Be in the know.. the best Toronto parties coming up in May
Spring is here and it’s finally the start of great weather. So now it’s time to bring out your best threads out and show your style at some of the top parties and galas in the city. Here’s a top selection of what’s on my radar so far for the month of May.
Catwalk for Water – May 1
Runway fashion and hair looks inspired by water with proceeds donated to WaterAid.
TFI New Labels – May 3
Emerging designers compete on the runway for the Suzanne Rogers Award of $25,000 for Best New Labels and a feature in Flare Magazine.
Get Lit – May 4th
Hosted by Amber Mac, tech expert and host of CTV’s App Central, Get Lit is the annual Toronto literacy event that supports reading for children in need, features seven local personalities who will read excerpts from the books that have inspired them. All proceeds from Get Lit benefits First Book Canada.
ArtBound – May 5th
ArtBound is back so don’t miss out on this fundraising party hosted by Tanya Kim at Maison Mercer. It’s sure to be fun and well-attended.
Regent Park Gala – May 5
Maestro Fresh Wes hosts this year’s Regent Park Gala at the Capitol Theatre.
POGO Gala – May 7
Following the dinner gala there’s a fun after party year after year in support of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario at the Liberty Grand.
Decant Gala and Fine Wine Auction – May 7
A dinner gala emceed by Ben Mulroney along with musical guest Sean Jones.
Heart of Fashion (sold out) – May 14
Hosted at a private residence in the Bridle Path with emcee Jeanne Beker in support of the North York General Hospital.
Operanation – May 19
One of my favourite galas is the one hosted by the Canadian Opera Company at the Four Seasons Centre. This year’s musical guest is Dragonette, collaborating with the COC’s Ensemble Studio’s Ambur Braid.
Artscape Salon – May 25
A dinner that cultivates creative innovators at Wychwood Barns encouraging conversation that “sparks fresh insight into creativity and urban development.”
Wonderful Women with Jann Arden – May 25
Weizmann celebrates a panel of Wonderful Women including Jann Arden this year hosted at Casa Loma.
Butterfly Ball – May 26
The 19th annual Butterfly Ball is a major fundraiser for the Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre.
Courtesy of Nick from Best of Toronto