Author: James Shay

Glitter in Shanghai 2017

On Saturday March 4th, the Chinese Cabinet at the SickKids Foundation marked its 4th annual Glitter event in support of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. This year’s theme was ‘Glitter in Shanghai’ that brought back to life the allure and eccentricities of Shanghai of the 1920’s. Guests wore glamorous Chinese qipaos which evolved from traditional garb to modern classical lines. The venue, Arcadian Court was decorated in similar style that hinted at the romanticized period.

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The Gardiner Museum hosted the G Party Gala celebrating the 12 Trees exhibition on December 1, 2016. The exhibition was inspired by the theme “Good for the Earth” curated by internationally-renowned artist and environmentalist, David Buckland. The installations are made from natural, recycled, or sustainable materials which help focus attention to environmental concerns.

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Rebel is now the largest and one of the most impressive nightclubs in Toronto. Formerly known as Sound Academy, Rebel nightclub had it’s grand opening on October 1, 2016 with dazzling lighting, sound, visual effects and performances created in part by Adam Hummel (art direction and motion design for Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour) and choreographed by Nicolas Archambault (2008 winner of So You Think You Can Dance Canada).

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The Art Gallery of Ontario held its highly anticipated annual fundraising event on Thursday April 21st, 2016 – AGO Midnight Massive. 

This sold-out event featured artistic performances, contemporary and interactive art installations, DJ’s, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres throughout the multiple levels of the AGO.

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Co-owners and brothers, Richard and Peter Simons welcomed VIPs at the pre-launch of their first Simons store in Ontario on Wed March 17th, 2016. The Quebec City based clothing retailer expanded into Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre coinciding with the mall’s expansion.

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Square One Shopping Centre celebrated a preview of its Spring Summer 2016 campaign on February 24th, 2016 in advance of the anticipated opening of its luxury wing with special guests:  actress, director and stylist,  Drena De Niro (daughter of Robert De Niro),  actress Diahnne Abbott, and photographer David Drebin. The complete unveiling of the Square One SS16 campaign and opening of the Square One Luxury Wing will be held on March 1st, 2016.

We were happy to photograph the preview.

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