The Church/Wellesley Body Shop is celebrating Pride big-time. Not only does the store have a float in the parade and offer extended business hours (including a 9 am opening Sunday, June 24, so revellers can stock up before the parade starts), but it's also donating 10 per cent of all purchases over $25 to PWA -- or, if you choose, a straight discount instead. Plus, it's knocking 50 per cent off discontinued lines, including the Japanese Hot Springs and Ayurveda ranges. 71 Wellesley East. 416-323-1878.
This Ain't the Rosedale Library has brought in a ton of remaindered books with overtly queer content just in time for Pride. Titles include Arthur Rimbaud's A Season In Hell, illustrated by Robert Mapplethorpe ($13.99), Tomson Highway's Kiss Of The Fur Queen ($7.99), Shyam Selvadurai's Cinnamon Gardens ($9.99), Alan Hollinghurst's The Spell ($9.99), Edmund White's The Fairwell Symphony ($7.99) and Armistaud Maupin's More Tales Of The City ($8.99). 483 Church. 416-929-9912.
Glitz has all the supplies you'll need to decorate a rainbow-themed party. This year, thanks to a deal cut when the store made a very big buy, the ever-popular rainbow wind sox (in a great selection of sizes and styles) are priced 10 to 15 per cent lower than last year, in the $12 to $25 range. 455 Church. 416-975-1343.
Housewares paradise MaZone has stocked up on very colourful goods for Pride, and even discounted a couple of items (like Esteban Incense, $35, down from $50). But the big news here is the live window display, with dancers on view June 22 from 6 pm on and June 23 from 3 to 6:30 pm. 473-A Church. 416-934-9400.
Body Body Wear is offering all customers a ballot for a draw to win one of two sets of two VIP passes to the Unity 2001 party. Each ticket is worth $250, so that's $1,000 in prizes. The ballots come with any purchase, no minimum -- the only catch is that the draw takes place today (Thursday, June 21) at 4 pm. Go shop fast. 500 Church. 416-929-2639.
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