Plus, get inspired to host dinner
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West, 416-531-4635, gladstonehotel.com) hosts the 2015 edition of Come Up To My Room, an alternative design event that takes over all of the historic hotel’s floors.
This year sees an extended run from Friday (January 16) to January 25, the addition of a band night and new programming. Featured artists include Miles Ingrassia, Carla Porier, Jessie Hasko, Lizz Aston and more. Admission is $10 per day, or $15 for a multiple admission and special event fest pass. Hours and more details at comeuptomyroom.com.
Get inspired by some of the most divine dinner party design in the city at the Monogram Dinner by Design cocktail party from 7 to 10 pm Tuesday (January 20), with all proceeds going to Casey House and the Design Exchange. Sip and nibble at DX (234 Bay, 416-363-6121, dx.org) while taking in 11 dining experiences created by Canadian designers and event planners like Candice & Alison, Sarah Richardson Design, Mason Studio and KPMB Architects. Admission is $120. Tickets at dinnerxdesign.com.
The Ron White Foundation‘s annual shoe drive is in full swing through January 31. Drop off gently worn shoes and boots for men, women and kids at any Ron White Shoes retail location in the GTA (ronwhiteshoes.com). Footwear is distributed via Dress for Success, New Circles, Halton Women’s Place and CAMH‘s Suits Me Fine. Bonus: Ron White offers all donors $25 toward a future purchase.