An unprecedented culinary experience and 11 dazzling dining installations created by some of Canada’s hottest emerging and established designers, architects and creatives, set the stage for Monogram Dinner by Design benefiting Casey House and the Design Exchange. Come inside our Winter Garden and experience a magical soiree in support of a compassionate cause.
Our Winter Garden theme boasted a medley of creamy whites and winter greys with multi-textural elements such as branches, natural hides, cotton weave fabrics and a quilted backdrop. Infused with vintage silverware, gilded dinnerware and dreamy florals, the tablescape was whimsical and elegant, and perfectly suited for a winter celebration.
25 Years Of Compassion: Casey House
In the 25 years since Casey House opened, it has been lovingly maintained as a warm and welcoming environment for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their families and friends. For a quarter century, Casey House has provided people in the final stages of the disease with a place to die with dignity, in a home-like environment and cared for with compassion and skill.
Thankfully, since the introduction of anti-retroviral medications in the mid-1990′s, most of the people cared for at Casey House today are able to regain their strength and return home. Many continue to receive regular care in the comfort of their own homes, often for many years. Casey House continues to be a beacon of support and compassion for their clients and their loved ones as they struggle with the advanced stage of AIDS.
There continues to be no place like Casey House anywhere in Ontario. Far more than bricks and mortar, Casey House is built from our community’s wisdom and compassion, out of a shared love and enduring respect for the dignity and worth of every human being.
Design Exchange is Canada’s only museum dedicated to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines from furniture design and architecture to graphic design and fashion, DX exhibitions, talks and educational programming reflect contemporary culture. Located in downtown Toronto, in the historic Toronto Stock Exchange building, DX annually attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. Design touches each and every one of us on a daily basis. It is as much about addressing and bettering basic human needs such as post-disaster housing and caring for an aging population, as it is about luxury goods and novel experiences. Good design defines our individual experiences and impacts how we build healthy, sustainable communities, cities and countries. It is the micro and the macro of our everyday existence. By offering unique and accessible experiences, DX educates and shares design stories to highlight the importance and relevance of design.