See you on November 12, 2023, at Toronto’s iconic Brick Works.

Brunch is Back

Jeanne Beker

Brunch is back!

Your invited to brunch on November 12. Guests: Jeanne Beker and Harry Forestell

Above: Jeanne Beker and Harry Forestell. Photos: CBC.

Mark your calendar

Porridge for Parkinson’s is thrilled to announce that our fundraising brunch is back—and it’s shaping up to be the biggest yet! Once again, we will be welcoming an exciting line-up of celebrity chefs and special guests, and offering a wide range of unique gifts and experiences in our brunch-themed silent auction. The stunning backdrop for all of this, is our inspiring new venue—Evergreen Brick Works.

Please mark your calendars and join us for our first in-person event since 2019—we look forward to gathering together again.

Save the date! Sunday, November 12, 2023. The event begins at 11 am.

Our new venue

Evergreen Brick Works is an iconic, award-winning event venue located in the centre of the city. Nestled in Toronto’s lush ravines in a setting of awe-inspiring heritage buildings, the expansive light-filled interior space opens to an airy outdoor courtyard. It’s the perfect place for our community to gather together again. The Brick Works is located at 550 Bayview Avenue.

Special guests

We are delighted to announce that the fabulous Jeanne Beker will be joining us once again as emcee of Porridge for Parkinson’s. And we are excited to share that Harry Forestell will be our special guest speaker. Harry is a popular CBC TV host and journalist who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2015.

Celebrity chefs

Our longtime partner chefs Jamie Kennedy, Joanne Yolles, and Donna Dooher are back again to prepare their famous brunch specialities. Stay tuned for announcements about other participating chefs offering a wide variety of delicious brunch cuisines.

Supporting PD research

The proceeds from Porridge for Parkinson’s are directed to the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson’s research at Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN. Recognized as an international centre of excellence and led by Dr. Anthony Lang, the program attracts researchers from around the world.

Sponsorship opportunities

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for Porridge for Parkinson’s 2023. If you are interested in viewing the sponsorship package, please email us at and help support this important fundraiser for PD research.

Event tickets

Tickets are now available (via the link at the top).