IT WAS A SCREAMER IN THE STACKS.

Toronto Public Library Foundation

— the venue —

There’s nothing like Hush Hush – a fundraiser that takes place in the gorgeous Bloor / Gladstone library branch. And this year it was even more special as it took place on Halloween night. Almost 300 guests came in costume to party among the stacks.

 

“The library which was transformed into a haunted lair where zombies roamed the book stacks, providing guests with an uncanny and marvelous atmosphere. Frankly, when do you get a chance to party in a library? The library was full of entertainment; music was spinning, food and drinks were all around the venue, there was a card reader, palm reader and a crystal ball for all your needs and inquiries into the future and paranormal.”

The Best of Toronto

The party was for a good cause – proceeds from Hush Hush go toward funding for Toronto Public Library’s Young Voices program, which encourages creative expression in Toronto’s youth. The program includes the annual Young Voices magazine of teen writing and art, a full-day offering of writing workshops at the annual Young Voices Writers’ Conference and a Young Voices Electronic Writer in Residence. Young Voices allow youth to connect with adult experts in the arts, increase their literary and artistic skills and learn about potential career paths.

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— new collection —

DON’T MISS TORONTO’S greatest LITERARY EVENTS.

New Collection is your all-access pass to Toronto’s vibrant literary scene. The culturally curious are brought together with prominent writers, artists and intellectuals from around the world. Members are young Torontonians (ages 19 – 45) who get exclusive access to events that host some of the most influential creative people alive today. New Collection gives Canada’s young minds a chance to expand their networks and knowledge, all while supporting the busiest urban public library system in the world – Toronto Public Library.

For more information or to become a member, visit our NEW COLLECTION page.

— committee —

HUSH HUSH WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION OF OUR VALUED committee members.

CO-CHAIRS

DAVID DELANEY

KIRSTEN MELVILLE-GRAY

SAMANTHA BANKS

KEN BURSEY

LIAM CALLAHAN

ARANTXA CASTELINO

ADRIAN DE VALOIS-FRANKLIN

STEVE DOLSON

ALUSHA DOMANSKA

JACOB FIELD-MARSHAM

NICOLETTE FRENCH

ELIZABETH HEGGIE

MARY HIGGENS

NIL KOKSAL

MEHREEN MANNAN

ROYAL NASAGER

ZACH NEWTON

JOHN PRYDE

TATIANA READ

— sponsors —

WHY sponsor HUSH HUSH?

As a sponsor of Hush Hush, your organization will reach the valuable demographic of professional Torontonians in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Hush Hush attendees are emerging artists, innovative thinkers and knowledge seekers. The influential youth of today will soon be the powerful leaders of tomorrow.

You will be investing in Toronto Public Library – the busiest urban public library system in the world. Seventy-two percent of Torontonians use the Library and TPL receives more annual visits than the Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, ROM and AGO combined.

This is a great opportunity to entertain clients and provide employee incentives, while gaining exposure through a public relations compaign, including pre-event social media and post-event media coverage.

When you get on board with Hush Hush, we’ll design a custom sponsorship package that best aligns with your organization’s business objectives and values.

2015 SPONSORS

FIRST EDITION

  • TD
  • Delaney Capital

SECOND EDITION

  • Penguin

THIRD EDITION

  • MSLamont
  • bousfields
  • Ewing Morris

MEDIA SPONSOR

  • Toronto Life

IN KIND

  • 2 Social
  • brandFactory
  • Barefoot Wine
  • eska
  • fresh-pours
  • Kroenenbourg
  • Boss + Print + Creative
  • Porter

with special thanks to Petra & Lionel Newton