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Axe & Hatchet / Barber Shops

101 Yorkville Avenue 416.901.3634 Website
Axe & Hatchet

Axe & Hatchet Grooming Club runs in the family. Well, barbering runs in the family. "My old man was a barber, so I grew up in a barbershop," says an affable...

Opelle / Women's Accessories

1234 College St. Website

Opelle, a homegrown handbag line, strikes a balance between everyday style and luxurious materials. For the past five years, designer Amy Malcolm has been quietly producing the leather pieces out...

Collab Co. / Women's Clothing

781 Queen St. West 416.360.4410 Website
Collab Co.

Collab Co. is a new women's clothing boutique that is a product of the combined forces of two Toronto independent fashion businesses: Kasha Milewski's Deluxe (formerly at 793 Queen St....

Cutler and Gross / Eyewear

758 Queen St. West 416.966.5149 Website
Cutler and Gross

Cutler and Gross is a British luxury eyewear brand with a loyal following from the likes of Bono, Elton John, Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham. Founded in London by optometrists...

Zumel & Co / Women's Clothing

863 Queen St. West 416.603.0888 Website
Zumel & Co

Zumel & Co is finding a niche for itself on West Queen West. Located right across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, it's a great spot for snatching up passing picnickers and...

Gilding The Lily / Jewellery

47 Tank House Ln. 416.360.5459 Website
Gilding The Lily

Gilding The Lily opened a week ago in a hidden-away space in the Distillery District. The fine-jewelry and accessory boutique is the pet project of Annie Jagger, an LA-based celebrity...

Klaxon Howl / Men's Clothing

694 Queen St. West 647.436.6628 Website
Klaxon Howl

Klaxon Howl has packed its duffel bags after a two-year stint at Queen and Manning, and headed for home - its previous location, located less than a block away. According to...

ManCave Barbers Lounge / Barber Shops

476 Bloor St. West 647.340.6448 Website
ManCave Barbers Lounge

ManCave Barbers Lounge is at the intersection of a men's salon and a barbershop, created with the aim of being a cut above the rest. "We wanted to make it different...

MADE Clothing / Men's Clothing

145 Berkeley St. 1.888.427.9352 Website
MADE Clothing

MADE Clothing Co. is a made-to-measure and bespoke tailoring studio worthy of every Toronto man's attention. To find it, you need take an elevator up to the fifth floor of...

Miraj Hammam Shangri La Hotel / Spa

188 University Ave 647.253.5770 Website
Miraj Hammam Shangri La Hotel

Miraj Hammam is tucked away on the fifth floor of the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto. The Moroccan-inspired spa is notable for being one of two in North America to partner with...

Jonathan + Olivia / Men's And Women's Clothing

49 Ossington Ave 416.849.5956 Website
Jonathan + Olivia

Jonathan + Olivia is an Ossington staple. Having been open for six years in Toronto after a successful debut in Vancouver, the boutique has established itself as a go-to for...

Nomad (Queen St.) / Men's Clothing

819 Queen Street West 416.202.8777 Website
Nomad (Queen St.)

Nomad is a veteran player in Toronto's burgeoning menswear game. The men's shop, which has been open in its current West Queen West space since 2010, has remained more elevated,...

Textur Studio / Hair Salons

1201 Dundas St. East 416.465.3737 Website
Textur Studio

Textur Studio is putting graffiti on the walls of a new Dundas St. East condo. There are also colourful abstract paintings, black and white photographs of musicians, and quirky reclaimed...

In The Cut / Barber Shops

22 Capreol Court 647.341.0423 Website
In The Cut

In The Cut is the home of Justin Radam, the guy who keeps Kyle Lowry looking fresh on the court. One evening, a couple of months back, Radam closed up the...

Oak + Fort / Women's Clothing

1090 Don Mills Rd. 647.341.9199 Website
Oak + Fort

Oak + Fort is a minimalist's dream. Crisp white walls and a spacious shop house neatly organized racks of beautiful fabrics and cuts, all unfussy and - surprisingly - all...

Muttonhead / Men's And Women's Clothing

337 Roncesvalles Ave. 647.201.3861 Website

Muttonhead, a Toronto-based unisex lifestyle brand best known for its premium fabrics and sharp, athletic-inspired designs, has opened a flagship retail store in the heart of Roncesvalles Village. "This store...

Palm Sunday / Hair Salons

384 Harbord St. 416.588.4526 Website
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the result of a beautiful transformation. The salon had a previous life as the Saloon until owners and stylists Kat Marcus and Ronnie Dag decided last year...

PRiMAALA / Women's Clothing

803 Dundas St. West 416.360.1479 Website

PRiMAALA is only six weeks old, but the Dundas West boutique is already poised to change the way Toronto thinks about plus size fashion, one impeccably-tailored pinstripe dress at a...

May28th / Jewellery

198 Walnut Ave. #8 416.902.5797 Website

May28th watches are more than just timepieces; they're a fun and affordable accessory for the sartorially-minded. Fun, fashion-forward guys and girls around the world have embraced the Toronto line's bold,...

