Bishop’s Company Dinner

The Dinner is Back! Join us at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre on October 20th, 2023 for cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m..

Individual Seats: $175 Parish Tables of Ten: $1,600


Thank you to everyone who made this possible. We are most appreciative.


To accommodate the hotel, registration will include a choice of entrée and dessert until October 9th at noon. Any registrations after that date will receive the chicken entrée.

Please have your guest’s menu selections and allergies ready when you purchase your tickets. The menu is listed below.

You will be able to indicate which parish you are with and any seating preferences during the registration process, we will do our best to accommodate all requests. Our sponsored tables get priority at the front of the ballroom.

Eventbrite will issue you tickets when registering, but they are not required for this event. Seating charts and our staff will help you find your table upon arrival, no registration or tickets are required from guests.

Dress: Business Attire

Our Guest Speaker

Portrait of Blake C. Goldring, C.M., M.S.M., CD, Executive Chairman, AGF Management Limited

Blake C. Goldring, CM, ODT & Executive Chairman, AGF Management Limited

Blake C. Goldring is the Executive Chairman of AGF Management Limited. He first joined AGF in 1987 and held a series of senior positions before being appointed President in 1997, CEO in 2000, and Chairman in 2006. Under his leadership, AGF has grown to be a premier independent asset management company with operations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Prior to joining AGF, he worked in corporate banking for a major Canadian bank.

Mr. Goldring sits on a number of private company and not-for-profit boards including the CD Howe Institute, Library and Archives Canada, The Canadian Film Centre’s Founders Council and is the Founder and Chair of Canada Company:  Many Ways to Serve, a charitable, non-partisan organization created to connect business and community leaders with Canada’s military.

Mr. Goldring is past Chair of the Bishop’s Company.  He was a member of Diocesan Council, The Anglican Diocese of Toronto’s governing Board from 2019 to 2021. 

In May 2020, he was invited by The Very Reverend Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto, the Anglican Diocese of Toronto to join a small Committee to review and advise the Bishop on the governance structure of the Anglican Church in the GTA; this report was presented to the Bishop in February 2021 and later approved at Synod.

Mr. Goldring has received numerous honours in recognition of his personal and professional achievements.  Recognizing his community service, he received the Order of the Diocese from the Anglican Diocese in Toronto in 2013.  He is a past recipient of the CDA Institute’s Vimy Award, received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Victoria College, University of Toronto.  He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and in December 2018, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada. 

He holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France. He is also a member of the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts, a CFA charterholder and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

Mr. Goldring and his wife, Belinda, have been married for 34 years and reside in Toronto and are members of St. Clements, Eglinton.  They have 3 adult daughters.

Our Master of Ceremonies

Portrait of The Reverend Roshni Jayawardena

The Reverend Roshni Jayawardena

Roshni grew up St. Peter’s Erindale as a child and was involved a variety of ministries, but especially loved singing in our choir.  She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Communications, Political Science and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in Event Management from Humber College and worked in corporate event management in Toronto. It was during this time Roshni felt called towards ordained ministry, and began her Masters of Divinity at Trinity College, graduating in 2018.

Roshni holds a variety of leadership positions in the Diocese of Toronto including being the Co-Coordinator of the Bishop’s Committee on Interfaith Ministry and a member of the Diocesan Response Team. She also enthusiastically uses her event management background for sharing the gospel and love of God through mission and outreach.

Roshni and her husky Eevee are grateful to be part of the St. Peter’s, Erindale community.

Our Entertainment

Portrait of Nathan Hiltz holding a guitar

Nathan Hiltz

Nathan Hiltz is a jazz guitarist and artist in residence at Grace Church on the Hill in Toronto. He has toured and recorded with Melissa Lauren, Terra Hazelton, Jill Barber, Alex Pangman, Laura Hubert, Steven Taetz, Drew Jurecka, and many others. Nathan plays traditional jazz with The Nathan Hiltz Trio, The Griffith Hiltz Trio, and the Koffman Hiltz Quartet. His new group, ‘Thermo’, is  co-led with Ottawa pianist Mike Manny. Their debut album ‘Birdlike’ has been heard on Jazz FM and CBC and will be toured across Canada in November 2023.

Nathan teaches guitar from his home studio, and at Humber College. Since 2021 he has led ‘Tiny Guitars’ – a weekly group guitar class for 8-12 year olds. Classes are held at Grace Church on the Hill and all instruments, materials, and instruction are provided at no cost to families. His piece ‘Mass for guitar and Singers’ has been performed at Grace Church on the Hill, St Judes Oakville, Christ Church Dartmouth, and St Paul’s Westdale. The Mass can be streamed and downloaded for free here.

Church Affiliation: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto


Pear & Parmesan Salad

watercress & arugula, sweet pickled red onions, champagne poppy seed vinaigrette

(Vegetarian, Gluten Free)



(Choice of one)

Apricot & Sage Stuffed Chicken Breast

Dairy Free Creamed Potato, rosemary pan jus, heirloom

carrot spears

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

Maple Dijon Seared Salmon

mini potatoes, roasted spaghetti squash, thyme cranberry coli

(Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

Garden Paella

Mediterranean vegetables, smoked paprika tempeh, saffron stewed arborio rice

(Vegan, Gluten Free)



(Choice of one)

Grand Marnier Creme Brûlée

orange confit, almond biscotti


Fruit Cup