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Goodfolk / Vintage Furniture

253 Broadview Ave. 416.465.0002 Website

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,...

McCormick Imports / Design Accessories

1347 Danforth Ave. 416.792.3404 Website
McCormick Imports

McCormick Imports is an enclave of Wee Britainnia on Danforth East. You've heard of Mom and Pop shops? Well, here's a Mom and Daughter shop. As if the Peter Rabbit...

Mindzai / Art Supplies

11 Camden St 416.737.2711 Website

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 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 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...

Metropolis Factory / Vintage Furniture

50 Edwin St. 647.343.6900 Website
Metropolis Factory

Metropolis Factory is like its original shop in the Junction, but on steroids. This warehouse totals 7,000 square feet, with ample room for Metropolis' oversized antique finds and custom salvage...

Stroudfoot / Custom And Re-furbished Furniture

21 R Atlantic Ave 416.618.7353 Website

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 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 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 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...

Homebase / Art Supplies

11 Camden St 647.352.2271 Website

Homebase is a mecca for anyone interested in graffiti culture. The little shop on Camden Street near Queen and Spadina can't be easily classified — it's part gallery, part arts...

Gautier Toronto / Contemporary Furniture

230 Adelaide St East 416.777.9494 Website
Gautier Toronto

Gautier is the latest addition to Toronto's fancy furniture row, otherwise known as King East. The new shop hosts the designs of a 50-year-old French brand that, despite the going...

Hacher & Krain / Kitchen & Bathroom

256A Dupont St. 647.781.2433 Website
Hacher & Krain

Hacher & Krain is a fine knife shop that pledges allegiance to a variety of forging regions. While there are some stores in Toronto, such as Tosho Knife Arts in...

Above Ground Art Supplies (Junction) / Art Supplies

2868 Dundas St W 647.726.6738 Website
Above Ground Art Supplies (Junction)

Above Ground Art Supplies in the Junction is the second location of of the original art supply store on McCaul Street near OCAD. While the first Above Ground planted its...

CB2 Toronto / Contemporary Furniture

651 Queen St W 416.366.282 Website
CB2 Toronto

CB2 opened its first Canadian store this week in the frame of what was once the Big Bop on Queen West. There are hints here and there of the place that...

Tosho Knife Arts / Kitchen & Bathroom

602 Markham St 647.722.6329 Website
Tosho Knife Arts

Tosho Knife Arts is probably one of the worst places to visit in Toronto with a clumsy coworker or toddler in tow. That's because the Mirvish Village latest addition proudly...

ARTiculations / Art Supplies

2928 Dundas St West 416.901.7464 Website

ARTiculations is an art supply store that's more than an art supply store. It has its own semi-enclosed gallery space, a back room studio, and a roster full of workshops...

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  • Goodfolk Cool Shop
  • Goodfolk B45: thanks tips, but they are never around despite what the sign on the door says....hence the comment.
  • Goodfolk Hey ABc I've been there many times try reading the hours listed on the door. That might be a good place to start.
  • Goodfolk It would help business if they actually opened their doors. I live in the neighbourhood and have made frequent deliberate attempts to visit Goodfolk to no avail. Apparently, store...
  • Goodfolk I live on Allen Ave, right beside the store. Welcomed addition to the area and hopefully the kick-start the neighborhood needs to spruce it up with some shops, etc.
  • Goodfolk Looks like a great store! I will be making a visit.
  • Summerhill Floral Boutique (Mt. Pleasant) I can't say enough about Summerhill Floral Boutique, and Sarah, the store manager. I was at my wits end searching for a florist for our wedding this August. ...
  • Designer Fabrics By far my favourite fabric store! They always seem to have exactly what I need, and for a great price too. And now reading this, I find there's a second...
  • Affordable Textiles I don't know why the other reviewers here are saying this place is expensive. It's probably a little cheaper than most fabric stores around the area, and the selection's great...
  • MacFab As a person that only needs fabric for making clothing, I find that the selection here is rather lacking and quite expensive. I live less than a 4 minute walk...
  • Kimberley Jackson My husband and I purchased an armoire from KJ in 2011. Since then we've relocated and are again looking at a couple of pieces we need, I am happy to...
  • Mokuba DeSerres on Spadina will have some as well.
  • Hideaway Antiques A girlfriend of mine was hit on there. She was browsing and was hit on by what must have been the owner, she had a totally off-putting experience. She doesn't...
  • Eclectic Revival Best lighting store in all of Ontario, not just Toronto! Totally agree with Eclectic Revival being number one on this list!
  • Rolo What a fun store! The owner is a hoot, very helpful with gift ideas. Mostly funny gifts, but they have a nice selection of pretty gifts as well....
  • Smash reminds me of a store by Queen & Lansdowne, the proprietor does seem to just pick out any old piece that they found laying around somewhere and decides to call...
  • Decorium Thank you Joyce for your valuable review, I was planning to shop at decorium for living room and dining room, when I read your review I have decided not to...
  • Zig Zag I was just wondering if you buy items from the average Joe? I have 2, I believe to be retro lamps that I'm sure someone might enjoy. They...
  • Machine Age Modern Have been collecting one of a kind mid-century modern teak furniture for last 15 years. Also, have unique art glass from the period and german pottery and art. Moving from...
  • Mokuba The staff is always extremely helpful, knowledgeable and resourceful. Because everyone who works at Mokuba is artistic, they always have great ideas to design problems. I love this place.
  • AHQ Bath & Spa Hi Jennifer.....How can I access ur web page or showroom? I was i there recently with my sister and mom and spoke to u about renovating two bathrooms....Thanks
  • Decorium Joyce, we sincerely apologize for your frustration. We never want our customers to have a frustrating experience. This is why we take great care in clearly noting all terms and...
  • Machine Age Modern I am in the process of moving a family member into a retirement home. As such she has a teak dinning room set and entertainment unit that we need...
  • I Have A Crush On You I can't wait to make my way over there! Love the luggage tags
  • B & J Trading Do they carry these Ratten Wicker Plate Holders? Anyone know?
  • Ecotique Oh my gosh! I'm coming in just for the leather-bound journals! I've been looking for these everywhere! I hope they're priced right in this blog entry ($30). I would hate...
  • Fabricland A very annoying experience at the Markham location today. It was the first time using my membership since purchasing it in May, 2014. I did not have my...
  • Paper Things Paper Things will be closing this week. Everything is 70$ off now. We will become a pop-up art gallery until September and then close for good. Thank you for a successful 50 years!
  • Sweetpea's Wow. I have been searching for a florist for my wedding next year, and frankly having a tough time choosing; as they all seem very good. However; after stumbling across...

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