the week: March 17-23
(Left to right) Olivia Chow, local designer Anu Raina, Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, and Karen Stintz / Twitter via @karenvonhahn
Toronto Fashion Week showcases local designers and local drama
World Mastercard Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday, showcasing an eclectic mix of Canada’s creative designers. Torontonians witnessed an array of collections including VAWK’s memorable prosthetic limb. The week took a political turn of events when mayoral candidates Olivia Chow and Karen Stintz made an appearance at the World Mastercard Fashion Week tents, with Stintz sporting designer Anu Raina’s ‘subway scarf.’
Target coming to downtown Toronto
Target Canada announced on Thursday its plans to build a two-storey anchor store in downtown Toronto. The new store, opening in October of 2016, will be located in the city’s South Core at Harbour Plaza. Get prepared because Target’s new addition “will be one of our largest stores in the entire country,” said Target Canada’s CEO Tony Fisher.
Mayor Ford the subject of a Ontario Superior Court release
Police documents revealed by the Ontario Superior Court on Wednesday a detailed description of the now infamous crack video. There are a total of five videos, but only two that successful film the mayor. The police description states that, “at one point Mayor Ford holds the glass cylinder to his mouth. Lights the lighter and applies the flame to the tip of the glass cylinder in a circular motion." Rob Ford hasn’t commented on the videos, but his lawyer Dennis Morris, said Ford was falling victim to a “smear campaign.”
Apartment fire caused by one cig
An apartment near Yonge and College was set ablaze this Sunday morning by what has been said to be a lit cigarette. Toronto Fire Department stated that a 42-year-old resident of the building had fallen asleep on his couch while smoking. Nearly 45 firefighters responded to the fire, which is said to have caused about $120 000 in damages.