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The Best Custom T-Shirts in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / September 8, 2014

custom tshirts torontoThe best custom T-shirts in Toronto are surefire attention-grabbers - they'll pull in any passer-by based on the coolness of the band, the beauty of the artwork, or the outlandish humour of its text. A shoddy print job or ill-fitting T-shirt will derail your club, team, or marketing stunt, so head to the best for all your custom printing needs. Perhaps you want someone to kiss you because you're Irish, or notice that you're with stupid? If you make it, they will laugh.

Here are the best custom T-shirts in Toronto.

Photo via The T-Shirt Guys on Facebook.

The T-Shirt Guys

The T-Shirt Guys

A sweet Canadian-owned and -operated company, the T-Shirt Guys on Logan use eco-friendly (soybean) dyes in production of their t-shirts. Carrying standard brands like Gildan, ATC, and Bella + Canvas, and Coal Harbour for their t-shirts, you can send your hi-res artwork to them and they'll do it right up. More »

Freshly Baked Tees

Freshly Baked Tees

You can create your own T-shirt so easily at Freshly Baked Tees, they swear it only takes five minutes. A single shirt will run you $29.75, but like all T-shirt shops, the more you buy, the cheaper they are. You get a $5 discount if you bring your own, but they also carry a wide variety of colours. More »

Toronto Tees

Toronto Tees

Toronto Tees also call themselves the home of the five minute t-shirt, and pricing is the exact same as Fresh Baked. Why? Because they are a sister business. The selection and pricing is the same, the only difference is the Yonge St. location. More »

Hardboiled

Hardboiled

Kensington Market's favourite t-shirt maker, Hardboiled design and print all the T-shirts themselves using Gildan, American Apparel and Anvil. They aren't the cheapest, but bands love to hit Hardboiled for their merch, and the regular customers follow suit. More »

Jimmy T'z Vintage Inc.

Jimmy T'z Vintage Inc.

Unlike other shops, Jimmy T'z Vintage Inc. uses the latest in environmental inks instead of silk screening, discharge, heat or sublimation transfers. It gets great detail on the t-shirts, and there is no set-up fee for a single shirt. More »

Sugarbomb

Sugarbomb

Sugarbomb has an old school feel, and it makes sense since it's associated with the Roller Derby leagues of Toronto. Whip yourself into a new T-shirt - they do custom screen-printing, vinyl heat transfers on shirts, hoodies and even armbands. More »

Source Screen Printing

Source Screen Printing

Source Screen Printing offers a wide variety of services, from discharge to waterbased inks, embroidery and beyond. They also carry a bunch of T-shirt manufacturers - Gildan, American Apparel, Alstyle, Fruit of the Loom and M&O - only problem, is the minimum order is 12 pieces. Got a baseball team? More »

Artik

Artik

Artik opened in 1985, and has remained a Toronto favourite ever since. They use Gildan, Bella and American Apparel blanks - just send in your artwork and they'll screenprint your image. Head to their Adelaide location for your finished T-shirt. More »

Stitchy Lizard

Stitchy Lizard

Screenprinting and embroidery are the name of the game for Stitchy Lizard in Liberty Village. Printable items include T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, jackets, workwear, sport uniforms and more, from American Apparel, Gildan, Bella, Jericho and Anvil, among others. They'll even print on mason jar tumblers. Prices run between $25-35 for a custom T-shirt depending on the vinyl content. More »

Discussion

11 Comments

Ellie / September 8, 2014 at 01:24 pm
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For eastenders, there's also Fa' Real on the Danforth around Woodbine. They're awesome!
shirty / September 8, 2014 at 05:14 pm
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Glad to see T Shirt guys on top. Stitchy Lizard was recommended to me, the woman I was dealing with for weeks was unengaged, treated me like a bit of a nuisance, and told me 3 days before my hard deadline that the work related quantity order of custom hoodies wasn't going to be ready on time for my event. Awful. I went to T Shirt Guys and they got them done basically overnight for significantly less. I'm a fan.
dave / September 8, 2014 at 06:10 pm
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Wow, I had absolutely the worst experience at t-shirt guys and I'm surprised they are top of the list. I had a simple, one-colour, written (no graphic) request that cost $60+ dollars and to top it off done on the wrong size t-shirt. I used Logo Magic on a different request and was very happy - they used an American Apparel tee, colour graphic etc and paid less than $30. You can barley buy that tee at AA for $25. They should be on this list.
Javier @ Cargo Cabbie / September 8, 2014 at 06:35 pm
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Glad to see our neighbours,the T-shirt guys on the list.
The T-shirt guys helped us with the uniforms for Cargo Cabbie. the order was completed on time and the quality of their work is great!. Happy to support Local small businesses!
Aaron / September 9, 2014 at 07:56 am
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I'd just like to throw in a good word for the man who operates the t-shirt store inside Gerard Square. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the shop. Old School style iron-on lettering on a Gildan shirt for $12.00 !!!! He is located right beside the Wal-Mart.
CHRIS / September 9, 2014 at 01:30 pm
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Chris from T-ShirtGuys here - thanks for the comments - The fella in Gerrard Square runs his business under the name T-Shirt Gallery. We buy from him when we're in a pinch and can't get stuff quickly from our mutual supplier. Great prices and service. Just outside of Walmart.
sean / September 13, 2014 at 08:52 am
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I'm surprised I don't see Kill the 8 on this list... My band has been doing our Merch with them for a long time. They have expanded recently, but the turn-time and quality remains the same. They produce Merch for bands like Death from Above 1979, Protest the hero, Sam Roberts, Lights, you name it. Great company with a super helpful staff. Highly recommend if you are looking for larger quantities.
Dave M / September 14, 2014 at 10:05 pm
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Toronto Tees on Yonge street has always treated me good. I shoot over on my lunch sometimes and they print up a shirt in 5-10 mins. I don't think anyone other place in TO does it that quick. A bit pricey at $25 but shirts and print last forever
Mark G / September 18, 2014 at 10:32 am
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Kill the 8 / Kt8 print co Rocks! lol how are they not on the list! They have the best Screen printing in Canada. They print with eco water based inks and have some effects I have never seen offered any where else. Not mention They printed my shirts in 24 hours with no rush charge! Super friendly amazing service!
Surprised you didn't mention them ... they come up first on Google when you search merch Canada.
rick young replying to a comment from Ellie / October 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm
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LogoInk custom apparel is the best custom apparel company in Toronto. they have the lowest price on all brand name products. Your favorite apparels can be screen printed, embroidery. They also offer full color vibrant digital printing. They offer personalized service and dealers discount to businesses who buy or regular bases.
Jacki / October 16, 2014 at 06:50 am
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Glad to see Dominion Regalla didn't make the list. Don't use them. They promised me my product for some company events and missed the forest three, leading me on the entire time, then they didn't return calls or emails. I had given them my own shirts to print, so they had them and I was stuck until I could get them to return them to me. I'm going to try another on the list. Thanks.

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