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Tickets for the 6th Annual Dream Serenade benefit concert on sale tomorrow

Tickets for the 6th annual Dream Serenade benefit concert will be on sale Friday, September 13 at 10am EST through the box office at roythomsonhall.com or by phone at 416-872-4255.

Performers will be announced later this month.

6th Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert poster


Dream Serenade returns in November; more details coming soon

Dream Serenade returns to Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, November 2! Line up and ticket info will be shared in September.

Save the Date poster for the 6th Annual Dream Serenade concert


Dream Serenade 2018 Summer Bursary is now accepting applications

The Dream Serenade Summer Bursary is now proudly accepting applications for this year. If your child has developmental and / or physical disabilities, and part of the Toronto District School Board, you are eligible for a $500 bursary to assist in Camp enrolment fees and or One-on-One Support expenses for Summer programming. The easily completed application can be accessed here on the Dream Serenade website and submitted online; physical copies of the application are also available from your school principal.

Complete applications will be accepted until May 31, 2019.

Any questions can be directed to dreamserenadetoronto@gmail.com.


5th Annual Dream Serenade artist lineup announcement and ticket details

5th Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert poster

It’s hard to believe that we are about to celebrate the 5th annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert. This year’s show will take place at Roy Thomson Hall (as our regular home, Massey Hall, is undergoing its two-year revitalization) on Saturday, November 17 2018.

City and Colour, Barenaked Ladies, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves and Iskwé will be all be performing this year. And as usual, there will be some exciting special guests (past surprise guests have included Gord Downie, Jim Cuddy, Kevin Drew and others). The silent auction will return and take place on the night of the show for attendees in the Hall.

Tickets for Dream Serenade will be on sale this Friday, September 14 at 10am EST and available at the Roy Thomson Hall box office, by phone at 416-872-4255 or web at roythomsonhall.com.

Proceeds from the Dream Serenade support Toronto’s community of children with physical and developmental disabilities and their caregivers, and will continue to fund the year-round respite Family Relief Fund as well as an extended Summer Bursary Program. This past summer, Dream Serenade was able to assist over 50 families in the Greater Toronto Area in accessing Summer camps and programming through the initial Summer Bursary offering.

To support Dream Serenade with a tax-receipt eligible online donation, please visit us here.


2018 Summer Bursary Program update

Dream Serenade is happy to offer an extended Summer Bursary Program this year, offering financial assistance to families and caregivers towards Summer Programming for eligible children in the Greater Toronto Area. Recipients of this year’s Bursary will be notified over the next two weeks.

Thank you to all applicants, we wish everyone a safe and wonderful Summer!


Announcing the 5th Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert

Save the Date graphic for the 5th Annual Dream Serenade Benefit Concert

Dream Serenade returns for the 5th year, this time at Roy Thomson Hall! Further details about this year’s performers will be announced in September.

We hope to see you there!

About Us

Dream Serenade began in 2014 as an event to raise funds for Toronto’s Beverley Street School and services for children with developmental and or physical disabilities and their caregivers. The reach of these show proceeds has now grown to benefit other like-minded schools in the city, support a year-round Family Relief Respite Fund and establish a Summer Bursary Fund to assist eligible Toronto-area families in accessing summer programming.

The show, created by Toronto musician Hayden Desser and Christie Greyerbiehl, features unique live performances and collaborations from local and international artists who generously donate their talents to this worthy cause.

Previous years have included memorable appearances by: Feist, Gord Downie, members of The National, Broken Social Scene, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Sloan, Bahamas, Serena Ryder, The Persuasions, Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer, Tanya Tagaq and many others.