The Best Lighting Stores in Toronto
The best lighting stores in Toronto illuminate our lives as if by magic, linking Edison with design and architecture to provide that perfect glow. Lighting really deserves more accolades: it protects your eyesight, shows your best side (all celebrities are sticklers for good lighting - Marlene Dietrich's success was attributed to Joseph Von Sternberg's face-defining lighting), and brightens all the dark corners of your room, life and soul. Take one step into any of these showrooms and you'll be singing "I'm gonna swing from the chandelieeer!"
Here are the best lighting stores in Toronto.
Quality antique lighting had always been a feature of the Eclectic Revival business but it wasn't until they made it their only business that they raised to the top. They do all their own restoration with the period lighting and even deal with oil, gas and combination fixtures. One step into the shop and you'll be overwhelmed by all the old-timey fixtures everywhere. It's truly amazing.
As the largest lighting showroom in Canada, Union certainly has size going for it, but it's more than that. The company began in 1914, and it has grown and diversified steadily since, supplying everything from resorts, museums and embassies to numerous homes across the city and country.
This Niagara St. shop has almost a museum feel, showing the most unique and cutting edge of lighting design. This is where architects and designers go to for those standout fixtures that define their buildings, where the lighting is incorporated in or stands out in, never just some dinky lamp on a table.
Dark Tools in Leslieville is an architectural lighting distributor run by Glenn Boccini and his extended team of specialists. They carry contemporary architectural, decorative and creative LED lights, but their forte is really customer service, working one on one with clients to find the perfect lighting fixture for their project.
As the name suggests, Victorian Revival is an antique lighting seller, buyer and restorer. Love those old advertising signs with neon lights? They have those, and so much more, like deco table lamps, Venetian glass fixtures, and arts and crafts pendants. Not "retro" style ones, but real antiques, (usually) one-of-a-kind items; so if you see something you like, snap it up, as you may not see it for long!
Looking for a unique touch to brighten a room? Owner and designer Dean Lee at Studio Lampcage makes custom lighting with a whimsical touch, using thin rod iron and glass, found objects and salvage to create beautiful drop stars, pendants and bell chandelier shapes. Each design has that individual stamp to illuminate the mind and the space.
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