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Inside Tuck Shop Trading Company’s new, Muskoka-themed Rosedale shop

By Jean Grant| Photography by Becca Lemire
(Image: David Cyr)
(Image: David Cyr)

Toronto clothing brand Tuck Shop Trading Company—best known for their popular City of Neighbourhoods products—has just opened its first flagship. After a year-long pop-up inside Love the Design at Yonge and Summerhill, the brand has taken over the entire space and transformed it into a little slice of cottage country in the city, complete with a picturesque back patio for events. Owner Lyndsay Borschke has filled the space with Tuck Shop’s own line of apparel and accessories, along with a handful of other cool Canadian-made lifestyle brands that give off a cozy, cabin-inspired vibe—no lakeside property necessary.

The window is decorated with Tuck Shop’s latest collaboration: a line of swimwear made with local brand Bather Trunk Company:

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The line includes one-piece swimsuits ($168) and shorts printed with maps of Canada:

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Handmade candles from Brennan Michael ($40) come in luxurious scents like jasmine and musk:

(Image: David Cyr)
(Image: David Cyr)

The shop prides itself on being ultra canine-friendly. Shoppers will usually be greeted by Borschke’s dog, Rosie:

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Toronto label Brunswick and Co.‘s summery clutches are perfect for storing sunscreen on weekends away ($68):

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This coffee table book, The Kauffman Mercantile Guide: How to Chop Wood, Shuck Oysters and Master Other Simple Pleasures, pretty much sums up the store’s philosophy:

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(Image: David Cyr)
(Image: David Cyr)

The store also carries handmade sunglasses by PEI label Fellow Earthlings ($250):

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The blanket on the table is a cozy throw that reads “Cottage Bound” ($148):

(Image: David Cyr)
(Image: David Cyr)

Norquay’s painted paddles ($385) are meant to be displayed as wall art:

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The walkway to the back patio is ripe for pretty Instagram shots:

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This is where the store hosts events and parties under twinkling lights:

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Yes, you can buy axes here, too. This pair, a collaboration between Swedish axe maker Wetterlings and local studio Atelier Nomade, were hand-forged in Storvik and sell for a bit more than your hardware store variety ($380, to be exact):

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Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m.—6 p.m. 1226 Yonge Street, 416-859-3566, tuckshopco.com.

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