Canadian journalists have their awards season, too! From the National Magazine Awards to June 3's Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards, and a few more in between, scribes are suiting up and celebrating one another. At the CJF event at the Fairmont Royal York hotel, Peter Mansbridge kicked the night off by joking that his 10-year-old calls professional journalism "like listicles, but boringer." While guests nibbled on fresh fare like caprese salad and sipped from an endless fountain of wine, heavyweight author Malcolm Gladwell was among the night's big winners, picking up the Tribute Award. In other news, an auction for ad space in top publications raised more than $50,000. The room's attendees couldn't have penned a better night.
Now in its sixth year, the star-studded Joe Carter Classic tournament at Eagles Nest Golf Club amassed a whopping $750,000 for Children's Aid Foundation, but the baseball legend behind the annual fundraiser hit a second home run on the events circuit - an A-list after-party headlined by none other than Snoop Dogg. A who's who of the sports world (think: Grant Fuhr, Jerome Bettis, Emmitt Smith) and various other influencers hit the Shangri-La to celebrate a great cause.
From Mark McEwan and host Susan Hay to Canadian rocker Jim Cuddy, a host of the country's bon vivants were out to celebrate Canada's Walk of Fame at the aptly titled Bon Vivant party at Yorkville's tony One Restaurant. The inaugural fundraising event put the focus on food, in addition to toasting 157 past inductees, and guests walked away with Burberry gift bags.
Veuve Clicquot may be an iconic and longstanding source of bubbly, but they've got some decidedly new ideas on how to down your champers. Descending on Toronto for the launch of Veuve Clicquot Rich, the French label debuted a silver bottle meant to be mixed with fruits, vegetables and ice and sipped by a younger generation of tastemakers. The A-list fete at the Toronto Island Yacht Club couldn't be deterred by tornado warnings, so movers and shakers hit Mugg's Island to play jenga with the Westons and sip some bell pepper-laden champagne.
When Tiffany & Co. launches a new line of well-heeled watches, Toronto's social set steps up to celebrate - and the CT60 definitely fits the bill. With a timeless look and luxe accent options like rose gold and alligator straps (plus a price tag that runs up to $20,000), the new timepieces are well suited to the wrists of TV personalities like Ben Mulroney and Devon Soltendieck, and power couples like Kirstine Stewart and Zaib Shaikh. Toronto 'it chef' Cory Vitiello's THR & Co. played host to the evening's festivities.