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Modani / Contemporary Furniture

1400 Castlefield Ave. 416.256.3111 Website
Modani

Modani, located in the Castlefield Design District, is the first Canadian location for the U.S. chain of home decor stores. The Miami-based design company set up shop this past November...


Elte Market / Contemporary Furniture

1381 Castlefield Ave. 416.789.0800 Website
Elte Market

Elte Market is the brand-new offshoot of Elte, located just a few blocks away from the original in the Castlefield Design District. Like its predecessor, the mammoth home goods store...


Stylegarage (Ossington) / Contemporary Furniture

78 Ossington Avenue 416.534.4343 Website
Stylegarage (Ossington)

Stylegarage on Ossington is a big step up from their former location on Queen at Shaw. The new space took over the AWOL Gallery and the old elevator warehouse, and...


MUJI Toronto / Kitchen & Bathroom

20 Dundas St. West Website
MUJI Toronto

MUJI Toronto is the first location in the Japanese home goods and fashion chain's foray into Canada. Spread over 4,400 square feet (tiny, compared to the megachain's worldwide locations) in...



Spacing Store / Local Artisans

401 Richmond St. 416.644.1017 Website
Spacing Store

Spacing Store is the brand-new retail offshoot of the magazine of the same name. The store, located on the ground floor of the 401 Richmond building, is a natural culmination...


RADform / Contemporary Furniture

201 Frederick St. Suite 103 416.955.8282 Website
RADform

RADform is a furniture and decor shop located just off King St. East. Tucked imperceptively into the George Brown campus, it's a shrine to modern, mega-stylized furniture and design accessories...


London Calling / Design Accessories

239 Carlton St. 647.210.6682 Website
London Calling

London Calling is a home decor and foodstuffs shop in Cabbagetown specializing in - you guessed it - things from Britain. Having lived in London for some time, I was...


Elephant In The Attic / Local Artisans

1596 Dundas St. West Website
Elephant In The Attic

Elephant In The Attic is a miniature market for vendors of all kinds of handmade and upcycled goods. It's also a gallery of prints and a custom framing store. And...



Suite 22 Interiors (Richmond) / Contemporary Furniture

429 Richmond St. East 416.703.8322 Website
Suite 22 Interiors (Richmond)

Suite 22 Interiors on Richmond is the brand-new downtown sister location of the ultra-modern Markham furniture store of the same name. Like its predecessor, the new shop, located at Richmond...


Goodfolk / Vintage Furniture

253 Broadview Ave. 416.465.0002 Website
Goodfolk

Goodfolk is a brand-new store brimming with vintage curiosities from around the globe, tucked quietly into a strip of stores at Dundas and Broadview. It's an unusual location - the...


I Have a Crush On You / Cards, Paper And Stationery

51 Jefferson Ave. 416.880.6369 Website
I Have a Crush On You

I Have A Crush On You is a gift shop meets gallery meets workshop that found its first home in Liberty Village at the end of May. If you need...


Sourced & Salvaged / Vintage Furniture

246 Gerrard St. East 416.834.5337 Website
Sourced & Salvaged

Sourced & Salvaged is a small specialty design shop where owner Darius Armstrong sells a delightful mix of found and reclaimed antiques. The shop, which is new to Cabbagetown, has...



Stowaway Vintage / Design Accessories

978 Dovercourt Rd. 647.340.9312 Website
Stowaway Vintage

Stowaway Vintage is a sweet little shop tucked into Melanie Machado's front room. The little shop at Dovercourt and Hallam, just south of Dupont Street, is crammed full of more...


The Shop / Local Artisans

1139 College St. Website
The Shop

The Shop is a community-based maker space located in Brockton Village. The creative facility, based on the ground floor of a converted loft building at 1139 College St., presents a...


Annex Pawn / Design Accessories

1044 Bathurst St. 647.725.5561 Website
Annex Pawn

Annex Pawn is a sea of pirate's treasure, with contents that span everything from the sartorial to the functional. But everything in the store is sprinkled with a little bit...


What the Vintage / Vintage Furniture

34 Wooster Wood 647.983.6059 Website
What the Vintage

What The Vintage is Scarborough's go-to spot for vintage and mid-century modern furniture. The Coronation Dr. showroom is a vintage lover's dream - a stockroom overflowing with Danish teak pieces...



Len Toronto / Design Accessories

698 Coxwell Ave 647.894.3753 Website
Len Toronto

Len: Democratic Purveyors of Fine Art & Beautiful Things is a very small shop for such a long name. Housed in a shallow storefront a stone's throw from Coxwell Station,...


Mindzai / Art Supplies

11 Camden St 416.737.2711 Website
Mindzai

Mindzai, a new toy shop tucked away just off Spadina, shares an already tight space with street art supply store Homebase, so it's no surprise every wall is stacked floor-to-ceiling...


Paintlounge / Art Supplies

784 College St. 416.900.2644 Website
Paintlounge

Paintlounge is unlike any other Toronto lounge. Instead of bar stools, there are easels. Instead of cocktail attire, there are smocks. And instead of splashing drinks, you're splashing paint. The...


