The AIDS Committee of Toronto in partnership with TD presents SNAP! 2016, the 15th annual gala and photography auction raising vital funds this March 31 with Honorary Chair Joe Mimran of CBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’

Joe MimranSNAP!, presented by TD, is Toronto’s most exciting annual auction of contemporary photography in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). Featuring both a live auction and silent auction, SNAP! takes place Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor, 789 Yonge Street) with Joe Mimran as Honorary Chair. Tickets for the event are now on sale at


SNAP! is an evening of photography featuring established and emerging artists. For attendees, SNAP! provides an opportunity to purchase from a curated selection of works from local, national and global artists. The live auction collection pieces are valued between $300 and $6,000 and the bidding for silent auction items, excluding the winners, starts at $120.


As an avid collector, retail, fashion and business pioneer, and the newest ‘Dragon’ on CBC’s Dragon’s Den,
Joe Mimran is familiar to the arts scene in Toronto.


“It is a great honour to be part of the 15th anniversary of SNAP!” says Joe Mimran, Honorary Chair. “Not only is it a celebration of photographic art, it also supports the work of ACT, Toronto’s leading HIV service organization. It is inspiring to see a talented group of photographers donating their time and energy in support of people living with HIV in Toronto.”


All funds raised at SNAP! help support ACT’s programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception in 2002, SNAP! has raised over $2.5 million to help gay men, women and young people to increase their knowledge, skills and resilience, and reduce HIV transmission.


SNAP! and ACT are very grateful to the generous sponsors and supporters who help make the event possible, including presenting sponsor TD Bank Group, Henry of Pelham Family Estate, Dimensions Custom Framing, Toronto Image Works, Akasha Art Projects, Colourgenics Fine Art Imaging, and many others.


About the AIDS Committee of Toronto


The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) has been a respected leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS for over 30 years. ACT works with gay men, women and young people to increase their knowledge, skills and resilience in the face of HIV/AIDS. ACT also helps to reduce HIV transmissions through bold prevention campaigns, outreach and public education.


About SNAP! 2016 Honorary Chair


Joe Mimran is a retail, fashion and business pioneer who has helped build some of our best-known brands: Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, Alfred Sung and Caban. He is now a Dragon on CBC’s hit show Dragon’s Den. As founder and former creative director of Joe Fresh, Joe Mimran oversaw the brand’s design and retail concepts, and made it the country’s second largest apparel brand. In 2001, Joe founded Joseph Mimran & Associates, a consulting firm that worked with global retailers such as Woolworths in South Africa, Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States and Coles in Australia. As a patron of the arts, Joe’s philanthropic activities include supporting the Reena Foundation, CANFAR, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Luminato Arts Festival.


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Joe Mimran, SNAP! 2016 Honourary Chair