The much loved LSA Pie Auction returns in-person this year!
Celebrate the fall season with this fun fundraising event where you get to walk home with a delicious pie or baked treat made by a community member or local business.
Lakeshore Arts’ Pie Auction is an annual community fundraiser where local bakeries, restaurants and community members donate a delicious baked pie or other baked treats to LSA then these are sold in an auction event. Gift certificates to yummy local food and pastry spots will also be awarded to some bidding winners. Proceeds from the event are directed towards our programs, enabling us to produce accessible spaces for the community to explore arts and culture.
Save the date to attend the auction in Wednesday, October 5th, 2022.
If you are unable to attend but would like to support the pie auction through a donation, click here.
Pie Community Video
This year we want to add something special for this year’s auction. Our team is producing a short storytelling video series to highlight the impact of this fundraiser over the years. These videos will feature interviews, reflections and narrations from past pie donors, pie buyers, and participants of LSA programming.
If you’d like to see the full playlist, click here.
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Donate a pie
In case you are spoilt for choice on what to donate, here are some baked goods we have received before to inspire you:
- Sweet – apple, pear and dried cherry, mixed berry, maple walnut, pecan with chocolate drizzle, rhubarb caramel pie.
- Savoury – beef and mushroom, red wine beef braised, gourmet three-cheese macaroni, cauliflower with crab and cheese, shepherd’s pie.
- Baked Goods – any tasty treats that you enjoy with your family around the holidays (ie. cultural, favourite recipes, etc).
- Or if you can’t donate a pie you can donate a gift certificate to restaurants, bakeries, eateries!
RSVP for the Pie Auction Event
Date: Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
Venue: Storefront Humber Inc. (2445 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1C5)
Time: 6:30pm (for the pie viewing), 7:00pm (auction starts)
How the LSA Pie Auction works and it’s impact
1. Pie donation
Community members and local businesses donate pies for the auction. The pies can be sweet or savoury, fresh or frozen, one or as much you can bake. We also accept donations of other pastries like tarts and cakes.
The baked goods will be available for viewing before the auction starts. Once the auction begins each pie will be bidded upon and given to the highest bidder. The winner will collect their pie or baked good at the end of the auction.
3. Community Impact
Proceeds from the auctioned pies will go towards the amazing community arts programs we deliver to over 10,000 people annually! This year alone, we have worked with 35 artists to produce programs and enabled the arts to be accessible to over 100 children, youth, seniors – especially those whose marginalization in our social fabric has been amplified within the pandemic. In the past the pie auction has raised over $3000 in a single event, becoming evidence of how much we can accomplish through our collective efforts as a community. We also love that the pie auction enables us to share baked treats with one another just before the fall-long weekend!
Come, support the arts – it’s as easy as PIE!
Want to join our list of creative pie donors?
Donate a pie!
We are accepting donation entries until Thursday, September 29th, 2022.