Today I did a little shopping in the 'hood. I love PARKDALE! Why? Well, because new amazing stores are opening all the time.
Community 54 is the ultimate shopping destination for the urban man. It has great selection of t-shirts, hoodies, vintage eye wear, etc. As you can see, I immediately bought 3 things - but could have bought so much more. Are you a vintage gamer? Lucky for you - they also sell retro arcade games that are serviced, in great working order, and they deliver!
I spent some time in the store, talking to Joel, and he has such an amazing entrepreneurial spirit and I can totally see why his store is such a success. He supports the local community through working with local designers, partnerships, and is active in the community.
Shopping local is where it's at. Get on the band wagon.
About Community 54:
First established in the Lower East Side of Manhattan by partners Daymon Green and Jason Jacobs, Community 54 was a manifestation of years of sharing ideas and a common entrepreneurial drive. Since opening the doors to the New York location, the boutique has garnered international press and most importantly the support of the locals, and has already hosted some memorable events with hot musical acts.
Now Community 54 embarks on a Toronto location by teaming up with digital lifestyle publication Think CONTRA to open a space in Parkdale Village. The neighborhood that originally began as a wealthy suburb of the city, has seen decades of change and is now undergoing a new renaissance, a sort of rebirth. The perfect place to foster a new opportunity.
Check out some of the great press they have received here.