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Gold rush Jewellery store 18 Karat (275 Dundas West, 416-593-1648, hosts D'Or, an exhibition featuring the work of 14 Quebecois.

Gold rush

Jewellery store 18 Karat (275 Dundas West, 416-593-1648, hosts D’Or, an exhibition featuring the work of 14 Quebecois jewellery artists, from Monday (March 31) to April 25. This is the first group exhibit in Toronto for the collective, which has previously shown in New York, Montreal and Ottawa. Among the exhibitors are Roland Dubuc, Gustavo Estrada and Claudio Pino, whose work was featured in the most recent Hunger Games film. Meet the artists at the opening reception at the store April 5 from 3 to 6 pm.

Shop from your sofa

Local favourite Pink Tartan is the latest luxury brand to grace the Shopping Channel. Kimberley Newport-Mimran, head designer, debuts her modern womenswear designs on Sunday (March 30) at 8 am. Bonus: the entire collection is “easy wash,” meaning no ridiculously expensive dry cleaning required. The goods are also available online at

Cool and collected

The Design Exchange (234 Bay, 416-363-6121, hosts 10 panelists, including gallerist Daniel Faria, designer Joyce Lo and artist Micah Lexier, who deliver “rapid-fire” presentations on the art of collecting everything from oddball furnishings to tiny curiosities and contemporary art. The event takes place Tuesday (April 1) at 6:30 pm and is inspired by DX’s recent success with its This Is Not A Toy exhibit. Buy tickets ($16) at the door.

Local love

Shop unique wares at the One Of A Kind Spring Show & Sale until Sunday (March 30) at the Direct Energy Centre (100 Princes’). Check out Etsy’s curated zone for a selection of more than 50 Canadian Etsy vendors, including local makes Kiriki Press, Cubits, and CGMonsters. For a full list of featured brands, visit

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