Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Auction for Amnesty

The 28th Annual Auction and Raffle will be held on  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Same great location as last year - Pizzeria Defina at

Tickets are $15.

6:00 pm free beer & hors d'oeuvres, 6:30 pm Auction

Here are some items available for you to bid on.  The list will be updated regularly.
Updated May 12, 2018

The Blyth Festival - 2 tickets to any mainstage play in the 2018 season
Value: $80.

Crow's Theatre -2 tickets to first preview of Towards Youth: a play on radical hope on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
Value: $56.50

 Shaw Festival - 2 tickets for one September or October performance of: The Magician's Nephew, Henry V, or The Hound of the Baskervilles
Value: up to $150

Royal Conservatory of Music 2 tickets to the concert A Far Cry with Simone Dinnerstein on May 25Value: $130

Mooredale Concerts -  2 subscriptions to their 2018-19 concert series
Value: $280

Factory Theatre - 2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season.
Value: $100

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - 2 Season Passes (choose from up to 6 shows) for 2018-19 season.
Value: $360

canadianstage2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season (excluding Bigre, By Heart, I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron or any rental production)
Value: up to $220

Tarragon Theatre2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season.
Value: $120

Theatre Passe Muraille2 tickets to a play in the 2018/19 season
Value: up to $160

Toronto Consort - 2 balcony tickets to Monteverdi's Orfeo at Trinity St. Paul's Church on May 25, 26 or 27th
Value: approx. $80

Massey Hall - 2 tickets to the Patrick Watson concert on June 15
Value: $59

Alumnae Theatre - 2 tickets to next season's The Importance of Being Earnest
Value: $50

Soulpepper - 2 tickets for a performance Monday through Wednesday from 2018 subscription season
Value: $178

Pan Mediterranean Cuisine  516 Danforth Ave, gift certificate
Value: $30

Palace Restaurant  722 Pape Ave, gift certificate
Value: $50

The Pantheon Authentic Hellenic Cuisine, 407 Danforth Ave, gift certificate
Value: $50

Hot House Restaurant, 35 Church St., Sunday Brunch for 2, not including beverages.
Value: $50

Mocha Mocha Restaurant, 489 Danforth Ave., 2 gift certificates
Value: $20 each  

Zav Coffee Shop & Gallery, 2048 Danforth Ave., gift certificate
Value: $20

C'est What?, 67 Front St. E., gift certificate 
Value: $50

Farmr Eatery & Catering, 140 The Esplanade,  gift certificate
Value: $40

Messini Authentic Gyros, 445 Danforth Ave., gift certificate
Value: $25  

Kalyvia Restaurant, 420 Danforth Ave., gift certificate
Value: $25

Cafe Diplomatico, 594 College St.,  gift certificate
Value: $50

Celena’s Bakery, 2036 Danforth Avenue (near Woodbine), 2 gift certificates
Value: $50 each

African Food for Thought: A Tribute to Grandmothers
Book signed by one of the authors.

Value: $39

All six books written by Toronto author Terry Fallis, whose first book, The Best Laid Plans, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humor, was the winner of Canada Reads (2011) and was made into a TV series. These humorous and satirical books are all signed by the author.
Value: $20 each

New jazz CDs
Richard Whiteman Trio,  Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra,  Keith Buddle,  The Nearness of You, A Tribute to the Music of Hoagy Carmichael,  Jake Wilinson,  Hod O'Brien Trio
Value: $15 each

Ten Vinyl LPs, used but in good condition, jazz and classical
1.  Mangione Bellavia  - Chuck Mangione Quartet  2.  It Could Happen to You - Lorne Lofsky: Guitarist Jazz
3.  Bud Powel - Jazz Piano  4.  Trouble in Mind - Archie Sheep and Horace Parlam  5.  Clark Terry - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet  6.  Moe Koffman Plays Bach  7.  Magnificat, Cantata - Bach  8.  The Four Seasons - Vivaldi  9.  Donizetti's Lucia de Lammermoor, London Symphony Orchestra  10. Fiddler on the Roof

Value: $10 each

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) certificate which includes initial consultation, report and 4 NSA sessions by Dr. Maureen Neskar D.C., 238 Mutual St. Toronto (just east of Yonge off Carlton)
Value: $330



Sunday, April 02, 2017

2017 Auction for Amnesty

Last updated May 16

Thank you to all our donors, supporters and to Pizzeria Defina for another successful Auction for Amnesty.


The 27th Annual Auction and Raffle 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

at Pizzeria Defina at 321 Roncesvalles 

Tickets are $15.

6:00 pm free beer & hors d'oeuvres, 6:30 pm Auction


Here are some of the items you can bid on --

Shaw Festival   
2 tickets to a performance of either St. Joan, 1837: The Farmers' Revolt or The Madness of George III  during September or October of the 2017 season.
Value: $150

Tarragon Theatre   
2 passes for their 2017/2018 season.  Each pass is valid for one ticket to a performance of the holder's choice (excluding Saturday evening performances or  remount of Mustard)

Value: $120

2 tickets for the Wednesday March 14th, 2018 performance of J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation at 7 the Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall.
This is a multimedia creation that combines text, music and stunning projected  video images to explore the world of the artisans - papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers - who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius.

Value: $120

Blyth Festival   
2 tickets to any one of main stage plays during the 2017 season which runs June 28 to September 23, 2017.
Value: up to $70

Buddies in Bad Times  
2 tickets to a theatre production for the 2017-2018 season.  It is valid for weekday evening (8pm) or Sunday afternoon (2:30pm) performances and must be booked 72
hours prior to the performance. 

