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TheatreBall‘22, That’s A Wrap!

Canadian Stage

On June 21st, we welcomed donors, board members, and special guests to Evergreen Brick Works for the return of our annual Gala, TheatreBall'22 

We marked our return with the creation of an award to recognize exceptional business and industry leaders in Toronto who have made meaningful contributions to the advancement and integration of arts and culture in our vibrant city. Canadian Stage was thrilled to present the inaugural Canadian Stage Creative City Builder Award to Babak and Tooran Mortazavi, founders and Chairman and Vice-Chairman of TAS 

We're deeply grateful to all of our sponsors, table hosts, ticket buyers, and Canadian Stage board members who supported us this year at Theatre Ball. Thank you for an unforgettable night and helping us continue the work of creating and sharing great performances!  

A particular shout-out to members of our City Builders program, industry leaders in development and city-building, for their ongoing sponsorship and support of Toronto’s performance artists and creators, including SvN Architects + Planners, TAS, KingSett Capital, EllisDon Corporation, ERA Architects Inc., Multiplex Construction, BDP Quadrangle, Diamond Schmitt, Enwave Energy, kpmbarch, Newmark.....PLUS new supporters who joined this year’s TheatreBall: Woodbourne Capital, lemayonline, Smith + Andersen, Aercoustics, and suulin architects. 



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