Arts Market (College) / Local Artisans

846 College St. 647.997.7616 Website
Arts Market (College)

An Arts Market has opened on College Street. Yes, west-end artists and shopping enthusiasts - good news! Leslieville's Arts Market recently opened a second location on College just west of...



Love the Design (Summerhill) / Vintage Furniture

1226 Yonge St. 416.408.1727 Website
Love the Design (Summerhill)

Love the Design has up until now been a Leslieville staple for artist and designer Christine Flynn's coveted rough-luxe furnishings. Last month, the shop officially opened a second location in...


Likely General / Design Accessories

389 Roncesvalles Ave. 647.351.4590 Website
Likely General

Likely General opened yesterday in Roncesvalles, and I knew it was a winner before I even stepped in the door. How, you ask? Owner Brooke Manning has a chalkboard sign...


Wonder Pens / Cards, Paper And Stationery

906 Dundas St. W. 647.461.2426 Website
Wonder Pens

Wonder Pens has found a way to bring back the written word. The little shop at Dundas and Bellwoods sells a huge assortment of fountain pens, ink, and stylin' little...


Spruce / Design Accessories

455 Parliament St. 647.748.4060 Website
Spruce

Spruce is a new home decor shop in Cabbagetown, whose owners focus on sourcing objects made in North America and collecting fun vintage items to put up for sale. The...



Easy Tiger / Design Accessories

1447 Dundas W 647.748.6161 Website
Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger is the kind of shop those in their twenties who work in design/fashion/media go to purchase birthday gifts for their friends in similar lines of work. Yes, it's...


The Corner Store / Design Accessories

55 Bloor St W 416.960.2439
The Corner Store

The Corner Store is a new micro-shop in Toronto that sells unique, mostly handcrafted treasures sourced from New York and California. The shop lies deep in the ground floor of...


Crown Flora / Florist

1537 Queen St. W. 647.861.5799 Website
Crown Flora

Crown Flora opened just over two months ago in Parkdale. It's instantly noticeable for its somewhat at-odds double window display--on one side, a carpet of moss is speckled with terrariums,...


Ransack the Universe / Design Accessories

1207 Bloor St. West 647.703.6675 Website
Ransack the Universe

Ransack the Universe is Bloordale's one-stop shop for vintage goods, records, local crafts, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind decor. Originally located in the basement of 1207 Bloor Street West, the store recently...



General Tao / Design Accessories

853a Bloor Street West 416.516.4404
General Tao

General Tao is the type of store in which I could spend hours. Perhaps it's a sign that my delayed sense of adulthood is taking over, because I'm becoming more...


The Monocle Shop (Toronto) / Design Accessories

776 College Street 647.694.2626 Website
The Monocle Shop (Toronto)

Monocle began as a magazine, and later morphed into a global media brand. But to the unbriefed and average College Street passerby, Monocle is just a new eclectic little boutique...


Williams Craig Design Studio / Design Accessories

38 Ossington Avenue 416.516.2177 Website
Williams Craig Design Studio

Williams Craig Design Studio is making use of its new streetside digs by combining its corporate business with its own carefully curated design boutique. The firm spent more than 13 years...


Kid Icarus (Augusta Ave.) / Cards, Paper And Stationery

205 Augusta Avenue 416.977.7236 Website
Kid Icarus (Augusta Ave.)

Kid Icarus has moved. But don't worry, no additional treks across town will be needed--they've moved onto Augusta Ave., continuing owner's Michael Viglione 14-year-long tenancy of Kensington Market. "What we...



EQ3 (Liberty Village) / Contemporary Furniture

3-51 Hanna Avenue 416.533.9090 Website
EQ3 (Liberty Village)

EQ3 (Liberty Village) has thrown itself into the Liberty Village furniture battle. With Casalife and West Elm already battling to deck out those Liberty Village one-bedroom-plus-dens, EQ3 unveiled its two-storey...


Suitcase Vintage / Design Accessories

2009 Dundas West
Suitcase Vintage

Suitcase Vintage strikes me as the truest incarnation of what one might call a "nostalgia shop." Now, as anyone who has seen Midnight in Paris likely knows, the term doesn't offer...


Stroudfoot / Custom And Re-furbished Furniture

21 R Atlantic Ave 416.618.7353 Website
Stroudfoot

Stoudfoot's design creations are in restaurants all around Toronto. From both Origins to Colborne Lane, for which Jason Stroud added a heavy dose of his design touch, to elements in...


Verso / Design Accessories

1160 Queen Street West 416.605.6894 Website
Verso

Verso has a somewhat unusual address. A black pylon outside of West Queen West fixture INAbstracto announces it, but you have to pass through to the back, where you'll find...



Stacklab / Custom And Re-furbished Furniture

28 Eastern Avenue Website
Stacklab

Stacklab tries to distinguish itself from Toronto's other reclaimed wood design shops in one important way — and it involves impressive (at least, to me) computer software. "We're not just...


