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Scenes from this year’s glitzy Biblio Bash gala

The Toronto Public Library fundraising gala took inspiration from the Beverly Hills Hotel and the colour pink

By Toronto Life| Photography by George Pimentel

Last week, the Toronto Public Library held its annual Biblio Bash party at the Toronto Reference Library, in Yorkville. The black-tie event raised over $1 million for the TPL’s Leading to Reading program, a free service that assists children who are struggling to read. The city’s local literati joined philanthropists, business moguls and cultural leaders for a fashionable night out. Here’s a look at what went down.

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

CityNews presenter Cynthia Mulligan, author Erum Shazia Hasan, and CBC News anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Eva Lau, entrepreneur and investor, and Allen Lau, investor and co-founder of Wattpad

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Event planner Candice Sinclair

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Global Toronto anchor Farah Nasser

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Nasser with Claire MacNamara and Victoria Webster, co-chairs of Biblio Bash committee

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Authors Heidi Sopinka and Claudia Dey

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Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Literary agent Janet Turnbull and author John Irving

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Jay McCauley, CEO communications at TELUS, and restaurateur Cory Vitiello

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Author Laura Calder and journalist Ian Brown

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Authors Linwood Barclay and Shari Lapena

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Authors Margaret DeRosia and Mai Nguyen

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Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Megan Tomulka, head of brand at Rawcology; Amy Burstyn Fitz, president of Burstyn Inc.; musician Martina Sorbara; and Lucia Remedios, photographer and gallery owner

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Author and lawyer Reema Patel, author and wellness expert Sonia Jhas, and author Anuja Varghese

Scenes from this year's glitzy Biblio Bash gala

Author and medical doctor Vincent Lam

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