585 Dundas St. E.

7 PM TO 1 AM


until September 29th

$35 after September 29th

$40 at the door

Any writer who wants a share of the fun, the unabashed hoopla and support only a gang of peers can offer shouldn’t miss the Giller Light.

Wayson Choy, author of Not Yet and All That Matters

Check out the Twitter Stream, Guess the Giller Contest, Amazing Raffle Prizes, Good Eats and More!

Funds raised at the event support Frontier College Canada’s original literacy organization.

With your ticket purchase, you will receive one entry to the Guess the Giller contest! You could win a signed set of the Giller Prize shortlisted books!

 Hosted by Vivek Shraya & Evan Munday



Begun as a house party by a group of friends 15 years ago, the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash has grown to be a full-scale event, thanks to a dedicated committee of volunteers from the publishing industry. Each year, 500 people support literacy and celebrate Canadian literature at this party taking place the same night as the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala.

We are proud to celebrate this year's Scotiabank Giller Light Bash in the cultural hub of Regent Park at Daniels Spectrum, an Artscape site. The 15th annual Scotiabank Giller Light Bash promises to be the best party of the year! Rub shoulders with publishers and authors, watch the live broadcast of the Giller Prize Awards, catch-up with colleagues and friends, and bid on some amazing raffle prizes!

Early Bird Tickets are $30 before September 29th.

Tickets: $35 after September 29th and $40 at the door. 

This event is not to be missed! Not only does it support a great cause, but often guests from the formal awards ceremony drop by for a post-Gala cocktail, including authors Margaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden and Wayson Choy; CBC host Shelagh Rogers; and singer Chantal Kreviazuk.

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