Notable Now: March 30, 2012

Dare to Wear Love
The Textile Museum of Canada’s latest event features top Canadian fashion designers banning together to help raise awareness and funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. This exhibit showcases installations by some of our nation’s greatest talent, all to help address the AIDS/HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. On through May 6th. 

Stop for Food Chef Challenge
As the kick-off event for Stop for Food 2012 (more details available at, the Chef Challenge pits some of the city’s top chefs against each other on April 2nd at Parts and Labour (1566 Queen Street West) for an evening of culinary contests, hosted by Thirsty Traveller and ‘Iron Chef’ co-host Kevin Brauch.

Harry’s Spring Run-Off
The annual Harry Rosen Spring Run-Off will see runners, joggers, and walkers going 5k or 8k in beautiful High Park on April 7th, raising funds for life-saving prostate cancer research. Registration ends on April 1st at midnight, so get your donations in and get into your gear on the 7th for this fantastic cause.

Coors Light Iced T Launch
Toronto is officially rolling out the red carpet (figuratively) for summer on April 3rd as Coors Light gets set to launch its highly-anticipated Iced T mixed beer beverage at Sound Academy. If the venue choice doesn’t speak for itself, take our word for it that this will be one massive celebration you don’t want to miss out on. 

Memory Ball
Andrew Richard Designs provides the chic backdrop for the 2012 Memory Ball, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. The gala takes over the space at 571 Adelaide Street East tomorrow night for an evening of cocktails, dancing, and some delicious food. PS, No Big Deal will lay down some hard electro house music at the stroke of midnight.

Just Opened: The Grove
One of the newest restos to hit the Dundas West strip, The Grove showcases some seriously whimsical contemporary English cuisine. The refined space, at 1214 Dundas West, is a beautiful backdrop for the gastronomical goodness, featuring dishes like pork with poached egg, striped bass with oxtail, and sides like the traditional Yorkshire pudding.