A new venue for LG Fashion Week. (Round 2)

We mentioned earlier today that LG Fashion Week would now be taking place at the Allstream Centre at Toronto’s Exhibition Place. According to a release sent today by the Fashion Design Council of Canada, the organization “requires a much larger canvas to articulate its vision” and that the warehouse at 30 Ordnance Street was a “romantic idea,” but fraught with logistical challenges. How a warehouse is romantic, we don’t know, so we’ll just join the chorus of tweeters who are just happy that there will be proper washrooms.

Along with more seating and a “grandiose” runway, there will be a larger media lounge (yay!) and a boutique, dubbed Get Dressed, that will sell Canadian design.

More scheduling details have also emerged. The somewhat controversial Sunday start date will feature a presentation from IZMA, a fur collaboration from Adrian Mainella and Canadian leather/fur master Izzy Camilleri. After some debate over whether was participating, Evan Biddell is now on the schedule for Tuesday, March 30 a 9 p.m.

In a curious move, the FDCC is taking fashion week to Queen’s Park (the provincial legislature, for you non-Ontarians) for a breakfast with MPPs Christine Elliott and Cheri DiNovo–a move they hope will influence a legislative change that would allow fashion designers to apply for culture grants. And there will be a mini fashion show, so it’s fun!

LG Fashion Week runs from March 28 to April 1, at the Allstream Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto; lgfashionweek.ca

EARLIER: The Toronto Fashion Week schedule is up. (And they’ve got a new home!)

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