Eat up Toronto fashion in Yorkville

Local designers and bars team up for a collaboration during Fashion Week

For far too long, attending Toronto’s fashion week meant being confined to a tent in David Pecaut Square, where you paid way too much money for a bottle of Peroni (or, if you were a reporter, subsisting on Tim Hortons turkey club sandwiches).

But the event moved to Yorkville for its reboot in 2017, and the new organizing team is wisely capitalizing on the fashion crowd’s ever-burning desire to schmooze (ideally, with booze) with a new promo. Style Plate teams up local restaurants (including ONE, Sofia, Trattoria Nervosa and the Oxley) with Canadian designers (Narces, Hilary MacMillan, Christopher Bates and more) to create cocktails and dishes that represent their collections.

The result: from September 4 to 6, you can go to Planta and sip on a green juice-inspired Chopped Salad (gin, mint, celery, basil and lime) courtesy of Triarchy, or knock back the Christopher Paunil-inspired, excellently-named Informal Therapist (Beefeater, Pisco, lychee, lemon, honey, cynar and aquafaba) at Bar Reyna.

On the food side, there’s a Narces-inspired lobster and roasted corn dish at Sofia, and seared scallops by Cibo and Hendrixroe. Check out the full lineup of restaurants here. | @nataliamanzocco

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