Diary of the Week: Coveteur Book Launch, Art Toronto, TIFF BOOMBOX and more

A month after its glitzy Canadian debut, the Eaton Centre's stunning new Nordstrom corralled the city's most stylish to toast homegrown talent Stephanie Mark and Jake Rosenberg. The internationally renowned founders of The Coveteur were feted as they released their striking coffee table book, The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style, a tome featuring the best of their excursions into the world's most fashionable homes. Each attendee joined the #coveteurbookclub as the pair personally signed each copy for family, friends and industry heavyweights.

Art Toronto opened with a splashy VIP preview attended by the likes of artists Edward Burtynsky and Tony Scherman, designer Jeremy Laing and business leaders Richard Ivey and Larry Tanenbaum. The annual feast for the eyes takes over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre each autumn, showcasing an array of eye-catching art displayed by top galleries from North America and beyond.

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TIFF's annual fundraiser, BOOMBOX, was a sight to behold as guests enjoyed an out-of-this-world party themed around the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. More than 600 attendees got in the spirit courtesy of prosthetic Vulcan ears applied on the spot before exploring the space's unique art installations, from Maylee Todd's Cosmic Journey - where viewers lounged on pillows and rugs while listening to a string quartet while taking in 3D mapped projections - to a series of alien wrestling matches conceived by Superkick'd.

Another book took the city by storm as Canadian photographer David Drebin released Dreamscapes in the Rosedale home of party planners Jennifer Bassett and Sam Bennett. The intimate celebration saw the who's who of Toronto's social set sipping tipples and nibbling hors d'oeuvres while mingling with the man of the hour. Meanwhile, a staggering $650,000 was raised for Soulpepper Theatre Company's year-round programming at their playful annual fundraiser, where guests enjoyed special performances by Mike Ross, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jackie Richardson, Patricia O’Callaghan and more.

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