2021 Event Information

See below for information on Event Platform, Accessibility, Event Hosts, Feature Arist , Silent & Live Auction

Click here to view the Silent Auction now open for bids!

To view a pdf copy of the 2021 Mayor's Evening for the Arts Program Book click here

REMO - the on-line platform

The event returns as an on-line gala with the interactive platform REMO. Watch the video below to see how to use the platform.  You can also review a pdf How To Guide for event here. 

Drop in on a live hands-on test of REMO

Feel free to drop in for a quick 5-minute hands-on test with a live representative to test your computer system ahead of the event on Remo. Click the link on the date and time that works for you to drop in at any time during one of the time slots:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 5:00 PM ­ 6:00 PM ET
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2:00 PM ­ 4:00 PM ET
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10:00 AM ­ 12:00 PM ET
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 4:00 PM ­ 6:00 PM ET

Silent & Live Auction

Check out the fabulous silent auction now open on-line! We have a variety of exciting items and services ranging from signed & framed Celine Dion sheet music to a one-night stay at Elora Mill Hotel & Spa. Be sure to come back often as we will be adding new items every few days. The auction will stay live until 9 PM on the night of the event.

The live action takes place during the event. This year's item is just what you need right now!

AN ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP TO COSTA RICA!
Courtesy of Air Canada and JW Marriott Guanacaste, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Total value over $7,500

This oceanfront resort offers an unbeatable location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, as well as an authentic local experience in a luxury hacienda style resort. Surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity, the hotel offers 5 restaurants and 3 bars, an infinity pool and biking and jogging trails.

Includes two economy class round trip tickets and a 6 day / 5 night all-inclusive stay for two adults in a garden view suite with terrace, airport transfer and one off-site excursion.

Please note: Hotel valid only from November 27th 2021 to November 26th 2022. Does not apply during Easter week, Special Holidays, Christmas and New Year. Subject to availability. Air Tickets blackout periods include 18 December 2021 to 10 January 2022, 28 February 2022 to 18 March 2022, 13 to 20 April 2022. Blackout periods are subject to change. Space is subject to availability in M (Economy) Class at time of booking, and all travel is to be completed by 13 December, 2022. Other restrictions may apply.

Accessibility

 ASL will be provided during the main event. Closed captioning will be provided when possible during the reception activations.

Learn about the 2021 Feature Artist, Jacquie Comrie

2021 Hosts - Colin Mochrie & Debra McGrath, Canada's Dynamic Duo of Improv Comedy

We are excited to have Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath host the 2021 Mayor's Evening for the Arts.

Colin Mochrie from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and Debra McGrath from “Little Mosque on the Prairie” have been touring “The Colin and Deb One Couple Show” across the country, although most recently have been performing from their basement over Zoom! 

Well known as a cast member of CBC’s ''This Hour Has 22 Minutes'' 2001- 2003, Colin, with his wife Debra, produced, wrote and starred in the CBC show ''Getting Along Famously''.  Both Colin and Debra are alumnus of Toronto’s famous Second City comedy troupe.  

Deb has had a successful career in animation voicing and voice commercials, including being the voice of Winners for several years. After fourteen years as a regular on the British and American versions of the improvisation series ''Whose Line Is It Anyway?'', Colin is now in the 6th season of the CW network reboot.  
Watch for Colin and Deb this holiday season in the upcoming television production of “The Twelve Treats of Christmas” 

The 2021 Evening Feature Artist: Jacquie Comrie

We are thrilled to feature the work of Jacquie Comrie, an acclaimed Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, at the Mayor's Evening for the Arts. You can find Jacquie's murals throughout Toronto. Follow Jacquie on Instagram.

 

REBIRTH by Jacquie Comrie  

Colour is the universal language of human emotion. A science of light and energy, known to possess healing properties and the ability to change our thoughts  and the way we feel. A gift from Mother Earth, proven to be a useful holistic tool for emotional and mental wellbeing. This is a dynamic exploration of the psychology of colour, its powerful effects on the human body and mind and a tool for social sustainability. 

Background:

It is estimated that more than 6 million people live with a mental health condition or illness in Canada.

  • The COVID pandemic has magnified a global mental health crisis 
  • Access to mental health care has also been challenging for many. 
  • Mental Illness is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Given that it can severely impact the lives and social functioning of those affected, it therefore affects the social sustainability of communities at large. 
  • Because mental health affects us all, through this work, my goal is to create an opportunity for social impact in this difficult time. To contribute to individual healing, mindfulness and to experience colour as a much needed tool of hope and wellbeing. 
  • All about turning this event into a space of healing, mindfulness, mental reset, and much needed healing and colour therapy.