To close out a busy week full of all things Toronto Fashion Week, we were lucky to be brought on to take society photos of the after show at Candyland hosted by our friend Jay Strut while sipping on prosecco on Friday March 18th, 2016.

And thanks to Hello Magazine for publishing our Candyland photos here.

While it’s my fourth time at Candyland, it’s been a unique and different experience each time. The dazzling array of talented entertaining performances on stage include aerialists, burlesque style, contortionists and cabaret. Basically you’re told to “expect the unexpected”. One act in particular shocked everyone there with way too many needles. But it was quite funny to hear the audience reactions.

And now open at Candyland is the upstairs level with a view of the stage downstairs.

Laura Desiree, host at Candyland | Photo: James Shay

Laura Desiree, host at Candyland | Photo: James Shay


Amanda Laine and Kinga Ilyes

Amanda Laine and Kinga Ilyes


If you haven’t yet been to Candyland then you must check it out. It’s the new type of nightlife as a more mature alternative to raves or the clubbing scene.



Check out Candyland Toronto at 619 King Street West from Wednesdays to Saturdays 8pm to 2am or visit

Photos by James Shay and Nick Lee

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