Trinity Tuck shop brings everything park-goers could want (and more) to the Bellwoods ’hood
By Karolyne Ellacott
Vintage clothing: the ideal accoutrements for a day at the park (Images: Karolyne Ellacott)
Now that Toronto’s dalliance with summer is getting hot ‘n’ heavy, down time at the park is more alluring than ever. At Trinity Bellwoods, park-goers can duck into Trinity Tuck Shop, the work of Kealan Sullivan and designers Dylan Davies and Ashley Rowe. The retro pop-up houses everything from candy-coloured clothes to jars of, well, candy — with Augie’s Gourmet Ice Pops and gelato from Boreal Gelato Company to boot. We stopped by to check out the best of the bunch.
With on-trend pastels and dyed goods filling the racks, it was hard not to fall for everything. We loved an assortment of vintage tie-dyed tees Sullivan picked up on a trip to New York ($30), while pieces from Rowe’s namesake label are ideal for those looking for something less park and more party ($90). Rowe’s man-friendly versions — tuxedo shirts that she’s both dip-dyed and spray-dyed — were sold out, but she assured us more are on the way ($30).
Summer-fresh whites included a pair of men’s woven leather shoes ($60) and some cropped jean overalls ($45) — ideal for throwing over a one-piece swimsuit. We eyed some striped denim shorts ($30) in bubblegum pink and white, while a jean jacket that spelled out L-O-V-E on the back ($60) was as sweet as can be.
Perhaps best of all, the shop rents out and tennis racquets and games for those who simply can’t sit still.
With a pink-splattered racquet in hand, your game will improve no matter the score ($5/hr).
Trinity Tuck Shop, 198 Walnut Ave.