THE BUY: Toronto’s top swimsuits

Story by Caitlin Agnew. Illustration by Cleo Kendall.

It’s shaping up to be a hot summer, Toronto, and there are only a few ways to keep your cool.  Sure, you could hide under a cardigan in the bone-chilling air conditioning at your office—or you could put on your smallest swimsuit and high-tail it to the nearest body of water.

With the arrival of the Thompson Hotel and its rooftop pool at King and Bathurst, we finally have a chic backdrop against which to showcase our tiniest maillots-de-bains.  Lest we forget, Toronto is indeed a waterfront city (once you get past that pesky Gardiner Expressway) with plenty of beach property to while away the hours in your two-piece.

Summer in our city is brief and fleeting so here are our picks of the best swimwear for the season, all available in Toronto.  Get it while it’s hot.

First up, the Minnow Bathers Floral Print Bikini ($150, at Penny Arcade, 1177 Dundas St. W.)

Best for: Hipster beauties

Think: Chloë Sevigny, Alexa Chung, Whitney Port

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