The Best Furniture Stores in Toronto
The Best Furniture Stores in Toronto offer beautifully crafted, unique designs that serve as art as much as function. These stores come into play at that wonderful moment in our lives when carbon copy cardboard furniture will no longer do (a point to which I am eagerly looking forward) and we decide to spend our money on some real, quality, grown-up furniture. While most of us may have to wait until we're very, very grown-up to afford some of the furniture from a few stores on this list, most of these shops offer investment pieces that pay off over time.
With a range of price points and takes on style, here is the list of the best furniture stores in Toronto.
Klaus by Nienkamper is an eye-catching multi-level showroom on King East featuring some of the best contemporary designers working today including Castor Design and Tom Dixon. While its high-end $18,000 sofas and $26,000 daybeds may be hopelessly out of reach for the humble furniture admirer, the 44-year-old company has recently taken to Twitter, giving everyone a 140-character glimpse into the world of ultra exclusive design. So far, they haven’t taken to hashtag games. More »
With its relatively new showroom at King and Berkeley (dangerously close to its competitor described above), Kiosk offers three levels of unique and colourful furniture boasting sleek designs with a modern edge. This isn’t the furniture store for a project on a tight budget, but it is the place to find unusual creations by brands such as Capellini, Ligne Roset and Poltrona Frau. More »
Mjolk translates to “milk,” which jives perfectly with the feel of the products at this Junction furniture shop. Offering designs from Scandinavia and Japan, the furniture here is clean, simple, and timeless, curated by co-owners John Baker and Juli Daoust. The first furniture shop on the list so far where you can also buy a $12 mushroom brush. More »
Made is a Toronto showroom and gallery exclusively for Canadian-made design. By that description you would think it has nothing but solid pine tables and formed antler coat racks, but the products here are actually quite diverse. Many of the pieces have a retro/rustic feel, with the odd milk crate stool (literally—a milk crate) thrown into the mix. More »
Shelter Furniture is a relatively new arrival to the Castlefield Design District, offering furniture for the bedroom, living room, and dining room at an aggressive price point for the area. Most of the pieces are classic with a bit of a modern edge, and many items are available within weeks of ordering. Since they’ve opened last year they’ve had ongoing sales including pay no HST. Don’t forget to check out their collection of antique typewriters. More »
Now on Dupont after a move from West Queen West, Commute Home offers an immediately recognizable aesthetic that often mixes reclaimed industrial materials with top quality wood finishes. From headlight chandeliers to solid wood dining tables and platform sofas, Commute Home does a little bit of everything, including custom interiors for restaurants throughout Toronto. More »
Besides the wooden animal heads on the walls, Stylegarage and the adjacent Gus studio on Queen West are beacons of modern. All of the bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture is designed in-house, and can be customized based on your specs and preferences. Stylegarage is the home of the recycled milk jug planter on wheels. More »
With its new, hipper, less expensive second floor, Elte is now catering both to land-owning suburbanites and urban condo dwellers. Specializing in high-end furniture and various collections of fine rugs, Elte sources its products from all over the world, arranging them in its massive warehouse just off of Castlefield Avenue. The second floor is where you’ll find rugs named for rock stars. More »
Avenue Road is a sophisticated furniture shop not located on Avenue Road. Go figure. The furniture here at this massive Eastern Avenue showroom is timeless and refined, with price points to match. The store features line from designers around the world such as Christophe Delcourt, Tobias Grau, and Vladimir Kagan. More »