The Princess Ball - hosted by Wishes for Olivia was a family gala held at the Liberty Grand's Governor's Ballroom to raise funds to support Make-A-Wish Canada. The mission of the foundation is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Guests were visited by all the Disney Princesses as well as fun filled activities for all the Princesses and Princes.
"Bata Heritage took over the Drake's Toronto Flagship General Store. The Drake General Store hosted the launch party for a pop-up, shop-in-shop, from April 19 to May 14 at the Queen Street West location. This was a chance for Bata fans and shoe fanatics to get their hands on the limited-edition sneaker, as well as other exclusive footwear styles from a global brand."
So not a Fuji Tuesday event but the Fujifilm people were there along with X-Photographer Spencer Wynn with the new GFX.
This was the Toronto stop of Fujifilm's Great Canadian 150 Road Trip and Spencer spent a couple of hours on a photo walk before getting back onto the road and headed east to Ottawa.
From their website:
"The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the goal of CAFA as a national platform is to foster the next generation of Canadian talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.
A stylish and glamorous evening, the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards unites artists and influencers from all over the world to celebrate the diversity and creativity inherent in the Canadian fashion community.
The fourth annual red-carpet Awards show took place on Friday, April 7th, 2017 - a unique evening that united Canadian talent and fashion influencers from all over the world. Honouring designers, models, image makers, stylists, and influencers, CAFA has established itself as a premier event in the Canadian fashion industry."
It was an "an unforgettable evening alongside Canada’s top fashion designers, business leaders and cultural innovators" that "honoured the outstanding achievements of our talented designers, stylists, photographers, models and fashion icons."
"Winter Stations is now embarking on its third-year, opening an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape.
This year we are expecting to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an addition three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather. The exhibition is to run February 20 until March 27, 2017. This is a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for Winter Stations' temporary artwork installations.
Winter Stations 2017 theme: Catalyst : Converting one form or substance into another. Its the finger that tips the first domino over. Its the flap of butterfly's wing that that sets off a chain of chaotic, unpredictable reactions. The theme for Winter Stations’ third year is Catalyst. In 2017, this seems especially fitting in this time of international political, social and cultural search for a better way forward. This winter, we ask artists and designers to unearth and intervene in such a way as to open up the landscape, as well as the minds of those who come to view and interact with the installations. We ask that proposals seek to disassemble and re-shape our notions of Toronto’s waterfront, with particular attention to the sand and materials strewn across the beach. The installations this year will also be a catalyst for change: We would like to see less waste and more re-use. Designers should consider how their materials can be repurposed and recycled; we are excited to see proposals that evolve into future iterations, as on-going research and design projects. Entrants should address in their proposals a post-Winter Stations’ life, including de-commissioning / removal and the potential opportunities they see for their design, such as possible new sites and / or new objects. There is no limit to the size of the installation, but please note that included in the jurors’ instructions will be durability and constructability. Installations cannot exceed the total cost outlined. The jury may choose to pick up to ten proposals, in order of choice. The Winter Stations team will review these proposals to determine constructability. From this list we are fundraising to build up to six installations. Winning teams will be provided with an allowance for travel and accommodation to spend time in Toronto during the installation and the activities surrounding the opening, February 17 - 20, 2017. In 2016, this included an opening party at The Gladstone Hotel. These events provide opportunities for citizens of Toronto to engage directly with the designers. Members of the design team should expect to meet with media to discuss their designs and ideas. This year, local design and art institutions will be represented by The University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design, Humber College School of Design and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture with teams of students designing and fabricating installations for three stands."
Spring is officially here and the Toronto Argonauts Football Club home opener is only 3 months away. In preparation for the season, the 2017 Argos Cheerleaders auditions took place at the National Ballet School this past Sunday.
The ladies danced up a storm to claim one of 22 spots in the 2017 squad.