September 17 & 18, 2022

In support of Sinai Health's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,
part of the Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women's and Infants' Health

Gather your friends and family for an at-home picnic experience as we go backTObrunch.

backTObrunch brings families and friends across the GTA together for a memorable picnic experience. Enjoy a delicious curated picnic box in the comfort of your own backyard. Enhance your meal by adding one of our many activities such as a children’s music class, a backyard photography session or a boozy brunch package. Treat yourself while supporting Sinai Health’s Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health.

Join us for brunch on September 17 and 18, 2022.

How to participate

Step 1


Gather your friends or family to join you for brunch on September 17th or 18th, 2022. Finalize your delivery or pick-up details to confirm your brunch package, which will come complete with your meal and lots of fun and tasty surprises!

Step 2


Select your preferred brunch menu and number of guests (boxes are made for TWO, FOUR or SIX).

Step 3


Upgrade your brunch with an optional add-on experience. Select from a number of activities and treats from our generous sponsors; 100% of the add-on purchase price will be directly donated to Sinai Health.

No brunch, no problem!
Make a tax-deductible donation.

Founding Story

Founder Rebecca Risen has delivered two babies at Mount Sinai Hospital, both times experiencing unexpected complications. Thanks to the Sinai Health teams, technology and treatments, both Mom and babies ended up with optimal outcomes. backTObrunch was born out of an effort to express the Risens’ gratitude and to ensure Sinai Health continues providing world-class care to all its moms and babies.

Mother and baby


Funds raised through backTObrunch will go directly to purchasing much needed equipment to support Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Did you know:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital delivers over 7,000 babies per year, including over 250 who are under 29-weeks gestation
  • More than 2/3 of pregnancies cared for at Mount Sinai Hospital are deemed high-risk
  • 90% of babies born at 26 weeks will now survive, with Sinai’s aim to help them grow up healthy
  • Sinai’s NICU sees over 1,100 patients per year, with an average stay of 14 nights

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my delivery or pick-up window be confirmed?
We will contact you 2-3 weeks in advance of the brunch to confirm your preferred pick-up time, or provide you with an accurate window for delivery once the schedule has been mapped out. Please note that we are not responsible for food safety once items have been delivered.

Can I make changes to the menu?
We are unable to accommodate any menu changes. For any allergies, please contact us at

How much fridge space do I need?
In order to deliver a seamless, delicious and beautiful brunch experience, food items will be packaged to make preparation as easy as possible for you, which requires space. As such, please clear your fridge in advance to accommodate all menu items and accompaniments that need to be refrigerated, especially for boxes of 4-6.

Can I send a brunch as a gift?
Absolutely! Surprise and delight a client or a loved one with a delicious brunch and a meaningful contribution back to Sinai Health. You will be able to confirm the delivery address you want a brunch package sent to. If you’d like us to include a personalized note with your order, let us know at

How do I participate if I am outside of Downtown Toronto?
Boxes are available to those within 50km of the Downtown Toronto core (with postal codes beginning with M or L). If you’d like to coordinate a delivery for outside of these parameters, please contact and we’ll see what we can do!

Supporting partners

From the kitchen of

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Committee & contact

Executive Committee

Rebecca Risen

Zack Belzberg

Lisa Steele

Alexandra Shelley


Alanna Handelman

Courtney Kanfi

Demi Abrams

Genna Schnurbach

Hailey Shiff

Hannah Lerner

Josh Lerner

Kate Schipper

Kyle Lichtman

Max Risen

Ray Abramson

Samantha Banks

Samara Walman

Shira Bornstein

Suzanne Tillman

For any questions, please contact  

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