Hideaway Antiques / Antique Furniture

1605 Queen Street West 416.539.0833
Hideaway Antiques

Hideaway Antiques recently renovated its Parkdale home to provide a more leisurely experience of looking for antiques. Those who pine for the thrill of the hunt should not be dismayed...


Everyday Housewife / Design Accessories

1066 Dundas St. West 416.703.3418 Website
Everyday Housewife

Everyday Housewife, as a name, makes sense when you see Bev Hisey's collection of vintage glass and ceramic housewares. The bright orange vases, lime green glass pieces, and assortment of...


Ecotique / Green

191 Roncesvalles Ave 416.516.2234 Website
Ecotique

Ecotique is Roncesvalles' very own eco-minded boutique. While the Roncy community does have more than a few green options in its neighbourhood — Sweetpea's for seasonal florals, Scout and Fresh...



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  • Decor Terminal & Marina's Interior Design Information looks upto date,However here are few tips from my side.Without the knowledge of where to start, though have you found yourself desiring a more attractive living space? Do the words...
  • The Queen West Antique Centre Great stuff!
  • The Queen West Antique Centre Great looking shop! I never get to Toronto. Just a simple country boy (now) I have a small store in Oro-Medonte township, north of Barrie. I get some very interesting items in...
  • The Salvage Shop I am just split between getting a larger coffee table and having a couple of little side tables for lamps etc. Thoughts? Could be this - Mandy?
  • Calligaris we are thinking of purchasing extendable dining table (prince ) and Chicago dining chairs . am worried after reading negative comments in this blog, how are your pieces holding up...
  • Shelter Furniture I visited this place today with my Mother who is looking to make a change to a more modern feel. Some of the comments above must certainly be from people...
  • London Calling Most of the Grocery stuff is a bit expensive.(a 1.00 or 2.00 more) Empire Bullet and Nutty Chocolatier in the beaches sell this stuff for less.
  • The Paper Place Wow I am doing a paper trip to Toronto .... personalized, cards for all occasions, wrapping etc. I live in the country . ...
  • Home Craft Decor I love the stuff and prices are not bad. people are great.
  • Fabricland Went into Frabric Land in Lethbridge Alberta to look for cushion covers. Four women watched me walking around the whole store looking for them with no one offering me any...
  • MUJI Toronto YES! A foreign chain.. I shall line up. I shall spend. We are Canadians we need to get cracking spending money at McDonalds/Krispy Kreme/target/MUJI
  • Modani Gorgeous store! :-)
  • Elte Market Ya, the service at Elte is consistently subpar. The Art Shoppe just moved their primary location closeby in the Castlefield Design District. I recommend checking out their new store if...
  • Elte Market Not sure why taking advantage of a car share service makes you a "pathetic life-fail"...
  • Elte Market LOL "having to book a car" What a bunch of pathetic life-fails
  • Elte Market If any of you painfully ironic hipsters should find yourself at this place, you should hop over on your vespa to Commisso's for a fine veal sandwich -- ignore if...
  • Elte Market I don't have a car, but I still made the trip up Caledonia to buy a couch from Barrymore. They had left their space in Liberty Village by the...
  • Elte Market The young ones can go in and shop, daddy will stay outside in the bad neighbourhood to make sure none of those violence gangs steal the SUV.
  • Elte Market @cathie: I had the same experience, ready to plunk down some serious cash on a carpet and we were actively ignored. We ended up at Mond'Art where we purchased a Persian...
  • Modani Good to see more shops opening in the Castlefield Caledonia home design area! If your renovating or furnishing your home or condo Castlefield Caledonia is where it's at!
  • Elte Market AGREED! Nothing to get snarky or political about. CHILL.
  • Elte Market guys get over it. This is in the design district. It's an area with tons of furniture, lighting, tiles etc. people who are shopping for their homes...
  • Elte Market These comments... What a strange subject to get snarky about. Who really gaf? It's a store. Some people will shop there. Other people will not. It will thrive or...
  • Elte Market The thing is there are condo's all over the GTA and people looking for condo sized or small house condo alternative places that are looking for modern functional furniture. From...
  • Elte Market OMG this place is a 15 minute drive from Yorkdale Mall and a 15 minute drive from the 401. We all know that no one drives to Yorkdale mall its...
  • Elte Market Looks like IKEA but whatever. I'm going!
  • Elte Market What the fcuk is your comment supposed to mean . So what youre saying is youre cool and theyre not?
  • Elte Market What about when Mommy and Daddy come for thier weekly visit to buy thier groceries etc? Im sure the SUV could take a trip up to caledonia. Also young condo...
  • Elte Market Your talking out your ass. Young people cant afford condos but then again neither can you probably which is why your so angry and negative towards condo owners and those...
  • Elte Market Love how majority of comments are people speaking on behalf of others.Once you own a place what do you know what others will go though to find the perfect couch,...


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