Amfar hosted a so-called "cultivation event" at the new Shangri-La Hotel
on September 7. "Rather than have a straight fund-raiser, we really wanted to start strengthening our ties in the Toronto community," said Gregory Boroff, Amfar’s vice president of development. Jeffry Roick of McNabb Roick Events
created a bold look for the cocktail party, with bright, monochromatic lounge areas inspired by a painting by artist Françoise Nielly. Sponsor Navillus Gallery supplied artwork from Nielly and other artists to spruce up the lounges.
Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images For Amfar