Author: Erin Davis

Toronto designer Lesley Hampton is not only making headlines for her red carpet-worthy creations, but also for the attention she’s attracting to important issues like mental health, body positivity, and inclusivity.

Earlier this month, Hampton wowed attendees of Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TWFW) with a show that featured models cast on personality rather than physical appearance, bodies of all sizes, and a collection of clothing inspired by mental health struggles.

We recently caught up with the designer backstage.

When Toronto’s young professional set thinks of motionball, the annual glitzy fundraiser likely comes to mind.

Yayoi Kusama’s much-anticipated “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one of the hottest tickets in town – and trust us when we tell you that it’s about to saturate your social media feed.

In addition to the ample networking opportunities, the photo ops, and the design inspo (the last two of which are naturally synonymous), Toronto’s annual Interior Design Show (IDS) offered a harsh dose of reality that my place isn’t as great as it could be.

For the love of quality food, Winterlicious is one of the best reasons to emerge from hibernation in the dark depths of the Canadian winter.

This season, a holiday shopping trip to Square One Shopping Centre is even more worth the drive, especially if you have a soft spot for all things sparkly and bright.

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