The 2009 Book Lover’s Ball

A passionate love story with reading as its protagonist revealed itself February 12, 2009, as celebrity guests and revered authors commingled and schmoozed at The Book Lover’s Ball. A regal affair lighting up a banquet hall at The Fairmont Royal York, a silent and live auction engaged the senses as swanky cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres crafted by Chef Massimo Capra of Food Network Canada’s Restaurant Makeover delighted fine palates. Centrepieces blooming with baby’s breath exhaled magic into the air as Margaret Atwood, The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Christie Blatchford, Colin and Justin, David Rocco and other personalities shook and shimmied with 600 hundred guests during an impressive fashion show presented by Harlequin. Canadian couture took the stage, with models sashaying the catwalk with styles from decades past by designers Lucian Matis, Ross Mayer, Farley Chatto, Greta Constantine and more. The most successful year yet, The Book Lover’s Ball raised $358,000, with proceeds going to the city’s literary giant, the Toronto Public Library Foundation. www.bookloversball.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

PHOTOS: Models pose in Greta Constantine designs; Author Anthony De Sa with celebrity chef and author David Rocco; Among the thrilling entertainment, dancers Katya Trubina and Kamil Studenny The dreamlike aura of The Book Lover’s Ball conjures a Shakespearean setting; Cheers to President of Toronto Public Library Foundation Heather Rumball Colin and Justin; Chief Librarian Jane Pyper and award-winning author and honorary patron Margaret Atwood; Chef Massimo Capra of Restaurant Makeover offers pieces of perfection; The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, author of Hell or High Water – My Life in and out of Politics; Honorary Chair Lina DiMarco with Mayor David Miller and Melissa Djebbari

The 2009 Book Lover’s Ball

A passionate love story with reading as its protagonist revealed itself February 12, 2009, as celebrity guests and revered authors commingled and schmoozed at The Book Lover’s Ball. A regal affair lighting up a banquet hall at The Fairmont Royal York, a silent and live auction engaged the senses as swanky cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres crafted by Chef Massimo Capra of Food Network Canada’s Restaurant Makeover delighted fine palates. Centrepieces blooming with baby’s breath exhaled magic into the air as Margaret Atwood, The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Christie Blatchford, Colin and Justin, David Rocco and other personalities shook and shimmied with 600 hundred guests during an impressive fashion show presented by Harlequin. Canadian couture took the stage, with models sashaying the catwalk with styles from decades past by designers Lucian Matis, Ross Mayer, Farley Chatto, Greta Constantine and more. The most successful year yet, The Book Lover’s Ball raised $358,000, with proceeds going to the city’s literary giant, the Toronto Public Library Foundation. www.bookloversball.ca, www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

PHOTOS: Models pose in Greta Constantine designs; Author Anthony De Sa with celebrity chef and author David Rocco; Among the thrilling entertainment, dancers Katya Trubina and Kamil Studenny The dreamlike aura of The Book Lover’s Ball conjures a Shakespearean setting; Cheers to President of Toronto Public Library Foundation Heather Rumball Colin and Justin; Chief Librarian Jane Pyper and award-winning author and honorary patron Margaret Atwood; Chef Massimo Capra of Restaurant Makeover offers pieces of perfection; The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, author of Hell or High Water – My Life in and out of Politics; Honorary Chair Lina DiMarco with Mayor David Miller and Melissa Djebbari

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