Laughter is the Best Medicine - New


The event

May 13, 2023
Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place

We’ll leave you in stitches.

The good kind.

Michael Garron Hospital Foundation’s gala, Laughter is the Best Medicine, is Canada’s premier fundraising comedy event. Since the inaugural show in 2012, we’ve brought you legendary entertainers like Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Michelle Wolf, Howie Mandel and more, raising funds in support of a healthier East Toronto.

Following two years of virtual events, we’re ready for in-person belly laughs and hope that you feel the same! Join us for Laughter is the Best Medicine on May 13, 2023 at Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place, where you’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, a raucous live auction and hilarious entertainment. We promise that you and your guests will leave with your sides hurting – in the best way. What’s more, you’ll have helped a great cause.

Laughter is the Best Medicine 2019
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The cause


For nearly a century, we’ve provided healthcare tailored to the needs of our community, and offered it with humility and kindness. The community we serve is unique in Toronto and one of the most diverse in Canada, with higher proportions of newcomers and refugees compared to many parts of the city.

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of effective, community-based healthcare. Throughout it, we have made it our mission to protect people in East Toronto and beyond by bringing them convenient COVID-19 vaccination and testing, and by delivering truly life-saving care. 

Your support of Laughter is the Best Medicine ensures Michael Garron Hospital can meet the evolving health challenges of our community by investing in our hospital’s most urgent needs, from the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment to the ongoing physical transformation of our facilities.

What’s more, your support is an investment in the future of every member of our community. Because when people are healthy, they’re better able to contribute to their family, neighbourhood and Canadian society. And that’s worth smiling about.


Laughter is the Best Medicine shows your customers and employees that you care about a cause that is important to them: the well-being of their community. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact us or view our sponsorship package.

Thank you to our generous past sponsors:

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Contact Us

For general or media inquiries, information on ticket or table purchases, or sponsorship information, please contact:

Shannon Moon
Vice-President, Annual, Events and Operations
Email: @email
Tel: 416-557-5708

Michael Garron Hospital Foundation