Category Archives: Life & Culture

February 11

Taste of the NFL: Party With a Purpose – Super Bowl LIV @ Diplomat Beach Resort (Sat. Feb. 1, 2020)

photography by A.J. Lam Taste of the NFL (TNFL) has now taken its place in the pantheon of elite Super Bowl events. It’s done so with the generous assistance of hundreds of the nation’s finest culinary professionals, NFL superstars, noted celebrities, entertainers and thousands of volunteers. This incredible fundraising effort has taken on new meaning through […]

January 29

Dragon Ball 2020 – Jan, 25th, 2020 @ MTCC

photography by A.J. Lam Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation was proud to host the 31st Dragon Ball on the Chinese New Year Day, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building). The largest Chinese New Year celebration gala in North America, and a signature fundraising event for Yee Hong, Dragon Ball 2019 was supported by […]

January 24

Interior Design Show 2020 Opening Party @ MTCC – Thu, Jan. 16

by A.J. Lam 2020, with the theme of Design Your Future, brought the 22nd Interior Design Show,  Canada’s ultimate showcase of design trends, people and products of today and tomorrow,  to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, showcasing leading new products and furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond, to inspire and […]

January 03

Andy Kim's Christmas Special @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre

by Wayne Baggs. The Andy Kim Christmas at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is a fundraiser for BPAC’s Golden Ticket program, an initiative that distributes FREE theatre tickets to students and families who otherwise would not have access to the performing arts. This year’s special guests included Tom Cochrane, Bif Naked, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Slean […]

December 17

Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation kicked off the 31st annual Dragon Ball@Shangri-La Hotel-Mon.,Dec.16th,2019

Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation kicked off the 31st annual Dragon Ball, its signature annual fundraising event, with the Media Launch at the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto. Since the inaugural event in 1990, Dragon Ball has grown into the largest Chinese New Year celebration gala in North America. The 31st Dragon Ball will be […]

December 16

Vampire Ball and Blood Suckers Exhibit @ ROM (Fri. Nov. 29, 2019)

by Shannen Johnston The ROM hosted a Vampire Ball for their November 29th Friday Night Live event to coincide with their new Bloodsuckers exhibit. Entertainment for the night included burlesque numbers and a live band, as well as DJs through the night. The burlesque performers were extremely talented, drawing in a large crowd and giving guests […]

December 07

The 15th Annual Andy Kim’s-Toronto Christmas Show@The Queen Elizabeth Theatre-Wed.,Dec.4th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Andy Kim’s 15th Annual Toronto Christmas show at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre charity concert featured: Sloan, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Tracey Ullman, Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club, Jake Clemons, Jessica Mitchell with Tim Hicks, Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene and more. 15 years of Andy Kim giving back to […]

December 02

The 11th Annual Prosperity Ball – Night of Diamonds ll@The Royal York Hotel-Saturday November 30th, 2019

New Beginnings Support Program hosted its 11th Annual Prosperity Ball – Night of Diamonds ll on Saturday November 30th, 2019 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 […]

December 02

The Salvation Army Presents Christmas In The Square & Toy Mountain Kick Off @Yonge Dundas Square– Friday, November 29, 2019

By Sally Warburton Yonge Dundas Square was filled with brave souls – people who were freezing cold but whose hearts were warmed by the beautiful music, dancing and overall feeling of happiness created by Juno award winning R & B artist MC Dru and all the young people who performed on stage. Live entertainment started […]

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 […]