About the Event

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) hosted their 4th annual Imaginarium fundraising event at The Globe and Mail Centre on King Street East.

Imaginarium: An Evening in Wonderland turned the 17th floor event space at The Globe and Mail Centre into a magical forest wonderland, complete with a functioning swing covered by Quince Flowers, superb wine from Peller Estates, and two gorgeous pianos from Steinway Piano Gallery. Presidential Gourmet provided a variety of canapés and delicious dinner for Imaginarium guests as they were serenaded by YPT performers throughout the evening.

The Honourable Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, spoke to Imaginarium guests during the cocktail hour, emphasizing the importance of YPT in the cultural ecology of Ontario. During dinner, YPT’s Past Board Chair, David Scandiffio, announced the Slaight family’s very generous gift of $5 million to YPT’s Room for Imagination capital campaign.


Thank you to our Supporters and Guests

Presenting Sponsor

Wine Partner

Piano Partner

Printing Partner

VIP Premium Tables

Anonymous friend of YPT
CIBC Asset Management, Inc.
National Bank
Wolseley Canada

VIP Tables

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Ernst & Young
RBC Financial
RBC Investor & Treasury Services
TD Bank Group
VIA Rail Canada

Table Supporters

Colin & Josie Bohm
Holly Coll-Black & Rupert Duchesne
Trish & Nick Del Sorbo
Alayne Metrick
Seanna Millar
Tracey Thomson & Mark Bowden
Bryan Ward

Performances by:

Jason Jestadt, Musical Director/Piano
Harvey Kogen, Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone
Kerry Gage, Choreographer


Malindi Ayienga
Jarret Cody


Malindi Ayienga
Jarret Cody
Jessie Cox
Eric Dahlinger
Kayla James
Andrew Prashad
Michele Shuster

Photos From
This Year's Gala

Wine generously provided by Peller Estates.

Guests entering An Evening in Wonderland.

(L-R): Allen MacInnis, YPT Artistic Director; Chris Pitts, YPT Board of Directors Chair; The Honourable Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; and Nancy Webster, YPT Executive Director.

Imaginarium performers, clockwise from top: Jarret Cody, Andrew Prashad, Kayla James, Malindi Ayienga, Michele Shuster, Jessie Cox, and Eric Dahlinger.

Our sincere thanks to the following for their generous in-kind support:

Aga Khan Museum, Air Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Astley Gilbert, Barreworks, Baskits, Ben McNally Books, BMO Financial Group, Canada Playwrights Press, Canada’s Wonderland, Canadian Opera Company, Casa Loma, The Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall, Crow’s Theatre, DaiLo, East Thirty-Six, Factory Theatre, Flight Centre, Gardiner Museum, General Assembly Pizza, Hand & Stone Spa, Hatley, Imprint Pilates, Innergy Yoga, Jessica Kosmack Photography, Katrina Schaman Fine Art, Mabel’s Fables, Made You Look, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Mariposa Cruises, Marjolyn van der Hart, Midfield Wine Bar, Mirvish Productions and John Karastamatis, Ontario Science Centre, Oretta, Page Activations, David Parsons, Peller Estates and Jonathan Dubyk, Rasa Restaurant, RBC Global Asset Management, Real Madrid and Dave Hopkinson, Marilyn Sandilands, Shaw Festival, Soulpepper, Steinway Piano Gallery, Stratford Festival, Tafelmusik, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Treasure Island Toys, and VIA Rail Canada.


Imaginarium Event Committee

Rebecca Tascona, Chair
BMO Private Wealth

Anshu Grover
Royal Bank of Canada

Julietta Lynch

Julie Soloway
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Tracey Thomson

Cassandra White
Arts Patron