About the Gala

40th Annual Business/Arts Awards

November 22, 2018, 5:30 pm
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

The 40th Annual Business / Arts Awards Gala will bring together 300 of Canada’s prominent business and arts leaders. For the past 40 years, we’ve celebrated business achievements in the arts community by paying tribute to philanthropists, artistic leadership, innovative community partnerships, and corporate responsibility. Most importantly, we’ve encouraged the spirit of giving in individuals, businesses, and arts so we can better collaborate to design healthier communities for years to come.

The black-tie affair will feature a cocktail reception with a three-course meal by the ingenuitive Chef Bruce Berga. Taking place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, we were inspired by its architecture to take guests back to an era that was coloured by bright lights, music, and high fashion.

Juno award-winning jazz artist Sophie Milman and accompanied band will headline this year’s gala. Sophie is an incredible jazz vocalist who has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique style and performance.

We hope you can join us for this incredible evening.

5:30 pm – Doors open to VIP cocktail reception
6:00 pm – Doors open for welcome cocktail
7:00 pm – Awards ceremony begins
8:00 pm – Dinner is served on stage
9:30 pm – Desserts
10:00 pm – Dance party

Table Options

For more details and to purchase a table, please contact Brittney Cathcart, brittney@businessforthearts.org or 416-869-3016 x222

About the Gala

The Business for the Arts’ Awards Gala is one of Canada’s most prestigious and long-standing events where national arts and business leaders come together to celebrate extraordinary contributions and commitment to the arts sector through philanthropy, unique and innovative partnerships, and volunteerism.Past winners include The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Karen Kain, Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada; and Manulife, for their long-term partnership with Luminato Festival. A complete list of our previous award recipients can be found here.

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