Bay Bloor birthday bonus
It's the tail end of Bay Bloor Radio's (Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122, baybloorradio.com) 67th birthday celebration, and that means today (Thursday, February 28) is the last day to score some sweet-sounding deals on audio and visual gear. Watch out for a Samsung 51-inch plasma TV marked down to $1,499 from $1,799, or tune up Pro-Ject's Hi-Fi turntable, $449 from $499. Look for more deals on Bose Wave music systems, AKG foldable headphones and PSB tower speakers.
You may have come this far through the depths of winter without a proper coat, but don't push your luck. Visit OSC Cross's (osccross.com) open studio sale at 1179 King West, suite 008, until Friday (March 1) to pick up a new parka. The serious cold-weather outerwear company makes great utilitarian pieces in different lengths and colours, plus other toasty buys like down snow pants, vests and toques. Pieces are marked down by at least 20 per cent.
Harry Rosen is now hosting the photo exhibition Ralph Lauren In Pictures at the Yorkville flagship (82 Bloor West, 416-972-0556, harryrosen.com). The gallery lineup features personal images of the prolific designer snapped with his collection of classic cars, boats and other luxe lifestyle gear by photographers like Bruce Weber. The show continues until March 6.
Fashion Week warm-up
Registration has opened for the fall 2013 edition of Toronto MasterCard Fashion Week (worldmastercardfashionweek.com) taking place in David Pecaut Square from March 18 to 22. Designers scheduled to show on the still-evolving calendar include Pink Tartan, Line Knitwear, Vawk, Caitlin Power plus Chloé Comme Parris, Sid Neigum and a few other labels that previously showed offsite and early at The Collections event. The week before, The Shows (theshows.com) present labels including Jeremy Laing and Jean-Pierre Braganza.