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Fashion on Fire

Glamour meets philanthropy! Join us for a fabulous evening of fashion, cocktails, fun and philanthropy!

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time: 6–10 p.m. ET
Location: Oliver & Bonacini, Toronto Region Board of Trade (100 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON)

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On Thursday, September 28, fashion and philanthropy intersect in a dazzling celebration to raise awareness of arthritis. Toronto’s corporate and fashion elite will come together at Fashion on Fire to enjoy delectable cocktails and marvel at stunning gowns featured on our runway. For the red-hot finale, Canadian designer David Dixon’s ravishing creations will be on full display. There will also be an opportunity to make a purchase or two at high-end pop-up shops!

Join us for this sparkling evening where we’ll douse the flames of arthritis with the power of fashion and promote the message that the disease is not what you think. It’s not reserved only for older adults; it touches 25,000 Canadian children. It’s not just a mildly sore joint; it’s a chronic disease that takes a toll on a person’s physical, mental, social and financial well-being. It’s not a small number of people who live with it; six million Canadians live with the scorching pain of arthritis, and nine million will confront it by 2040 if we don’t act now.

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David Dixon
David Dixon with last year models wearing his collection

David Dixon

David Dixon

Canadian born designer David Dixon was trained and educated at Ryerson University (TMU). David Dixon enjoys tremendous media acclaim, standing out among his Canadian contemporaries as one of the leaders in fashion design.

In 1995, after an apprenticeship with Canadian designer Alfred Sung, Dixon established his own label. He started out at the Toronto Fashion Incubator, a highly respected training ground for up-and-coming new designers, and began manufacturing and wholesaling his own line in 1996.

Today, David Dixon’s designs are sold globally and cater to a sophisticated, smart and worldly client base. Dixon possesses a modernist openness towards emerging design while rejecting the notion of radical change from one fashion trend to another.

In David’s words, “Fashion goes beyond fabric; it is the attempt to manifest art onto a breathing canvas.”


At Fashion on Fire 2022, which attracted over 200 guests, we generated a sizzling $185,000 in earned and paid media, and the event was amplified to half a million followers and subscribers. The runwayTo make this year’s event a greater success, we’re calling on you to dust off your hottest look in an effort to extinguish arthritis for good.

Fashion on Fire is a pre-event to the Arthritis Fire Ball, a black-tie gala at the Fairmont Royal York on November 4, 2023. It will feature a champagne reception, gourmet dinner and high-stakes casino, as well as a live band to keep guests dancing into the night.

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Event Details


Thursday, September 28, 2023

People at the Diamond & Denim partyEvening Itinerary

6–7 p.m. Cocktail reception

7–8 p.m. Fashion show & grand finale

8–10 p.m. Post reception & pop-ups

Meet Your Emcee

Mana MansourAward-winning television host and on air style expert Mana Mansour has been recognized nationally for creating compelling lifestyle content that both inspires and informs. She is currently a producer and on air style expert for CTV, recently coming off a 7 season run on Canada's national daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis show on CTV, where she produced and presented original lifestyle segments for a national audience. Named as one of The Kit's Best Dressed Canadians of 2022, Mana also regularly provides her fashion expertise to multiple different outlets, including etalk, CP24 Breakfast, and CTV Morning Live.

Location & Parking

Oliver & Bonacini  
Toronto Region Board of Trade  
100 Queens Quay East 
3rd Floor 
Toronto, ON M5E 1V3 


  • Underground parking is available at 100 Queens Quay East (entrance to parking is located at the east side of the building, accessible by Downes St.)  
  • Above ground parking is available at Joe Fresh (Lower Jarvis & Queens Quay) 
Dress Code

Downtown chic

Browse our photo gallery from last year's event for inspiration! 

Attendees from Fashion on Fire 2022

2023 Committee

Thank you to our Fashion on Fire Organizing Committee:


Sikin Dharamshi

Vice Chair 

Carmen Martinez


Jennifer Boyd
Kayla Dharamshi
Jameela Ermail
Alda Neves

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Hospitality partner

Oliver & Bonacini

Fashion partners

Style Artist Logo

STYLEARTIST is a fashion retail company with both an online and physical store presence.  Each season we curate a carefully selected assortment of women’s branded apparel, footwear and accessories that addresses current trends, however is versatile & wearable.  We believe in good quality merchandise, sourced from all over the world, with a focus on sustainability and female founded businesses. At STYLEARTIST our culture is to exceed our customers’ expectations with our superior level of service.   We are knowledgeable, approachable and fun. 

House of DWIR logo

HOUSE OF DWIR is a genderless fashion brand that celebrates individualism, inclusivity, and creativity with an avant-garde spirit. It reflects my belief that we are all equal and deserve to be loved and respected. My role as a fashion designer is to give people a way to express themselves through fashion, unapologetically. 


Founded in 2005 by Melissa Austria. We are an award-winning clothing store with a well-curated selection of edgy, sophisticated clothing for all your casual, social and business needs. GotStyle carries over 30 international and local brands, each one selected to fit the different needs, lifestyles and body types of our customers. And if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can make it for you! We offer an extensive range of custom tailoring options for everyone. 


Andrews, a Toronto fashion destination for 30 years, represents the best in style, quality, value, service and selection. At Andrews, we offer more than just high-quality clothes, but the services to match. We offer a one-stop shopping experience – catering to your every need and desire. From sportswear, evening wear, accessories, and outerwear. Andrews will have what you want, with the service you deserve. Experience the joy of shopping at Andrews. 

Grand Finale

David Dixon logo

A global leader in fashion design, Dixon apprenticed with designer Alfred Sung early in his career – later establishing his own line in 1996. Today, Dixon’s designs cater to a sophisticated, smart, and worldly clientele. We are excited to see his one-of-a-kind designs come to life on the runway at our Fashion on Fire show. 


Trendsetter Sponsor


Ignite the Flame Sponsor

Rich Foltys Real Estate

Fashion Forward Sponsor



GIK partners

Blooming Flower Bar


Sacheu Beauty






Maddision & Company

The kit

Digital Mirror


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For more information about the event, please contact:
Kelsey Tassone
Strategic Events lead

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Anna Baranowski
Manager, Corporate and Sponsorship Giving

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