Toronto Events: 5 Must-Attend Events in October

Paws Gala: 99 Problems But a Bitch Ain’t One
The Event: The bitches are back for the third annual Paws for the Cause Gala on October 11th at 99 Sudbury. Drinks, dancing, canapes, a dog fashion show, art exhibit featuring Maddie the Coonhound, and so much more will abound in this aptly themed – 99 Problems But a Bitch Ain’t One – event.
The Crowd: Some of the city’s top (and best looking) young tastemakers and dog lovers.
The Cause: Paws for the Cause’s mission is to help man’s best friend, this year by way of supporting the Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Program and assisting in subsidizing a portion of surgery costs for dog owners who can’t afford life-saving injuries for their pets. Each year they also dole out the Chloe Award Scholarship to a veterinary student at the University of Guelph.
The Date: October 11
Tickets: Click here.

Camp Booby
The Event: Rethink Breast Cancer’s annual Boobyball is taking you to days gone by with Camp Booby at Sound Academy on October 12th. Dress to the nines… or rather… cabins(?) and sip on bug juice cocktails, partake in a hot dog eating contest, grab some s’mores, do the boondoggle booty, and check out the tuck shop surprises. We’re not sure what all of that means, but we can tell you Boobyball is a party like few others and one not to be missed.
The Crowd: Young, hip, and cray cray cats who like to party like it’s 1969.
The Cause: Boobyball launched a decade ago, and has since raised over one million dollars for Rethink Breast Cancer and other worthy breast cancer organizations. Rethink itself is an amazing organization that brings awareness about breast cancer to the under-40 crowd and responds to the unique needs of young women going through it.
The Date: October 12
Tickets: Click here.

Eat to the Beat
The Toronto Event: Sixty female chefs will cook up their culinary concoctions in support of one worthy cause on October 16th at Roy Thompson Hall. Nosh and network at 60 food stations helmed by the city’s top female chefs with a mix of savory and sweet delights, and quench your thirst from any one of twenty fine purveyors of the drink. Eat to the Beat is recognized as one of Toronto’s Top 15 Food, Wine & Hospitality Events by BizBash, and since its inception has raised more than $3.2 million for Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada.
The Crowd: A mix of philanthropic eaters young and old.
The Cause: Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada has provided encouragement, education, and empowerment to the breast cancer community for almost two decades. Their programs include peer support, community support, the In Our Genes program, and informational services.
The Date: October 16
Tickets: Click here.

Operanation 9: Sweet Revenge
The Toronto Event: On October 18th, the ninth annual Operanation will be a Sweet Revenge of theatrical proportions. This one’s massive, kids, and sees performances by rising stars of the COC’s Ensemble Studio. Dance the night away while nibbling on culinary delights and taking in interactive installations while revelling in the splendor of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
The Crowd: Everyone and anyone who’s somebody on Toronto’s social scene. Philanthropists young and old, movers and shakers, fashionistas, and the like.
The Cause: The Canadian Opera Company is one of our nation’s greatest artistic gems, and Operanation specifically helps fund the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals.
The Date: October 18
Tickets: Click here.

LG Innovators Ball
The Event: Themed Fly Me to the Moon (taking inspiration from the Ontario Science Centre’s exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space), the sixth LG Innovators’ Ball combines exceptional cuisine, awe-inspiring decor, and energetic entertainment at this powerhouse fundraiser. CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning host Matt Galloway emcees, as jazz singer Matt Dusk provides the evening’s musical entertainment on October 25th.
The Crowd: Wealthy and affluent philanthropists and Toronto royalty.
The Cause: The LG Innovators’ Ball supports the Ontario Science Centre’s community access programs, wherein the OSC can deliver complimentary tickets, memberships, summer camp experiences, school trips and educational programs to children and families who would otherwise be unable to observe these rich experiences. Over 100,000 people annually are given these gifts of discovery and curiosity.
The Date: October 25
Tickets: $1,000. Call Alex at 416.696.3223 for more information and to purchase.