News & Updates

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Thank you & Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

We did it. Congrats to everyone involved – whether you donated, volunteered, attended HoHoTO or offered your support – for helping make this happen! Together we raised $30,000 for the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre. According to Valerie Thompson, Events & Stewardship Officer of the YWCA Toronto, “Those funds will go a long way to helping… Read more »

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors

December 15, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Thank you for making a donation to the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre! Your funds will go a long way to helping inspire the girls to achieve their dreams and become leaders. Our Sponsors Toboggan Candycane Snowflake Stocking Cookies and Milk Media

What a night!! We raised $30K for YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre

December 12, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Thanks again! We’ll be back with updates after the weekend. For now see your photos. If you’d like to help shape the event next year, send a message to Feedback welcome. Please sign-up for news and opportunities to participate in the new year. Have a great rest of your weekend. Subscribe to our mailing… Read more »

Event photography & video

December 11, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Photobooth! Please tag your 2015 Photo Booth pictures or type modclub for the small strips. Thanks for sponsoring us Panago Pizza! And Boothography for taking. Photography 2015 Facebook Album. At the event you likely spotted by walking photographer Saajid “Sam” Motala and others. Please tag #hohoto and link to HoHoTO if you posted any photos…. Read more »

Meet the “Ladies in Tech” at

December 11, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

As a sponsor of this year’s event, is proud to support HoHoTO and the YWCA Toronto Girls’ Centre. Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are still dominated by men in Canada. As a leading Canadian company in the FinTech space, wants to spark interest and encourage more women to enter the digital… Read more »

Get your song requests in! Here’s some hits.

December 11, 2015 by Lee Dale

On your ticket, you’ll see an extra field that let’s you make a song request. The sooner you get your request in, the easier it will be for us to honour it, so don’t delay. Here’s some hits from this year to set the tone for the evening.

The girls of YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre (video)

December 11, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Meet some the girls we’ll be helping become more empowered and valued: YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre is a girls-only space. At the Centre, girls 9 to 18 years of age try new activities, develop skills and discuss topics in a safe place. Girls build leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, learn to live safely in their… Read more »

What to consider before #HoHoTO

December 10, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Bring a friend Save $5 with a food item, or an old gadget Rent a dress Think of questions for participating organizations Prepare to meet strangers Getting there Hope for a door prize! Bring Friends Invite your friends to get a ticket. You’ve already done that, right? Please copy and paste a post! Or invite… Read more »

Check out these fabulous door prizes!

December 9, 2015 by Lee Dale

⛄ We have a number of generous sponsors who have donated some great swag that you can win by, wait for it, just buying a ticket for the event and being there to accept your winnings. That’s it. Enjoy the party, win some stuff! Here’s what’s up for grabs: 1) Blue Jays fans! After a… Read more »

Rent a dress, support a girl

December 9, 2015 by Shanondoah Nicholson

Why purchase a dress for HoHoTO when you can rent one at 90% off its retail cost and use the difference to support YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre? Rent Frock Repeat is offering all HoHoTO guests a $25 credit on your rental. They will also donate 10% of all rentals back to the YWCA Toronto. Just… Read more »