Stimulate summer idle hands with a class at one of Toronto's stitching schools. For kids, the Sewing Studio (266 Avenue Road, 416-901-0758, lovesewing.com) offers camps like Lights! Camera! Fashion! and Fashion Runway Week. Grown-up DIY garmentos can learn how to sew up an underwire bra at Sew Be It Studio's (2156 Yonge, 416-481-7784, sewbeitstudio.com) three-week bra-making class, beginning on August 30.
Graffiti artist Evond Blake's Decimals Rebuilt show runs until August 3 at the Function 13 store gallery (156 Augusta, 416-840-1010, function13.ca). Blake works under the pseudonym Mediah and mixes elements of painting, graphic design and animation to create imaginative, street-art-inspired images.
Look, it's Leon's
Don't shoot the messenger. We just thought you should know that Leon's has opened its new downtown location at the restored roundhouse (255 Bremner, 416-642-0630, leons.ca). What you do with this information, whether you overdose on matchy bedroom sets and overstuffed couches or avoid the place like the plague, is entirely up to you.
If you've had your eye on some designer clothing goodie from Jonathan + Olivia (49 Ossington, 416-849-5956, jonathanandolivia.com), now is the time to buy. The store's Hearts You Sale is on now, with up to 70 per cent off menswear, womenswear and accessories.
Hazelton Lanes' (55 Avenue Road, 416-545-0361, hazeltonlanes.com) Take Me Now Summer Sale starts today (Thursday, July 16) and continues until July 22, with discount of as much as 70 per cent at mall retailers.
Inde-Art Design House (388 Carlaw, unit 106A, 416-543-4495, inde-art.com) has reduced its rustic furniture and home accessories by up to 50 per cent.
Liberty Market Building boutique Vocado (171 East Liberty, #121, 647-347-7153, vocado.ca) holds a Sizzling Summer Sale for the month of July, with 25 per cent off the store's entire stock of clothing and accessories.