Laughter is the Best Medicine

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May 13, 2023
Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place

5:30 PM                Cocktail reception
7:00 PM                Dinner
8:30 PM                Show
10:30 PM              Event ends 

Guest list only.

Attire is cocktail chic, black tie optional.

Complimentary valet parking.

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. 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.

Just announced: Talent that tickles all your funny bones

Will Arnett and John Mulaney pictures

Two-time Emmy and Writers Guild of America award winner, John Mulaney headlines this year’s gala. Currently making waves with his From Scratch tour, Mulaney has been performing at sold out shows across North America. This May, he joins our hometown hero Will Arnett, co-host of the immensely popular SmartLess and star of Murderville on Netflix. A crowd favourite at Laughter since 2012, Arnett is back to host by popular demand.

Both these leading men take funny business very seriously. So be prepared to laugh your guts out. And don’t worry, we’ll be here to fix you right up again.

Two staff with thank you signs

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.

VIEW SPONSORSHIP PACKAGEIf interested in purchasing individual tickets, priced at $1,500, please email @email.



2023 Sponsor logos including presenting sponsor Bank of Montreal



Never been to our star-studded gala? Check out our photo gallery to see what you’ve been missing.

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