The Flower Ball

Balls are competitive events celebrating LGBTQ+ and BIPOC folks and members of the Ballroom community, where performers battle it out on the runway in a multitude of categories like Performance (Vogue), Realness, and Face.

Doors open at 4PM. Ball starts at 5PM. This is a 19+ event, with tickets starting at $20.

They say April showers bring May flowers. But the frigid wind and bitter mornings haven't gone anywhere just yet. Aura West and Tamar Miyake-Mugler welcome you to the Flower Ball, featuring the Legendary Icon Kevin JZ Prodigy (Philadelphia, PA), myst milano, and DJ Blackcat.

Tonight, we’re keeping it simple. Dressed in all black, representing Winter's lingering shadow, competitors must bring an offering of fresh flowers to our panel of ice-cold judges and hope for clemency. Who knows, maybe if they turn the floor ablaze, Spring will have sprung by the end of the night...

Powered by Artscape Daniels Launchpad, a creative entrepreneurship hub dedicated to helping artists and creatives build sustainable careers. Stop by to sign up for a free trial membership and get your photo taken for Zahra Siddiqui’s Flowers For You, a community portrait activation giving people their flowers and reminding them of their worth, between 6PM to 8PM.

Presented by Jems, a condom and platform for sexual education. Jems condoms are designed for all identities, changing the way people relate to and perceive condom use. It’s one of the many reasons we love them. Don’t worry, you’ll get a 3 pack to take home—we’ll let you explore from there!

Thanks to Teads for their support! Relentless in their pursuit of honesty, integrity, and thoughtfulness, Teads—the Global Media Platform bringing together most of the world’s best publishers—believes that equality in the workplace drives progress and innovation, celebrating each other at every turn.

Thanks again to Maggie’s Toronto for their ongoing support. Maggie’s focuses on sex work advocacy, community support, outreach and education by and for local sex workers. They also participate in anti-poverty organizing, racial justice work challenging police violence, LGBTQ2S liberation work, and Indigenous sovereignty. Visit their table for additional resources and harm reduction supplies.

Thanks to Vigyl, our eight winners and two lucky guests picked at random will receive their signature Hanlans candle—a little birdie told us it smells like white hot sun and tanned bums on paradise isle. Contemporary scents, hand poured in Montreal in a delicate glass vessel that celebrates modern simplicity.

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed, and footage may be used for marketing and social purposes.

For media inquiries, please get in touch with us via email at tamar@maggiesto.org

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Aura or Tamar.

Artscape Daniels Launchpad is fully accessible; there are dedicated accessible washrooms in addition to the full accessible gendered washrooms.

Hourly underground parking is available at 130 Queens Quay E. The lot entrance is off of Richardson Street, on the east side of the building. There are several paid parking lots and street parking within walking distance.

We wish to acknowledge the land on which we will be meeting for the Flower Ball. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and we are grateful for the opportunity to host this event on this land.


The Flower Ball

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