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Biblio Bash Raises Record-Breaking $837,807 in 2022 in Support of the Library

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After a three-year hiatus, Toronto philanthropists, business leaders, city builders and library lovers came together in the Toronto Reference Library for Biblio Bash, presented by TD Bank Group, all in support of the world’s busiest public library system – Toronto Public Library (TPL). Attended by 38 notable authors and 420 guests, the sold-out black-tie gala raised significant funds to support one of TPL’s most vital programs – Internet Connectivity Kits.

Tyrone Edwards from CTV’s ETALK did an exceptional job hosting the event, which kicked off with a powerful spoken word performance written for the occasion by Ontario’s Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei.

FROM THE CHAIR OF BIBLIO BASH

Biblio Bash Chair, Victoria Webster, welcomed guests and commented in her gala remarks that, “This evening is about connecting to each other, to friends and family, to the wider world and to those in need. Toronto Public Library does this in a hundred ways every day, and as I look out at all of you who have joined us here this evening, I see one of the strongest philanthropic communities in the city. I know that the TPL Foundation is in very good hands.”

To learn how you can support Toronto Public Library, please contact the TPL Foundation office at 416-393-7123 or foundation@tpl.ca.

2022 Impact

$837,807
RAISED TO SUPPORT TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
420
GUESTS ATTENDED AT THE TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY
38
TOP CANADIAN AUTHORS
$132,807
ON-SITE FUNDRAISING
1
INSPIRING BIBLIO BASH!

Biblio Bash 2022 Authors

Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Randell Adjei
Ashley Audrain
David Bezmozgis
Randy Boyagoda
Ian Brown
David Chilton
Antonio Michael Downing
Perdita Felicien
Linda Rui Feng
Carley Fortune
Ian Hamilton
Ali Hassan

Shawn Hitchins
Jane Igharo
Uzma Jalaluddin
Louise Claire Johnson
Eva Jurczyk
Shari Lapena
Marsha Lederman
D.A. Lockhart
Trevor Lui
Linden Macintyre
Joshna Maharaj
Eternity Martis
Shawn Micallef

Saleema Nawaz
Heather O’Neill
Bob Ramsay
Nuit Regular
Martha Schabas
Johanna Schneller
Ann Shin
Sonya Singh
Marissa Stapley
Jim Treliving
Bryn Turnbull
Jesse Wente

AUTHOR HOST SPONSOR

2022 Sponsors

2022 Committee

VICTORIA WEBSTER, CHAIR

Amanda Alvaro
Sonja Berman
Amy Burstyn-Fritz
Beth Clarkson
Kate Daniels
Laila Deluce
Alison Fiorini
Johnny Goldman
Jennifer Grant
Jane Halverson

Shanitha Kachan
Marissa Kassam
Stuart Keeler
Jen Kirsch
Krystal Koo
Claire MacNamara
Lindsay Mattick
Claire McIntyre
Colette van den Thillart
Sarah Wellings

Contact

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES

Tracy Finkelstein
Toronto Public Library Foundation

Email

GENERAL INFORMATION

Kristina Cundari
Toronto Public Library Foundation

Email

In The Press

Open Book

April 16, 2018: “A Book is a Window to the World”: Biblio Bash Guest Authors on What Libraries Mean to Them

Beyond Fashion Magazine

April 29, 2018: A Glamorous Black-Tie Soirée and Fundraiser in Support of Toronto Youth

Elle Canada

April 30, 2018: Celebrating Biblio Bash 2018

Bay Street Bull

April 2018: Toronto Public Library’s Biblio Bash Raises $700,000 in support of youth programs

She Does the City

April 24, 2019: Biblio Bash gala raises funds for new Bookmobile

The Globe and Mail

May 27, 2019: Biblio Bash in support of Toronto Public Library Foundation

Biz Bash

May 2018: 10 Best Ideas of the Week – Biblio Bash

The Kit

June 20, 2018: The glam bash raised over $700k to support youth empowerment programs