Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival
Canada’s premier wine and culinary fundraiser hosted its 13th annual Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival in October. Many items were generously donated and auctioned off, including a 2017 Aston Martin DB11, an 18K white gold and diamond Riviera necklace, a one-of-a-kind painting by Mr. Brainwash, courtside Raptors tickets in Madison Square Garden (along with a private flight and a one-night stay in New York), the Toronto Maple Leafs Platinum Experience, and tickets to the Metropolitan Opera with dinner at The Grill in New York. The event raised a whopping $3.5 million in support of scientific research and key program areas at Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, part of the University Health Network. The three-day event, presented by Aston Martin and Grand Touring Automobiles, has raised more than $21.2 million since 2005.
Photos courtesy of UHN