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Kid Icarus (Parkdale) / Cards, Paper And Stationery

1537 Queen St. West 416.533.7236 Website
Kid Icarus (Parkdale)

Kid Icarus, the novelty handcrafted paper goods store, has a new location in Parkdale. It's smaller than the original store in Kensington Market, and entering feels like you're walking into...


TORP / Contemporary Furniture

245 Davenport Rd. 416.968.2768 Website
TORP

TORP is a furniture, decor and jewelry store that sprawls across a 3500 square foot space in Yorkville. Founder Arne Nordtorp started off by selling his collection from a house...


Pekota Design / Contemporary Furniture

2989 Dundas St. West 416.836.5540 Website
Pekota Design

Pekota Design has found a home in the old Metropolis Factory space in the Junction. Owner and designer Marco Pecota named his showroom after his Croatian refugee father who escaped...


GUFF / Vintage Furniture

1 Davies Ave. 416.913.8025 Website
GUFF

GUFF has a brand-new home - one that finally does their massive, ever-changing selection of vintage furniture justice. The store, a fixture of the Leslieville home decor scene for the...



Umbra / Contemporary Furniture

165 John Street 416.599.0088 Website
Umbra

Umbra is the flagship shop for the Toronto home design company, which creates whimsical, purposeful home goods sold in 120 countries around the world. Though Umbra's had a retail presence...


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...



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  • Smash Unlike some here, the smart ass comments amused me. I'll be dropping by to peruse their stock. It seems to me if you make a rude comment, you can't be...
  • Artemano Toronto At first glance the store and the products appear to be of the highest quality & they are by all means. When you decide to purchase the product and it...
  • Kid Icarus (Parkdale) cutessss
  • Kid Icarus (Parkdale) Shop I love the little kitties and owlings!
  • Kitchen Stuff Plus Sad to relate, they do not supply English type individual meat pie dishes, nor larger English meat pie dishes. Had to have some flown in from UK.
  • Addison's Love Addison's, got a school janitor's sink there for our laundry room. A great old warehouse.
  • Jong Young Bought flowers and immediately after we put the flowers in water the flowers died, in my entire life I have not seen flowers die so quickly! I called them back...
  • TORP "If you appreciate Danish style and are looking to invest in some great design above and beyond the usual IKEA options" Ikea is from Sweden, and not Denmark.
  • TORP This is a wonderful showroom, its a great place to shop for everyone, they have really cool and unique products. A great place to get that special gift for...
  • TORP Dear blogto photographer - When photographing a selection of products, please change the depth of field so we can see everything quoted in the article, in this case, I'm reffering...
  • Suite 22 Interiors (Richmond) Love this store.
  • Cubeshops Since there's very little trsinat traffic on Yonge Street, would you support longer green phases for Dundas Street?Steve: Probably yes, but I would want to see the stats first....
  • Vintage Home Boutique Checked this place out last week for the first time. I can honestly say WOW. Didn't have high expectations as m wife dragged me in. But there was awesome stuff....
  • Kid Icarus (Augusta Ave.) Hi Collen, Thanks for getting in touch. Please give us a call at 416-977-7236 or send us an email directly to web@kidicarus.ca with your inquiry and we can see what...
  • Fabricland Just came from the new location at Honest Ed's and it was a total waste of time. The store so far is in keeping with the low grade...
  • Fabric Fabric I owned a glass table a short while ago then when the table was broke it was a very hassle buying a replacement one, in the end I got myself...
  • Pistil Flowers They do absolutely incredible arrangements here, I highly recommend it!
  • Kid Icarus (Augusta Ave.) sorry it's I again from above - DO YOU CARRY CARDS BY "Marjolein Bastin" ???? Thanks Again Colleen
  • Kid Icarus (Augusta Ave.) Thank you, as I'm looking for somewhere else to buy different kind of cards from what Hallmark has to offer great store but not a lot of box sets. ...
  • Quince Flowers Quince does wonderful, creative work and has been a tremendous supporter of Second Harvest for at least a decade or more. Thanks Rosemary Little!!!
  • Coriander Girl I checked out 2 of the City's top florists based on this post and Toronto Life's post for my wedding flowers. I had a winter wedding and I didn't want...
  • Yang's Flower Market there are a few beautiful flower shops in this location
  • The Flower Room LOVE The Flower Room! Excellent staff. Wonderful selection of beautiful posies and gifts.
  • Florabunda I send flowers to my daughter for special occasions. She always raves about the lovely arrangements and even the vases that the flowers are arranged in. They are...
  • GUFF Guff is the best! Congrats on the new space!
  • GUFF The article doesn't mention the address of the new location...from the looks of the last picture, it's at Queen and the DVP?
  • Even & Odd Since I finished that book I've started 4 businesses. Produce original, purposeful articles and avoid duplication. Learn how to market your home based sewing business online and in your local...
  • Blue Banana Market The latest addition to the Desire family and different to all of them. This week, LG G3 smartphone users in Poland will get their taste of Google's latest Android Lollipop...
  • GUFF Guff are the best! best service, best collection, prices are way better than anywhere else in the city, and they are really nice people. If I could, I'd buy everything...
  • GUFF Awesome news! I love the stuff at Guff. We bought a great credenza from them last year. Their prices are very good.


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