Suits star Meghan Markle sparkled at the Equinox launch
Limitless brings the bright lights out for the SOC
It was over to hot-spot Kasa Moto -for an intimate din ner to fete the launch of Equinox Yorkville, co- hosted by Suits superstar Meghan Markle, who stunned in an electric blue dress from The Room. Spanning almost 32,000 s- quare feet, the new club, lo cated in Toronto’s trendy Yorkville neighbourhood, will offer m-embers an on-site spa, deli cious Juicery Café/Restaurant, personal training programs and Eq-uinox’s expert group fit ness programming. You know it’s a too-cool-for-school party when you have the likes of heartthrob-chef Cory Vitiello and Soho House’s Anderson Markus of the guest list. With the sake and wine flowing, it’s no wonder that this dinner party turned into a game of musical chairs with everyone getting in a good chin-wag. As Toronto well knows, anytime a Shriver comes to town, this city comes out in force. Such was t he case when special guest Dr. Timothy Shriver, an, Special Olympics International, flew in for a special appearance at this year’s Limitless Gala, held at the Fairmont Royal York. Established in 1969, the Ca-nadian chapter of this inter national movement is dedicated to enriching through sport the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability. Operating year-round, the grassroots movement reaches beyond the
sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes, and build communities. From two year olds to older adults, there are more than 40,000 children and adults with an intelectual disability registered in Special Olympics programs across Ca- nada. They are sup ported by more than 19,000 volunteers, including close to 14,000 trained coaches. “What an amazing evening! The 2015 i-teration of Limitless: The Spe cial Olympics Canada Gala was one to remember,” said Special Olympics Canada CEO
S-haron Bollenbach. “Limit less brings together celebrity and Special Olympics athletes, fans and supporters to raise a-wareness and funds for Spe cial Olympics programs across the country. We embraced all that Limitless represents — the joy, determination and endless potential of Special Olympics athletes and our movement. Thank you to all who helped make Limitless such a success.” Sponsors of Limitless included RBC Capital Markets, Interac, the Fairmont Royal York H-o tel, Shop. ca, TSN, Constellation Brands, Airbnb, CocaCola Canada, TI Group, Molson Canadian, Heineken, T X and Kubik. Over $500,000 net w- as raised for Special Olym pics programs in Canada. For further information, visit specialolympics.ca Hair designer Tony Pham caused mayhem when he opened his own Toronto hair studio, on the chicest part of Davenport Ro- ad. It was a so cial parade including the likes of the Durnfords, Koo- Coopers and Shnaiders, who were all a bit giddy for their friend who struck out on his own. It wasn’t all about the hair, h- owever, the stunning can apés and Champagne caused just as much excitement — as did the fab wall illustrations by Jocelyn Teng, a Torontob- ased fashion artist and de signer. All coifs turned en masse when Jie Matar, who has had a salon for decades, arrived to welcome his dear friend to the block. Great hair and a fab crowd are clearly a winning combination.