Must-Attend November Events

The Makings V. $65. More info: More info: Vancouver. Willock Sax Gallery, 210 Bear St., Banff, AB. More info: November 12 to December 14. Calgary’s Willock Sax gallery holds its fifth annual ceramics group exhibition this month. The architects’ approaches are anchored in their respective generations and cultures, but each is “deeply engaged with architectural processes, materials and craft.” November 4 to April 19, 2015. Decorated by even more design stars, including Steven Sabados Chris Hyndman of CBC’s Steven and Chris, Pink Tartan’s Kimberley Newport-Mimran and Cobi Ladner of Cobistyle, each tree was inspired by a different Toronto neighbourhood. November 29-30. 1. Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920, rue Baile, Montreal. If you’re looking for a little holiday decorating inspiration and Pinterest just isn’t cutting it, check out this annual tour. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto. See work by Robin DuPont, Sarah Pike and Barbara Tipton, among others. More info: Rooms You May Have Missed. Now in its 26th year, the Gardiner Museum’s annual exhibit of designer Christmas trees kicks off this month. This exhibit, which compares and contrasts the work of architects Umberto Riva and Bijoy Jain, looks at how rooms are used as the building blocks of architecture. 5. This year’s tour features Casa Mia, the historic Spanish Revival mansion that saw performances by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie in its heyday. The Textile Museum of Canada has commissioned 14 boldface names in the Canadian design world — including Karl Lohnes, Cate and Levi and Lori Harrison Designs — to create a limited edition collection of everything from tech cases to messenger bags to home decor items (like the coasters pictured above, by Bookhou). November 1 to 30. Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays. (And more recently, it served as Christian Grey’s imposing mansion in the 50 Shades of Grey movie.) Proceeds benefit Kids Help Phone. More info:

Updated: 03.11.2014 — 12:33