THURSDAY
APRIL 27
TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

About Biblio Bash

It was an exceptional night in support of Toronto Public Library!

Together, we made a powerful difference in the lives of young Torontonians, and in the future of our city.

On April 26, funds raised from our gala night will support programs and services that empower at-risk youth in vulnerable neighbourhoods across Toronto. Ensuring the Library remains a thriving community hub by creating free life-changing programs, services and spaces for all Torontonians is so essential.

A heartfelt thanks to our many generous sponsors, guests, supporters, staff and volunteers. Your commitment to the Library was instrumental to the gala’s incredible success.

 

View photos from our gala experience.

AUTHOR PHOTOS

EVENT PHOTOS

 

TPLF IN THE NEWS | PRESS RELEASES | INTERVIEWS | MEDIA

BizBash: Silent Auction in Library Stacks

April 30, 2018 – ELLE Canada: Celebrating Biblio Bash 2018

April 30, 2018 ReleaseBiblio Bash Raises Nearly $700,000 for Youth Empowerment Programs and Services at Toronto Public Library

March 26, 2018 Release: Canada’s Top Authors Come Together to Support Youth Empowerment Programs at the Library

April 16 Interview: Biblio Guest Authors on What Libraries Mean to Them

Further questions? Please email Rachel MacLeod, Toronto Public Library Foundation.

 

2018 Impact

  • $701,400Raised to support Toronto Public Library

  • 473Guests at Toronto Reference Library

  • 43Top Canadian Authors

  • $168,200Onsite Fundraising

  • 1Inspiring Bibilio Bash!

Sponsors

Presented by

  • TD Newest

Dinner SponsorLabatt

Library Lounge Reception Sponsor
Mantella

Author Host SponsorGerry & Shanitha

Event Sponsor Portrait Studio Sponsor
Whitehots Rogers
Documentary Sponsor Discovery Sponsor
Haynes Connell Foundation Slate Foundation & Type Books

Media SponsorsMedia Sponsors - Toronto Star & Toronto Life

2018 Bilbio Bash Authors

Hosted By 
David Chilton

Jen Agg

S.K. Ali

Kamal Al-Solaylee

Arif Anwar

Katherine Ashenburg

Linwood Barclay

Michael Barclay

David Bezmozgis

David Chilton

Arlene Dickinson

Esi Edugyan

Alex Hutchinson

Joel Thomas Hynes

Djamila Ibrahim

 

Uzma Jalaluddin

Jackie Kai Ellis

Thomas King

Joy Kogawa

Shari Lapena

Dennis Lee

Ann-Marie MacDonald

Stephen  Marche

Ruth Marshall

Anne Michaels

Heather O’Neill

Adrian Owen

Neil Pasricha

Matt Dean Pettit

Greta Podleski

Andrew Pyper

Daphna Rabinovitch

Michael Redhill

Elizabeth Renzetti

Jael Richardson

Eliza Robertson

Kerri Sakamoto

Doug Saunders

Dr. Sandy Skotnicki

Heidi Sopinka

Marissa Stapley

Carsten Stroud

K.A. Tucker

Najwa Zebian

Committee

VICTORIA WEBSTER
CHAIR

Claire McIntyre, Vice-Chair
Ellen Webster, Vice-Chair
Amanda Alvaro

Amy Burstyn-Fritz

Devin Connell
Kate Daniels
Sarah Fulford
Jane Halverson
Peter Hayes
Victoria Jackman

Shanitha Kachan
Marissa Kassam
Ainsley Kerr

Ann Layton
Bernadette Morra
Kim Tanenbaum
Colette van den Thillart  

Samara Walbohm

Contact Us

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES

Tracy Finkelstein
Toronto Public Library Foundation
416-393-7230

EMAIL

GENERAL INFORMATION

Rachel MacLeod
Toronto Public Library Foundation
416-397-5977

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