Donors and Supporters

The Toronto Biennial of Art would not be possible without the generous support and civic leadership of its patrons, corporate communities, and government funders. Their foundational investments are instrumental in helping us realize and execute an ambitious project that elevates Toronto as an international destination for contemporary art. We are deeply grateful to our supporters for their vision, benevolence, and confidence.

Welcome from Pierre Lassonde

The question at the centre of Toronto’s first art Biennial—“What does it mean to be in relation?”—is a critical one for our times and our city. Immigrants or first-generation Canadians make up over half of the city’s population. What does the event mean to Toronto’s relative newcomers? What does it mean to those who have come to call this city home? How do we relate to one another? How do we all belong in this place together?

This question also resonates for our family because, through the ebbs and flows of life, we have come to Toronto, left the city, and come back again. We’ve gone our separate ways, but we always return. We have a relationship with this city. We belong here. Home is where we have family and friends. So Toronto is home.

Like music, the visual arts is an international language—one to which everyone can relate. The Biennial explores the theme of relations through the eyes of contemporary artists. As a family, it is our hope that millions of Torontonians and visitors will witness the remarkable art exhibited along the waterfront. Through installations and conversations, participants can explore what it means to be in relation within their own lives. This unique occasion allows us to celebrate our diversity as well as our unity.

Our family foundation is privileged to serve as the Founding Signature Patronof the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art. It is our sincere hope that this event will make our incredible city an even more incredible place to live and visit.

Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation

Contribute to activating and amplifying Toronto’s vibrant arts ecosystem.

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Founding Premiere Patron

Founding Innovators


  • Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation


Founding Visionaries

  • Miranda Hubbs
  • Michelle Koerner & Kevin Doyle
  • Lisa & Matthew Melchior
  • Theresa & Seth Mersky

Founding Presenters

  • Roma & Roman Dubczak
  • Lang Family Foundation
  • Jane & Peter Marrone
  • Alfredo & Moira Romano

Founding Contemporaries

  • David & Carol Appel
  • Paul & Emma Bain
  • Sharon & Ron Baruch
  • Bitove Foundation
  • Camrost Felcorp 
  • EY
  • Leslie Gales, Keith Ray, Stephanie Ray and Eric Ray
  • Harriet & John Goodman
  • Max & Heather Gotlieb
  • Laurie Hay & Doug Kellar
  • Jay & Barbara Hennick Family Foundation
  • Hal Jackman Foundation
  • Kimel Family
  • Shabin & Nadir Mohamed
  • Nicol Family Foundation
  • Elisa Nuyten & David Dime
  • Eleanor & Francis Shen
  • Jay Smith & Laura Rapp
  • Rob & Monique Sobey
  • The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation
  • Woodbridge Company Ltd.
  • Susan Wortzman
  • The Michael Young Family Foundation


  • Beretta Godoy
  • Deloitte
  • Stephen Grant & Sandra Forbes
  • Richard & Donna Ivey
  • The Rossy Foundation
  • Wayne & Maureen Squibb
  • Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts


  • Robin & Malcolm Anthony
  • ECN Capital
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
  • George Huculak & Elizabeth Wademan
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • The Melchior Family
  • Sarah & Tom Milroy
  • David & Audrey Mirvish
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Marcee Ruby & Paul Rowan
  • Herb & Cece Schreiber Foundation
  • Edward & Marla Schwartz
  • Townsend Family Foundation


  • Anonymous
  • Jennifer & Jim Beqaj
  • Ed Burtynsky
  • Jonathan Cauldwell & Edith Cheung
  • The Delaney Family Foundation
  • Dickinson Wright LLP
  • Wendy & Elliot Eisen
  • Peter Goring & Suzann Greenaway
  • Joan & Jerry Lozinski
  • Niot Investment Holdings Ltd
  • Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rotstein LLP
  • Frances Price
  • PwC
  • Margaret Steed & Wayne Atkinson
  • Carole & Howard Tanenbaum
  • Paul Stein & Beth Weingarden
  • Variant Path
  • Whitecap Venture Partners
  • Annette & Ted Wine 


  • Don Schmitt & Cheryl Atkinson
  • Andrew Diamond & Linda Pincott Kitchen
  • Anouchka Freybe & Scott Connell
  • Lindy Green Family Foundation
  • Ihnatowycz Family Foundation
  • Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
  • The Ouellette Family Foundation
  • Heather Partridge
  • Zahra Ebrahim


  • Anonymous (8)
  • Kathleen & Paul Beeston
  • Hilary Best
  • Karen & Marshall Bleiweis
  • Richard Colucci
  • Karen & Stephen Diamond
  • Eileen Farrow
  • Linda & Joey Friedlich
  • Ellen Goldstein
  • Samantha Horn
  • Karine Krieger
  • Anita Lapidus
  • Jim Keohane & Monika Skiba
  • Ann & Harry Malcolmson
  • Julie Markle
  • Dr. Kenneth Montague & Sarah Aranha
  • Janice Nathanson
  • Susan & Gord O’Reilly
  • OTDzulynsky Fund
  • Janet Ross
  • Nikola Rukaj
  • Brandon Riddell
  • Elian Terner
  • Shari & Michael Wilson

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