Toronto Fashion Week® Reimagined: September 2017

Toronto Fashion Week® to Celebrate Fashion, Art, Music and Culture September 5, 6 and 7

TORONTO, July 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Today Suzanne Cohon, Fashion, Arts and Cultural Ambassador, Toronto Fashion Week® and Carolyn Quinn, Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Week® announced the official fall show dates of Toronto Fashion Week® as September 5, 6 and 7. The bi-annual festival celebrating fashion, art and culture will take place within Toronto's most prestigious luxury retail and brand neighbourhood, Yorkville along Hazelton Avenue and Yorkville Avenue.

In December, 2016, Peter Freed announced the purchase of Toronto Fashion Week® from IMG Canada Limited. Freed, President of Freed Developments, is spearheading the ownership group comprised of several founding sponsors proud to announce their support and investment partnership with the festival. The founding sponsors, in addition to Freed Developments, include The Hazelton Hotel, Hill & Gertner Capital Corporation and Yorkville Village.

A robust programming schedule to occur over the three day festival will include fashion talks with internationally renowned designers and industry experts, runway shows and fashion presentations.

Toronto Fashion Week® announces St. Joseph Media as content partner and FASHION Magazine and Toronto Life as media partners. 

The Toronto Fashion Week® team looks forward to sharing exciting information to follow in the coming weeks including our special guest attendees. To receive updates on Toronto Fashion Week®, please sign up for the e-newsletter at or follow:
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Toronto Fashion Week®, the festival of fashion, art, music and culture. Located in the most multicultural and diverse city in North America, Toronto Fashion Week® will occur twice a year drawing on national and international designers, entertainers, media and the community to create a touchpoint where fashion is celebrated. The environment that Toronto Fashion Week® provides will become a catalyst for media engagement and coverage, retail activity and global connectivity – broadening designers' reach into international markets through the integration of digital media.

Freed Developments, founded by Peter Freed, continues to grow and remains one of Toronto's most successful real estate developers. Focused on revitalization of neighbourhoods, Freed has single handedly transformed the once industrial King West neighbourhood into the Live, Work, Play environment it is today. Freed has over a Billion Dollars of completed Developments and has sold approx. 5,000 units. The Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos was named the fastest selling project of 2015 in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld who designed the lobbies. Freed continues to expand its vision with two new Master Plan Communities; one at Dupont and Dufferin (Galleria Mall) and the second, Grand Park Village near the Mimico GO station. 

Developer of Muskoka Bay Resort, named one of the top 10 Golf Courses in Canada. Founder of PSR Brokerage, one of the top growing real estate brokerages in Toronto. Partner of both a creative design agency (Artform Media Group), whose clients are part of the most elite Toronto retailers. A construction company FirstCon, who built 627 King St., W., home to Lavelle Toronto's newest Rooftop Pool Bar/Restaurant, which Peter is also a partner in. The Freed Group of Companies in Development, Construction, Sales, Hospitality and Creative Design provide a complete partnership solution.

The Hazelton Hotel, Toronto's boutique luxury hotel in fashionable Yorkville, remains the city's iconic landmark for all that is chic and glamorous. The Hazelton Hotel offers 77 sumptuous hotel rooms and suites designed by internationally renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg. The Hotel's ONE Restaurant is celebrity Chef Mark McEwan's signature dining experience delivered from a contemporary Yorkville hotspot that boasts one of Toronto's finest patios. The Hazelton is home to the Valmont Spa, one of the most exclusive and luxurious spa sanctuaries in Toronto.

Under the leadership of CEO Lorne Gertner, Hill & Gertner Capital Corporation is a talent-based merchant bank, with a focus on retail, consumer products, real estate and creative industries.  Hill & Gertner invests its own capital and that of third parties, and forms partnerships with proven entrepreneurs who have extensive expertise in their respective industries. A consummate niche player, Hill & Gertner specializes in forming long-lasting and lucrative relationships with corporate leaders, and visionaries in the financial, fashion and design, retail, architectural and real estate realms. 

The company's current investments include Quadrangle Architects Ltd., Seven Continents (visual merchandising manufacturer), Hullmark Stafford ("brick and beam" real estate investment company), Tokyo Smoke (leading lifestyle brand), Green Acre Capital (venture capital fund), and Emblem Corp.(Canadian LP).  Hill & Gertner's entrepreneurial and personal relationships are the key to its success; it has the knowledge, know-how and financial resources to capitalize on the ever-evolving business environment.

Yorkville Village is a premier retail destination located in the heart of Toronto's luxury Bloor-Yorkville district. Owned and operated by First Capital Realty, Yorkville Village consists of the retail centre formerly known as Hazelton Lanes as well as a number of boutiques on Yorkville Avenue comprising of over 330,000 square feet of retail space. The transformation of the centre in summer 2017 will welcome prime new retailers, including several first-to-market luxury brand introductions to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. For more information, visit, or follow @YorkvilleVillage on Instagram, @YorkvilleVillageToronto on Facebook and @YorkvilleV on Twitter.

SOURCE Toronto Fashion Week

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