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It’s spring! When dedicated shoppers’ thoughts turn to bargain hunting and all things seasonal. And, although the weather’s been wonky, and pandemic concerns continue to dominate the days, we’re all looking for new opportunities to get into fresh new spring spirit.

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Plus, with wedding season coming up, along with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. now’s the perfect time to find the perfect gift. Add to that details on one of Canada’s finest food events for a worthy cause – and you know we’re a spring worth celebrating this year!

LISA’S COSMETICS 2022 SPRING WAREHOUSE SALE: You know it’s truly spring when this famous warehouse sale comes around for the season – and it’s always full of delightful surprises. Lisa’s Cosmetics starts this Saturday, April 23 and taking place on upcoming dates over the next few weeks (so please check the sale dates carefully!) Lisa’s Cosmetics always offers an amazing selection of  toiletries, cosmetics, favourite perfumes and colognes, cleaning essentials, shampoos, and so much more, at deeply discounted prices (up to 80% off the retail.)  Name brands include  Stila, Revlon, Orlane, Elizabeth  Arden, Milani, Pur, Armani, Vera Wang, Anna Sui, Versace, Burberry, Gucci, Guess, and Givenchy just to name a few! Plus a lovely selection of fashion purses, fine chocolates, designer sunglasses and much more. Great Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gift ideas. Please note – no strollers or children under 10.

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– Lisa’s Cosmetics 2022 Spring Warehouse Sale, April 23-25, April 29-30, May 1-2, May 6-9, May 13-15, 135 Commerce Valley Dr. E., Markham (off Hwy. 7 and East Beaver Creek); Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10  a.m. to 6 p.m.; Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Closed Tuesdays-Thursdays.

– Luxury Kids Liquidation Sale – supplied
– Luxury Kids Liquidation Sale – supplied Photo by supplied /Danbury Liquidators

LUXURY KIDS LIQUIDATION SALE: This famous shop will be closing its doors forever in a few weeks and the store is being liquidated with major savings on all sorts of high-end children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Prices are going for 70% off the original retail price, with name brands that include Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, La Peria, Mimisol, MSGM, Nanan, Paciotti, Roberto Cavalli, Val Max, & Versace. Look for deals on dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, winterwear and swimwear.There’s a limited selection of suits, pants, tops and accessories for boys and limited  selection of onesies, bodysuits for babies. Accessories include bags, backpacks, hats, jewelery – and shoes. Sale will be winding down shortly, so get out early for best selection.

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 – Luxury Kids Liquidation Sale, under Danbury Global Liquidators, 24 Bellair St. Unit 6, (in Yorkville), Mon –  Wed: 11 am – 5 pm, Thurs – Fri: 11 am – 6 pm, Sat – Sun: 11 am – 6pm.

WILLIAM ASHLEY SPRING WAREHOUSE SALE: Starts Thurday, April 21 for in-person shopping and promises to one of the best sales ever. A favourite among savvy shoppers, William Ashley will be offering fabulous deals on everything from tableware to kitchenware, home decor, entertaining essentials, baby gifts – and if you’re  looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts or upcoming showers and weddings, this is the place you want to  visit! Name brands include Waterford, Emile Henry, Riedel, Dansk, Bulova and more. There are even gift ideas  for your favourite four-legged friend. Savings are up to 80% off with 22 departments to choose from.

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 – William Ashley Spring Warehoue Sale, April 21-May 1, 111 Creditview Rd., (Hwy. 400 and Langstaff) Vaughan;  Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  @wawarehousesale.

37 Suzy/Le Chateau bricks and mortar shops have opened up across Canada
37 Suzy/Le Chateau bricks and mortar shops have opened up across Canada Photo by supplied /supplied


The Canadian legacy brand Le Château it has recently launched bricks-and-mortar stores in 37 new concept Suzy/Le  Chateau locations across Canada, starting April 21. The new stores (as well as online shopping) will feature the company’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, featuring dresses, accessories, and the return of its popular footwear. The opening of these Suzy/Le Chateau premium stores marks “one of the largest new concept brick-and- mortar retail roll-outs in recent history,” as noted a recent company release.

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“As proud as we are of our online site, we are also delighted to be back in stores,” said Franco Rocchi, former  Le Château executive and now senior director of marketing on the new Suzy/Le Château team. “The brand was born  in brick-and-mortar, and we couldn’t be happier to rejoin the community of retailers in shopping centres across  the country,” added Rocchi in a recent media release.

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Toronto Taste comes back this June, in honour of Second Harvest – supplied
Toronto Taste comes back this June, in honour of Second Harvest – supplied Photo by supplied /Toronto Taste


I’m giving you plenty of advance notice that Toronto Taste is back for a command performance! Considered one of the hottest food events of the city, if not all of Canada, Toronto Taste will be taking place in June, and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet, eat and enjoy a culinary adventure that also takes a big bite out  of hunger and the amazing work of the non-profit, Second Harvest, food rescue organization.

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Second Harvest will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Taste Toronto on June 12 at Evergreen Brickworks, starting at 6 p.m., with a gathering of some of the finest if not most talented group of more than 50 culinary and cocktail powerhouses, including Chef Nuit Regular, Chef Craig Wong, Ambassador, Bob Blumer, and more. Be prepared to tuck into a dizzying array of amazing fare, knowing that every ticket purchased will  provide 600 meals to those experiencing hunger. This culinary extravaganza is one of the most sought-after events that allows guests to meet and greet – and help eat! – the super-star chefs’ creations. There’s  also a chef’s challenge, raffle, wine and silent auction and a live band. The event gathers the finest for a  memorable evening, and “best of all, this incredible fundraiser supports Second Harvest’s essential food rescue  program, bringing nourishment to Torontonians throughout the year,” notes a recent release.

It’s Toronto at its finest! Tickets are $300 and now available. For additional details, check out For details on Second Harvest, check out

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