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The top 10 furniture upholstery shops in Toronto

Posted by Staff / June 15, 2014

furniture upholstery TorontoThe top furniture upholstery shops in Toronto can completely transform a piece of furniture, offering a great way to inject some personality into your space. When a piece of furniture is built well, re-upholstering might even save money than if you were to buy new. That's not always the case though, so be sure to compare an upholsterer's quote to the cost of buying new.

Here are my picks for the top furniture upholstery options in Toronto.

Angel Interior and Custom Upholstery
Run by John Angel, Angel Interior and Custom Upholstery has a solid reputation among the interior designers of Toronto. Located in the St. Clair area, they're more than just an upholstery shop - they sell a number of home decor items and offer drapery services too.

The Big Stuff
A well-known upholsterer within the city's design community, Charlene Gilmour has worked with a number of designers. Her studio, which recently relocated from Kensington Market to Shaw St., has collaborated with a number of design studios, rebuilt furniture pieces for the Drake Hotel, and earned mentions in the likes of House & Home magazine.

RE:Style Studio
This spot doubles as a DIY space, offering workshops that will let you finish all kinds of home decor projects yourself. But if you're short on time (or skills), RE:Style offers a full range of upholstery services, as well as interior consultations and custom fabric design.

Steve's Custom Upholstery
Steve, who runs the eponymous Leslieville upholstery studio, has been in the business for over 35 years. He's done commercial and private jobs as well as upholstery work for sets and movies. With his health not as great as it used to be, he's slowed down on his orders but, he says, "I'm still working." An experienced craftsman, Steve doesn't cut any corners in his work.

New Hope Upholstering
Operated by Garnett Graham, New Hope Upholstering has been serving Toronto for 16 years. They offer reupholstering and antique restoration - or if you're looking to get a custom piece of furniture built from scratch, they can help you with that too. They're known for their quality, and have been featured on TV shows like Colin + Justin and Cityline.

David Upholstery
This full-service upholstery shop is located on Dawes Road in East York. David was trained in furniture upholstery in France and has experience working in several antique and upholstery shops in Paris. He later moved to Canada, opening up his own shop in 2010. With 20 years of experience under his belt, David can do anything from swapping out fabric to completely reassembling a piece of furniture.

Soft Option Upholstery
Patrick Kennedy, who runs Soft Option near Gerrard and Woodbine, is a graduate of George Brown College's Furniture Woodworking and Refinishing program (a program no longer offered by the college). Patrick provides re-upholstery services, as well as new manufacture of furniture. He also owns a fabric store, macFAB in Riverside, which means a wide selection of fabric to choose from for your next project.

Princess Perfect
A former apprentice of Charlene and Grant Gilmore (owners of The Big Stuff), Lisa Jo Moore opened her own business at Pape and Mortimer in 2001. Since then, she's built herself a strong clientele and solid reputation, setting herself apart from her competition around Toronto by also specializing in fabric slipcovers.

Burkcraft Furniture Restoration
Located in Scarborough, Burkcraft does it all: re-upholstering, wood finishing, antique refinishing (they've worked with 200-year-old pieces), repair and custom made furniture. They're particularly noted for specializing in leather upholstery, and carry a number of leather colours and finishes.

Re-Wrap Custom Upholstery
Located near Dundas and Parliament, Re-Wrap prides themselves in providing cost-effective and timely service. In addition to re-covering a piece, they can also fix damage to the wood structure of a piece itself - their gallery of before-and-afters shows some pretty dramatic results. As a bonus, they also offer free pick-up and delivery.

Did we miss any? List your favourite furniture upholstery shop in the comments.

Writing by Manal Aman.



Keith / June 15, 2014 at 10:32 pm
I do not recommend Re-Wrap at all. I took a mid-century modern chair that had sentimental value because it belonged to my grandfather in to them for reupholstery. They ruined the chair and structural elements of the chair. They said it was because the chair was "old". Well, isn't that your specialty in repairing and fixing old furniture? The chair seat webbing that they replaced continually falls out and doesn't fit rendering the chair useless. To top it all off, they were so rude and arrogant in their dealings, yelled at me and blamed me for the problems that weren't there with the chair when I originally brought it in. The owners were horrible to deal with unfortunately. I don't recommend them at all.
Pants Go Brown / June 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Who is Scarboro Interiors and Upholstery not on the list?

They are outstanding. Great work, super nice father / son operation.
Maria / June 25, 2014 at 02:06 am
Decor Studio Custom Upholstery located in
5200 Dixie Rd #15, Mississauga, ON L4W 1E4
(905) 232-3330
Amazing work, family owned business with good customer service and amazing craftsmanship. Anyone looking for good lasting custom or upholstery I highly resommend them.
Furniture upholstery los angeles / August 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm
WM Upholstery is the leading provider of custom furniture and re upholstery services in Sherman Oaks We will provide you any sort of upholstery services
teb Interiors / August 28, 2014 at 04:53 am

the edgier, naughtier and sexier Toronto upholsterer

"we make awesome crap for your home"
Antoinetta Mastro / September 22, 2014 at 11:24 pm
I have had several pieces reupholstered by New Way Upholstery at 609 Brock Ave in Toronto. There prices are fantastic and the work is true perfection. I refer family and friends all the time. The very best upholsterer in the city.
Westender replying to a comment from Antoinetta Mastro / November 3, 2014 at 11:45 am
I have to disagree with you about New Way Upholstery and could not recommend them. I can't speak to the quality of their work but I can speak to their integrity.

