The Event

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On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Bloor Street Entertains brought together the city’s finest culinary masters, luxury retailers, and creative florists to host a beautiful evening for guests and raise money towards ending the HIV epidemic in Canada. 

Bloor Street Entertains is Canada’s largest fundraising gala in support of HIV innovative research. Our goal 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 Silent Auction

Throughout the evening, guests have the opportunity to bid in our prestigious online Silent Auction at CANFARAUCTION.COM.
Featuring luxurious packages and experiences at prices you won’t want to miss, all proceeds support ending the HIV epidemic in Canada.

The Dinner

The evening began with cocktail receptions hosted by some of Bloor-Yorkville’s most esteemed retailers. Guests were treated to a four-course dining experience, with tablescapes carefully crafted by Toronto’s most prolific floral and décor experts.

The After Party - Sold Out!

The night culminated with the After Party. Guests danced, socialized, and enjoyed a drink from the host bar in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. We hope you enjoyed the festivities alongside Toronto’s most esteemed business, fashion and philanthropic leaders.

2019 Event Chairs and Committee

Vonna Bitove and
Jenna Naumovich Freda

Vonna Bitove
Jenna Naumovich Freda
Chad Brincheski
Candice Chan
Eva Hartling
Paulo Leone
Sylvia Mantella
Rui Mateus Amaral

Jimmy Molloy
Bernadette Morra
Candice Sinclair
Alison Slight
Mary Symons
Mary Jean Tully
Logan Thayalan
Alex Filiatrault

Becoming Family

Becoming Family is the theme of 2019’s Bloor Street Entertains.

The Bloor Street Entertains family is comprised of our guests and patrons, sponsors, volunteers, venue partners, CANFAR ambassadors and more – in 2019, we highlighted your contribution and reminded the community that our common goal of ending the HIV epidemic in Canada needs to remain a priority.

Your contribution to the Bloor Street Entertains Campaign will help support innovative HIV/AIDS research beyond the night of the event and help CANFAR reach the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in Canada. #BecomingFamily #BSE2019

2019 Bloor Street Entertains Raffle

Crystal Cruise Ocean Voyage paired with Delta Air Lines

Congratulations to BSE Raffle Winner, Joe Jackman!

Choose from any itinerary offered worldwide with Crystal Ocean Cruises, on any sailing up to 14 days. Enjoy a Penthouse with Verandah (PH) and your own Personal Butler Service (value: $46,000). Begin your adventure in style by flying to your port city via two (2) roundtrip First Class tickets for travel from Canada to USA – anywhere Delta Air Lines flies (value: $3,160 taxes included). With port taxes included and an additional $1,000 amenity credit to be spent as you wish, this will surely be a journey you will never forget.
*Subject to terms and conditions.

Total value: $49,160

Purchase tickets in-person on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Bloor Street Entertains.

$100 per ticket | $250 for three (3) tickets 
*1,000 tickets printed
Lottery Licence No. M810351

Winner to be drawn at:
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 11:00 PM

*2019 Bloor Street Entertains Raffle Terms and Conditions

Crystal Cruise Ocean Voyage

The sailing does not include the following for either guest: Security and handling charges; airfare, airport transfers; travel insurance, shore excursions or any on board expense not included in the cruise fare (spa services, boutique purchased, gambling, etc.) Will be confirmed no sooner than 60 days prior to sailing. Must travel before December 31, 2020. This cruise is not redeemable or cash value or value toward a longer cruise or Crystal Society Rewards, Recognition, Savings or Benefits and is non-transferable and non-commissionable. Confirmation of sailing and suite is subject to availability.

Delta Air Lines

The vouchers that you have been awarded are not endorsable to another airline and have no cash value. The vouchers are subject to booking class availability, considerable advanced booking required. Maximum value of $3,000. Applicable taxes and fees will be paid by CANFAR for a total of $160. The vouchers must be redeemed for your air ticket(s) within one year from the date the voucher is issued. These vouchers will expire on October 8, 2020. No extension can be granted beyond this date.


Event Sponsors

Signature Partner

2019 Silent Auction Sponsors

Caitlin Cronenberg + Jessica Ennis

Mrs. Sylvia Mantella Private Collection

Event Partners

2019 Venue Partners

2019 Culinary Partners

Oliver & Bonacini

2019 Décor Partners

2019 After Party Partners

2019 Staffing Partners

2019 Rental Partners

2019 Dinner Pairings

110 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2W7
Cafe Boulud
Seneca College & Jackie O
Brooks Brothers
55 Bloor Street West, #152,
Toronto ON,
M4W 1A5
Chef Craig Harding
Seneca College
Brunello Cucinelli
108 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B9
Mimi & Ry
131 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M5S 1R1
Daniel et Daniel
Seneca College
Dolce & Gabbana
111 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1P7
Caspar Haydar Design
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
San Remo Floral Design Studio
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park, Toronto,
M5S 2C7
à la Carte Kitchen Inc.
416 5 Flower
Harry Rosen
82 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1L9
Hana in partnership with Miku
Seneca College & Artam Design
The Hazelton Hotel
118 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C2
One Restaurant
Aragon Cruz
Holt Renfrew
100 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 3L3, Canada
Colette Cafe
Louis Vuitton
150 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2X9
Arthur’s in partnership with Chase Hospitality Group
LUMAS Toronto
159 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON, M5R 1C4
STK Toronto
Seneca College & Artam Design
103-131 Bloor Street W,Toronto, ON M5S 1R1
The Oxley
R5 Event Design
101 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2Z7
Seneca College & Quince Flowers
Sotto Sotto
120 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H4
Sotto Sotto
3 Design
Taglialatella Gallery
99 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C1
Decor and More
Tiffany & Co
150 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2X9
Emblem Flowers
William Ashley
203-131 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 3L7
Toben Food By Design
Seneca College & Jackie O
Victoria Radford
55 Avenue Rd Unit #210, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2
Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality
The New Leaf
Vintage Conservatory
2250-55 Avenue Road, East Tower, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2
Vintage Conservatory
Opening Night Flowers