And in this rapture, we are capturing his spirit of celebration and community as we say goodbye to one of Toronto’s most iconic institutions and hello to what’s next: building the most inclusive city in the world!
Thursday, February 23, 6:00 p.m
Location: Honest Ed's
All funds raised from the Ed Lives! cocktail gala go towards making events at An Honest Farewell accessible for many.
On this night, we will launch Toronto for Everyone. Toronto for everyone is a new initiative by the Centre for Social Innovation that invites you to co-create an inclusive and collaborative city with us, and officially open An Honest Farewell, the last event at Honest Ed’s before it closes for redevelopment. Kicking off this audacious initiative off at Honest Ed’s, a place that was grand in ambition and impact, could not be more fitting.
JOIN US AND CAROUSE ON A HISTORIC NIGHT FEATURING
1948 COCKTAILS &
Vintage cocktails and live music by A Little Rambunctious quartet
LIVE SIGN PAINTING
By Douglas Kerr, one of Honest Ed's iconic sign painters
TALKS & STORIES FROM INCLUSIVE
TORONTO CITY BUILDERS
Hear the voice and message of some of today’s most outstanding inclusive city-builders in Toronto:
INCLUSIVITY: NOW MORE THAN EVER
We are living in a time where the need to create and model inclusive communities is greater than ever. Toronto has long been celebrated as one of the most diverse cities in the world -- but we know that to be inclusive requires inspired leadership, intention and will. The Centre for Social Innovation has been a leader in creating cultures of belonging and animating communities since 2004. Toronto for Everyone is where we spread this culture outside the walls of our space, into the city, and out to the world.
BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER OF #TO4E
As an attendee of Ed Lives!, you will have the opportunity to become a founding member of Toronto for Everyone and be part of a network of inclusive city-builders that will shape future initiatives including an innovators fund, allyship educational series, and advocacy campaign supported by renowned creative agency, Sid Lee.