A Signature Event

Grand Cru Live Auction
When: October 26, 2017
Where: Allstream Centre, Toronto

Grand Cru Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience
When: October 28, 2017
Where: Private homes throughout Toronto

Supporting: The Arthritis Program, the Transplant Program and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.
Contact: marni.mckenzie@uhn.ca | 416-340-4800 ext. 4544
Website: www.grandcru.ca

Founded in 2005, Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival (Grand Cru) is Canada’s premier wine and culinary fundraiser for medical research and innovation, and was recognized by BizBash as one of the top four events in Canada in 2016 and was noted as the #1 benefit event in Toronto for 2017.

Grand Cru attendees are the Who’s Who of Toronto’s corporate and philanthropic elite with influential guests from Canada and the United States. Illustrious in their respective fields, this diverse group of individuals has a passion for philanthropy.

Assembling the finest wine, gourmet cuisine and the brightest minds in medical research, Grand Cru has raised more than $22.7 million to date.

Each year, proceeds raised at Grand Cru directly support scientific research and fund key program areas at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital, UHN.

Grand Cru Dates & Events


Halpern Portfolio Wine Tasting
This very special invitation only wine tasting features internationally acclaimed winemakers pouring a selection of their finest wines for Grand Cru Festival Pass holders and VIP wine enthusiasts. Approximate attendance: 2,000

Grand Cru Live Auction
Held biennially and immediately following the Portfolio Wine Tasting, a select group of guests attend the exciting and highly anticipated Live Auction which boasts approximately 35 premium auction lots and raises over 1 million dollars.


Grand Cru Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience
The Exclusive Wine & Dine Experience will take place in approximately 25 private homes. Guests will enjoy an exquisite menu prepared and presented by a top chef paired to wines poured by a world class wine maker. A leading medical professional will represent UHN in each home.

For more information on this exciting event, please visit www.grandcru.ca.

Contact: marni.mckenzie@uhn.ca |416-340-4800 ext. 4544