Cover Me Urban

An electric celebration of urban sights and sounds in support of Youth Without Shelter (YWS).

Cover Me Urban presented by Tangerine was electric with Toronto’s urban sights and sounds on Wednesday, April 11. Your Cover Me Urban experience guided by the incomparable Cabbie Richards began with the beats and vocals of Second Nature continued with carnival games, caricatures, henna tattoos, an acrobatic Chinese Lion Dance and a sold-out crowd savouring in extraordinary local flavours.
Together your Cover Me Urban celebration raised $141,425.00! Critical funds that will enhance Youth Without Shelter’s Life Skills and Employment and Housing and After-Care Programs. These programs will equip more than 1,000 youth this year with the skills and resources to transition to a home to call their own.

To Cover Me Urban’s presenting sponsor, Tangerine thank you for making an investment in the youth of our city. To each of the Cover Me Urban sponsors through your involvement, you are creating positive change in young lives.

To relive the celebration, click hereFor your photobooth strips, find them here

Thank you for supporting our city’s youth!



Aura by Cashew & Clive
Big House Pizza
CHASKA Indian Street Food Obsession 
Crooked Cue
Medium Rare
The Happy Bakers
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar 
Thistletown CI Culinary Program withChef Keith Hoare
Team YWS 
The Rec Room
Yorkshire Pudding Inc. 
Mill Street Brewery
Brickworks Ciderhouse
Oyster Bay Wines
Chasers Juice



Experience great DJ sounds, music from Second Nature, carnival games, caricatures, interactive performers, henna art, the YWS Youth Choir while exploring the neighborhoods of Little Italy, Kensington Market, Queen’s Quay, Yonge Dundas Square and Rexdale. Check back here for ongoing updates on food, drink, raffle, and experiences.

EXPERIENCE DRIVEN SILENT AUCTION: Own a special piece of Canadian identity from self-proclaimed pop artist, Charles Pachter and for you and your friends to meet him in his studio; travel to a North American (including Hawaii/Caribbean/Mexico) destination of your choice with two round trips economy tickets donated by Air Canada Foundation topped off with a Fairmont Hotels & Resorts gift card courtesy of Campbell & Partners. Click here to discover more experiences for your bidding



Presenting Sponsor

Stop & Look Sponsor

Kensington Market Sponsor:

Salah Bachir & Jacob Yerex

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Pathway Sponsors:
Glacier Media
Bacrow Transport Inc.

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