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Party photos of the week: Writers’ Trust of Canada gala

It’s literary season in Toronto and the festivities continued on Thursday night at the 28th annual Writers’ Trust of Canada gala. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel, more than 400 of the country’s best and brightest in publishing and philanthropy gathered to eat, drink and be merry in the name of the written word. With a guest writer at every table, it became quite the contest during a “CanLit quiz” over dinner; team Facebook came out on top, but it was the ever-eccentric Bruce Bailey who won for knowing the most obscure answer of the night – that Michael Ondaatje’s brother was a bobsledder of Canada’s Olympic team. Hosted by CBC’s Gillian Deacon and actor Zaib Shaikh, the black-tie evening raised $220,000 for the Writers’ Trust of Canada programs that include literary awards, grants, and scholarships for Canadian writers. parties@globeandmail.com

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Amanda and Adrian Lang.

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Nicole Winstanley and Ashley Audrain.

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Zsuzsanna Zsohar and Michael Ignatieff.

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Giller Prize winner Joseph Boydan and Gord Downie.

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Mala Rambharose.

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Kevin O'Leary and David Price.

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Colin Mochrie and Kyle Rae.

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Badih Schoueri and Pamela Sleightholm.

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Laura Clarke and Suzannah Showler.

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Michael Bregman, Katie Osborne, John Healy and Anne-Marie Dunn.

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Mary Osborne.

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David Kent and Shelagh Rogers.

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Co-hosts Zaib Shaikh and Gillian Deacon.

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Ngozi Paul, Jim Balsillie and Neve Peric

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Lloyd Robertson, Douglas Knight and David MacFarlane.

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Stacey Kay and Lewis Rose.

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Shashi Chat and Adrian Ma.

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Stacey May Fowles and Michael Winter.

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Murray McLauchlan and Denise Donlan.

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