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Now Open: EPH Apparel

Courtesy of EPH Apparel

Photo by Simeon Rusnak. Courtesy EPH Apparel

Popular purveyor of menswear EPH Apparel has moved their flagship store into a stunning new downtown location. The brand, which launched an online-only operation in 2010, has made a mission of proving customized, made-to-order suits are attainable for any budget. Face to face consultation at the new shop offer gents the opportunity to create their own bespoke suit, from cuff to lapel, in person. Drop by the sleek space or call ahead to book a consultation. Mon-Sat 10 am-7 pm. 190 Smith St, 1‑888‑343‑6117, ephapparel.com

Boutique Hotels Across Canada

The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

We’re suckers for modern design, playful details and artful touches combined with personalized service. Often trendy, or featuring some kind of new twist on the old, Canada’s boutique offerings are sometimes heavy on whimsy or light on furniture, but always unique. (more…)

Hot Art: Marian Bantjes in Print

Honour Spread, from the book I Wonder, by Marian Bantjes

MARCH 2 TO JUNE 5 Mere text cannot do justice to I Wonder, a book of essays and artwork by graphic designer and typographer Marian Bantjes. Famous for her painstakingly ornate designs, original lettering and clever writings, her work will amaze. Onsite at OCADU displays a collection of Bantjes’ past works, prints, posters, wallpaper and magazine covers. The main attraction, however, lies within the pages of
I Wonder. Often described as a 21st century illuminated manuscript, it will reconnect you with the art of print.