Fashionable Philanthropy: 5 Glitzy Toronto Charity Events

A look at the glamorous charity galas taking place in Toronto this summer

Photography by Max Abadian

Photo by Max Abadian

We all know how rewarding it can be to give back and donate our time and money to a meaningful cause. It seems there is no better way to feel fulfilled from the inside out than by contributing to the resolution of real-world issues. This summer, consider attending one of Toronto’s upcoming charity functions. Not only will you raise money for a good cause, you’ll also get to glam up, enjoy some cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and share your good fortune. Plus, it’s great karma. Win-win-win!

N9NE Gala, June 19

Guests dress to the nines to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund. The third annual N9NE will be held on the prestigious private patio of CI Financial and features high-class cocktails, appetizers, entertainment and a silent auction.

Address: 15 York Street, 9th Floor

Cost: $75

The Sinai Soiree, June 20

The glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties will be brought back to life at this Great Gatsby-themed fête raising funds for Mount Sinai Hospital.

Address: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Cost: $120/ VIP tickets $200

Toronto Plays: Casino Carnivale, June 20

Toronto’s affluent and influential trendsetters will arrive at Leon’s at the Roundhouse in support of Right To Play, a humanitarian organization that turns to sport and play to educate and empower children facing adversity. The festive Mardi Gras–themed event includes Cajun-inspired appetizers and jazz music.

Address: 255 Bremner Boulevard

Cost: $100

Seafood for Thought Fundraising Event, June 20

Partygoers will dine on delicious sustainable seafood tastings prepared by Toronto’s top chefs in an elegant yet totally unique outdoor space. Proceeds from Seafood for Thought support the Toronto Zoo’s Conservation Fund, which works to protect wildlife and wild spaces.

Address: 361A Old Finch Avenue

Cost: $85/ $150 per couple

Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser for 416 Community Support, July 4

For the sixth year, 416 Community Support for Women will be hosting their Silent Auction event, raising funds for women coping with isolation, mental health issues and other personal difficulties. The event takes places on a beautiful patio overlooking the city.

Address: SHAMBA Space, Suite 1200, 48 Yonge Street

Cost: $30