The Smith's (107 Shaw, 416-533-9990, kvellbyyente.com) Elana Ginsberg has switched things up at her Queen and Shaw jewellery shop and café, moving its workshop upstairs and creating a more open space to show off new pieces mimicking anvils, hammers and other vintage hardware forms. While you're on this Trinity Bellwoods block, peak into the soon-to-open OddFellows (936 Queen West, oddfellows.ca), which is replacing restaurant Kei with a dining, drinking and retail space pushing decor products by Castor (castordesign.ca), the room's creator.
This is the last weekend to catch local firm Urbanproduct's exhibit of industrial design work at Distill (55 Mill, building #47, 416-304-0033, distillgallery.com). Until July 27, designer Stephen Lindsay and co.'s limited collection of Canadiana-inspired goods will be available to home outfitters who want to go proudly Canuck. Mark August 11 on your calendar for the opening of Distill's next special exhibit, Wine And Dine, showcasing kitchen-table-ready ceramics, glass and textiles until August 17.
A group of Toronto, New York and Caribbean designers are descending on the Palais Royale ballroom Friday (July 25) for Fashion Has No Borders, benefiting the Sick Kids Foundation (sickkidsfoundation.com) and Watoto Canada (watoto.com). Big style cheese Jeanne Beker hosts the night, which also includes a performance by Jarvis Church and a catwalk appearance by model Yasmin Warsame. Tickets are $50 online at fashionhasnoborders.com.
Sweet Deal bites
Clean out the shoe closet - it's time for Heel Boy's (682 Queen West, 416-362-4335, heelboy.com) seasonal two-for-one sale. New brands making a discount appearance include Lacoste and Tretorn, as well as price-?slashed old standbys Nine West, Steve Madden and Matt & Nat. Body Blue's (724 Queen West, 416-703-7601; 199 Danforth, 416-778-7601) summer sale is on now, with up to 50 per cent off clothing and 30 per cent off Fly London shoes. StyleGarage's (938 Queen West, 416-534-4343) Dog Days Of Summer Sale includes 25 per cent off Gus* Modern upholstered pieces. AS