The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival is closing off the Yonge and St. Clair intersection to traffic, but don't let that stop you from making a pit stop at Fiorio Hair Design 's (1470 Yonge, at St. Clair) Beach Party. Score hair tips and advice from the pros, plus makeovers, gifts and refreshments and a chance to win a tropical getaway. And there's a good cause to consider - a portion of the weekend proceeds goes to the Make-a-Wish foundation. 416-964-1229.
We're pleased to announce that Vancouver-based Tension Clothing is now being carried by the Holt Renfrew chain, making it a lot easier to get your mitts on this sophisticated yet sporty womenswear collection. www.tensionclothing.com
Looking for vintage valuables? You won't want to miss the Antique Show at Yorkdale Mall (3401 Dufferin). The show runs Monday to Sunday (July 12-18) and features some of Canada's finest antiques vendors hawking highly sought-after collectibles. Monday to Friday 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 9 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. 416-789-3261. www.yorkdale.com
Another vintage designer has joined the old-is-new trend. Toronto-based Salvage Originals is an online seller of cute reworked-retro garb. Check out designer Tahsin Davdani 's street-ready designs at www.salvageoriginals.com.
If you're a drugstore shopping junkie, you'll love the new Pharma Plus Drugmart flagship store, aka "beauty and pharmacy environment," in the heart of office land at First Canadian Place (www.firstcanadianplace.com). Look for personalized services, monthly beauty events and interactive beauty displays that let you test products. The store also boasts a consultation room for those confidential chats with the pharmacist. 416-362-6480.