St. Andrew’s Charity Ball

2023-11-18 | 6:00 pm - 1:30 am    Royal York Hotel

The St. Andrew’s Charity Ball is a celebration of Scottish-Canadian culture. Attendees have been enjoying this elegant evening of music, dance and cuisine for more than a century. We are very pleased to announce that the 2023 Ball will return to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Saturday, November 18.

Purchase Details

Tickets will go on sale in the near future.  Stay tuned for more details.

Charitable Giving

All funds raised from the Ball will benefit the St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation. The Society was originally founded in 1836 to support Scottish immigrants who had fallen on hard times. The Foundation has continued these good works by supporting charitable causes across the city. Over $1 million has been donated to local charities over the past 15 years.

The Venue

The Royal York is home to some of the city’s most sought after event spaces. The venue has over 100 years of history with the Charity Ball so we are thrilled to renew that tradition.


The St. Andrew’s Society hosts the Charity Ball in partnership with 48th Highlanders of Canada. The regiment’s Pipes & Drums will be showcased throughout a night of pomp and ceremony. As always, they will provide all of the music for the dancing.

Dress Code

The Charity Ball is one of the few remaining black-tie events in the city. It is an evening of high fashion with elegant gowns and clan tartans on attendees of all ages. Some opt for tuxedos in lieu of traditional attire. 

Those looking to get outfitted for the Ball should contact William Glen & Son . They have a wide variety of tartans, sashes, kilts and other accessories. For over 20 years, they have offered Ball goers a Full Highland Rental for $99 (regular $175). This offer excludes dress shirt and hose.


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