The month’s best parties
Diwali—A Night to Shine Gala October 20, the Beanfield Centre Doctors, CEOs and philanthropists traded suits and gowns for saris and sherwanis to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, and raise $1.2 million for emergency medicine and research at the University Health Network. Gala chair Raj Kothari went all out for the festivities: guests were offered bindis and fresh jasmine to wear for the party and, after a four-course multicultural feast prepared by chef Sanjeev Sethi, a diverse roster of performers took to the stage, including Indian drummers, Grecian dancers, Chinese sword fighters and Spanish flamenco musicians.
Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter and philanthropist Megan Porter Shaila Kothari and Gala chair Raj Kothari Architect and interior designer Dee Dee Taylor Eustice Business partners Daniel Greenglass and Joe Brennan, of Brennan Custom Homes
Apollo Health and Beauty Care CEO Richard Wachsberg and businessman Rob McEwen Halpern Enterprises president Todd Halpern Philanthropist Nancy Love and KingSett Capital CEO Jon Love Dr. Michael Baker and Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation CEO Tennys Hanson
Delaney Capital Management president Kiki Delaney and Westaim Corporation chairman Ian Delaney