Black Toe Running / Sportswear

95 Bathurst St. 416.792.7223 Website
Black Toe Running

Black Toe Running is more than just a place to buy a pair of new sneakers. With a name that invokes all the gruesome idiosyncrasies that long distance runners suffer...

Black Market Vintage / Men's And Women's Vintage

256a Queen Street West 416.599.5858 Website
Black Market Vintage

Black Market Vintage is the punk rock granddaddy of Toronto vintage stores, both in age - at 34 years young - and in sheer size. Toronto's tinsel-and-string-lights-coated temple to all...

Mad One Barber Shop / Barber Shops

256a Queen St. West Website
Mad One Barber Shop

The Mad One Barber Shop is tucked away in Black Market Vintage's basement space on Queen West. If you walked quickly past the northeast corner of the store and didn't...

Loding / Men's Clothing

133 Avenue Rd. 416.962.0133 Website

Loding is a new brand to many Toronto shoppers, but for a few jet-setting menswear lovers, walking into the store's first North American location in Yorkville will be like stepping...

WANT Apothecary / Men's And Women's Clothing

1070 Yonge St. 416.924.8080 Website
WANT Apothecary

WANT Apothecary has opened its first Toronto boutique in Rosedale after almost three years of retail success in Montreal. Designed to feel like a 19th century pharmacy, the lifestyle stores...

Heel Boy (Distillery District) / Shoes

49 Tank House Ln. 416.363.2794 Website
Heel Boy (Distillery District)

Heel Boy has opened its second Toronto location in the Distillery District, adding to the neighbourhood's growing lineup of retail stores. "I like what the Distillery is trying to do -...

Three Fates / Women's Vintage

1394 Queen St. West 416.901.1533 Website
Three Fates

Three Fates just set up shop in Philistine's old home in Parkdale - and it's picking up right where the previous tenant left off, packing the narrow storefront at 1394...

Suitsupply Toronto / Men's Clothing

9 Hazelton Ave 647.931.6270 Website
Suitsupply Toronto

Suitsupply, a Dutch menswear brand, opened its first Canadian store in Yorkville last month after making waves all over the world. Their success can be attributed to a number of...

Fashion Crimes / Women's Clothing

706 Queen St. West 416.592.9001 Website
Fashion Crimes

Fashion Crimes, a mecca for all things strange and sparkly, hardly needs an introduction. The spacious womenswear boutique once stood just east of Spadina Avenue on Queen St. West, its...

Victoire Boutique / Women's Clothing

129 A Ossington Avenue 416.588.6978 Website
Victoire Boutique

Victoire Boutique is a brand-new face on lower Ossington. But ask any fashion fan from Ottawa, and it's likely a name they'll already know. Victoire's two original boutiques, both located in...

Odd Finds General Store / Women's Vintage

1178 Bloor St. W 647.773.2009 Website
Odd Finds General Store

Odd Finds General Store is exactly what it sounds like: a homey space teeming with a hodgepodge of vintage treasures, knick-knacks, handmade apothecary, and - oddly enough - loose-leaf teas....

Bellwoods Barbers / Barber Shops

982 Dundas St. W 416.546.4314 Website
Bellwoods Barbers

Bellwoods Barbers are the new kids on the haircutting block, offering quality fades and hard parts. Having been open under a month, they're already having trouble keeping up with the...

Print Vintage / Women's Vintage

834 College St. 416.389.6128 Website
Print Vintage

Print Vintage might be one of College and Ossington's best-kept secrets. Though Shelley Pulak's tiny vintage store has been located in the same spot for nearly 13 years, she says...

Young & Tae / Shoes

630 Queen St. W 416.901.9887 Website
Young & Tae

Young & Tae might be situated on Queen Street (a.k.a. a hub for the best shoe stores in Toronto), but it isn't your average women's footwear boutique. You can tell...

Freedom Clothing Collective / Women's Clothing

939 Bloor St W 416.530.9946 Website
Freedom Clothing Collective

Freedom Clothing Collective goes way past clothing. The cozy Bloor West boutique, just west of Ossington, is stocked to the ceiling with all manner of handcrafted goods, made with a...

Opticianado / Eyewear

2919 Dundas Street W 416.604.2020 Website

Opticianado aims to provide a wide selection of hard-to-find, eye-catching glasses, with customer service geared toward finding the perfect-fitting frame for every face. While that's a vision shared by many other...

Squint Eyewear / Eyewear

2501 Yonge St. 416.489.3937 Website
Squint Eyewear

Squint Eyewear is making inroads into midtown Toronto after a decade of supplying Oakville residents with fashion-forward, high-end eyewear. The second store in the Squint family is now occupying what...

Soop Soop / Men's And Women's Vintage

1315 Dundas St West 647.748.7667 Website
Soop Soop

Soop Soop may be housed in a former grocery store but if you visit this vintage clothing shop on Gladstone near Dundas don't expect nutritious broth. When founder Christina Pretti...

