Glory Box pop-up sale is back, with discounted patio furniture by Andrew Richard, Gracious Living and Sojag
By David Paterson
Upscale patio furniture from Andrew Richard Designs will be on sale at Glory Box this weekend
With Toronto’s weather hitting a record-busting 30 degrees today, it’s fair to say our city’s sweaty, sultry summer has arrived. Which means sunbathing, drinks on the patio and lazing around while the sun shines. Unless, of course, you’re like us and your patio furniture consists of two wobbly dining-room chairs and a $10 Ikea coffee table. (It’s not a classy look, we know.)
And that makes Natalie Petozzi and Abigail Van Den Broek our two most favourite people this weekend. Under their Glory Box brand, the pair are putting on a pop-up sale of upscale patio furniture — with up to 70 per cent off retail prices. In the winter, Glory Box held a sale of high-end kitchenware, and this weekend they are taking over the Glass Factory at 99 Sudbury St. (near Dufferin and Queen West) with a collection of cast-iron and wicker furniture as well as more fun stuff like hammocks. Brands include Toronto’s Andrew Richard Designs and Montreal-based designer Sojag.
Also this weekend: if you are the type who wants to do more with their backyard than just lounge around in the sun drinking cocktails — like, gardening or something — then you might like to check out a pop-up on Ossington Avenue. Calling itself an "urban garden centre" it’ll be held at the 109OZ condo sales centre. Yes, there’s more than a whiff of corporate image burnishing about this one, but there’ll be a bunch of organic farmers there and roof-gardening expert Scott Torrance will be showing people how to make super-modern vertical gardens. That’s gotta be worth a look, right?
Glory Box Pop-up, 99 Sudbury St., 647-973-1711 (for details, check out the listing in our Events Calendar); Urban Garden Centre, 109 Ossington Ave. Both May 26 & 27.