Where to shop for the OVO festival in Toronto

If you’re a Drake fan, you most definitely know about OVO Fest – a massive three-day concert that goes down annually in the 6 and brings a stellar lineup of special guests to the city (including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Lil Wayne and The Weeknd). To prep you for the TO exclusive festival, here are the places to run in the 6 for that OVO swag. [Image courtesy of Fitzroy Boutique]

October's Very Own

899 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V9

This is no doubt the obvious choice. Drake’s store, October’s Very Own Toronto flagship has OVO clothes and accessories aplenty. Grab sweat shorts with the famous owl logo and an OVO tee or polo, or rock Drake’s new line of “Know Yourself” tees, sweats and caps. You can even go so far as getting an owl logo iPhone case. The great thing about the OVO line is that it’s not in-your-face fan wear – the logos are subtle. They’re stylish clothes you can hit the 6 with everyday.

Get Fresh Company

498 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3

If you’re going to go to a Drake concert, you’re going to want to represent Toronto. For $40, you can get a cap with YYZ embroidered on the front at Get Fresh Company. GFC also has great minimalist wear from basic t-shirts to sweats. Their Barebones, Ribless Bomber, and Mammoth Capsule collections are all made in Toronto. You can even find hot designer pieces like denim by Kollar Clothing and “I’m Broke Baby” tees by New Regime.

Untitled & Co

438 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A8

Untitled & Co.’s digitally printed tees are the hottest collections to add a bit of fun to your street wear. Celebs like American DJ Diplo, rapper Lil Debbie, Katy Perry and Perez Hilton have been seen in them. They’re available for both men and women, and you can find hip-hop references (Thugs Mansion, These Hoes Ain’t Loyal, No New Friends, Woke Up Like This, and Don’t Drake and Drive, for instance). There’s also No New Friends caps that are written with the same font as that of the show Friends. Grab ‘em in-store or online.

Bake Shoppe

859 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A1

To get in the spirit of OVO Fest, you’ll want to stop by Bake Shoppe at College and Ossington. They have Drake’s face printed on a sugar cookie – need I say more? Grab a couple of those and Snoop, Biggie, Tupac, and Jay-Z face-printed sugar cookies, while you’re at it. They’re sure to get people talking at your pre- or after-party, and will make a great addition to your Instagram feed – let the festivities begin!

Fitzroy Boutique

98 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

Speaking of parties, adding a few celebrity prayer candles to your place will sure get you in the spirit of OVO Fest. Ossington Ave's Fitzroy Boutique is where you can find them. Think: Drake, Rihanna, Prince, David Bowie on 9-inch glass candle containers. The store also has Peace Collective’s Toronto tees (you know the ones: Home is Toronto and Toronto vs Everybody) and totes with lyrics like “Blame it on my wild heart” by Stevie Nicks. They also have great summer dresses. Tip: Their silk slip dresses will look great layered over a tight tee and an OVO cap paired with sneaks.

Brimz Hat Boutique

56 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K1

Toronto’s homegrown Brimz Hat Boutique might have the greatest caps to complete your OVO look. Go for the caps by 6ixside Clothing Co. and Peace Collective emblazoned with phrases steeped in TO pride (6ix Side, Home is Canada, and Home is Toronto). Brimz also carries its own collection of caps, which includes a series of celebs embroidered on the front (appearances by Mike Tyson, Kanye, Bruce Lee, Biggie, Aaliyah and Tupac). Hot tip: vegan-minded fashionistas can visit the spot for 416 vegan leather caps.

Toronto Tees

527 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5

Have a Drake lyric in mind? You can have it printed on a t-shirt from Toronto Tees. For those looking to get a little creative and design their own OVO-themed t-shirt, this shop has a fast printing service and can bake up your custom tee in five minutes. You can also grab the t-shirt from the store or order it online with your design. Printed tees start at $29.75 and the more you get, the more money you can save.

Community 54

1275A Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L6

Inspired by vintage streetwear, this shop in Parkdale has some great statement collections. At Community 54, you can find beanies declaring things like Unity and Community Over Everything. Their Air Bart snapback caps are perfect for OVO Bounce, the festival’s annual men’s basketball tournament. Other options include hip-hop artist Smoke DZA or “RAP” t-shirts that you can pair with a beanie of The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face motto embroidered.


819 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

The decided cool guy in town, Nomad has done tons collaborations with celebs (including a recent with Justin Bieber). Their 416 and 431 graphic long-sleeve tee collab with Been Trill went viral when Kanye West wore it at his Toronto concert in 2013. Shop Yeezy’s Crepe boot in taupe, paired with Comme Des Garcons Play emblem tee (which rapper French Montana is seen toting in one of Drake’s Instagrams). They also carry a range of sweet sneakers including grey and black Nike Sock Dart and suede New Balance 580’s collaboration with wings + horns.

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