Popular Montreal event, Strangers in the Night, to debut in Toronto (CNW Group/Strangers In The Night Toronto)
Popular Montreal event, Strangers in the Night, to debut in Toronto (CNW Group/Strangers In The Night Toronto)


TORONTO, CNW -- On Friday, Sept. 9th, Toronto’s waterfront will welcome the popular gourmet charity gala, Strangers In The Night Toronto. The event, which has celebrated 18 years of success in Montreal, will be headlined by pop royalty, The Jacksons, and benefit four Canadian charities: Children Believe, Believe to Achieve
Organization, Canadian Health Champions, and Your Support Foundation. These meaningful organizations work to create a future of hope for children, families and communities overcoming poverty and injustice locally and around the world.

Strangers In The Night Toronto takes place at the Cabana Pool Bar and Rebel Entertainment Complex. The event will mark the first time The Jacksons have performed in Toronto since 2017. During their long-awaited return performance, the international superstars will delight the audience with their classic songs and choreography. Joining The Jacksons will be local 1980’s rock legends, Honeymoon Suite, and Canadian crooner, Alex Bird, who was nominated for ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’ at the 2022 Juno Awards.

The must-see show is set to be a feast for all the senses. In addition to the concert, the city’s top culinary talent will come together to create a gourmet dining experience before a night of nonstop, chart-topping music. While attendees enjoy the evening, they can feel good about contributing to life-changing charitable work that supports children in Canada and around the world. The four charities benefitting are:

Children Believe, a charity that has worked globally
for over 60 years to empower children to dream fearlessly.
It is driven by a common belief: creating access to
education, inside and outside of the classroom, is the most
powerful tool children can use to change their world. As
a member of the ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe
helps nearly 23 million children and their families, in more
than 70 countries, to overcome poverty and underlying
conditions that prevent children from achieving their full

Believe to Achieve Organization (BTA), a non-profit that, through its after-school drop-in centre at Jane and Finch, provides kids aged 8-16 in northwest Toronto with food programs, study groups, computer rooms, educational support and mentorship from caring adults. BTA also supports youth and troubled teens through face-to-face
workshops and counselling sessions with their peers. The organization’s goal is to replicate programming to service
at-risk children in other areas of the city.

Your Support Foundation, a Ukraine-based charity foundation that supports seriously ill children with congenital heart disease and developmental disabilities. During the war, it has provided assistance and care to orphanages, and humanitarian aid to children. The foundation is already supporting 88 hospitals and maternity hospitals, and 35 orphanages in 20 different regions of Ukraine.

Canadian Health Champions, Canada’s first patient advocacy non-profit in the medical space. Its mission is to ensure patients have consistency of care, and to facilitate medical advocacy and care, regardless of a patient’s financial capacity.

Reminding Toronto fans not to risk missing the big
event and to get tickets now, The Jacksons say, “Don’t
meet us there, beat us there!” General Admission tickets
giving access to the performances cost $65 per person and
are available through Alternatively, attendees
can purchase ‘Gig and Gourmet’ tickets from strangersinthenightTO.
ca. These experiential tickets range from $200 for a Wine and Dine experience, including restaurant access and an open bar, to $10,000 for an Ultra VIP Table of 10, which includes a private gourmet six-course dinner, a premium open bar, VIP lounges and parking.

For 18 years, the Strangers in the Night (SITN) gourmet charity gala has thrilled thousands of Montrealers with the city’s most vibrant restaurants and food vendors dishing out their signature plates, and live musical performances by iconic entertainers, including Styx, Boy
George, Kool and the Gang, KC and the Sunshine Band, Blue Rodeo and The Pointer Sisters. Since 2005, the Montreal- based SITN Foundation has supported charities helping to improve the daily lives of children with illnesses.

SITN also has a mandate to help other vulnerable people
in need. This year’s event marks the debut of Strangers
in the Night Toronto, featuring chosen charities Children
Believe, Believe to Achieve Organization, Canadian
Health Champions and Your Support Foundation. Visit

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