Longboard Living is a small longboard shop in Kensington that carries a good amount of boards, gear, complete setups as well as clothing.
On display are some completes ($160 to $300) from Merka, Rayne, Skateistan and Penny Nickel. Decks ($45 to $250), accessories ($1 to $99) and other hard goods like wheels and trucks ($15 to $70) run at a good middle ground.
Clothing ($17 to $30) from Made In Toronto, HearBeatsTO and their in-house brand Longboard Living is decently priced but safety gear ($12 to $200) can get expensive depending on what you go for from gloves, knee pads and helmets.
The store's clientele can be pretty diverse but the bread and butter is definitely high school and university students who want to longboard to and from school.
It's an easygoing environment where people drop in briefly to either check out what's new, tune up their gear or get helpful advice on what boarding equipment to keep an eye out for.
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