The humidex is off the charts, summer festivals are in full swing and patios are packed. Yes, summer has finally arrived in the 6. To survive the dog days of summer, we’ve handpicked some of our top spots for must have summer essentials – from sunscreen, swimsuits and sunnies, to bikes, hats and sandals. [Image credit: iStock.com/Atilla ALTUN]
When the winter weather warms, skateboarders pound the pavement all across the city. Despite the lull enforced by the snowy season, there's a slew of skateboard shops that provide everything from custom boards to world-renowned brands, giving Toronto's skaters an excellent variety of stores from which to choose the perfect board.
There’s nothing as exhilarating as a good workout, so it’s just as fitting to look good while you feel good, right? Whether you’re an outdoor explorer, hitting the mountains for sick snowboarding Insta-shots or shooting some b-ball outside of the school, these local shops will help gear you up and looking good while you play. [Photo courtesy of Exclucity]
The winter in Canada is harsh, and it’s even rougher in Toronto, as city dwellers frolic across the city in ankle-high snow. Hats, mitts and scarves are a must, but the best investment you can make is a winter parka. Given the range of retailers out there, the coat options are endless – dressy, day-to-night or everyday casual. Here are the best bets for finding a winter parka in Toronto.
Is there anyone out there who truly enjoys shopping for a new bathing suit? Probably not, but the colourful selection of suits and helpful sales staff at these Toronto swimwear shops might make the process a little less painful.
Looking for some super lightweight luggage so you can pack to your heart’s content? Perhaps you’re in the market for a modern passport carrier locally made from high quality leather. And of course, you know well the ubiquitous necessity of a boss backpack. Well, good news: Toronto’s got it all. Here is our list of where to find travel accessories made for the style-savvy jetsetter. [Photo courtesy of Te Koop]
Americana has become a ubiquitous aesthetic across the globe, but Canadian trend-makers have made way for a look that's all our own. You know the one: it involves flannels, plaid, toques and really fine leather boots. Throw in some heavy wool blankets, outdoor-inspired decor, and a set of antlers and there you have it: Canadiana in all its glory. Get in on the look at these Canadiana-inspired apparel and decor shops.
Looking to add a little sizzle to your summer? Stop coveting your neighbour’s grill and check out these barbecue shops in and around Toronto where you’ll find a wide variety of barbecues and smokers that’ll get you cooking in no time.
Amongst Toronto’s bustling downtown streets you’ll find a number of charming boutique hotels just waiting to be discovered. Next time you’re visiting the 416, forget the big-name hotel chains and check in at one of these unique neighbourhood gems.
Wherever your next adventure will take you, Toronto has you covered for wilderness-ready gear. The city and surrounding area host a slew of specialized shops and outfitters for any level of engagement with the great outdoors. Whether you’re shopping for a paddleboard for the cotty or getting outfitted for a three-month road trip, these local institutions will get you ready to take on the Canadian wilderness.
There’s luggage out there to suit every possible need and taste. Whether you’re seeking a closet on wheels or something simple for day-tripping, these amazing Toronto stores will have it.
Looking to spruce up your backyard or balcony in time for summer? Bring the indoors outside and soak up the sun in style with weather-resistant patio furniture and accessories from these home décor shops in Toronto.
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