Have You Got
Your Golden Ticket?

$100 gives you a chance to win the opportunity to pick an auction item before it reaches the stage!

Only 100 golden tickets are available, and always sell out.

Our Auction Host:

Layne “The Auctionista”

Layne has been ‘raising the fund factor’ for not-for-profits since 2010. Your strategic partner, Layne brings professionalism and a niche experience to your event. One of just three Benefit Auctioneer Specialists (BAS) graduates in Canada, Layne is among the less than one percent of Auctioneers in North America with this specialized training.

Formerly, an experienced senior front-line fundraiser in the not for profit sector, Layne brings years of direct experience and accomplishments to her fundraising and event revenue consulting expertise. 

Layne’s signature high energy, performance-based live auction style entertains, captivates and most importantly, inspires giving. It can be scary to hand over the microphone to someone who is not a part of your cause but Layne always represents your brand with the utmost professionalism and respect. 

An entertainment-based Auctionista and emcee who is acutely conscious of all the moving parts of an event, Layne is quick and skillful at redirecting the unexpected while delivering a high energy live auction experience. Building excitement and active bidding through audience collaboration is The Auctionista’s forte.

The Auctionista
Find out more about Layne “The Auctionista” at auctionista.ca

Our Auction Host:

Layne “The Auctionista”

Layne has been ‘raising the fund factor’ for not-for-profits since 2010. Your strategic partner, Layne brings professionalism and a niche experience to your event. One of just three Benefit Auctioneer Specialists (BAS) graduates in Canada, Layne is among the less than one percent of Auctioneers in North America with this specialized training.

Formerly, an experienced senior front-line fundraiser in the not for profit sector, Layne brings years of direct experience and accomplishments to her fundraising and event revenue consulting expertise. 

Layne’s signature high energy, performance-based live auction style entertains, captivates and most importantly, inspires giving. It can be scary to hand over the microphone to someone who is not a part of your cause but Layne always represents your brand with the utmost professionalism and respect. 

An entertainment-based Auctionista and emcee who is acutely conscious of all the moving parts of an event, Layne is quick and skillful at redirecting the unexpected while delivering a high energy live auction experience. Building excitement and active bidding through audience collaboration is The Auctionista’s forte.

The Auctionista
Find out more about Layne “The Auctionista” at auctionista.ca

Check out our fantastic line-up
of live auction items!

(click each title to reveal more details about the item)

The Hottest Case in Toronto

Get your hands on the hottest, sexiest and most exclusive wine in Ontario. There are only 5 cases of this wine in Ontario and you can own this one! From the label, depicting Tom of Finland’s artwork, to showcasing a wine that is full of flavor and character, Tom of Finland Wines has created a blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that makes for a pleasurable experience worthy of the artist. It brings together the spiciness and peppery notes of Zinfandel with a touch of blackberries; herbal notes and suppleness of Merlot; slight eucalyptus and cassis with Cabernet Sauvignon; and, sweet blueberries of Petite Sirah. All of this integrates beautifully finishing with a toasty oak character that is rich and remarkably smooth.

While sipping your wine, peruse this outstanding book of Tom of Finland art and learn more about what makes Tom of Finland a global icon.

Pure Decadence

Decadence is a way of life. Surround yourself with beauty all year round with a stunning floral arrangement a month from Emblem Flowers.

Then immerse yourself in a one of a kind experience with Horst Herget, one of Toronto’s only photographers specializing in wet-plate photography. The Wet Plate Tableau Experience portrait sessions offer an experience like no other. Dating back to the 1850s, wet plate photography is a process that captures an image directly onto either an enameled metal or glass plate. Using chemistry recipes that are more than 150 years old and developed by hand, these images make for a distinctive portrait of any individual. The portraits are photographed on imaginative sets, custom designed and constructed by Horst. Clients are invited into the darkroom to see the craft behind the art and Horst shares his insights & inspirations for the sets and compositions throughout the session. Unrivaled portrait experience, anywhere.

And Decadence starts now with a CXBO Chocolates Disco Egg handmade chocolate objet d’art that must be broken in order to be fully appreciated!

PEC, on a Bicycle Built for Booze

Tuck into a perfect fall weekend getaway in the Wellington Bay Suite, a private suite right on the glorious Wellington Bay in Prince Edward County. This two bedroom suite is pet friendly and offers easy access to more than 30 wineries, Sandbanks and North Beach Provincial Parks, as well as the Wellington town beach. Walk outside across a spacious garden to the beach and an ideal spot for evening bonfires. A Provincial Park Pass is included for the duration of your stay as well as a BBQ and outdoor games.

Soak up the fall colours as you cycle the country roads with bikes provided by Wellington Bay Suite and accessories courtesy of Cycle Solutions.

After a full day, satiate your hunger for local cuisine at the Drake Devonshire, where they are all about food–where it comes from, how it’s made, and how they serve it to you.

Montreal Magique

In our hearts we all know Montreal is Canada’s most magical city and this package showcases the best of the city. Arrive in comfort on Via Rail, with relaxing amenities, and Free Wi-Fi & Movies. The step through Central Station, straight to your two night stay at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth boasts a brand new design blending a contemporary decor with a vintage flair reminiscent of Montreal’s golden years. Once you are settled in, take a short stroll to Bar George, a modern-day rendezvous set in a grand heritage where they are all about heady nosh, strong hooch and bloody good Sunday joints.

