Chair Affair

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The 3rd Annual Chair Affair takes place November 1st and the theme is Vibrant Toronto. Come take part in a wonderful cause and see how some of Toronto’s best artist and designers transformed old chairs into masterpieces.

Chair Affair: A ‘Chair-itable’ Event

The gala showcases 18 of Toronto’s premier artists and designers who donated their time and talent to create unique and extraordinary works of art using ordinary chairs from Furniture Bank’s warehouse. Guests can bid on these one-of-a-kind chairs to take home with them and/or donate to the Furniture Bank Organization: a registered charity that serves the GTA by providing those in need with furniture and household goods.

Some of the artists and designers who participated in designing the Toronto themed chairs include, CBC’s Steven and Chris, Heidi Richter and Paul Lafrance from HGTV’s Decked Out, Natalie Hodgson of Sarah Richardson Design, Cherry Bomb vintage, UNION 31 and Seven Haus Design. The event will be hosted by Global Telivision’s Susan Hay and presented by Streetcar Developments. The live auction will be led by Stephen Ranger.
There are over 40 Chairs to look at and lots of prizes to be won. Come be a part of a wonderful cause.
Location: Palais Royale, Toronto
When: November 1st, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $150
Twitter handle: @furniture_bank #ChairAffairTOFor more information, visit Furniture Bank
To buy tickets or make a donation, visit Chair Affair 2012 Featured image: Chair designed by Steven and Chris

Cheers to Oktoberfest. Let’s celebrate!

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Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto’s Oktoberfest captures the essence of Bavarian festivities through authentic food, drink and merriment.

Oktoberfest in Munich:

Oktoberfest originated in Munich, Germany in 1810 as a 16 day event to commemorate the marriage of Bavaria’s King Ludwig to his bride Queen Therese.

200 years later it is the world’s largest fair celebrating beer. People dress up in traditional dirndl and lederhausen and parade through Munich to the festival grounds. Oktoberfest begins with a 12 gun salute and an official tapping of the first keg by the Mayor. The festivities in Munich are celebrated from September 22nd to October 7th.

Oktoberfest Kick Off in Toronto:
Kick off Oktoberfest with a ceremonial keg-tapping on Saturday, September 27th. The event includes litre steins of Steam Whistle Pilsner, gigantic doughy pretzels, lip-smacking sausage & sauerkraut, folk dancers, and arm-linked crowds joined in revelry and refreshment.

September 27th
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

Tickets: $25 at the door (includes the first one-liter Pilsner, and an authentic stein to take home).

For more info, visit: Steam Whistle Oktoberfest

Toronto Oktoberfest:
October 4th and 5th
5:00 pm – 12:30 am
St. Lawrence Market, North Building

Tickets: $20-25

For more info, visit: Toronto Oktoberfest

Nuit Blanche Toronto: A Free Art Event

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Experience the city transformed by artists for Toronto’s seventh annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art.

Discover more than 150 contemporary art projects within three zones. Some works encourage an intimate encounter with art, while others will wow you with large-scale spectacle.

One night only. All night long.

September 29th, 2012
7:00 pm – Sunrise

For more information, visit: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Hats on for Awareness Hatsquerade

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The 4th Hats On for Awareness Hatsquerade Gala Fundraiser that took place on September 13, 2012 was a smashing success, raising $65,000 in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Over 400 people from across the GTA came together and donned their favourite hats in support of mental health. The proceeds from the event will go toward providing care and treatment for individuals at CAMH suffering from a mental illness or addiction.
This year’s event was highlighted by keynote speaker Michael Landsberg, acclaimed host of TSN’s Off the Record ¸ who brought the audience to their feet with his moving speech about his struggles with depression and anxiety.
Together, we will make these stigmas ‘old hat.’
For more information, please visit: Hats On For Awareness.

Charity-Wok

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To celebrate the Canadian launch of their new Asian inspired stir-fry mixes, cooking sauces and pastes, Blue Dragon, UK’s favourite and most authentic Asian products, had a master-chef style competition giving 20 food media the chance to apply their inventive culinary skills and wok for a cause of their choice.

Dabble Chef, Corey Burgan was up for the challenge of preparing a flavourful Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese or Japanese inspired dish using Blue Dragon products. The panel of judges, Florence Kwowk (Oriental cuisine specialist), Jean-Francois Dery (General Manager America’s AB World Foods), and Theresa Quick (the PR Department) determined the winning recipe based on taste, appearance and the creative use of ingredients and awarded Amy Rosen and her Vegetarian Vietnamese Pancake dish as the winner. Amy donated $2,000 to the Mickey Network.

Bowling Night – May 18th

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Bowling Night – May 18th

Kimberley Seldon’s Designer Market

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This is more than a home show, it’s a shopping event!

Dates: Sat. April 30 – Sun. May 1, 2011
Times: Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: $5 at the door
Venue: Fermenting Cellar, Distillery Historic District
Location: 55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON.

Satisfy all your shopping and decorating needs in one convenient location.

Kimberley selects 40 exclusive vendors to share fabulous finds and great dealswith savvy shoppers at this annual event.

Antiques & Fleas ~ Vintage & Modern ~ Fabric & Trim ~ Furniture & Collectibles ~

GREAT DEALS! GREAT GIVEAWAYS!

Ask a Designer Metro News and Canada AM’s Karl Lohnes will be on site to answer YOUR decorating dilemmas!Bring your photos, swatches and floor plans for a free 10-minute consultation. (One design question per visitor.)

Meet our Vendors:Adornments on Queen, Casa Relief, Crabtree & Evelyn, Cutco Cutlery, Damascene Treasures, Daniel Thompson Beauty, Eliza Perry Jewellery, Fraktals, GH Interiors, Italy at Home, JacKryn France, Jarvis Rugs, Jelly Boys, Jewellery & Co., Karola Fine Art, MacFAB Fabrics, Megan Dunn Jewellery, My Back Shed, Oggettini, Renaissance, Robert Allen, Snapdragon Designs, Solo Para Ti, Sprucewood Cookies, Suetables, ViewIt Technology, Wear Guru, Wordstock Photography

Dabble Launch Party – March 24th

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Dabble Launch Party – March 24th