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Paul Mason opening the show. Photo taken by Andrea Vacl.

TOM* Designer Spotlight: Christopher Bates

Christopher Bates has come a long way since 2009 when he launched his eponymous label. Now producing and designing his collections exclusively and entirely in Milan, — where he trained at the legendary Istituto Marangoni — Bates is bringing his touch of refinement to the Canadian menswear scene. The Vancouverite was the only menswear designer in the …

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The designer, Benjamin Lafaille. Photo taken by Andrea Vacl.

TOM* Designer Spotlight: LAFAILLE

Montréal designer Benjamin Lafaille isn’t designing for the everyday person. His take on menswear is a testament to the subculture corners of the Internet. From outlandish and provocative silhouettes to prints lifted from the recesses of Tumblr and transplanted on t-shirts, LAFAILLE is a brand that gets people noticed. His clothing is about showing off: …

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Photo courtesy of Lex Records.

Polaris Prep 2015: BADBADNOTGOOD

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series in preparation for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. Visit CanCulture in the weeks leading up to the prize to see each of the 10 short-listed Canadian albums highlighted. Make sure to view the awards on September 21, 2015. In an age where rap seems like nothing …

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Maya's Storyland.

Inside Toronto’s only children’s museum: Children’s Discovery Centre

Frustrated at Toronto’s lack of educational activity options for her daughter, Jeanhy Shim decided to create one herself. Shim is the founder and CEO of the Children’s Discovery Centre (CDC), Toronto’s only children’s museum. Since its creation, it has been the popular destination for parents with children under the age of six. “I was in San Francisco at …

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