"The city’s most inventive opera company"

− Toronto Life

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Why Donate?

Why donate to AtG? Because we’re attracting new audiences to opera by consistently demonstrating artistic excellence and hiring top Canadian talent. Because we deliberately keep ticket prices affordable, meaning that ticket sales only cover a small portion of a show’s costs. Because each show is a big risk, and your support means the world to us.

AtG is lean and resourceful, and every dollar donated is transformational for our company.

Join our mission to help develop the audiences of the future, keep opera vibrant and youthful, and employ the most brilliant emerging artists this country has to offer.

And the best part: you’ll have a lot of fun being part of the AtG gang.


Donate online through CanadaHelps. Click on any amount type — including “Donate what you can” — and a tax receipt will be automatically generated for you to print.

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By Mail

Donate by mail

Against the Grain Theatre
Suite 400, 227 Front Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 1E8

An official donation tax receipt will be mailed to you.


We couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of our donors. We’d like to tip our hat to the following individuals and groups who have helped us bring independent, local opera to Toronto (Current from September 1, 2017 – September 1, 2018).

Against the Grain Theatre is proud to be the inaugural participant in the Canadian Opera Company’s company-in-residence program.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of



  • Drs. Michael & Linda Hutcheon



  • Walter M. & Lisa Balfour Bowen
  • Andrea Bellefeuille
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Shirley Neuman
  • TD Bank
  • Toronto Arts Council
  • Hal Jackman Foundation
  • Cornelia Schuh & Michiel Horn
  • The Stratton Trust



  • In memory of Dr. Catherine Bergeron and of John Edmeads
  • Matthew Bernstein & Risa Prenick
  • Philip J. Boswell
  • Christine Bryce
  • Jamie Cameron
  • In memory of Ninalee Craig
  • Denton Creighton & Kristine Vikmanis
  • In Memory of Rick Durst
  • Peter Douchanov
  • Kim Finkelstein
  • Schuster Gindin
  • Cathryn Gregor
  • Joel Ivany & Miriam Khalil
  • J. Hans Kluge
  • Heather Legg
  • Roger D. Moore
  • Sue Mortimer in memory of Clive Bennett Mortimer


($1,000 – $2,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Susan M. Armstrong
  • Carole Bearley
  • Marie Bérard
  • Patricia Black
  • Staunton Bowen
  • David Ivany
  • Markus Koehnen
  • Dana Lafarga
  • Declan Lane
  • David Medhurst
  • Anne Moir
  • Christian Perry
  • Iain Scott
  • Ted Scott
  • Janet Stubbs
  • Peter Wismath



  • Sam D’Alfonso
  • Anonymous
  • Joanna Barrotta
  • Alla Bondarenko
  • Dolores Borkowski
  • Hugh Brewster
  • Bailey Chui
  • Amy Colson
  • Anne Costello
  • Suzanne Depoe
  • Melissa Eliuk
  • Peter Friedman
  • David & Helena Garlin
  • Marc Gabel
  • Sandra Gavinchuk
  • Joanna Gertler
  • John Goddard
  • Linda Gruson
  • Gerald Hannon
  • Julie Hewitt
  • Zulfikar Hirji
  • Patty Jarvis
  • Stephen Johnson
  • Darrell Kearns
  • Don Kendal
  • Barbara Legg
  • Joy Levine
  • Ilana Lowes
  • Luba Maisterrena
  • Brian O’Malley
  • Sophie Malek
  • Carol Kyseal & Ed McDonough
  • Donald McGillivray
  • Fiona McHugh
  • Robert Morassutti
  • Francesca Perez
  • Tim & France Price
  • Andrea Poole
  • Margrit & Tony Rahilly
  • Salome D’Souza
  • Jini Stolk
  • Janet Stubbs
  • Jeni la Trobe
  • Chhotalal Vinodrai
  • Alan Walker
  • Duncan Westwood
  • Timothy Wichert
  • Liz Wilson
  • Cynthia Wilkey
  • David Yudelman