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IMS50 Gala

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is the IMS holding a 50th Anniversary Gala?
The Institute of Medical Science turns 50 this year! We are hosting a special IMS50 Gala as a way to celebrate our great history and successes, engage with the IMS community, and inspire the next generation of medical science graduates. It is an opportunity for us all to come together to create new memories that will leave a lasting legacy in the IMS..
Where is the Gala being held?
The Gala is being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto.
Who will be attending the Gala?
All are welcome to attend the Gala. Guests will include IMS faculty members, alumni, students, staff, and other high-profile members of the medical science community in Toronto, Canada and internationally.
What is the ticket price?
Individual tickets cost $300 per person on or before June 22 and $350 per person after June 22.  A table of 10 costs $3,000 per table on or before June 22 and $3,500 per table after June 22.

*All ticket prices are subject to 13% HST. UofT departments and other organizations wishing to purchase table(s) should contact CPD directly at facmed.registration@utoronto.ca

Can I get a tax receipt?
No, the 50th Anniversary Gala is not a fundraising event and therefore it is not possible to issue tax receipts.
What can I expect at the Gala?
There will be a welcome reception at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. The night will also include speeches and entertainment. It should wrap up around 10pm.
What is the dress code?
Since this is an anniversary celebration and signature event, we ask that our guests wear semi-formal attire for the occasion.
Will there be a host or cash bar?
There will be a host bar.
Will food allergies and dietary needs be accommodated?
Absolutely. We will contact you to collect this information, as well as your entree selection, in Summer 2018.
Is there parking near the venue?
There is a “Green P” lot directly across the street from the hotel’s main entrance on Yorkville Avenue.  Another “Green P” lot is located at 74 Yorkville Avenue (between Bay Street and Hazelton Avenue). The Four Seasons Hotel also offers valet parking for a fee.
Are parking fees covered by the ticket price?
No, the ticket price does not cover parking fees.
If I buy a ticket and am not able to use it, can I get a refund?
No, tickets are not refundable.
Are tickets transferable?
Yes, if you would like to transfer your ticket, please contact CPD at: facmed.registration@utoronto.ca.