Join Toronto’s most esteemed business and philanthropic leaders in support of HIV and AIDS research


Dine in exquisite shopping venues in the Bloor and Yorkville shopping district


Dance the night away with DJ Hector Fonseca at the Post-BSE after party at the ROM


For 20 years, Bloor Street Entertains (BSE) has hosted Toronto’s business and philanthropic leaders for an unparalleled night of dining and entertainment, all in support of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).

This year will be the biggest BSE to date. Held on November 30th on the eve of World AIDS Day, BSE will bring together the city’s finest culinary masters, luxury retailers, and creative florists.

The evening will kick off with 25 cocktail receptions hosted by some of Bloor Yorkville’s most esteemed retailers. Guests will then be treated to a four-course dining experience with tablescapes carefully crafted by Toronto’s most creative floral and décor experts. The night culminates at Post-BSE, the after party at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). New York DJ Hector Fonseca will have guests on their feet. Throughout the night guests will also have access to “BSE Exquisite”, our online boutique, silent auction, and ultimate draw.

With approximately 1,000 guests in attendance, BSE aims to raise $1,000,000 for HIV and AIDS research.

BSE Exquisite by Sylvia Mantella

A world of choices awaits in our online boutique and silent auction


Worldwide there are more than 35 million people living with HIV and AIDS and nearly 75,000 Canadians. It is estimated that one in 120 Torontonians are HIV-positive. An estimated 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the epidemic.

For 30 years, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research has supported innovative research to fight this disease. Bloor Street Entertains is Canada’s single largest fundraising gala event to support this research, and has brought in millions of dollars over the last 20 years.

The support of guests, sponsors, and partners at BSE and Post BSE has been and will continue to be the driving force behind reaching the goal of eradicating this disease.



Founded in 1987, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) raises awareness to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV and AIDS. CANFAR is the only organization in Canada that operates for the sole purpose of privately funding HIV and AIDS research, and finances AIDS researchers throughout Canada. To date, CANFAR has funded more than 450 HIV and AIDS research projects.