Toronto artist Charles Pachter opened up his iconic Grange Avenue home and gallery on May 26 for the launch of Teeple Architects’ (www.teeplearch.com) new Near:Far monograph. Guests snooped their way through the boxy pile from its basement courtyard pond to its rooftop terrace and snagged copies of the 120-?page book. Inside are profiles of the firm’s institutional and residential projects, including the University of Toronto’s Grad Residence, the Eatonville Library in Etobicoke and the Pachter place. Look for the book at Pages (256 Queen West, 416-?598-?1447) and David Mirvish Books (596 Markham, 416-?531-?9975).
Tonight (Thursday, June 5), Toronto’s best designer clothing walks the runways in Montreal for that city’s edition of the Fashion & Design Festival (www.sensationmode.com). Labels like David Dixon, Jason Myers and Lucian Matis are featured in the Highlight Toronto show. A group of Quebec designers including Philippe Dubuc and Renata Morales will complete the exchange when they appear August 21 to 23 as part of the Toronto edition, which moves from Yonge-?Dundas Square to the streets of Yorkville.
Doggies of a dandy breed will be out in full fashionable force Saturday and Sunday (June 7 and 8) for Woofstock (www.woofstock.ca). Visit the main stage in Berczy Park at the corner of Front and Scott to take in Extreme Doggie Makeovers, canine fashion shows, costume contests and the Ms. and Mr. Canine Canada competition.
Sweet deal bites
Gotstyle (489 King West, 416-?260-?9696, www.gsmen.com) celebrates its third year of dressing Toronto men dapper on Saturday (June 7) between 11 am and midnight with 20 per cent discounts on the entire store and hourly specials starting at 8 pm. The Shopping Addicts Sample Sale site in the Burroughes Building (639 Queen West, www.shoppingaddicts.ca) has reductions of 30 to 70 per cent on spring and summer pieces by labels like Firetrap and Seven for All Mankind until Sunday (June 8). SoHo Art & Custom Framing (77 Roncesvalles, 416-?531-?2047; 4154 Dundas West, 416-?840-?0711) is holding its annual frame and mirror sale, with 80 per cent off stock pieces and 30 per cent off custom jobs during the month of June.