THURSDAY
APRIL 27
TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

About Biblio Bash

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

Last year, Biblio Bash raised $700,000+ to support the Toronto Public Library. With 100 branches across the city the Library is a vibrant community hub and thriving organization that is an indispensable part of the lives of over 70% of Torontonians who rely on its programs and services every year. Together, in 2018, we made a powerful difference in the lives of young Torontonians, and in the future of our city.

Funds raised from our annual Bash ensures that our Library remains a thriving community hub by creating free life-changing programs, services and spaces for all. A heartfelt thanks to our many 2018 generous sponsors, guests, supporters, staff and volunteers. Your commitment to the Library was instrumental to the gala’s incredible success.

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

View photos from our gala experience.

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2018 Impact

  • $701,400Raised to support Toronto Public Library

  • 473Guests at Toronto Reference Library

  • 43Top Canadian Authors

  • $168,200Onsite Fundraising

  • 1Inspiring Bibilio Bash!

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

TD Ready Commitment

Dinner SponsorLabatt

Author Host SponsorGerry & Shanitha

Library Lounge Sponsor
Mantella

Airline Sponsor
Air Canada

Documentary SponsorWhitehots

Entrance SponsorHolt Renfrew

Portrait Studio SponsorRogers

Media Partner

Toronto Star

Bilbio Bash Authors

At Biblio Bash guests mingle with Canada’s top authors – all in support of our Library.

Notable Biblio Bash authors have included Giller Prize winners Michael Redhill (Bellevue Square, 2017) and Esi Edugyan (Half-Blood Blues, 2011); New York Times Bestseller Shari Lapena (The Couple Next Door); Toronto chef and cookbook author Matt Dean Pettit; novelist, screenwriter and journalist Heather O’Neill (Lullabies for Little Criminals); Order of Canada recipients, Joy Kogawa (Obasan), Thomas King (The Inconvenient Indian) and children’s poet Dennis Lee (Alligator Pie); and acclaimed author and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald, among others.

2019 list of authors will be posted before the Bash!

Committee

VICTORIA WEBSTER
 Honorary Chair

Claire McIntyre, Co-Chair
Ellen Webster, Co-Chair

Rita Bates

Erin Bermingham

Amy Burstyn Fritz

Devin Connell
Kate Daniels
Jane Halverson

Peter Hayes

Shanitha Kachan

Ann Layton
Lindsay Mattick

Bernadette Morra

Kim Tanenbaum

Rita Theil

Colette van den Thillart

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

EMAIL