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The Best Lighting Stores in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / August 18, 2014

lighting stores torontoThe 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.

See also:

The Best Furniture Stores in Toronto
The Best Vintage Furniture Stores in Toronto
The Best New Design Stores in Toronto, 2013

Eclectic Revival

Eclectic Revival

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. More »

Union Lighting

Union Lighting

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. More »

Universal Lamp

Universal Lamp

Since 1949, Universal Lamp has been one of the go-to locations for interior designers, as they have huge choice for interior and exterior lightening. Their North York showroom is always abuzz with activity, but you can also shop online. More »

Lightform and Flos

Lightform and Flos

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. More »

Dark Tools

Dark Tools

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. More »

Victorian Revival

Victorian Revival

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! More »

Lampcage

Lampcage

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. More »

Mjolk

Mjolk

With those endless dark, brooding nights Scandinavian designers should know a thing or two about brightening life right. Find it all at Mjolk, the gorgeous design shop in the Junction dedicated to all those Scandi (and Japanese) sophisticates. More »

Discussion

5 Comments

neilson / August 19, 2014 at 10:01 am
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i'd hate to be artemide right about now.
James / August 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm
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Living Lighting Richmond Hill should be on this list! The owners, John and Laura, are always helpful and you can find the best prices anywhere. Living Lightings are all franchised with unique owners and suppliers.

little outside of "Toronto" but well worth the drive to Richmond Hill. Its on Yonge just south of Major Mac.
GeorgeC / August 22, 2014 at 09:50 pm
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I wash my white walls with coloured led par20 stage cans. My walls are awash in ever changing hues in living colours. The effect is quite subtle and spectacular at the same time.
hair salons toronto / September 9, 2014 at 04:43 pm
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Thank you for this list for Toronto, I was really in need to look for new places where to go get new chandeliers this week end. Have anyone heard of Union Lighting perhaps in downtown?
João Pereira / October 9, 2014 at 06:56 am
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My top store of this list it has to be Universal Lamp. They offer so many styles of lights, from modern to vintage, just like Delightfull!

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