Start an amazing night out with dinner at O’Thym, one of the gems of Le Village. Enjoy byob and market cuisine highlighting local products, combining know-how and creativity. Then immerse yourself in Guy Laliberté’s spectacular new production, Beyond Echoes. In this digital and poetic odyssey conceived by Gabriel Coutu-Dumont , you will be immersed in a parallel universe of light and music to discover the power of connection between humans. Guided by the stars, you will explore the original thread of space and time as in a daydream. Magical!

Take a Breath on the Wild Side

When you need to get away from the city and breath some nature back into your soul, there is no better place than Salt Spring Island. Fly from Toronto to Vancouver and then board a Harbour Air float plane to Ganges. Prepare to gasp in delight as you arrive at Salt Spring Stonehouse. Stonehouse is the epitome of West Coast comfort and elegance. It offers an unparalleled Salt Spring Island experience in the dazzling setting of British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. Soothe yourself in the geothermal hot tub, becalm yourself in the ceramic steam room or admire an art collection that provides a distinctive ambiance that compliments the natural beauty. Each room features a stunning view and perfectly selected amenities to ensure a luxurious and rejuvenating stay.

The community of Salt Spring is excited to welcome you! Auntie Pestos, will prepare you a seasonal dinner made with local fresh ingredients. Salt Spring Shine Distillery will take you behind the scenes for a private tasting of their moonshines and other special libations. You’ll receive $50 to spend at TJ Beans, a founding member of Gays and Lesbians of Salt Spring and the first to be designated by the RCMP as an LGBTQ safe space on the island. If the timing is right, ArtSpring will invite you to see one of their productions. And finally you’ll also enjoy a dinner at twig and buoy, where the menu changes daily based on what inspires the chef that day and everything is made in house from the compound butters to the doughs and stocks.

Take the Party Home

Do you want to take the party home with you?

Now you can throw a party to impress all your friends with this amazing entertaining package that includes a catered event by the fabulous A La Carte Catering, who are responsible for the amazing dinner at the Gala! They will cater a lunch, dinner or cocktail party for 10 people who really deserve a fabulous party.

And every detail of your party will be perfect thanks to the $250 gift certificate from Chair-man Mills, the same Chair-Man Mills who provided all the gorgeous place settings at our Gala. And your event will be in great hands with Staff Your Event, Toronto’s trusted event staffing organization.

Ladybug Florist will provide a free floral arrangement to freshen up the table. When the party is over and the dishes are cleared, you will have a lovely Royal Selangor double wine bottle chiller as your keepsake.

Star Powered Sparkle

I know you can’t get enough of Mary Ito, our MC for the gala! She’s so much fun and you deserve more fun! Let Mary take you out dancing at Lula Lounge! Along with her husband and 3 of your closest friends, you can enjoy dinner for 6 at Lula Lounge, one of Toronto’s most exciting live music venues & restaurants. Enjoy a three course dinner of topical inspired classics and then dance the night away with salsa lessons and live music.

And make Mary jealous with this gorgeous piece of exquisite costume jewelry by Alan Anderson.

Belly Laughs
Toronto is a grind. And sometime you need to shake off your screw face with a giant belly laugh. Have all the laughs with four front row tickets for taping of Because News, Canada’s funniest news quiz. Host and award-winning comedian Gavin Crawford makes games out of the headlines, along with a panel of comedians and celebrities. Gavin Crawford is one of Canada’s brightest comedic and dramatic performers and you’ll have the chance to meet him at a post-taping meet and greet. 
 
Laughter is contagious in crowds, so take 5 of your friends out for a mainstage show at Second City—Canada’s comedian factory! The shows here are top notch—totally worth braving tourists for! 
 
Your belly will be sore after all that laughter so treat it to a fabulous brunch for 2 at Maison Selby. You’ll be among the first to discover this new O&B property which should keep a smile on you face all day! 
Cultural Butterfly

Be on the cutting edge of culture and story with two supporter memberships for Inside Out. For 25 years, we have been nurturing and celebrating communities of diverse sexual and gender identities through film and video. With this membership you will see the best queer film from Canada and around the world year-round, receive members-only discounts, invitations and prize giveaways and join a passionate community of LGBT cinema lovers.

And dive deeper into art with an AGO Next membership program for art lovers under 40 who want to immerse themselves in Toronto’s vibrant arts scene. You also be treated to a priceless private tour by Kenneth Brummel, the AGO’s Assistant Curator of Modern Art. A specialist in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century art American and European art, he will blow your mind with his insights and perspectives on some of the greatest pieces in the AGO’s collection.

Allow all that culture to soak in with over a 6 course Tastes of Canada menu with wine pairings featuring regionally inspired dishes from coast to coast to coast using the best seasonal ingredients from Canada at Globe Bistro. Globe Bistro is a unique local food experience on the Danforth featuring fresh, seasonal and local ingredients from across the country.

With all of this creativity on display, prepare to see clearly and be clearly seen with a stylish pair of glasses from Warby Parker.