There’s a new food trend in town and it’s about to take Instagram by storm. Vv Magazine’s Amanda Phuong has the scoop on Toronto’s latest dessert trend, worthy of all the likes.
Quick on uptake is one way to describe Peace Collective. The Toronto-based brand, best known for their “Toronto vs. Everybody” t-shirts and sweaters, has always been one-step ahead of the trend, using Instagram and Drake’s effect on Toronto, which encouraged city pride and brought much-deserved recognition to the city, as a stepping stool to the top.
And after teaming up and working with world renown brands and retailers (Hudson’s Bay, Lululemon and Toronto Blue Jays to name a few), the next step for Peace Collective was, naturally, to open up their own brick-and-mortar store, fully equipped to take on a completely different industry.
Located on the Ossington strip, in between Queen and Dundas, the new Peace Collective flagship store is large, bright and lined with all of their most popular designs. And while we’re impressed with what they’ve done with the old O’Born Contemporary space, what we’re even more excited is the Peace Treats milkshake bar up front.
Speciality milkshakes ($8.50) like Go Shawty, It’s Your Birthday, Big Pimpin’, D.R.E.A.M (Donuts Rule Everything Around Me), and Amusement Park make up the Peace Treats menu. Each come in a crazily adorned cup studded with confections and toppling with sweets. The milkshakes are colourful, over-the-top and just like the Peace Collective clothing line, completely Instagrammable.
Aside from over-the-top concoctions, Peace Treats offers all the classics ($6): chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and cotton candy, plus promises of new innovative treats monthly. And because they know that the summer heat isn’t staying in town forever, they have plans to bring in warmer drinks and goodies once the cold weather comes. Bang Bang better watch out – they’ve got some stiff competition on Ossington.
The Peace Collective flagship store and Peace Treats bar (131 Ossington Ave.) is officially open on Wednesday, September 7th. The shop is open Monday to Thursday 11am to 8pm, Friday to Saturday 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.