Now that the winter weather is gone it’s time to come out of hibernation. Here’s the top upcoming events this spring in Toronto including the best charity galas, special events, launch parties and exclusive dinner experiences across a variety of industries. You will probably want to bookmark this page as we add more throughout this season.
Black and White with a Touch of Pink
Hosted by CTV’s Michelle Dubé, this charity gala is coming up quick this Friday, April 17th at the Airship 37 in the Distillery District. Supporting the Pink Pearl Foundation, there will be live musical entertainment by the Emerson Street Rhythm Band and DJ Pierre Bois will be spinning vinyl. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will keep you going. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes and gift bag. Hope to see you there!
Love Art Fair
It’s an affordable Art Fair taking place this weekend with an after dark party on Friday, April 17th.
Hosted by Rick Campanelli, Starlight Gala 2015 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation takes place at the Fairmont Royal York. Also check out Starlight Gala 2014 and Starlight Gala 2013.
The All Star Gala
All Star Gala for SickKids will be hosted by Cabbie Richards at Arcadian Court on June 26th, 2015. Guests in attendance will include professional athletes past and present. Join young professionals in raising crucial funds for SickKids’ new cardiac MRI.
Power Ball 2015: Appetite for Excess for PowerPlant Gallery
PowerBall is always one of Toronto’s most highly-anticipated annual art parties that everyone talks about. Check out photos from Power Ball 2014 and Power Ball 2013 and Power Ball 2012.
Bata Shoe Museum 20th anniversary
This year Toronto’s own Bata Shoe Museum turns 20. There’s many ways to partake in the celebrations including a birthday gala. Tickets are $250.
Curve Ball 2015
If you can afford one of these tickets or if your company can sponsor a table, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this top notch gala supporting the Toronto Blue Jays charitable arm, the Jays Care Foundation. Here’s your opportunity to wine and dine with your favourite Jays right on the turf where they play at the Rogers Centre. Check out photos from Curve Ball 2014 and Curve Ball 2013.
Spring Into Change SickKids gala
Taking place at the Spoke Club, live musical entertainment as well as drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds go to the Patient Amenities Fund at SickKids.
Weizmann Canada presents: Inspiring and Powerful Women
Celebrate inspiring and powerful women including Jann Arden taking place at the exclusive Granite Club.
Terroir Symposium 2015
Taking place on May 11th, as the leading hospitality symposium, leading experts gather for this top annual conference at Arcadian Court. There are also 4 special dinners taking place on May 12th and May 13th.
Mad Hot Ballet
Date: June 17, 2015
The signature fundraiser for the National Ballet of Canada is always a hot event in one of my favourite venues, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Check out Mad Hot Ballet 2014 and Mad Hot Ballet 2013.
Everybody wins when you’re celebrating the love of good beer in support of the Green Belt Foundation. Taking place at the beautiful Corus Quay. Tickets are $95 including food and drinks.
BFF Celebrity Karaoke Gala
Date: May 21, 2015
Celebrities will get together at the Ritz Carlton for a black-tie evening of karaoke and fun in support of the Baeumler Family Foundation
Scrubs in the City TOKYO for SickKids
The annual Scrubs in the City charity soiree is not one to miss in support of SickKids. Check out Scrubs in the City 2014: Soiree Under the Stars and Scrubs in the City 2013: Block Party.
Made with Love Finale
Official details on how to buy tickets are scarce, but we know that the Made with Love Finale is happening on May 25th, 2015 at Everleigh on King West. The best of the best bartenders will be getting together for bragging rights of this cocktail competition. Check out the recent Made with Love’s Toronto Finals and Made with Love Toronto 2014.
Joe Carter Classic After Party
After a celebrity golf tournament, this star-studded annual after party is definitely not one to miss. The one and only Snoop Dog is slated to appear. Previous headliners have included Salt N Pepa and Naughty by Nature.
Philip Glass & Ashley MacIsaac’s: Cape Breton Fire
Date: June 10, 2015
A fundraising concert in support of the Inverness Community Leadership Centre taking place at Massey Hall.
Moonlight Gala at McMichael Gallery
Set in Vaughan, this gala is definitely worth the trip while also raising funds for the McMichael Gallery. It’s a beautiful, premier gala that takes place both outdoors and indoors and divine food and top notch entertainment.
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