Category Archives: Life & Culture

December 02

First Round of Performing Artists Announced for Toronto's Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival

WHAT: Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Today, Toronto-based Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival announced its 18th annual celebration, with music and food on full display February 21- 23, 2020, including a stellar lineup of JUNO, Maple Blues, and Canadian Folk Music-winners including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella and Wendell Ferguson. Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on Brunswick Ave (near Spadina Avenue and […]

November 28

VOLCANO THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF SCOTT JOPLIN’S TREEMONISHA

TREEMONISHA: A REIMAGINING OF ONE OF THEWORLD’S FIRST BLACK OPERAS What:Internationally acclaimed Toronto-based theatre company Volcano announces the official launch of a ground-breaking project: Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. This is a Black-women-led reimagining of one of the world’s first all-Black operas, Treemonisha. It tells the story of the evolution of a young Black woman into an effective leader, able […]

November 25

“Hope In The City”Breakfast@The Fairmount Royal York-Fri.,Nov.22nd,2019

By Kimberly Samnang The Salvation Army official annual kickoff to their Christmas fundraising season which supports critical programs & services in Toronto & the GTA started on Friday with a breakfast. This year’s keynote speaker was by Olympian & Best Selling Author Jeremiah Brown. Also, Major Rob Kerr from The Salvation Army was in attendance. […]

November 25

The International Ceramic Art Fair Preview Gala Thursday Thurs.,November 21,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam The International Ceramic Art Fair runs from Fri November 22 to 24, 2019, Last year, the Gardiner presented the first International Ceramic Art Fair featuring extraordinary works by Canadian and international artists. This year, the success is focused on outstanding Canadian women-identified artists and the ways that they’re creating and innovating with […]

November 17

LIVERight Gala 2019: A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education@Liberty Grand-Fri.,Nov.15th,2019

By A.J.Lam. Friday’s LIVERight Gala 2019 was a special celebration at the Liberty Grand for 50 years of bringing liver research to life for the benefit of Canadian children and youth affected by liver disease. This year, the LIVERight Gala was a particularly special night as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Their forward-thinking founders established […]

November 16

WILLOWBANK@GARDINER MUSEUM-THURS., NOV. 14TH, 2019

By A.J. Lam. “From its historic campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Willowbank is pioneering an ecological approach to heritage conservation and renewal. Through the Willowbank School, which offers a Diploma in Heritage Conservation, and the Willowbank Centre, which promotes community engagement, we are developing an innovative way of thinking about the past, in order to create […]

November 11

NourishHope Annual Fundraiser Gala For International Justice Mission Canada(IJM)To End Human Trafficking & Slavery@The Grand Salon -Thurs., Nov 7,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam, Interview By Kimberly Samnang & Written By Sally Warburton The annual fundraiser for IJM took place November 7, 2019 at 20 Toronto Street, Toronto. The goal of International Justice Mission Canada is to end human trafficking and slavery. The evening fundraiser held in the Grand Salon at 20 Toronto Street started was […]

November 09

LIVERight Gala In Support Of The Canadian Liver Foundation@Toronto,Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax

A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education. Join us at the annual LIVERight gala and help raise funds for liver research and education, in style. Have a memorable night and feel good knowing you are making an impactful difference in the lives of Canadians across the country. Whether you live in Toronto (Nov. […]

November 08

Taste Matters 2019 – The 25th Anniversary Fundraiser for Eva’s Initiatives For Homeless Youth-Tues., November 5, 2019

By Sally Warburton Held at the Atrium in the Queen Richmond Centre West, Toronto. A wonderful environment of people all togther to support Eva’s Initiatives. Eva’s Initiatives is not only a shelter for young people but its focus is on their physical, emotional and nutritional needs – to prepare youth for independence and to thrive […]

November 07

Help Float The Boat Gala Supporting CharterAbility@Roc’n’Docs In Port Credit-Sat.,Nov.2nd,2019

By Wayne Baggs Special is the atmosphere of an event full of people with a shared cause. Stephen Cull’s appeal for support from Oakville and beyond was understood. From what I’ve gathered, that boat will float pretty. The purpose of recreation is not to kill time but to stimulate activity, not to keep people occupied […]

November 03

2019 Silver Ball@Fairmont Royal York-Sat., Nov.2nd,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam Providence Healthcare’s Silver Ball gala was an  elegant evening of fine wine, food and entertainment. The evening was hosted at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel with 900+ VIP guests in attendance. It’s a time to reflect on Providence’s accomplishments and milestones, and a celebration of its extraordinary patients, residents, clients and families […]

November 02

TIFF BOOMBOX-HEROES VS. VILLAINS@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Thurs.,Oct.31st,2019

By A.J.Lam Under the cover of the spooky darkness of a blustery chilly Halloween night, superheroes and supervillains gathered to do battle at the 2019 annual TIFF BoomBox, Heroes Vs Villains edition. For this special night, superheroes and supervillains battled in the capacity-filled TIFF Bell Lightbox, home of the annual Toronto International Film Festival, the […]

November 02

CAMH Gifts Of Light Fundraiser Shopping Event@Holt Renfrew -Wednesday, October 30, 2019

By Sally Warburton October 30 was a fundraiser for CAMH Gifts of Light held at the beautiful Holt Renfrew Store on Bloor Street, Toronto. The event included refreshments and tasty hors d’oeuvre and the chance to bid on several luxury items in the Silent Auction. Gifts of Light is a program where donors purchase gifts […]

October 29

ImagineNative Film Festival Tues., Oct.22nd to Sat., Oct. 26th 2019

By Sally Warburton The 20th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Festival Award Winners The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open Wins Best Dramatic Feature On Sunday, October 27, 2019 at imagineNATIVE’s Awards Presentation at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Sun Jury, Moon Jury and Water Jury considered film, video, audio, and […]

October 25

EAT TO THE BEAT@ROY THOMPSON HALL-TUES.,OCT.22nd,2019

It was an evening featuring 60 female chefs for one worthy cause at the spectacular Roy Thompson Hall. Eat to the Beat was held on Thursday and foodies come to experience the top Ontario delicious culinary treats. It’s the only event in Canada that exclusively features the talent of 60 female chefs – women supporting […]