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The Best Custom T-Shirts in Toronto

Posted by Steve / April 9, 2008

T-Shirts in TorontoThe best custom t-shirts in Toronto are found beyond the malls and chain retail stores on Queen. To find the best custom and wholesale suppliers in Toronto, with the best quality and prices, look no further than this list below. Here you'll find t-shirts that are comfortable, machine washable and always in style. And, of course, all these places are more than happy to sell you their own designs or print cool images or tees with pithy remarks you've created yourself.

Done right, there's no more convenient way to tell the world that you can't wait to procrastinate, you're with someone who is stupid or you should be kissed because you happen to be of Irish descent than to have it boldly emblazoned across your chest in 100% cotton glory.

So where are the best places in Toronto to go to get the coolest custom t-shirts imaginable? We recently put this question to the smartest and hippest people we could find (our readers), and here's what you had to say ...

Photo of the best t-shirt ever by BlogTO Flickr pooler vasta

Hardboiled

Hardboiled

Hardboiled design and print all their shirts themselves and ship them to stores all across North America, but they hold onto a few to sell locally in their Kensington Market shop as well. According to their website, they like to make shirts that make strangers say "Hello. I like your t-shirt. Let's go see a movie." More »

The T-Shirt Guys

The T-Shirt Guys

Look eastward and you'll find the T-Shirt Guys taking an environmental stand when making t-shirts. They do all their printing using 100% biodegradable inks derived from soybeans. Mmm, soybeans. More »

The Public Butter

The Public Butter

An off-shoot of Black Market Vintage Clothing, the Public Butter has its own custom silk screen shop in the back. In addition to cool shirts, the shop also features vintage clothing, furnishings, collectibles and art from local artists. More »

Discussion

35 Comments

yes / April 9, 2008 at 02:08 am
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I love Hardboiled! People in Japan seem to like them too because I'm always being asked where I got my "t-shatz".
Amy / April 9, 2008 at 07:35 am
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I agree, Hardboiled is the best place for t-shirts in Toronto. The designs's are great and always create conversation, and you feel better knowing that the extra money you spent on it is actually supporting local artists and business.
Ryan L. / April 9, 2008 at 08:27 am
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I'm glad to see that Bang On, with it's ridiculously rude employees didn't make the list.
Patrick / April 9, 2008 at 08:34 am
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Wasn't "t-shirts" a recent item on the Stuff White People Like blog?
Jerrold / April 9, 2008 at 08:41 am
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I'm looking forward to the day that the SWPL blog stops making its way into daily conversation and goes the way of the dancing hamsters.
honky / April 9, 2008 at 09:06 am
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If you don't want to be compared to SWPL, maybe you should take a red pen to the hipster-on-autopilot intro, which just screams out for satire:

"T-shirts are awesome. They're comfortable, machine washable, and always in style. As an added bonus, it's easy to print cool images and pithy remarks on them."

That, along with the stock photo of hipster girl with bad hair, big glasses and lame slogan t (with a name tag!).

SWPL captures this page so perfectly.
Jerrold / April 9, 2008 at 09:20 am
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What's wrong with liking T-shirts for all their awesome merits? Are t-shirts really a white person phenomenon? I don't think so. :P
williamsburg / April 9, 2008 at 09:26 am
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*ahem* she's not a hipster
Maria / April 9, 2008 at 09:29 am
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Honky:
What is wrong with the girl in the picture? That t-shirt happens to be awesome and she's a great fun person. Wearing glasses is not a crime, I wear them myself, so what? Plus it's not a stock photo it was taken during a party.
Steve / April 9, 2008 at 10:26 am
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honky: you're kidding yourself if you think I have a stock photography budget

Jerrold: I can't believe you spoke ill of the dancing hamster ;)
Elle Driver / April 9, 2008 at 10:36 am
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Angry closeted hipster defends hipster-read blog about white people? Isn't that entry #503 on SWPL?

Anyhow. I really love Hardboiled as well - I've never actually visited the Kensington location, but I always visit their booth at the twice-yearly Clothing Show - they offer special discounts when you buy two or more shirts.


Steve / April 9, 2008 at 10:45 am
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making fun of white people = shooting fish in a barrel
Sameer Vasta / April 9, 2008 at 10:55 am
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Can't believe someone thinks my photo of Eva is a stock photo. My photography is nowhere near good enough to be selling on a stock photo site. =)
kd / April 9, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Hey, don't forget about TO-based online indie retailers... My fave store for vintage tees is definitely Defunkd. What I like is that you can check out their goods from the comfort of home, too!
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They've got rock, metal, punk, sports, movies, pop culture, women's and kid's stuff from the '70s, '80s and '90s. Choice selections, for sure.
Kathy / April 9, 2008 at 11:37 pm
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A friend suggested T-Shirt Guys: I've had two jobs with them. Not only is the artwork FREE, but they actually wanted me to order fewer shirts than I figured i needed to order!!! They make their own shirts (better than American Apparel) and the printing is completely ecologically friendly
I can say enough good things about them.
Their customer service ROCKS!