Value: $78

Theatre Passe Muraille  
2 certificates, each for a pair of tickets to a performance in the 2017-18 season.
Not valid for opening nights or for Guest Company series.

Value: $80 for each certificate

 2 tickets for a performance Monday through Wednesday from 2017 subscription season. The time excludes opening nights, special events, the last two weeks of the production and any potential extensions. Offer expires December 1.. 
Value: $178 

Canadian Stage Company - Shakespeare in High Park 
4 vouchers for any 2017 Shakespeare in High Park performance at the Canadian Stage High Park Amphitheatre, subject to availability at time of redemption.  Performances run from June 29 to September 3.  Productions are King Lear or Twelfth Night.
Value: $100 

Factory Theatre
2 tickets to attend one of Factory’s 17/18 Season Shows.  Reservations are required, and some restrictions apply.
Value: approx. $70

Mooredale Concerts
2 subscriptions to their 2017-18 Concert Series at Walter Hall (UofT)
6 Sunday Concerts at 3:15pm  (Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26, 2017
Jan 14, Feb 18, Apr 15, 2018)
Value: $280 

Crow's Theatre
A pair of tickets to any preview production in the 2017/2018 season. 
Value: approx. $40 

Live at Massey Hall: Jenn Grant and The Wooden Sky 
2  tickets to concert on Friday, June 23
Value: approx. $20 each 

Gift certificate for Piatto Restaurant, 1646 Dundas Street West in Mississauga. 
Value: $75 

Gift certificate for two at the Hot House Restaurant, 35 Church St. 
Value: up to $50 

Gift certificate for C'est What? Restaurant at Front and Church, valid to August 2.
Value: $50

2 Gift certificates for Messini Authentic Gyros, 445 Danforth 
Value: $25 each

Gift certificate for Cafe Diplomatico, 594 College Street
Value: $50

Gift certificate for Mocha Mocha Cafe, 489 Danforth
Value: $20

Gift certificate for Palace Restaurant, 722 Pape Ave.
Value: $25

Gift certificate for Sushi Delight, 461 Danforth 
Value: $10

Gift certificate for Pantheon Authentic Hellenic Cuisine,  407 Danforth
Value: $50

Gift certificate for Pan Mediterranean Cuisine, 516 Danforth
Value: $20

Gift certificate for Ponesse Foods, St. Lawrence Market  
Value: $20

Gift certificate for Scheffler’s Deli, St. Lawrence Market 
Value: $50

 2 Gift certificates for Celena's Bakery, 2036 Danforth
"Towards the purchase of any of our offerings at Celena’s Bakery. We specialize in hand-made, fresh baked Breads, Pastries, Sweets, Savories, and Custom Cakes"
Value: $55 each

Goodlife Fitness, 635 Danforth
Seven day membership and a $50 gift voucher
Value:  $85

Yoga Centre, 2428 Yonge St., Toronto 
2 gift certificates for yoga classes (Foundations Program - 6 classes)
Value: $120 each 

Pamela Russell - Certified Reflexologist, located downtown Toronto
1 Gift Certificate for an office appointment visit
Value: $85
1 Gift Certificate for a House visit appointment
Value: $110

Unique kiln-fired fused glass jewellery, designed & hand-crafted by Beaches artist Jodi Tarter 

Rings  - $15 each
Pendant - $20
Hair barrette - $25
Earrings - $25

Miniature airplane - Air Canada Boeing 787, limited edition. 
Value: $40

Pasta cooking set (stainless steel cooking pot + pasta server with parmesan grater). 
Value: $75

Set of elegant wine serving utensils (decanter, wine and champagne resealer, corkscrew, and a bottle of wine). 
Value: $70

One bottle of Jameson Triple Distilled 12 year old Special Reserve Irish Whiskey
Value: approx. $40

Egyptian - themed painting on cloth. 16" by 34". Framed in wood with gold tones. Colourful picture under glass. Traditional Egyptian, hieroglyphs side-facing figures, etc.
Starting bid $50. 

Three pieces of art -
Rob Croxford. "The Drake" Giclee Print   Price  $80
Picasso Print "Le Moulin" from AGO.
Price $75
Karen Cantello Cows  "Agnes and Myrtle"  Acrylic on canvas 
Price $100

2 Daniel et Daniel gift bags: Le Cuistot 5L casserole dish
Value:$65 each

Old style coffee grinder
Value: $20

Book : Paris entre ciel et terre, National Geographic
Value: $25

Battery back-up, APC, 450VA
Value: $60 

Gift Certificate for Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave
Value: $35

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook 
from Harper Collins Canada
Value: $38

David Tocco's Dolce Famiglia
from Harper Collins Canada 
Value: $40

The Bar Chef - A Modern Approach to Cocktails by Frankie Solarik

from Harper Collins Canada  
Value: $30

Made in Quebec by Julian Armstrong 
from Harper Collins Canada  

Value: $40

The True North - Canadian Cooking from Coast to Coast by Derek Damman and Chris Johns 

from Harper Collins Canada 
Value: $40

Book: As Always, Julia (brand new)
Value: $35

Book:  The Companion to Wine (c. 1992, excellent condition)
Value: $80

Book: Toronto in Pictures and Words (c.1977, autographed, dust jacket at little worn)
Value: approx. $49