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The Best Antique Stores in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / February 24, 2015

antique stores torontoThe best antique stores in Toronto are the perfect places to dig for not-so-buried treasure. Whether you're looking for furniture, an accent piece, some antique hardware or an elusive collectible, these stores have done the legwork for you, sorting through countless relics to dig up antique gold. (Of course, there's plenty of hunting for you left to do, but that's all part of the fun.)

Here are the best antique stores in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Vintage Furniture Stores in Toronto
The Best Salvage and Reclaimed Furniture in Toronto
The Best Furniture Stores in Toronto
Flea markets in Toronto

Hideaway Antiques

Hideaway Antiques

The Queen and Roncesvalles area is brimming with antique shops, but Hideaway is one of the longest-running and best-recognized. Owner Bill Jarman has decades of experience in the antiques biz, and regularly tours the U.S. scavenging for unique, collector-friendly items. (Shoppers, take note - these days, they're mostly open by appointment.) More »

Eclectic Revival

Eclectic Revival

This electrically eclectic Junction shop specializes in lighting. Their selection of authentic antiques dates all the way back to the 1800s, with sculptural '60s chandeliers and '20s Art Deco lamps popping up here and there; they also do custom fixtures using salvaged and refinished pieces. More »

Pied a Terre

Pied a Terre

This cozy Queen East shop neatly avoids the "grandma's basement" factor, picking antiques with current trends in mind and mixing in new decor accessories to give you a precise idea of how that wooden farmhouse table will look juxtaposed with your ultramodern IKEA chairs. More »

Kantelberg + Co.

Kantelberg + Co.

Next time you're browsing for shiny new pieces in the Castlefield Design District, make a stop at this favourite hunting ground for decorators and mix in a little vintage charm. The shop's pieces are sourced on buying trips to France, Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom, so you're likely to find something no other store in town has. More »

507 Antiques

507 Antiques

Tucked beside the DVP is this enormous, mazelike repository of antique finds. Hunting for the perfect piece might feel like searching for a needle in a haystack - but, luckily, the staff can help you navigate the shop (thanks to a searchable database of pieces) and narrow your search. Though pieces might look rough on the floor, each is lovingly refinished before it's sent to its new home. More »

East Lynn Antiques

East Lynn Antiques

Located just a few steps from Woodbine station, East Lynn is the Danforth's favourite destination for antiques. They aim to keep prices affordable, and offer a little of everything - art and collectibles, furniture, and knick-knacks - along with friendly and helpful service. More »

Green's Antiques

Green's Antiques

Green's Antiques has been a fixture in Cabbagetown for 35 years. The perennially-packed store deals mostly in furniture (including sideboards, hutches, desks and dining sets), as well as Persian rugs and lighting fixtures. If you're not looking for any of those, don't fret - they get new finds in almost daily. Recent standout finds include an authentic Louis XIV desk for $2,200. More »

Victorian Revival

Victorian Revival

Victorian Revival has been open in the Castlefield Design District since the '70s. Like Eclectric Revival, antique lighting is a fixture (ha) here - if you're looking for some barn lamps to go with your reclaimed-wood dining table, this is the spot; they also offer a smattering of tin signs and other industrial odds and ends. More »

Trianon

Trianon

You've got to have a strong design vision to hack it on King East, and Trianon dispenses with the usual junk-shop vibe for a mix of Gallic history and modern-day glitz. Amid several immaculately-kept French antiques, you'll find others reinvented with a bright coat of paint or a whimsical upholstery job. If you loved that Sofia Coppola Marie Antoinette movie, you'll probably just want to move in here. More »

Mrs. Huizenga

Mrs. Huizenga

There's tons to look at at this sizeable shop at the foot of Roncesvalles - clothes, accessories, furniture and collectibles, all organized into little vignettes for easy browsing. The really choice antiques get saved for their auction series, Hookerson-Blough (say it out loud), which happens at the store on the third Thursday of every month. More »

Addison's

Addison's

Addison's is the perfect hybrid of antique shop and hardware store. That translates into three often-overwhelming floors of junk-shop heaven - furniture, fixtures, plumbing, and vintage tools, all bearing a healthy level of patina. If you've ever wanted a beautiful old cast-iron radiator or claw-foot tub for your place, start here. More »

Cynthia Findlay Antiques

Cynthia Findlay Antiques

They're best known for their vast selection of vintage fine jewelry, including engagement rings - but this King West shop makes room for all kinds of antique collectibles, including vases, china, and other decor items. More »

Discussion

14 Comments

Colin / February 24, 2015 at 03:09 pm
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How is Smash not on here?
oh my / February 24, 2015 at 03:12 pm
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Frontier. Danforth and Vic Park
bob / February 24, 2015 at 05:34 pm
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Annex Pawn
Justin / February 24, 2015 at 07:06 pm
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You forgot to add Matter of Time at 229 Jones avenue! Find them on Facebook.
M.C. replying to a comment from Colin / February 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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Antiques not reclaimed industrial/architectural salvage.
JunctionDudeWithoutAbeard / February 24, 2015 at 11:11 pm
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Where the hell is smash? Are you nuts? Every restaurant in the city with a vintage rustic look uses Smash to source their decor. REVISE THE DAMN ARTICLE!!!!
Hum TV / February 25, 2015 at 07:05 am
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Thanks for the great sharing there amazing article i really like it!
Anthony Hellman / February 25, 2015 at 05:24 pm
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I think you may have missed an excellent Antique and Vintage store.
This store has purpose and heart it consignment with purpose.
The store is Elle & Eve at 52 Samor Road in Toronto.
The space is beautiful, the selection is great and the people are amazing to deal with.
I would suggest you visit their website www.elleandeve.ca or check out their Facebook page.

real tv vancouver / February 28, 2015 at 10:01 am
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thanks for the great updates!
foot protection / March 5, 2015 at 05:18 pm
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It's great that you are getting ideas from this post as well
as from our argument made at this place.
Kris B. / March 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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It's great you made the list, I see there are so many vintage shops all around the city. Although some people claim it's incomplete, to me it's still very useful.
Good vintage is a treasure, I never throw away anything old cause there are many useful DIY tips we can get the inspiration from. I just love everything OLD so much, in my place it looks like this is not 2015 but we all love it and we are planning to get a new table, soon, so thanks for this article.
Cheers,
Kris
Sarah / April 11, 2015 at 04:22 pm
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Smash is garbage, I don't get people's fascination with that place. It's gigantic, sure, but they have like 8 items total in the whole cavernous space. Also their party at Design Week was horseshit. Instead, try The Art of Demolition or Williams around the corner on Keele.
Christine / April 27, 2015 at 11:27 am
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You forgot Shab Antiques at 715 Danforth Avenue! They just opened up recently, such a fascinating and cultured store!
Liudmila M. / May 14, 2015 at 10:08 am
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Can you help find a lighting store which selling modern lighting? i really want to have a serge mouille three arm ceiling lamp for my dinning room,even i found it on www.zoralighting.com ,but it's located in USA,so far for me.

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