Before the Raptors there were the Huskies. Although this short-lived professional basketball team only played for one season in the mid-1940s, its memory lives on in this faded crew neck men’s T-shirt by ’47 Brand. Show your Huskies pride, $48, at Over the Rainbow (101 Yorkville Ave.)
While visitors might be expecting beavers and moose in the city, they’re more likely to set eyes on one of these nocturnal critters. So, to celebrate our status as raccoon capital of the world, why not don a shirt showing one in its natural habitat? This blue cotton blend T-shirt is available in men’s and women’s sizes for $29 at tresnormale.com
If you don’t want to wear your civic pride on your sleeve, you can keep it in your pants. Local designer Candice Levine has crafted colourful T.O.-themed undies. Featuring a prominent CN Tower, the locally constructed underwear are available for men, $30, and women, $20, at thecandifactory.com.
Dress it up
Touting your love of T.O. doesn’t have to be casual. Toronto designer Anu Raina’s fall 2014 collection was inspired by the city. Her elegant Parkdale dress features a nocturnal map of the city, $299 at Distill Gallery (24 Tank House Lane, Suite 103) or online atdistillgallery.com. Distill Gallery also stocks a slew of other Toronto-themed dresses, skirts, tops, scarves and T-shirts.
YYZ with style
Although our airport code doesn’t seem to make sense, we might as well be proud of it. These snapback baseball caps come in a variety of colours and feature 3D YYZ embroidery and a row of maple leafs. Available for $40 at streetwear boutique Get Fresh Company (498 Queen St. W.) or online at getfreshcompany. com. Also comes in python and lamb skin, accented with gold embellishments, $149.99, at clothingfromyyz. com.
Feeling chilly in the hood? This cosy cotton blend sweatshirt features a stylized YYZ insignia on the breast and a back that reads TXRXNTO over the number 06. Locally designed by Trife Clothing Co. Available for $50 at trife.ca.
An urban twist on a Canadian classic, YYZ Clothing Co. has teamed up with Roots Canada to create a varsity jacket like no other. This customizable leather and wool jacket comes with an embroidered YYZ patch on the left arm, a ginger ale-inspired Ì¢âÂÒCanada FlyÌ¢âÂ patch on the other and a money bag on the left breast. Available for $550 online at clothingfromYYZ. com. YYZ Clothing Co. also stocks apparel at XTC Designs & Clothing (367 Yonge St.)
It’s all in the hood
From Mimico to West Hill, if your T.O. pride is on the specific side, you can represent your community with one of these neighbourhood T-shirts. With dozens of locales to choose from in men’s and women’s sizes, these 100 per cent cotton tees come in white or black and sell for $24.99 at neighbourhoodproject.com.
Home is Toronto
Home is Toronto is the message splayed across jackets, T-shirts and tank tops by the Peace Collective. For every garment sold, the local designers provide a child in need with school meals for a month through the United Nations World Food Program. The collection, which ranges from T-shirts $29.99, to men’s and women’s letterman jackets, $119.99, can be purchased at peace-collective. com. Many shirts and other Toronto-themed items are available at the Spacing Store (401 Richmond St. W. or online atspacingstore.ca.)