Lost & Found (Ossington) / Men's And Women's Clothing

44 Ossington Ave. 647.348.2810 Website
Lost & Found (Ossington)

Lost & Found on Ossington is version 2.0 of their now-closed boutique on Dundas West. The menswear/coffee shop hybrid is just as down-to-earth as before - white walls, exposed brick,...

Hero Heroine / Hair Salons

216 Ossington Ave. 416.532.4376 Website
Hero Heroine

Hero Heroine, in some ways, is exactly what you'd expect a high-end salon to look like: An ultra-modern, all-white space, with everything new and gleaming. But the mood in the...

Salt Chuck / Men's Clothing

100 Harbord St. 647.823.8433 Website
Salt Chuck

Salt Chuck is a style destination specializing in effortless cool, casual (without being sloppy) men's apparel — and specifically underwear. Rather than boring "tighty whities" that deserve to be hidden...

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Recent Comments

  • Axe & Hatchet I have been having Dante cut my hair for the past 4 years and I was thrilled to see him move on to his own thing. As others have said,...
  • Axe & Hatchet Yes, paying $5000 for Hugo Boss suit would be like paying $50 for a haircut, but not for the reason you suggest.
  • Axe & Hatchet Dante, comes from a long line of barber's and stylists. He had won several awards for his cutting edge style. You can feel comfortable in knowing you are getting a...
  • Axe & Hatchet I pay 26 bucks at blood and bandages no way id pay 50 bucks good this is just a dressed up salon.
  • Axe & Hatchet Just got my first haircut here by the ridiculously sexy Yael! She did an amazing job! Dante seems like a cool guy as he joked around with her and I...
  • Axe & Hatchet I can't really begrudge this guy as it sounds like he knows what he's doing and has a solid business plan (gouge rich people). However what I would like to...
  • Axe & Hatchet I've lived in toronto for a long time, and I'm amazed at the number of posers there are in the city. When you see how these people are dressed, you...
  • Axe & Hatchet I am new to Toronto and amazed at the number of affluent young professionals in the city. When you see how these people are dressed you know price isn't going...
  • Bellwoods Barbers Never going back again. Run by monkeys laughing at their own jokes. Wasn't happy with my cut so told Shane, and the look on his face was that of an...
  • Axe & Hatchet Finest haircut east of Chicago.
  • Opelle I have an Opelle bag and LOVE it. The quality is amazing and it still looks brand new even though I've had it for a few years. I'm saving for another...
  • Axe & Hatchet I was in a for a cut yesterday to see if this place lives up to the hype. Talk about a hatchet job! I've had better cuts at House of...
  • Axe & Hatchet Rumor has it, Ryan Gosling is scheduled for a cut this week. You heard it here first
  • Axe & Hatchet GREAT SPOT, GREAT ATMOSPHERE, GREAT SERVICE. Got my hair done for $30 and i cannot tell you how good it feels to have found a genuinely awesome barber to go back...
  • Axe & Hatchet @Sophie. Continuing this discussion with you is below my pay grade. Ciao.
  • Axe & Hatchet Hm. the only people that cruise through yorkville now are old cronies ... that area is so run down and old looking. it has nothing to do with 'not being...
  • Axe & Hatchet A bit of shameless promotion for the competition, no?
  • Axe & Hatchet Unlike the others here that make unsubstantiated comments on matters concerning cut, quality and price, I actually reserved judgement, booked an appointment and got a cut. The results?...
  • Axe & Hatchet Dante has been cutting my hair since I moved to Toronto two years ago. I was paying much more than he's charging now for a cut ( was a loyal...
  • Axe & Hatchet Its about time Toronto caught up to date with a proper men's shop. This isn't your hipster induced, PBR chugging, locker room haircut joint. This spot is for...
  • Axe & Hatchet Apologies I was referring to Bellwoods, not Garrison.
  • Axe & Hatchet In response to 1) WUT?
  • Axe & Hatchet Saying a high quality men's grooming club is overpriced is like saying "why pay $5000 for a Hugo Boss suit when I can get one at Moore's for $99?" Pay for...
  • Axe & Hatchet Yikes $50 is much. Looks more like a hair salon than a barber. No clue if they are good or bad, but the vibe and the price don't...
  • Axe & Hatchet 1) Garrison also only opened this year, and Blood & Bandages pre-dates both shops mentioned above. Quality barbering is not a trend it's a timeless art. 2) Not all services...
  • Axe & Hatchet It's like Crow's Nest/Garrison but twice the price and 4 years too late.
  • Opelle I have been a fan of Opelle almost from what must be very beginning, when I ordered a custom coloured "Ballet" bag from Amy on Etsy. Fast forward several...
  • Axe & Hatchet $50 for a cut. Not for me!
  • Axe & Hatchet @Sophie Translation " I can't afford this part of the city, so I'm going to trash it". - Ugh already. Take your overprocessed hair to Queen West. Looks like a...
  • Axe & Hatchet Yorkville. Where businesses go to die a slow death.

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