Time to get catty! On the Catwalk that is. The Toronto World Mastercard Fashion Week (WMCFW) is here with a week full of events including many runway shows (of course), at David Pecaut Square. Opening night includes stylish threads by Sid Neigum, Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh, as well as a few rising Canadian fashion stars presented by the Mercerdes Benz Start-up Program.

For your Open Mic Night, try out The Painted Lady, Tranzac or join the folks at The Old Spaghetti Factory’s Amsterdam Bicycle Club (mouthful much?) for “Monday Monday Monday” featuring The Boston Molasses Explosion of 1919. We’re not making this up.


Fashion week Tuesday embraces a studio show by Elan and Castor and a special Minnie Mouse presentation, get your invite now! On the runway, we have designs by Narces, Thomas Bálint, Bustle, Melissa Nepton and everyone’s fave, Target.

On the silver screen, you can catch the likes of Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden and Jeremy Renner. Take your pick from the following titles which they feature in:

The Book of Life is about a young man on a journey to rewrite his destiny while facing his fears and following his heart at the same time.

The Best of Me is a Notebook-type of love-story of high school sweethearts who reunite after 20 years apart. Love, joy, tears, heartbreak ensue and happily ever after? You’ll have to watch it to find out.

Fury follows a war daddy and his men on a deadly mission (outnumbered and outgunned) behind enemy lines in post WWII era.

Kill the Messenger follows the story of real-life reporter for the San Jose Mercury-News, Gary Webb, in the 1990s when he pursues a CIA-cocaine-related story and how he ends up having to fight for his reputation.


Get ready to use your imagination – the imagineNATIVE Festival starts on Wednesday and runs for 5 days. Celebrating the film, video, radio and media works of indigenous people (national and international) the festival includes film screenings and exhibits that speak to various social and cultural events.

Hump Day fashion studio exhibitions: RudyBois, Hillary MacMillan and Klaxon Howl. Strutting chic outfits on the runway:  Christopher Bates, Rachel Sin, Mackage and Hayley Elsaesser.

Catch the raptors in an exhibition home game (pre-season) against the Maccabi Haifa (Israel) at the Air Canada Centre (ACC).


The second “invite-only-so-get-yours-now” Fashion Week TFI Press and Buyer Brunch is on Thursday. In the studio and on the runway are works by: Malorie Urbanovitch, Threshold FT: Rank by Rani & Som Kong, Caitlin Power, Matthew Gallagher, Soia & Kyo, Rudsak and the October Issue Official After Party presented by Grey Goose.

Don’t forget about Thirsty Thursday. We’re going for classy this week with a refined and sexy atmosphere at the Spirit House. One of their “can’t go wrong” drinks is New Jack City which infused with Boulard Calvados, egg white, pomegranate grenadine and rye whiskey. Only the tongue will tell.

Worry not, if you can’t make it to that shin-dig, Cube is also hosting an after party, so get ready to strut your stuff with Venus X.


All hard work deserves an award or so. After seeing designs by Huntress, Brit Wacher, Michael Kale, HD Homme, Stephan Caras, Madame Moje, Mikael D and a DHL Panel “Expanding Your Brand Internationally,” the Fashion Magazine Awards will brighten up the ramp.

For every after-party, there must be a fashion week closing party. Come alive at Cube – there will be bikinis (by Venao) too!

All fashioned out? Ty Dolla Sign holds it down at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club.


BMO presents fashion Saturday which includes 3 sessions throughout the day so you have time get to your other non-fashion related activities. These sessions include The Ultimate Fashion Consumer Experience, spring 2015 Fashion & Beauty Trend Presentation and the WMCFW Highlight Runway Fashion Show. Phew!

After that you can meet at Nathan Philips Square for the annual Toronto Zombie Walk for your pre-Halloween spooks.

Thriller Thriller 2014 is on at the Guvernment with Gareth Emery and M4Sonic amongst others.


For this Sunday’s brunch, we wanted something that sounded Fashion week-ish (let’s ride this wave to the end right?) so we went with the French La Petit Dejeuner (you know, because Paris and Fashion go hand-in-hand). Menu items include stuffed crêpes, quiche and eggs benny or Florentine. Bon apetit!

This is the last day to take part in the Kensington Market Art Fair which adorns our city, mostly some of Toronto’s historic neighbourhoods with original two and three dimensional art. The fair features both professionals and student works. Go on, give your eyes and artistic side a treat.

For the full fashion week schedule and all the details, visit World Mastercard Fashion Week and see their calendar.