Toronto isn't suffering from a lack of condo sites, and the building boom inspired Casalife owner Rob Whitfield and his team of small-space experts to set off their Metro Home Show display last weekend (January 18 to 21) with construction placards complete with "post no bills" notices. The Casalife Condo Project featured room concepts that maximized living areas, using colour, accessories and cleverly convertible furniture. If you missed the installation, you can still log on to www.casalife.com to take the Condo Project Quiz and apply design savvy advice to your minute abode.
99 Sudbury cleans up
Queen and Dovercourt after-hours party spot 99 Sudbury (99 Sudbury) has left its booze-soaked days behind and been reinvented as a drop-in centre for clean-living types. The 99 Sudbury Sport, Health and Social Club (416-533-6066) has opened a temporary gym space while its squash courts, lounge space and a rooftop pool are under construction. Log on to www.99sudbury.ca for a rundown of other club features and membership info.
Nathalie-Roze and Co.'s (1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699, www.nathalie-roze.com) winter workshop season is under way, but there's still time to reserve a crafty spot in one of the DIY courses. Classes on soap making and jewellery 101 are already in session, but check out beginners boiled-wool felting for knitters, starting January 28, and natural hand-dying seminars on February 4 and 10. Upcoming topics include how-tos on knitting, making spa goodies and T-shirt reworking. Call the shop to book your place.
Dust off junior's formal onesie, because Rethink Breast Cancer is holding its second annual Little Sweetheart Ball on Saturday, February 10, at the Vespa showroom (45 Esandar, unit 1). From 3:30 to 6:30 pm, moms, dads and their tots can party with other stylishly philanthropic families and check out a babyGAP fashion show. Tickets are $50 for grown-ups and $10 for kids online at www.rethinkbreastcancer. com and benefit Rethink's Support Saturdays program for new moms dealing with breast cancer.