To call Sounds of the Season 2012 a smashing success would be quite apropos. The annual fundraiser held at CBC Toronto helping local food banks not only collected over 9,000 lbs of food donations, but the money raised throughout the day surpassed last year's amount ($236,000 and counting at the time of writing).
Whether the celebration started early - especially for those in attendance for live performances by Nelly Furtado and Maestro on Metro Morning with Matt Galloway - or began later on in the day at the CBC meet-and-greet (with stars like Anne-Marie Mediwake, Dwight Drummond, Murdoch Mysteries' Georgina Reilly, Dragons' Den's Bruce Croxon, Mr. D's Naomi Snieckus, Booth Savage and Suresh John and more), many fans flooded the CBC Toronto building to donate and enjoy the day at CBC.
We were there to take in the all of the day's events and had the chance to talk to the stars about Sounds of the Season. Check it out:
The event also reached fans via Twitter who couldn't make the trip to Toronto. Take a look at the day through some of the #sots2012 tweets:
And last but not least, this one from CBC Live's Calum Shanlin: