905 faces off against the 416 in fashion battle
They walk among us to learn our language and customs. They could even be in the next cubicle. They’re everywhere, and nothing can be done about it. That’s right; despite our best efforts, 905ers are infiltrating the city’s chicest restaurants and clubs unbeknownst to downtowners, writes Kim Izzo in her latest column for the Star, which chronicles her move from downtown to uptown.
Since November, Izzo has been documenting the pains of moving north as if she’s dealing with a terminal illness or moving to the other side of the world (Richmond Hill, to be exact). Now that she’s fully integrated into suburban society, she feels that 905ers get a bad rap from their downtown counterparts, who think people living north of Bloor have big hair, fake tans and souped-up cars. (When did Markham become Jersey Shore?)
“I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s little point for downtown elitists to avoid trendy restaurants and bars on weekends,” she writes. “Many 905ers work downtown, and we get out during the week, too. That’s right; we silently infiltrate the same so-hip-it-hurts hot spots on a Tuesday or Wednesday.”
Izzo also packs extra clothes and makeup in the event of spontaneous invites to downtown parties, meaning “416ers probably don’t know that the well-dressed couple at the next table at Cinq 01 actually live in a place like Richmond Hill.”
District 905: the invasion has already started. Be afraid.
6 thoughts on “905 faces off against the 416 in fashion battle”
This Izzo woman’s column is so fucking boring!
Seriously.. I can’t believe this was worth an article.
Didn’t you mean to say that Woodbridge is the Jersey Shore?
agreed, this is pathetic. Boring and a waste of space.
wow. guess what? 905 will NEVER “outclass” 416 for the simple reason that the 905 is NOT the 416. Downtown is and always will be downtown, and suburbia is and always will be suburbia. so there is not contest, and frankly no discussion. personally speaking, i lived in the t-dot before moving to the ‘burbs with our 2 girls. it’s been a painful transition, and my husband cannot wait to get back to “civilization” when all is said and done. both locations have their pluses and minuses, but there is really NO comparison. i used to say that everytime my husband and i travel downtown for appointments or business, or sheer fun, i shed a little tear. that was 2 years ago, and i still weep for my precious 416. methinks that kim dost protest a little too much! that said, let’s just enjoy what each unique environment has to offer, and call it a day, OK?!
Since when is four paragraphs considered an article? I was intrigued by the title so I opened the link. Then I quickly realized that Kim must have been born in the 905 if it’s too much of a challenge for her to put together at least an introduction, body and conclusion and call it a real article. Well….that’s typical “Toronto Life” reporting for you.
Dude bro bud!!!
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