Mackage x Notable Fashion Week After Party
Date: October 22
Fashion Week in Toronto is obviously about the fashion… but it’s also about the after-parties. Mackage and Notable.ca are teaming up, along with Maybelline New York as sponsors, to throw an exclusive shindig at EFS with all the makings of a memorable fashion week celebration. The party will include an assortment of impeccably dressed event circuit regulars, entertainment and media figures, models, fashion bloggers, and, of course, the Mackage team themselves. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Chelsea Leyland from NYC and other perks include a one-of-a-kind photo experience from Photostar, bottle service, booths and even an “Arcade Claw” machine stuffed with great prizes. Check the Notable.ca website to apply for guest list.
Catwalk 2 Closet
Date: October 23-26
Location: Heritage Court – Direct Energy Center (CNE)
If you like the most fashionable clothing, endless variety and crazy-good deals, then you should make your way to the largest designer sample sale in Toronto. C2C is new consumer show selling designer and high-end label samples as well as surplus inventories at wholesale prices or better. Brands include Criminal Damage, Boy London, Sam Edelman, BCBGenaration, Victorinox, Rachel Roy, Nine West and more. The show is expecting upwards of 15,000 shoppers, so if you want to play it safe you can hit their website to sign up as a VIP, which gives you early access to the sales the day before official opening.
Enbridge CN Tower Climb
Date: October 18 & 19
Location: The CN Tower
You might have friends that live in six-storey Manhattan walk-ups, but believe us: you don’t know stairs until you do the CN Tower climb. It’s 1,776 steps to the top with no benches or hammocks along the way. More importantly, the climb is designed to elevate our city by providing money and opportunity to our most impoverished through the help of The United Way. It’s a $75 minimum donation, but of course everyone is encouraged to raise more. Online registration is now closed but you can swing by the Metro Toronto Convention center the day of and sign up in person. If there’s one weekend to make sure you don’t forget leg day, this is this one.
Date: October 21
Location: The Liberty Grand
Carrying on the goodwill towards the youth of our Canadian cities, Taste Matters is returning this year with an outstanding lineup of food and beverage hosts. Starting at $100 per ticket, you can enjoy fine cuisine and spirits while supporting the 20-year-old Eva’s Initiatives, a charity that works locally and nationally to reduce and end youth homelessness. This event alone funds safe shelter for 114 youth between 16 and 24 each night in Toronto. Wine, beer and spirit hosts include Barrel Select, Halpern Wine Enterprises, Mill St. Brewery, Beau’s and 40 Creek Distillery. Tasting hosts include North 44, Aria Ristorante, Cheese Excursions and Sultans of Samosas. Taste absolutely does matter – and so does your support.
Booby Ball presents: Big Top Booby
Date: October 17
Location: The Guvernment
Think: grand marquees, blazing cocktails, festival foods, tiger tamers, fortune tellers, and just about anything that pushes the limits of amazement. Especially boobies. Rethink Breast Cancer is back with another Booby Ball and this year’s event looks like it’s going to be pushing the limits of spectacular. The evening includes complimentary bar, cirque-inspired snacks, surprises and an auction that includes products and services from about 100 different brands. Tickets have sold out, but think pink, put in some legwork, and you’ve still got a shot to get into one of the year’s best parties.
Canadian Beauty Innovation Awards (and Showroom)
Date: October 17-19
Location: Heritage Building (340 King St. E)
Are you a trend-setter? Interested in discovering the hottest new products before anyone else and networking with the beauty industry’s innovative and elite? Or perhaps you’re interested in attending a fun and exciting awards show? If any of those sound good, you’ll want to get involved with this year’s Canadian Beauty Innovation program to get warmed up for upcoming fashion week. Spend all weekend exploring the showroom and interacting with industry’s leaders and gurus or get dolled up and applaud the winners at the Beauty Ball awards show on Saturday night. Do a lot of it or do some of it – but from where we’re sitting, it all looks pretty good
Top photo courtesy Booby Ball