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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,...


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

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...


Homebase / Art Supplies

11 Camden St 647.352.2271 Website
Homebase

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...



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  • London Calling It always comes over that British in Canada and the U.S. means everything that is English, rather than inclusive of the other component countries that make up Britain. But that...
  • London Calling Albatross! I get the need for a store like this, but Fairy Liquid, really?
  • London Calling When, of when, will a British store start stocking Oxo CUBES. The rubbish that Knorr is putting out in North America - packets of crystallized, tasteless dust - is...
  • CB2 Toronto Its hard trying to pick what to optimise on my own blog, is manual linkbuilding really worth it? Shared on StumbleUpon, someone will like it!
  • London Calling best selection of UK food in Toronto. although…quite a bit more expensive. and rude sales guy.
  • London Calling LOL LOL @ flattened meatballs. Meatballs comment shows that their balls are not that meaty....pity. (^;^)
  • London Calling Know what I hope? Someone steps on your meatballs. Hard. You sound like you have a serious case of assholitus.
  • London Calling As someone who was once a customer and than an employee of the UK Tuck Shop, I can tell you that London Calling is MUCH BETTER. The owner of UK Tuck...
  • London Calling There is so little merchandise in this shop, and coupled with a rude salesperson, I won't be in any rush to return. Much of the same inventory of consumables...
  • London Calling Grenson shoes? Mostly made in India now and a shadow of it's former selves. The only stores that sell them are the next step up from a...
  • London Calling I was kind of surprised when they opened because there's already a British foodstuffs store up the street on Parliament near Winchester. I think it's called the UK Tuck Shop. Which...
  • London Calling Based on the photo of the rather small selection, Walker's Cheese and Onion (blue), Salt and Vinegar (green).
  • London Calling Great idea and cute looking store. But you know that Walmart sells all these Brit food items (and more) at a better price?
  • London Calling ? ??king lovelllllllllly. The bees knees
  • London Calling Branston here is even less chunky than the UK 'for sandwiches' version. I wish 'Keep Calm' would Go and Fuck Off. Much like Anglophiles and teaboos.
  • London Calling Do you get wafers with it?
  • London Calling but do they have Jaffa cakes????
  • London Calling what kind of crisps do they have?
  • London Calling There's already two shops ( Donlands, Queen St E) that supply all my Anglo comfort foods !
  • London Calling Seems like a pretty cool store, with lots of cool stuff. A must.
  • Wonder Pens With NaNoWriMo beginning in just over a week, I will definitely be popping by!
  • Demarco-Perpich the most beautiful flowers ever!! And they could not be more on the cutting edge of elegance, and good taste!
  • OneTwenty Modern I realize it sounds cheap, however, I discovered an incredible vintage outdoors lantern on a hard rubbish set on the weekend! Now I am in search of wrought iron patio chairs...
  • Coriander Girl is there a rule about opening shoppes earlier than 12PM on sundays? i'd really like to check this place out (upon discovering that my favourite florist - sweet peas on roncy...
  • Kay and Young's Went to Kay and Young's after reading this blog cuz I thought they were affordable. They end up being the more expensive ones from the whole block of florist. The...
  • Kimberley Jackson Alf's Antiques on Bermondsey. Pricier and a little slow, but fantastic.
  • Fresh Floral Creations Buy only the medicines that use legal (and above all safe) ingredients that are known to aid muscle fibre growth. If you want to finally get that strong body, the...
  • Kimberley Jackson KJ took our deposit in June and after promising it would be done 'in a week,' 'tomorrow,' 'soon' simply never delivered. Now they have closed up shop and are not responding...
  • King Textiles Do you carry material for wedding dresses, lace with crystals on it?
  • Haveli Home (The Junction) Nice to see your this furniture collection. Just loved and found somewhat similar to our product range. You can also check our antique furniture online at www.riseonly.com We are manufacturer of...


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