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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

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1948 COCKTAILS &
QUARTETS

Vintage cocktails and live music by A Little Rambunctious quartet

LIVE SIGN PAINTING 

By Douglas Kerr, one of Honest Ed's iconic sign painters

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DIVERSE DINING EXPERIENCES 

Featuring Patois, Jackpot Chicken, Smoke Signals, Ceili Cottage, Fidel Gastro, and Roselle

 

PLUS ENGAGING CONVERSATIONS & SURPRISE  PERFORMANCES


A LOCAL CRAFT BEER AND ART GARDEN

By Collective Arts Brewing & Friends


TALKS & STORIES FROM INCLUSIVE
TORONTO CITY BUILDERS

Hear the voice and message of some of today’s most outstanding inclusive city-builders in Toronto:

Jay Pitter, Erin Kang, Jason Carter, Luke Anderson and Denise Pinto

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.