Diwali — A Night to Shine
The chic Westin Harbour Castle on the waterfront was the venue for this year’s Diwali — A Night to Shine event. The seventh annual event celebrated the Southeast Asian holiday with a dazzling display of colour and heritage and raised more than $1.5 million for the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation: $1 million for diabetes and transplant research and $500,000 for emergency care. Major donors included three-year presenting sponsor Scotiabank; Richard Wachsberg, who donated the $500,000 for emergency care; Sam and Shaila Ajmera; Ian and Kiki Delaney; and Air Canada. Commitments already in place for next year exceed $600,000.
Photos by George Pimentel Photography