Hugh Clark, Don Schmitt, Alexandra Baillie, and Brendan Healy. Photo by Tom Sandler.

Theatre Ball 2023

In support of Canadian Stage programming and artists

On Tuesday, May 30, Canadian Stage returned to the enchanting Evergreen Brick Works for one of the city’s most anticipated events of the year, Theatre Ball. Guests enjoyed a spectacular evening that featured an exquisite dinner, inspiring entertainment and a special tribute to the 2023 Creative City Builders Award honouree Diamond Schmitt. 

Thank you to emcee Diane Flacks and artists Clerel, Floydd Ricketts, David Andrew Reid, and Ben Carlson who wowed guests with their powerful performances. Canadian Stage is also grateful to all table and ticket buyers, and the team of volunteers who worked around the clock to ensure that Theatre Ball 2023 was a huge success! 

Stay tuned - Theatre Ball 2024 to be announced soon. 

Photos by Tom Sandler

The Creative City Builders Award

The Creative City Builders Award recognizes and celebrates Toronto leaders and companies that have meaningfully contributed to the creative spaces and communities in our vibrant city. 

When choosing the recipient of the 2023 Creative City Builders Award, the committee unanimously chose Diamond Schmitt.  

Diamond Schmitt designs buildings that elevate and enrich communities. Their work is rooted in the firm belief that architecture can inspire and empower people to realize their full potential.  

Whether working locally, nationally, or internationally, Diamond Schmitt brings a distinctively Canadian perspective to their work. The appreciation of difference, the respect for the natural environment, the promotion of health and well-being, and a deep compassion for all, Diamond Schmitt lives the best values that define us as a nation. 

Previous Creative City Builders Award Honourees

Theatre Ball 2022

On June 21, 2022, Canadian Stage presented its inaugural Creative City Builders award to Babak and Tooran Mortazavi of TAS for their work and commitment to promote caring and connected neighbourhoods.