Get your om on at the Yoga Show and Conference (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front West) this weekend, starting tomorrow (November 19) and running until Sunday (November 21). There'll be yoga classes, demonstrations and seminars, a veggie cafe, green living and meditation spaces, 250 retail exhibitors plus an Indian marketplace. Friday 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. 416-962-3636, www.theyogashow.com.
Acquaint yourself with Canada's future fashion leaders while supporting the Canadian Cancer Society by hitting the George Brown Students' Fashion For Thought charity show and silent auction, tonight (November 18) at the Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery (Arts on King, 169 King East). A $15 ticket includes drinks and snacks, not to mention fulfilling your good deed for the day. 6 pm to 9 pm. 416-986-4347.
After six months successfully dressing Toronto's scenestresses in the freshest Canadian fashions, Willow Grant (960 Queen West) is expanding its line list to include threads for the fellas. Now you can find Montreal label C'est Pas Grave and local brand SDG 033 working the racks. So get going dandies; holiday season is upon us! 416-533-7553; www.willowgrant.com.
Discover a sampling of Toronto's underground urban culture at Beneath The Surface , a collaborative fashion, art and music show/sale at Funhaus (526 Queen West) next Saturday, November 27, 4 to 9 pm. 416-509-0337; www.chinedesign.com/beneath.
Rack 'em up
This past week, HBC bigwigs announced the winner of the 2004 Zellers DeZigners Award at the Design Exchange (234 Bay). Of the competing third-year design students from Ryerson School of Fashion, Sok Oeung , Letty Lam and Stephanie Lau Moon Lin were awarded the winning titles. And now the students have the opportunity to design and manufacture pieces for established labels and see them carried in a select number of Zellers stores in the GTA. Look for the spring merch in March 2005.