Kathy :)
Andrew la Fleur / April 10, 2008 at 11:28 am
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I saw a 45 year old hipster yesterday. It was weird.
Dejavu / April 22, 2008 at 08:37 pm
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gee, wow!
I'm in Lisbon Portugal but I've been inside "The Shop" store in the TdoT. They have a lot of signed records on the walls...from Bruce Cockburn to Martha and the Muffins to the Kings, Poison, July Black, Molly Johnson and so on...a lot like the Icon "Sam the Record Man" store inside. But it's a t-shirt store. :)

The girl there is awesome, I listen to CBC radio and Vinyl Cafe did a little thingee on her...she is really nice. I got a few t-shirts, one was the "Parkdale Alive with Pleasure". That day, this guy was there getting t-shirts too, (www.denzalsinclaire.com/web/bio/index.php), Denzal Sinclaire.

Anyway, I do miss Toronto, hope to get back there soon.

Oh, their website is <a href="http://www.spot98.net/";>SpoT98.net</a>

Cheers from Lisbon,

Avril
zillionmall / August 11, 2008 at 12:38 am
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try weedootshirts in Ajax at Pickering Village.
They also have a custom website
weedootshirts.com

On site designer and they use direct to garment printers.
Walter Sobchak / October 4, 2008 at 01:14 pm
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Check out Come Get Customized they are on Yonge just south of Wellesley. They will screen print a one off shirt for you for $20 or so. Nobody else does that.
moe Amrani / October 4, 2008 at 05:40 pm
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Please come check out my shop. I do custom orders for my clients (silk screening and design). I also sell my label out of my retail showroom. tues - sat 11 am - 8 pm. 304 Adelaide street west Toronto ON M5V1P6.

info@bloke.ca

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=73688&;l=cd069&id=559075148
Layla / November 1, 2008 at 09:35 pm
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I would like to know where I could get some T-shirts done with various designs that I have created. I am only 15 and I can never find shirts of bands I like. I take the time to design them on my own and I dislike the quality of iron on prints. Does anyone have any recomendations for affordable places? (I am looking to do 1 or 2 shirts in basic colours- no more then 3 colours)
Bully. / November 11, 2008 at 06:55 am
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Usman / January 21, 2009 at 12:59 am
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Oklahoma City shirts / April 19, 2012 at 01:56 pm
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COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm
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Check out Come Get Customized they are on Yonge just south of Wellesley. They will screen print a one off shirt for you for $20 or so. Nobody else does that.
daniel / November 27, 2012 at 06:52 pm
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Thanks for this awesome post! Just what I needed.
financial / March 23, 2013 at 10:10 am
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Fantastic post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!|
Darlene / May 13, 2013 at 12:31 am
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You guys HAVE to at least consider Freshly Baked Tees! Those guys work magic and are so very kind and friendly!
Bronte Glenn / June 13, 2013 at 03:06 pm
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I've been using LogoMagik at 371 Queen St. East for years now. Always get great service. I know they do a lot of large order stuff for the film industry, but also do single shirts without a problem. Highly rated. A+++
Geebaby / July 26, 2013 at 11:52 am
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guuuys (& gaaals), we're in t-dot loves,

this is hipster central for CA, literally walk outta here into any small town and almost any one of us is an instant hipster, don't be angry about it, we just have style and to have decided upon a personal taste (and we're proud of it), is to be a hipster in our contemporary context!
toronto city shirts / August 21, 2013 at 10:24 am
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Love your article! Nice tips on The Best Custom T-Shirts in Toronto. Save me ton of time to figure the width and the height of each image. Keep it up
Jonas / September 5, 2013 at 03:50 pm
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Check out AFRODELIK line of tshirts. they've got really cool funky hand drawn tees!
custom t-shirts / February 17, 2014 at 07:33 am
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The best custom t-shirts in Greater are found beyond the shopping malls and chain suppliers or internet shopping websites.
Jessy / May 13, 2014 at 09:40 pm
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I just purchased my sorority tshirts from kusteez, and must complement them on their fast service and creative design team
Really impressed ,
I would recommend to everyone .

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