The Walrus Gala: In Conversation
The Walrus Gala: In Conversation

The Walrus Gala 2024
In Conversation

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Ricarda’s Atrium
134 Peter Street, Toronto
6 p.m. – Midnight

Co-chaired by Jennifer F. Longhurst and Zai Mamdani

One of the most anticipated events on Toronto’s social calendar, The Walrus Gala is not to be missed! The cornerstone of our annual fundraising, The Walrus Gala raises funds to power our storytelling and our ability to showcase the best of Canadian literary and creative talent.

The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. We publish fact-based journalism as well as literature and poetry. We produce ideas-based events across the country, and our fellowship program nurtures tomorrow’s journalists, content creators, and thought leaders.

This year, we will bring together over 350 industry leaders and influencers in a revitalized format. Enjoy the company of Canada’s brightest and most interesting thinkers in an informal dining setting, with an emphasis on socializing and networking all evening. (Put simply—fewer presentations from the stage, more conversation!)

Please join us for The Walrus Gala 2024 as we celebrate Canada’s bold conversations and ensure the future of fact-based journalism and literary talent. Click here to access our full deck of sponsorship opportunities, or email for more information.

Check out photos from The Walrus Gala 2023 here and here (if prompted, use this password: Walrus).

You and your guests will enjoy lively conversation and networking, along with a cocktail reception, a culinary experience reflective of Canada today, a live auction with items and experiences unique to The Walrus, pop-up activations including typewriter poets, dance performances by House of Soul, a live portrait artist, and more! All taking place within the stunning downtown Toronto venue of Ricarda’s Atrium.

Stay tuned for our national auction, coveted by audiences across Canada, going live on April 24.

See you there!

The Walrus Gala 2023. Photography by George Pimentel and Tom Sandler.

Contact Us

Laura Lavie
Development Director
Vilayath Ali
Donor Relations Officer
Katarina Kaneff
Research Officer
Rose Danen
Development Officer, Annual Giving
Khalida Elsadati
TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion