The Event

Thursday, May 9, 2019 • Gala 6PM • After-Party 9PM

Artscape Daniels Launchpad • 130 Queens Quay E., 4th Floor, East Tower

On May 9th, join 500+ guests at CreativeTO, a creative black-tie gala event celebrating inspiring local creative talent and the visionary philanthropic leaders who support the arts and artists within our city. Sample incredible food and cocktails, express your creativity on the dance floor and immerse yourself in innovative contemporary art and performance. If late night is your thing, the After-Party features a live DJ and more after hours indulgences.

Experience this spectacular art party at Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Toronto’s exciting new hub for creative production, collaboration and entrepreneurship overlooking Lake Ontario. Launchpad is a first-of-its-kind 30,000 sq. ft. facility designed to support emerging and established artists, designers and creatives to succeed like never before. Launchpad offers access to a wide range of creative production studios with the latest tech and equipment, co-working and meeting spaces.

One of Toronto’s most anticipated spring parties.

We’re so excited to have one of Canada’s greatest voices, award-winning jazz vocalist, Molly Johnson performing at CreativeTO! With her highly anticipated new album, “Meaning To Tell Ya,” produced by multiple GRAMMY Award-winning producer Larry Klein, just released, you’ll get to hear selections from this intriguing mix of jazz, funk, soul and groove live and up close! Johnson has graced the international stage performing for some of the world’s most prominent figures, including the Prince and late Princess of Wales, Nelson Mandela and legendary producer and trumpeter Quincy Jones.

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6:00 PM

Gala begins

7:30 PM

Brief remarks

9:00 PM

After-party begins

*Gala ticket holders receive complimentary entry to the After-Party. Individual After-Party tickets are available for purchase.


Creative black-tie – think everything from denim tuxedos and coloured suits to bright lips and statement jewellery. We encourage guests to wear items designed and made by local creatives.


Paid parking is available underground at 130 Queens Quay East, accessible from Richardson Street and at street level in front of Corus Quay or at the Loblaws on the corner of Jarvis and Queens Quay.


Artscape Daniels Launchpad is easily accessed via TTC by the 6 Bay or 75 Sherbourne buses. It is a 15 minute walk south on Jarvis from Union Station.


Robert and Julia Foster

CreativeTO’s arts gala will celebrate long term former Chairman, Robert Foster, who was instrumental in helping Artscape ‘reach for the stars,’ as he does now so well as Chair of both TO Live and Business for the Arts. We could not celebrate leadership and community achievement in Toronto without jointly saluting Robert’s wife, Julia Foster C.M., who has also chaired many of our largest and most vital arts organizations. 

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Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images


Honourary Co-Chairs

Karen Kain, C.C.
Veronica Tennant, C.C.

Honourary Committee

Josh Basseches
Marah Braye
Antoni Cimolino, C.M.
Dr. Sara Diamond
Anita Gaffney
Piers Handling, O.C.
Barry Hughson
Stephan Jost
Alexander Neef
Janice Price
Anthony Sargent
Dr. Peter Simon
Clyde Wagner

Photo: Garrison McArthur

Committee Co-Chairs

Melanie Foster
Noorez Lalani


Leesa Butler
John Campbell
Mitchell Cohen
Nina Duras
Clarence Ford
Nicole Foster
Fatimah Gilani
Anthony Graham
Lauren Granatstein
Jeff Hull
Raja Khanna
Kulin Matchhar
Judy Matthews
Colleen Moorehead
Paul Morassutti
Susan Pigott
Kathryn Randle
Christie Schemmer
Sonja Smits








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Event Information, Tickets and Sponsorship

Courtney Boost

Assistant Manager, Fund Development 416-456-3171

Media Inquiries

Carol Davies

Director of Marketing and Communications