2023 Silent Auction

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Calming pools at Body Blitz

Fantastic items

As always, our silent auction was one of the highlights of Porridge for Parkinson’s. This year, we have outdone ourselves with over 80 items available for bidding. We’re grateful to our silent auction donors for their generous support in bringing you these packages.

Photo: Body Blitz Spa is an award-winning, women-only, therapeutic waters spa.

Featured: Peller Estates

The Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant is the quintessential winery chateau that brings a European feel to wine country. Chef Jason Parson is known for world-class dining at The Winery Restaurant. He brings over twenty years of culinary experience from some of the world’s most renowned restaurants. 

The Winery Restaurant at Peller Estates. Photo Peller Estates.

Sunlight dining room at Peller Estates
Riverbed Inn is a colonial style mansion set on treed grounds

Featured: Riverbed Inn

Riverbend Inn & Vineyard is a Georgian mansion featuring 21 uniquely designed guest rooms and suites. It is surrounded by 17 acres of vineyards, manicured lawns, and gardens, and only minutes from Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Oaklands at Riverbend Inn offers a seasonally inspired menu created by Chef Ross Midgley, with stunning vineyard views.

A stay at the Riverbend Inn & Vineyard is part of a fabulous silent auction package.

Featured: Tuscany

A culinary trip to Tuscany at the Cortona Resort & Spa, an eighteenth-century villa, includes a cooking class and dinner with the chef. Set in an evergreen park, the Tuscan-style buildings are surrounded by formal gardens, a swimming pool and a solarium. This unique Tuscany resort with its 26 elegantly furnished rooms lies hidden just a short mile from the centre of the marvellous Etruscan town of Cortona.

Beautiful grounds, situated in the Campaccio part of Cortona, Italy, and close to the town.

Beautiful sunshine and grounds surround Cortona
Beautiful sunshine and grounds surround Cortona

Featured: Fun Stuff

There was a wide range of items—guests could bid on a pickleball set or pick out a Jellycat soft toy, popular because of its quirky design and soft squishiness. We’re grateful to our silent auction donors for these wonderful packages.

Kikkerland singles game set. Played indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court, pickleball combines the elements of ping-pong, badminton and tennis.

2023 Silent Auction Donors

Art Gallery of Ontario

Bergo Designs

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Body Blitz Spa

Bonnie Stern

Camilla Wynne

Daphna Rabinovitch

David Youngson and Associates

Devora Zack

Fifth Element Jazz Quintet

Forbes Wild Foods

Georg Jensen

Grape Witches

Grayscale Fine Portraits

Jamie Kennedy


Joanne Yolles

Kikkerland Designs

Lakefield Foodland

Mardi Michels


myWineCountry Concierge Team

Nicholas Pearce Wines

Parallel Bros.

Quince Flowers

Royal Ontario Museum

Tarragon Theatre

The Giller Foundation

The Musical Stage Company

UHN Foundation


Yoram Stecher

guest browsing the auction items

Browse & Bid

Porridge for Parkinson’s took place on Sunday, November 12, at Evergreen Brick Works, a showcase for green design and an award-winning public space. The event raised over $270,00 (net) for Parkinson’s research and features Toronto’s top chefs and restaurants and committed volunteers, sponsors and donors.

Evergreen Brick Works is one of Toronto’s top venues.