Cover Me Urban

The impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold rapidly around the globe.  At Youth Without Shelter (YWS) we are monitoring the situation closely in conjunction with our partners the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health, relying upon the best up to date assessments and recommendations from leading Canadian public health authorities.  At the heart of every decision we make is the health and safety of the young people we serve, the dedicated YWS Team, and our committed community of support.

Following the recommendation of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to suspend all events of over 50 people, we are postponing Cover Me Urban until the fall.  We will share the new fall date for Cover Me Urban as soon as it becomes available.  The Cover Me Urban Committee along with Team YWS continue to plan for the electric celebration of urban sights and sounds that bring Cover Me Urban to life with such vibrancy.

As we navigate this uncharted time, Youth Without Shelter is focused on the future, committed to empowering youth facing homelessness to reach individual potential.  During these challenging times your support of Youth Without Shelter and the youth who call YWS home is especially meaningful.  Thank you.

We cannot wait to welcome you to our “house” and to Cover Me Urban as soon as this is all behind us.

Steve Doherty, Executive Director

WHEN: TBD, Fall 2020

WHERE: The Rec Room (Toronto Roundhouse), 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto.

WHAT: Enter the neighbourhoods of Toronto in an electric celebration of urban sights and sounds at Cover Me Urban 2020, presented by Hudbay Minerals Inc. 400 guests will enjoy street foods from around the world prepared by hot Toronto chefs, wine, beer and cocktails and street entertainment celebrating music, art and urban living. Guests mingle and play, enjoying everything from great DJ sounds to arcade games— not your traditional gala evening, shared with urbanities of all ages, including YWS youth who share in the evening’s festivities by volunteering along with the chefs. A vibrant mix of sights, sounds and fun await!

Celebrate the sights and sounds of Toronto with music from Second Nature, caricatures, air brush tattoo art, urban dance, silent auction, 50/50 draw, and more! Explore our Cover Me Urban neighborhoods including The Distillery District, Kensington Market, Chinatown, and The Village. Check back here for frequent updates on food and drink stations, entertainment, and auction information!

WHY: Cover Me Urban raises critical funds for Youth Without Shelter’s Life Skills, Culinary and Employment and Housing and After-Care Programs. Combined these essential programs equip more than 1,000 youth each year with the skills and resources to transition to a safe place to call home.

TICKETS: $125 per ticket includes all food and drink.

SPECIAL GROUP TICKET PROMO: 4 tickets for $450. *On-line group ticket charitable receipt will be issued in the name of the primary purchaser.

Tax receipts will be issued for the maximum allowable amount.




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