Le Dîner en Blanc – Toronto

On August 7th, hundreds of people dressed entirely in white descend on Roundhouse Park at the base of the CN Tower in Toronto with everything they needed for an elegant soirée in tow, including folding table and chairs, gourmet picnic food, fine china, silverware, and tablecloth. Over the course of the evening, the guests ate, drank and celebrated amid live music and dancing.

The eighth edition in Toronto, Le Dîner en Blanc was launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends and has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown and is celebrated on six continents. Now headquartered in Montreal, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 80 cities in 30 countries around the world.

Photography by Ryan Emberley