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The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) will host the 27th edition of Bloor Street Entertains (#BSE27) on the eve of World AIDS Day, this November 30, 2023 in Toronto. The Official After Party once again takes over the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.

This year’s event is co-chaired by Candice Sinclair, Janice Fricker and Michael Liebrock.

A long-standing tradition that plays an important role in the city and beyond, Bloor Street Entertains’ 2023 edition will serve to highlight CANFAR’s national awareness campaigns and strategic implementation projects that are our blueprint to end the HIV epidemic in Canada by 2025.

On November 30, 2023, guests attending Bloor Street Entertains will enjoy fine dining provided by the city’s top chefs at prestigious fashion houses and other signature venues around the Bloor-Yorkville area and they will end the night on a high note at the returning Official After Party held at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. They will also be invited to take part in the event’s remarkable and prestigious silent auction.

This year’s event message and Official After Party theme will be announced in the coming weeks.


Looking Back at BSE26 (2022)

2023 Event Co-Chairs and Honorary Chair

candice sinclair

Candice Sinclair, Co-chair

Candice Sinclair was BSE co-chair in 2022, and has been a key member of our BSE committee for several years now. A philanthropist involved in a number of national and local charitable organizations, Candice is dedicated to supporting causes including mental health and youth, for which she leads significant fundraising efforts.

Janice Fricker

Janice Fricker, Co-chair

Janice Fricker is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a background in fashion, real estate and banking. She has been part of the BSE committee since 2019, and supports causes including sex trafficking awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness and marginalized communities.

michael liebrock

Michael Liebrock, Co-chair

Michael Liebrock is an entrepreneur, investor and asset manager. He is the Managing Director of a private investment firm and was the co-founder of a merchant bank. Previously he was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Michael has been a long-time advocate of HIV/AIDS awareness and supporter of BSE and CANFAR and has served on the boards of directors of leading philanthropic organizations.

sylvia mantella

Sylvia Mantella

Sylvia Mantella is, since 2008, the Vice President of Marketing, Sponsorship and Philanthropy at Mantella Corporation, one of the largest privately held family-owned real estate and land development companies in Canada. Sylvia is a dedicated philanthropist and has been a member of CANFAR’s Board of Directors since 2017, in addition to being a long-time supporter of HIV research. In 2019, Sylvia was recognized with the Philanthropist of the Year Award. She supports a large number of causes, including in the health sector and women’s advancement.

2023 Committee

Amanda Gotlieb

Andrea Anders

Ashley Murphy

Bernadette Morra

Cailli Beckerman

Chad Brincheski

Christine Rezvanian

Daniel  Abichandani

Dale McDermott

David Simmonds

Eva Hartling

Fotini Copeland

Gallant Law

George Antonopoulus 

Ivan Mao

Jacqueline Nicosia

James Milonas

Jamie Knoepfli

Jay McCauley

Kevin Chan

Lily Li

Maisie Vallarta

Mary Ann Gamboa

Matthew Thibeault

Max St-Pierre

Melissa Campisi

Muluba Habanyama

Myles Sexton

Ralph Roach

Sam Beckerman

Sarah Gillin

Shannon Burton

Scott Brison

Stelios Doussis

Adam Mazerall

Alex Filiatrault

Andres Vargas

Alyssa Volk

Kevin Noguera

William Martinez

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