Which camp are you in? The Beach or the Beaches?
Whatever your choice, theres a toque to match.
A line of popular neighbourhood toques from Toronto-based Tuck Shop Trading Co. includes two versions to please residents on both sides of the decades-old name debate.
Youve got to be kidding me, said resident Mary Gore when told of the two toque options.
Clearly exasperated with the ongoing spat thats now spilled over into winter fashion, Gore who has lived in the area for over 30 years said enough is enough.
My humble opinion is people should just get on with it. Who cares what its called.
After an unscientific survey of a few friends and family, Tuck Shop Trading Co. owner and designer Lyndsay Borschke settled on The Beaches for release in her first collection of toques. (The company launched in October 2013 with a set of 14 neighbourhood toques, including the Annex, Queen West, Parkdale and the Danforth.)
Soon after, Borschke began receiving requests for a Beach version. She noted that all the requests were positive and polite, in stereotypical Canadian fashion.
Since then, Borschke has ordered three rounds of Beaches toques (which are listed as sold out as of press time) which total around 450 hats. Shes only ordered one round of Beach toques. Both versions retail for $38.
Id say the people who want the Beach are more vocal, but from a consumer point of view, people are buying more Beaches, Bortschke said.
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Torontos Beaches vs. Beach debate reopened thanks to neighbourhood toques