Art for AIDS
The Ontario College of Art and Design (100 McCaul, 416-977-6000, www. ocad.ca) is holding a poster sale as part of its Imaging Change: Creativity Responds To Children Affected by HIV/AIDS event that coincides with this week's AIDS 2006 International Conference . The Life Matters exhibition runs until tomorrow (Friday, August 18) at 6 pm. OCAD students and grads have created posters to be sold alongside original artwork by kids living with HIV and AIDS. All proceeds go to the Theresa Group , MADaboutART and the Hospital for Sick Children .
We don't know what's keeping you inside on such a beautiful day (fingers crossed that the sun is blazing through your window while you're readings this), but if you must do the dot-com shop, we demand you continue to keep your retail therapy local with a visit www.fieerce.com. Surfers will find a site loaded with staple-style dresses, skirts, jackets, tops, pants and jewellery in simple solid colours at super-low prices. The fall collection goes online August 20.
GotStyle (489 King West, 416-260-9696, www.gsmen.com) is eager to stock fall fashions in time for the rush of film fest fellas wanting to refresh their after-party wardrobes, so you've only got until the end of August to score a deal at their end-of-season sale. The usual dandy roster, including dashing suitings, dress shirts, slacks and accessories by Ben Sherman , Penguin , Ted Baker , Tiger of Sweden , Full Circle , Dekker , Religion , Rare and more are marked down 30 to 60 per cent.
Last-minute gifters take note. If you've been putting off hunting for that perfect present all week and you don't want to arrive at the party with a sad pot of supermarket posies, look no further than the Outer Layer (430 Bloor West, 416-324-8333; 577 Queen West, 416-869-9888). And if you can procrastinate one more day, our favourite gift shop twins start their annual anniversary sale tomorrow (Thursday, August 18) until August 27. Everything gets the discount treatment, including goodies from Miso Pretty , Thymes and Burt's Bees .
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