Toronto girls are a rare breed; raised off some of the country's most note worthy art, music, fine food and entertainment before they could say CN Tower. They are not as pretentious as New Yorkers, nor as simple as small town girls, but a careful curation of their environment. Because Toronto girls have been around the best, they’ve developed not only good taste - but skills, habits, and practices, that make them who they are - which is bomb af. If you too wish to be bomb af, please take into consideration the tips and tricks of the classic Toronto girl.
1. Maintain excellent glam at all times.
Toronto girls are busy bees - whether they’re hustling from the office to a Bumble date, or from Robarts to the gym, they always look presentable. This could include eyelash extensions from MYNC, a fresh mani from Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a hydra-facial from BeautyBar, or a well-needed wax from The Ten Spot. Your girl is looking cute, and if by the off chance she’s not? She’s going to get herself cute. Seriously, her appointment at the Benefit BrowBar is in 10.
Photo creds - @lost577
2. Keep their friends close, but their Wildflower connections closer.
Yes, your Toronto girl has at-least one bar/club promoter in their pocket. She's got to keep her options open. Does she want to Door Three Friday with Exemption, or to Lost and Found with Allure? Either way, she’s skipping the line and not paying cover.
Photo creds - @uoftdrizzy
3.Master the art of the TTC.
While most of the time they are #toocutefortransit - there are hungover, broke or study-based days that require The Rocket. Sunglasses, a perfectly curated playlist, and the well practiced don't-talk to-me-look keep the crazies away until they get to Bay.
4. Brunch at The Starving Artist like it's nobody's business.
As cute as their boyfriend's attempt at toast may be, it lacks the Insta-appeal of La Societé's eggs benedict, or the new veggie burger at SCHOOL. Brunch in Toronto is reserved for almost-sober Sundays; to recount the events of last night's insanity at Everleigh, and to come up with a killer caption for the picture they got with a lesser known Raptor.
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5. Call Ubers for a 5-minute drive down Adelaide.
Toronto weather is weird and unpredictable. May showers is not a risk a Toronto girl is going to take. Bar 244 may be a total of three blocks away, but if their heels are over three inches high? It's bye-bye sidewalk and heeellllooooooo are you Javier??
Photo creds - @bluejaysbabes
6. Rep Toronto sports teams like they're getting a cut.
Blue Jays hats are basically city-wide wardrobe staples. Leafs sweaters work well for the winter, and the new OVO x Raptors collection is elevated street chic. They just bought Stroman jerseys for the upcoming season, annnnd will probably meet him at Oasis - in time.
Photo creds - Facebook - Micaela Visconti
7. Change their plans with the season.
December is reserved for the Christmas Market in the Distillery District: Balzac's, mulled wine, and Christmas tree selfies. Whereas June is Cabana Pool Bar SZN: white bikinis, vodka crans, and boys with boats.
Photo creds - @alessiasmusic
8. Religiously love and protect Drake.
Amongst other Toronto celebs, Drake has a special place in the hearts of girls across the city. His songs are national anthems at most Toronto bars and clubs; it's only right to pledge allegiance.
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9. Dodge Toronto fvckboys on the reg.
She doesn't care that you produce for The Weeknd - you're wearing a fox skin around your neck and just called her best friend fat. Toronto girls have no time for anything but the best. Exit to your left, fvckboys.
Photo creds: @micaelavisconti
10. Run through the 6ix with their woes.
Toronto girls travel in packs. It takes a special kind of person to understand and appreciate the lifestyle Ontario’s capital has to offer. Friends from Waterloo or cousins from Kingston are great, cute, lots of fun - but they just don’t get it like the home team does. Who else would understand the importance of 3am Thompson Diner mac & cheese? Only Toronto girls.
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