2018 Mayor’s Gala – Amore in the City
This annual event celebrating the Vaughan community took place at Universal EventSpace and hosted 1,000 attendees. The theme, Amore in the City, was perfectly in line with the events that transpired throughout the evening. The mayor’s keynote address brought to light the way in which the spirit of generosity is a foundational aspect of this community.
Each year, the proceeds raised go toward helping over 150 not-for-profit and community organizations. This year, the highlight of the evening was the historic $20-million donation to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, which is set to open in 2020. Gifted by the De Gasperis and Kohn families, this donation will be crucial to the development of a new learning centre within the hospital that will have some of the most technologically advanced features available within Canada.
photos by valeria mitsubata photography