Media advisory - 1,200 biz and cultural who's who fundraise over $1 million at Mayor's evening for the arts

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2015 /CNW/ -



Mayor's Evening for the Arts Fundraiser for the Arts in Toronto

Media Interviews & Photo Opps

VIP Reception, - Mayor's walk-about in Arts in the Parks setting with performances by outdoor dance festival, visual artists, contemporary jazz, pop pianist

Kazoos - Mayor joins a kazoo serenade to the Blue Jays accompanied by the 1,200 cultural and business leader attendees.

Multimedia performances throughout the evening.

High-End Live and Silent Auctions.


Mayor John Tory and his wife Barbara Hackett; filmmakers Norman Jewison, Don McKellar and Atom Egoyan (Dinner Co-Chair); "Dragons Den" Robert Herjavec and "Dancing With the Stars" partner Kym Johnson; Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman; Principal Dancer, Guillaume Côté, National Ballet of Canada; guitarist Liona Boyd; actor, R.H. Thomson; as well as prize-winning authors Nino Ricci and Robert Rotenberg; Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Vice-Chair for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League; etalk's Ben Mulroney; as well as Alexander Neef, General Director Canadian Opera Company; TIFF's Piers Handling and Michele Maheux; and 1,200 cultural and business leaders.

Event Spokesperson: Claire Hopkinson, Director & CEO of Toronto Arts Foundation/Toronto Arts Council


Monday, October 26, 2015

6pm - 7pm Media Interviews and Photo Opps + VIP Reception - Mayor's walk-about in Arts in the Parks setting

7.20pm - 8.15pm

Performer Theo Tams (Canadian singer, winner, 6th season, CTV's "Canadian Idol")

Kazoos - the Mayor joins in with 1,200 guests to serenade the Blue Jays


MTCC North Building, Constitution Hall, 255 Front Street West


Over $1 million funds raised in support of artists working in all areas of Toronto.

This celebratory showcase featuring the talents of new generation artists and those renowned on the world stage, was attended by a sold-out crowd of business, civic and cultural leaders.


Contact Information:

Toronto Arts Foundation, a charitable organization, provides the opportunity for individuals, private and public foundations, corporations and government agencies to invest in and strengthen the arts in Toronto.   

For more information on the Toronto Arts Foundation and The Mayor's Evening for the Arts please visit


SOURCE Toronto Arts Foundation

For further information: Media Contact: Kim Galvez, Galvez + associates, 416-702-0901,

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