The Huffington Post Canada is marking a year since it launched in Canada, and AOL Canada marked the occasion with a party at its Toronto headquarters.

The party, where guests heard birthday wishes and got to sign a massive birthday card, was in itself a media event.

HuffPost blogger Conrad Black, who recently was released from a U.S. federal prison in Miami, attended the party, his first public event since coming back to Toronto. The Toronto Sun described his arrival as with "no pomp and pageantry." Upon arriving, Black mingled with guests, chatted with Arianna Huffington, who came in from Montreal where she was giving a talk earlier in the day.

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Other guests included Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, NDP's Olivia Chow (who is the MP for the Toronto riding where AOL Canada is based) and Senator Jim Munson.

Here are some of the pictures from the party. We'll be updating this gallery with more pictures.

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  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Conrad Black, Peter Worthington, Arianna Huffington and Graham Moysey.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Danielle Crittenden and Jim Harris

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Le Huffington Post Quebec's editor Patrick White and The Huffington Post Canada's Lisa Yeung.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Yvonne Crittenden and Daniel Alexandre Portoraro.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Glenn Thomas and Olivia Chow

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Althia Raj, Conrad Black and Michael Bolen.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Kenny Yum, Jean-Philippe Cipriani, Lisa Yeung, Erica Ehm and Brad Cressman.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Canadian Senator Jim Munson and former federal cabinet minister David Collenette.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Danielle Crittenden and Andreas Souvaliotis

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Mubin Shaikh and Danielle Crittenden

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Danielle Crittenden, Andrew Coyne, Arianna Huffington and Rod Charles.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Arianna Huffington and AOL's Christie Hill.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    The Huffington Post Canada's Angelina Chapin, Christian Controneo and Arti Patel.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    The Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj and Danielle Crittenden

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    Arianna Huffington, Danielle Crittenden and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

  • Arianna Huffington in Toronto

    Arianna Huffington at the AOL Canada offices in Toronto for The Huffington Post Canada's first birthday party.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Arianna Huffington and Conrad Black.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Arianna Huffington and Olivia Chow.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Arianna Huffington and Conrad Black.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    The day of our birth.

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    A really big birthday card.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Conversations start here.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Photo booth

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    Lootbags for our guests.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Signing the card! AOL Canada's Leanne Gibson shares her birthday wishes.

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    Sidewalk art in progress. The original illustration was created for HuffPost Canada's launch last year.

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    The office resembled a circus tent.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Make your own s'mores bar.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    HuffPost Canada's Brodie Fenlon, Angelina Chapin, Rachel Mendleson and Michael Bolen.

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    HuffPost Canada's Althia Raj, Brodie Fenlon, Danielle Crittenden, HuffPost Quebec's Patrick White and AOL Canada's Brad Cressman.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    From left, HuffPost Canada's Rashida Jeeva, Kenny Yum, Brad Cressman and Althia Raj.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    AOL Canada's Dawn Cuthbertson.

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    Sidewalk art in progress.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    HuffPost Canada's Brodie Fenlon, left, and HuffPost Quebec's Jean-Philippe Cipriani.

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    HuffPost Canada General Manager Rashida Jeeva signs the card.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Ottawa Bureau Chief Althia Raj on duty.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Party goers

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    DJ booth.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Wall of fame.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    The hustle of the party.

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    Conrad Black chats with HuffPost blogger Elizabeth Abbott and Peter Worthington.

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    Aol's Christie Hill.

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    Attendees listen to Arianna speak.

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    AOL Canada general manager Graham Moysey gives a speech with Arianna Huffington.

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    Arianna Huffington and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

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    Food Dudes caterers.

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    Sidewalk art.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Sidewalk art

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    Staff from AOL Canada and The Huffington Post Canada.

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    The wall of wins.

  • HuffPost Canada's Birthday Party

    Completed sidewalk art.