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BIBLIO BASH 2020

JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETABLE NIGHT!

Come together for an intimate evening with Canada’s top authors to support Toronto Public Library, the busiest library system in the world.

OUR HOST


We are excited to announce this year’s gala host is author, investor and real-life Dragon David Chilton! David is a long-time library lover, supporter and previously hosted Biblio Bash in 2018. He has been a dedicated Biblio Bash attendee since the gala launched, and we look forward to welcoming him back to the stage in 2020.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY
6:30 PM COCKTAILS IN THE STACKS
7:30 PM DINNER IN THE ATRIUM

 

SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY

Last year, Biblio Bash raised $755,000 in support of Toronto Public Library. Libraries matter, now more than ever, so join us for the 4th annual Biblio Bash and help make a difference in our city by supporting the life-changing programs, vital services and community spaces at Toronto Public Library.

 

TICKETS

If you’d like to purchase tickets or a table for Biblio Bash, please contact The TPL Foundation.

 

 

2019 Impact

$755,000
Raised to support Toronto Public Library
473
Guests attended at the Toronto Reference Library
43
Top Canadian Authors
$97,560
On-site fundraising
1
Inspiring Biblio Bash!

BIBLIO BASH 2019 AUTHORS

ANDRÉ ALEXIS
ARIF ANWAR
DR. ROMANA BAHRY
DAVID BARBAREE
LINWOOD BARCLAY
DAVID BEZMOZGIS
DAN BILEFSKY
DAVID CHILTON
CLAUDIA DEY
JOY FIELDING
DR. BRIAN GOLDMAN
CHARLOTTE GRAY
BRUCE HEYMAN
VICKI HEYMAN

JESSICA HOLMES
B. DENHAM JOLLY
SHEENA KAMAL
SUSANNA KEARSLEY
CATHAL KELLY
SONYA LALLI
SHARI LAPENA
CARIANNE LEUNG
ELAINE LUI
LINDEN MACINTYRE
HANNAH MARY MCKINNON
JODY MITIC
DIMITRI NASRALLAH
CAROL OFF
ALISON PICK

CATHERINE PORTER
ANNA PORTER
ANDREW PYPER
NATHAN RIPLEY
DAN ROBSON
ANTHONY ROSE
MARK SAKAMOTO
ABBEY SHARP
ANDREAS SOUVALIOTIS
MARISSA STAPLEY
TANYA TALAGA
K.A. TUCKER
DR. DAVE WILLIAMS
SAMRA ZAFAR

AUTHOR HOST SPONSOR

2019 SPONSORS

2020 COMMITTEE

Victoria Webster, Chair

Amanda Alvaro
Rita Bates
Sarah Bhalla
Amy Burstyn Fritz
Beth Clarkson
Devin Connell
Kate Daniels
Charissa Dekoninck
Michelle Eaton
Jennifer Grant
Jane Halverson

Peter Hayes
Kati Head
Victoria Jackman
Shanitha Kachan
Marissa Kassam
Stuart Keeler
Jen Kirsch
Claire MacNamara
Lindsay Mattick
Claire McIntyre
Colette van den Thillart
Ellen Webster

CONTACT

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES

Tracy Finkelstein
Toronto Public Library Foundation
416-393-7230

Email

GENERAL INFORMATION

Erin Campeau
Toronto Public Library Foundation
416-397-5999

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

May 11, 2018: PHOTOS: BIBLIO BASH 2018 AT TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

May 14, 2018: Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Biblio Bash

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