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Ingrid teaching her daughters the art of
"truffle making" when they were young.

Fun Shots with Celebrities
. . . for over 30 years


In high-end retailing there is a saying: "attract celebrities and every-day-customers will come in droves." It's the easiest way to success. And that we do, with celebrities in entertainment, sports, business world, and politics. Our staff cannot do enough for them, and other customers just love seeing them. . .and we get to socialize with some as you can see below.




Jan 2016 - Ingrid with long time friend Soo Wong, MPP (Scarborough-Agincourt) and Chair, Standing Committee on Financial and Economic Affairs, and friend Kristy.
Ingrid chats after having breakfast with the Honourable Greg Rickford, Federal Minister of Natural Resources, and other Ministers and MPs including our friend MP John Carmichael. Plus Ingrid (and Tom) poses for a picture after another breakfast with Ed Fast Minister of International Trade and MP John Carmichael.


Dec 2014 - Our great new mayor John Tory, who kindly invited us to a number of his campaign events

You could not help but be touched by John Tory's beautiful speech



Hours before... Switzerland lost at soccer game at 2014 FIFA World Cup


With friend MP John Carmichael

With friend MP Julien Fantino



Ingrid continues to support ORT


With great friends Myra Mann (Criminal Minds writer-TV) and Toronto’s beautiful-person Eleanor Koldovsky(who has helped many in the Canadian show business industry)


Ingrid looking at Myra Mann’s Oscar, Globe, and Emmy trophies. Myra is the widow of famed screenwriter, Abby Mann, who was a distinctive phenomenon in the entertainment industry, dedicated to big and important themes. His film, “Judgment at Nuremberg,” with possibly the greatest cast of all time – Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Burt Lancaster, Maximillian Schell, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland, Richard Widmark - won twelve Oscar nominations and an Academy Award for Mr. Mann. It also won the New York Film Critics Award and virtually every major film-writing award in every country. His other works included: A Child Is Waiting, the first film to deal with the mentally challenged; The Detective, which he wrote for Frank Sinatra; Ship Of Fools, which won him another Oscar nomination; and for television, he created the famous series Kojak. The movie Indictment: The McMartin Trial - which he produced with Oliver Stone and co-wrote with his wife Myra, brought them huge critical acclaim as well as an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Abby Mann's contribution to the industry went on for decades - something he was fortunate to do with the help, encouragement, love, and devotion of Myra at his side. We feel so very proud and honoured that Myra will be here to help celebrate our 30th Anniversary. It just does not get much better than that. Or does it? Myra just may have some amazing surprises to share with everyone.

Kevin Spacey ..Toronto Film Festival 2010 .. who loves Toronto and looks forward to many visits here! ..and seeing our Rocky again!

With our new Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
"sooo what excitement are you going to bring to Toronto?"

With Sheila McCarthy.. Little Mosque on the Prairie



Handing out truffles
at Playboy Bunny auditions


Ingrid


Playboy Bunny auditions Over 2,000 watched at Lucid Club, Toronto.
. . Bruce Willis and Lennox Lewis came to watch


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Jay Godfrey (Ingrid’s godson)
launches his own “New York fashion
designs” at Toronto Fashion Week 2004

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"Ed the Sock" interviewed PlayboyBunnies . . and enjoyed some Swiss-Master Chocolatier "Playboy" truffles


      
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This is what makes the Toronto Film Festival exciting. Here Sigourney Weaver, Sandra Bullock and Toby Jones had a "red carpet" entrance and talked to audience on stage ..and then sat through their "Infamous" film and received standing ovation at end.    Hollywood-Joe (Joe Frankel, formerly of Toronto) takes us back to 30s to romanticize the power of chocolate ..as he shoots a tiny episode at Swiss-Master Chocolatier to propose to Hollywood people, like Steven Spielberg.



October 2004 Opera star Maureen Forester says final goodbye to public . . even sings a little, bringing tears to many. . Ingrid with musical director David Warrack, and Eleanor Koldofsky a great supporter of the arts

With movie director Norman Jewison
..chatted about "meeting backstage at Oscar-Night, many years ago"

 


Ingrid with Tom Green

Go Leafs Go!
Ingrid with Tie Domi

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Ingrid schmoozing at Toronto
Film Festival, Robert Altman


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Ingrid, more schmoozing at Toronto Film Festival, with Selma Hayek

 


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Norman Jewison, at Toronto International Film Festival


A very important celebrity in the
Swiss Chocolate World:
the legendary Swiss cow

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Tonya Lee Williams (Young and the Restless) with Ingrid, Toronto Film Festival BBQ




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Jayne Eastwood, Ingrid, Chef Roger Dufau of Drew House (Elora),
TV host Joanne Meral

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Kurt Browning, 4-time world champion
and 3-time Olympian (figure skating), with wife, and with Ingrid, taste testing chocolates.
(In 1988 landed the first quadruple toe loop)
 

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Legendary Denny Doherty of the rock group "The Mamas & The Papas," (one heck of a nice guy) with Tom Steven




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Jaclyn with Maury Chaykin (Nero Wolfe)

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Victor Webster (Days of Our Lives) with chef Mark McEwan of North 44

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Nancy Sakovitch (PSI Factor), Ingrid, Chef Bruce Kowalchuck of Harbour Sixty Steakhouse




Eric Etebari , star of series "WitchBlade" (with his own "action figure" toy)

Tony Rosato, SCTV and Saturday Night Live

Linden Ashby (Mortal Combat) with Ingrid




Mimi Kuzyk , star of "Blue Murder," etc.

Victor Webster with Jaclyn


With Rob Schneider, "The Animal" at Sotto Sotto
(chef: Felice Vacca)




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With opera legend
Maureen Forrester

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With Canada's Don Harron
(funny "Charlie Farquharson")

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Reception for Christopher Reeves, Superman, in Toronto. Paralyzed and unable to breath on his own, he did not retrieve but went all out to fight "to help people walk again"




Sharon Gless from Cagney & Lacey
"my Hero in the 80s"

With Hollywood tough guy
Robert Davi


Bruce Gray (Traders)

 

How would you spend time at the Academy Awards ?
(Two Toronto girls did their best to "meet every big-time Oscar winner")

Swiss-Master is just up the street from the Canadian Film Centre, and has many visiting celebrities shopping at the boutique. Over the years Ingrid and her family were invited to the "Oscars" three times. Below are a few snapshots of her two daughters, Jasmin and Jaclyn, as they did their best to "meet every big-time Oscar winner" (with the help of their grandparents who resided in Santa Monica) at the ceremonies, and also backstage and even the glamorous Governor's Ball:


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Jasmin and Jaclyn

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Gregory Peck

Jody Foster and Denzel Washington




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Tom Hanks

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Keifer Sutherland

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Tom Cruise




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Robin Williams

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Glen Close
A great person who goes out of her way to help others.

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Ricky Schroeder

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