Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel
60 Yorkville Ave,
Toronto, ON M4W 0A4
Single Ticket: $1,000
There are over 63,000 people in Canada living with HIV and it is estimated that six people in Canada become newly infected with HIV each day, or nearly one person infected every four hours.
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Bloor Street Entertains will once again bring together the city’s finest culinary masters, luxury retailers, and creative florists to host a beautiful evening for guests and raise money for vital Canadian HIV and AIDS research.
Bloor Street Entertains is Canada’s single largest fundraising gala event to support Canadian HIV research, and has raised millions of dollars over the last 22 years. Each year, Bloor Street Entertains hosts Toronto’s business, fashion and philanthropic leaders for an unparalleled night of dining and entertainment – in support of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).
Our goal for Bloor Street Entertains is to deliver a world class event, which raises funds and awareness for this important cause and to ultimately reduce the number of new HIV infections in the country. The support of guests, sponsors, and partners at Bloor Street Entertains is the driving force that allows CANFAR to continue moving forward in its mission to end the HIV epidemic in Canada.
Bernadette Morra is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years experience covering the Canadian and international fashion scenes. Bernadette began her career in fashion journalism in the ‘80s when she was a freelance writer for The Canadian Press, The Toronto Star and Flare magazine. She spent 20 years at The Toronto Star where she was fashion writer, then fashion editor. In 2009, Bernadette joined FASHION magazine where she was editor-in-chief until July 2016. Over the span of her career, Bernadette has interviewed many of the world’s top designers, models and celebrities including Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Nicholas Ghesquiere, Linda Evangelista, Daria Werbowy, Victoria Beckham, Isabella Rossellini and Audrey Hepburn to name just a few. She has reported on fashion events from New York, Milan, London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Edinburgh, Salzburg and several cities in India. Bernadette has a long history of supporting many charitable causes, including Bloor Street Entertains.
Jimmy Molloy is one of Canada’s top residential real estate agents and has sold some of the most significant properties in Toronto. He is recognized globally by Christies International Real Estate as a world leader in Luxury Real Estate. His client list includes international and local celebrities from the worlds of music, film, television and finance. It was in the ‘80s as the owner of Toronto’s finest French restaurant, Auberge Gavroche, that Jimmy first became involved with CANFAR, as a supporting restaurant when the original CANFAR fundraiser, now known as Bloor Street Entertains, started as dinners in private homes. Jimmy is proud of his long history of supporting charitable causes, but takes particular pride in being among the original supporters of Bloor Street Entertains.
Eva Hartling, Co-Chair
Rui Amaral, Co-Chair
Sylvia Mantella, Curator, Silent Auction
Mary Jean Tully, Curator, Silent Auction
The evening will begin with cocktail receptions hosted by some of Bloor-Yorkville’s most esteemed retailers. Guests will then be treated to a four-course dining experience, with tablescapes carefully crafted by Toronto’s most prolific floral and décor experts.
Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to bid in our prestigious Silent Auction. Featuring luxurious items, packages and experiences at prices you won’t want to miss, all proceeds will support vital Canadian HIV/AIDS research.
The night will culminate with the After Party. Dance, socialize, and enjoy a drink from the host bar in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Simply present your Bloor Street Entertains dinner ticket at the doors and join the festivities alongside Toronto’s most esteemed business, fashion and philanthropic leaders.
The full list of our Venue, Culinary and Décor Partners for this year’s Bloor Street Entertains gala will be announced soon.
110 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2W7
As America’s oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values for nearly two centuries.
Oliver & Bonacini has come to be recognized as one of Canada’s leading restaurant, events and catering companies, operating a portfolio of unique and innovative restaurants and event venues.*
Serving Toronto for over half a century with elegant, thoughtful arrangements, San Remo has earned its place as Toronto’s premier flower shop.
131 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1R1
The Coach brand represents a blend of classic American style with a distinctive New York spirit, offering a design that is known for a distinctive combination of style and function.
Renowned for creating unique culinary experiences for the most distinguished of tastes, Daniel et Daniel strives to make your dining experience memorable.
For every one of its events, from first consultation until execution on the day of, Cool Green & Shady’s true mission is to bring your vision to life.
111 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1M4
Dolce&Gabbana is the new luxury, authentic and unconventional. Established in 1985, Dolce&Gabbana is one of the leading international groups in the fashion and luxury goods sector.
With its passion for food, Bizou creates the most flavourful and exciting dishes, providing each and every client, big or small with a memorable experience.
Caspar Haydar Design is a full-service design, production and event management firm based in Toronto, dedicated to creating spaces and events that are an extension of its clients.
Four Seasons aims to satisfy the needs and tastes of its customers, and to maintain its position as the world’s premier luxury hospitality company.
Jackie-O creates an experience for people to share that only happens for a brief moment in time is a very fulfilling endeavor. This is an orchestration of many moving parts, with each piece playing an important role in the overall look and feel of the event.*
111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national ceramics museum, and one of the world’s great specialty museums. It is committed to making a contribution to the medium it celebrates and the community it serves.
By combining top quality, fresh ingredients with creativity and well-honed culinary expertise, founders Simon Kattar and Brian King set out to make food excellence à la Carte’s signature.
416 5 Flower’s approach to design has always been floral artistry. Its goal is to make every arrangement a piece of art for your home, office or special event.
82 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1L9
Harry Rosen is one of the best high-end men’s clothing speciality retailers in the world. It is a proudly Canadian company with 17 stores in eight major Canadian markets.
A restaurant is a business that connects people through comfortable spaces, delicious foods and memorable experiences. Miku believes that the greatest restaurants help connect people and build their relationships.
Floral design by Marta Urbanowicz of Artam Designs Inc.*
HUGO BOSS is one of the market leaders in the upper premium segment of the global apparel market. It focuses on developing and marketing of premium fashion and accessories for men and women.
With a portfolio of hundreds of outstanding relationships built on a history of unparalleled food and outstanding service, the Presidential Gourmet kitchen is dedicated to producing food based on a firm environmental philosophy using sustainable methods and products.*
Floral design by Marta Urbanowicz of Artam Designs Inc.*
The Oxley Public House promises fantastic food served alongside a good pint or an excellent glass of wine. All food is made from scratch and lovingly prepared by British Chef, Andrew Carter.
R5 Event Design is an award-winning full-service event decor, floral, lighting and luxury rental company that strives to provide its clients with the highest level of service and quality event products.
80 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2V1
Established in 1973, Roots is Canada’s leading lifestyle brand, known around the world for its quality leather goods, athletic wear, yoga wear, accessories and home furnishings.
10tation is a well-trained and experienced team of professionals that capture every detail and make your event a success. From start to finish we can provide everything you need.*
Inspired Event Rentals help you create your perfect special event and surprise you with something unforgettable, all while showing you a really great time.*
55 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2
Yorkville Village is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Bloor-Yorkville, downtown Toronto, and features some of the most coveted fashion and lifestyle brands.*
Gusto (pronounced Goo-sto) means tasty in Italian. Since opening its doors in 2012, Gusto 101 has been serving up modern takes on Southern Italian classics.
Nicholas Smith of Opening Night Flowers is an award-winning designer specializing in wow-factor floral designs.
Bloor Street Entertains 2017 was a phenomenal success!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, venue hosts, chefs & catering teams, floral designers, photographers, furniture rental companies and, of course, all of our gala attendees! Without all of your support, none of this would be possible. We at CANFAR hope that you enjoy reliving all of the Memories of Bloor Street Entertains 2017.