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Party photos of the week: Shaw Festival Spring Gala

For an after-work cocktail, Monday night’s Shaw Festival Spring Gala became quite the spectacle as fashion designer Jeremy Laing sprawled across the piano and former Ontario premier David Peterson got in the middle of a cheeky kiss sandwich. Held at the Arcadian Court, the first-of-its-kind fête featured a preview of the season’s work with some theatrical interludes. The evening, co-chaired by Andy and Valerie Pringle, raised $100,000 for the 2013 Shaw Festival season.

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Former premier David Peterson gets cheeky with the Type Books ladies Joanne Saul and Samara Walbohm at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Thom Allison, Travis Seatoo and Kyle Blair (Guys & Dolls actors) attend the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Valerie Pringle and Peter Schmidt attend the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Scene stealers of the night: fashion felines Jeremy Laing and Frank Griggs took advantage of the lonely piano at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Diane Klich and James Levesque attend the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Micah Barnes, George Masswohl and Sharron Matthews attend the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Signe Barlow and Dr. John Dempster (a.k.a. Society girl Ashley’s bro) at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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The Greta Constantine boys showed the arts community how to strike a pose: Stephen Wong, rocking geek chic, and a Burberry-d Kirk Pickersgill at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Bianca Mondino, who rolls with Greta Constantine, with a killer Margiela for H&M wrapper-inspired handbag at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Shaw Festival fête-ers: Michael Gianfrancesco, Odette Yazbeck, Jackie Maxwell and Eda Holmes at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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Dalton and Terri McGuinty On April 29th attend the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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A variety VIP pack: Alexander Younger, Dalton McGuinty, Sarah Richardson, and Liz Tory at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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The Walrus woman-about-town Shelly Ambrose and Ellen Rose, sporting her on-trend Gatsby best at the Shaw Festival Spring Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

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