Hot Ticket Jan '14

With the holiday doldrums behind us, Toronto is once again ready to break out its dancing shoes in support of a good cause… or several good causes The following are a few fundraisers and galas coming up in January and early February.



Design Exchange’s ‘This Is Not A Toy’ Exhibition Opening, featuring Pharrell.

On Febuary 6th, The DX launches the world’s first ever large-scale exhibition dedicated to designer toys as contemporary art. Visitors will dive headfirst into a surreal realm of art “toys” as the Exhibition Hall is transformed into a life-size dream world, filled with figures ranging from tiny trinkets to enormous free-standing pieces.  Guest curated by American music and fashion icon, Pharrell Williams.

Date: February 6, 2014
Time:  8:00PM until late
Location: 234 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5K 1B2
Tickets: $75



Chef’s Challenge featuring Giada de Laurentiis.

Chef’s Challenge is an annual fundraiser for Mount Sinai Hospital, where guests have the opportunity to cook alongside their favourite celebrity chefs. This year the featured chef is Giada de Laurentiis. Mark McEwan and David Rocco will also be in attendance.

Date: February 8, 2014
Time:  6:00PM until midnight
Location: 650 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
Tickets: $1,000



Ad Ball ’14 – ‘Galaxy Gala’

The crown jewel of Advertising & Marketing Week, Ad Ball is the perfect place to rub shoulders with the modern ‘Mad Men’ crowd. This year the Ad Ball takes on a whole new personality with a ‘galaxy’ theme, filled with glitz, glam, and a “shiny cybernetic romp.”

Date: January 30, 2014
Time:  8:00PM until late
Location: Uniun Nightclub. 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T1
Tickets: $110



126th Annual Toronto Region Board of Trade Dinner.

An annual must-attend dinner and cocktail for Toronto’s movers and shakers.  LES OISEAUX DU PARADIS will be providing the entertainment and former Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed will make a keynote presentation.

Date: January 27, 2014
Time:  5:30PM until 9:00PM
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – South Building, 222 Bremner Boulevard
Tickets: $425 for members and $500 for non-members



The Interior Design Show Opening Party
IDS plays host to the biggest design party of the year. 5,500 industry professionals converge on the IDS show floor fo ra night of local food, drinks, and entertainment. Partygoers will get a sneak preview of the show, as well as the opportunity to bid on a special auction, with proceeds benefiting the ONEXONE children’s foundation.
Date: January 23, 2014
Time:  7:00PM until 11:00PM
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building
Tickets: $56



The Big Give
One of the first big events at the new Ripley’s Aquarium, The Big Give is a fundraiser in support of Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), an organization that brings together women with cancer in a safe and supportive environment.  100% of proceeds generated will be given back to the LGFB Foundation.
Date: January 23, 2014
Time:  7:00PM
Location: Ripley’s Aquarium – 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9
Tickets: $70


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