Patrick Ryan. It was a fun night with signature libations, exquisite food and a home decor fans delight. Home for Life, Toronto’s most meaningful home-themed marketplace and auction in support […]

June 05

The 6th Annual Moonlight Gala @McMichael Gallery-Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

The yearly trip to Kleinberg, Ontario is well worth it, as we attended The 6th annual McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s. This is the premier fundraiser and this year’s event was another fabulous evening under the stars, a night  with ambiance unlike any other. Upon arrival, we were treated to a glass of wine and as […]

June 02

The 16th Annual SickKids Scrubs in the City: Marrakech@Evergreen Brickworks-Thurs.,June 1st,2017

Last night at the 16th annual SickKids Scrubs in the City , with over 1,000 guests in attendance, $650,000 was raised in order to help build a brand-new clinical facilities designed to accommodate cutting-edge best practices and technology, attract wold-class medical leaders, and provide the best comfort and care to children and their families. Because […]