For news re: what's up in T.O.'s East-End, including Leslieville, visit www.eastendnoise.com

For those who want to be in the loop re: crafty happenings of note in Toronto, make sure to visit Toronto Craft Alert:
toronto craft alert

Frugal Fashionista,
N-R's weekly style column in Metro

www.nowtoronto.com
Toronto's free alternative weekly (arts, politics, food & more)

www.sweetspot.ca
A daily injection of tips re: fashion, beauty, lifestyle notables with a T.O. slant

www.torontoist.com
A cool urbanite guide to what's worth doing/seeing in Toronto

Stylistas will appreciate the dispatches and updates from Toronto Street Fashion - a great resource for what's happening & coming up soon

Phenomenal Eats & Afternoon Tea
The Red Tea Box
(696 Queen St. West, 416-203-8882)
*closed on Tuesdays

Try the Mad-Hatter's Bento Box with an iced Chai - yum!


Best Wallet-Friendly Vintage Clothing Shop
Vintage Bride
(587 Markham Street, near Honest Ed's in the Annex, 416-530-0025)

This is THE top T.O. source for affordable and truly lovely vintage dresses, jackets and accessories (tons of merch priced under $30!).


Orgasm-inducing Cupcakes
The Cupcake Shoppe
(2417 Yonge St., N. of Eglinton, 416-322-6648)
www.thecupcakeshoppe.ca

N-R's fave: The "Yonge & Eligible" (golden butter cake & vanilla-cream icing)


Known for it's impressive selection of gourmet blends, unusual tea accessories and its British treats (think: Thornton's toffee!), Pippins Tea is a favourite Beaches area stop. Expect a warm welcome from owner Barb Snow and definitely try the topselling Creamed Earl Grey - yum.

Open 7 days a week at 2106 Queen St. East


www.craftster.org
Organized DIY tutorials, forums, resources and friendly networking

www.craftychica.com
Tons of tips and projects from pioneering DIY-diva Cathy Murillo

www.anothergirlatplay.com
Profiles on creative women entrepreneurs

www.getcrafty.com
Ideas, tutorials and resources

www.andreascher.com/community/resources.html
Advice re: starting your own crafting business

www.megan.scatterbrain.org/notmartha/index.html
'Not Martha' crafting projects

www.supernaturale.com

SPUN Magazine - a fab on-line stitch and bitch lifestyle quarterly

www.ibuydiy.com

Women Can Do Anything - An on-line community for women with especially useful tips, inspiration & resources for entrepreneurs

www.craftrevolution.com

www.inspirationinabox.com

www.artellawordsandart.com/workshops

www.churchofcraft.org

www.theswitchboards.com


Cut & Paste
NYC's on-line boutique of handcrafted items

www.paper-doll.com
A cool, on-line boutique spotlighting Canadian designers

www.blissen.com
One of a kind crafting collective

www.hintmag.com
On-line fashion insight

www.pinkthread.com
Handcrafted wearables by various DIYers

www.snazzygirl.com
A Canadian on-line boutique, featuring indie designers from Toronto, Montreal and beyond

www.sheshoppe.ca
A Toronto-based cyber shop for fashion and pampering merch


www.shamelessmag.com
A Canadian mag for 'young women who get it'

www.bust.com

Venus

Herizons
Feminist news & views from a Canadian perspective

Feminist.com

www.utne.com

www.adbusters.org

www.maisonneuve.org
A Montreal-based publication covering a diverse index of cultural and political topics

www.diplo-magazine.co.uk
London's monthly socio-economic mag for brainy yet hip under-forty types


www.homeofthesampler.com
A quarterly mail-out of indie craft nuggets and groovy music swag

www.fionasmyth.com
Super-fab Toronto artist & designer

www.freewillastrology.com
Often insightful, always entertaining Rob Brezny

www.bbc.co.uk/6music
Superb legitimately alternative music programming


www.oligarchyclothing.com
Limited edition silkscreened clothing and bags with a punk meets pop art aesthetic

www.fairyesque.com
Distinctively quirky women's clothing line from Montreal

www.francesfelt.com
Unique wearables incorporating hand-treated textiles and felt accents from Vancouver

www.erintracydesigns.com
Fresh, contemporary designs in silver - exceptional rings

www.hardboiledinc.com
Silkscreened tees featuring street-sweet graphics by Toronto designers

www.peachberserk.com
Super-cool silkscreened fashions and DIY workshops

www.bbj.ca
Barbie's Basement Jewellery...funky jewellery & magnets featuring pop culture icons

www.snoflakefashion.com
Fearless, funky fashion by Debbie Sutton under the Snoflake label.

www.daggandstacey.com
Affordable couture with a quirky sense of individualism by Dagg and Stacey.

www.momo-web.com
Fusion-fashion by Tomoko Kitai...her clothing line Momo mixes futuristic silhouettes with vintage kimono fabric.


www.givegirlsachance.org
An education fund dedicated to opening doors for girls and women

www.girlspoken.ca
A Canadian non-profit forum in which girls can voice their thoughts and a place where art serves as a spark to discussion and growth

www.rethinkbreastcancer.com
Rethink Breast Cancer

www.sistering.org
Sistering

www.trccmwar.ca
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

www.warc.net
Women's Art Resource Centre

www.corsageproject.ca
The Corsage Project