I had arranged with the owner, Bobby, a fabric, price and pick-up date for my sofa and chair for after Labour Day.

He delayed the pick-up for weeks but was always apologetic, citing family matters. I was understanding but after a while it got to be excessive, so I offered him an out. I said if for any reason he didn't want the job, to please let me know and I will look for another reupholsterer.

Again, he apologized profusely for the delay and said he wanted the job, and so we arranged another pick-up date for the next week.

By this point, it's early October. I took the morning off work so I could be there to let him in. An hour before he was supposed to show up, I get a text: "I truly apologize but I was looking at the pics and the proper sewing machine to do this job broke down and was trying to fix it for awhile, but there is no way it can be fixed, was at my shop all night trying to fix it but we will not be able to take on this job I truly apologize"

Seriously? Presumably he needs to either fix or replace that machine at some point, so he clearly didn't want my job. Why didn't you just say so, Bobby, instead of wasting 8 weeks of my time?
Mike / November 11, 2014 at 05:33 pm
This list is all new upholstery shops with not so much experience. If you are a designer or end consumer looking for some real quality work from a one stop shop that can make anything you design, then check out

They do it all and I have used them for years. They can do everything and anything you desire.
Christine / November 25, 2014 at 09:24 am
I have two very unique pieces (1950's Wingback and a chaise lounge) recently refurbished and reupholstered by Switch Studio. That said I am not a bargain hunter, I wanted some quality work and good advice on upholstery options. Staci definitely knows her stuff - i went a bit less conservative. None of my pieces have shown up here yet, but you get an idea of the flavour of work she does:
Danny / January 1, 2015 at 04:59 pm
Just had some work recently completed at The Upholstery Shoppe on Eglinton West. Professional and excellent customer service. They installed brand new window coverings in my new house. Very pleased with the service and professionalism.
Michael / January 7, 2015 at 09:57 am
I have worked with the team at Re-Wrap and can say from my experience it is one of the best upholstery stores around in the city. I am considered a master craftsman in the industry although I would never call myself a master of any kind. And even though I was asked to take some time off because another employee who was fired and myself just could not get along due to his pre madonna nature, I still believe re-wrap goes the distance in service and quality with sense of style and trend. Don't let anybody tell you other wise. Oh! Big G and R if your out there reading I need some work call me Michael:) (905) 542-7077.
Alex / March 23, 2015 at 03:53 pm
The best craftsmanship and very professional. Exceptional work and done in a timely manner!
Alex replying to a comment from Alex / March 23, 2015 at 03:53 pm
Shawn Peters / April 28, 2015 at 12:29 am
Great Artical...There should be a list for Durham region, Peel region etc.
Jenifer Mendes / May 28, 2015 at 11:38 pm
Just had several pieces upholstered from New Way Upholstery on Brock Street. The work exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended
Maryann / July 27, 2015 at 05:05 pm
I'm looking for a good upholsterer in the Hamilton or Niagara region. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
kevin / September 19, 2015 at 11:42 am
fabric fabric do upholstery service ,is hard job and make customer happy is rewarding.
contact us 416 595 0001 or send e-mail picture of your furniture you want to upholster to and get the prices
kevin / September 19, 2015 at 11:50 am
We work with hotels, restaurants, educational institutions and more. We can extend the life of your furniture pieces with repairs, recover damaged pieces such as chairs, bench seats and barstools or re-upholster your entire restaurant, meeting room or lobby.

Please contact us  in-person or  via email for a quote. We will work directly with you. Together we can bring your exciting concepts into reality.
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eL replying to a comment from Keith / October 24, 2015 at 09:19 am
I also would like to back up this comment from Keith. Re-wrap is not to be recommended, the owners are horrible people, the are full of themselves and from many other reviews online, I can see they keep doing the same to others, i'm sure one day they will live the consequences.

I took a beautiful modern Italian chair that only needed a slip simple cover, and this people really damaged the chair treating it as an old chair, reforming the structure and making it very uncomfortable and not appealing to the eye, such a shame. On top of that, they yelled, threaten, and made me feel bad when i saw the results; these are horrible people, don't waste your money!

...and BLOGTO, please choose better choices, you are not providing reliable sources.
celia replying to a comment from Mike / October 31, 2015 at 02:45 am
what about price wise, is it very expensive?
Paul Angel / November 10, 2015 at 04:58 pm
Potzys Upholstery in Georgetown Ontario I feel out ranks any company re upholstering motorcycle seats, boat seats etc! I customize high end motorcycles and Potzy is a master at morphing and customizing bike seats to exact specs. A few of my customers who also have fairly high and marine equipment I've got Patti to do their tops and boat interiors. All of them quite ecstatic and surprised actually at the quality and the price.
Inge replying to a comment from Westender / January 8, 2016 at 08:09 pm
I too had issues with Bobby. Same sounding bullshit. And all I wanted him to do was sew a seam on something, too thick for my home machine. He said he kept trying and that the needle kept breaking. Sure. And then he GLUED it. Which I could have done myself if I wanted, but now I was stuck with something I never agreed to. And I still had to pay, not as much, but so what. It sounds like a scam, all of it.
Bianca Grande / January 28, 2016 at 09:44 pm
Bobby at New Way Upholstery at Bloor and Brock is a magician, he has turned some old battered pieces into beautiful works of art. He is the best upholsterer in the city
Tony / March 29, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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