king east design district toronto

King East park transformed into a living room

The King East Design District is Toronto's gateway to some of the world's most interesting furniture and home decor designers. For those looking to kit out their places with cutting-edge design, it's a one-stop shop, with dozens of stores lining King and tucked into sidestreets. For those whose apartments are already overflowing (including yours truly), it's a crash course in what's modern and trending in the world of interiors.

On September 20, area stores are banding together to transform the face of King East as part of the KEDD 3d parti festival, which will feature installations by local and international artists running up and down the street, turning the area into a massive gallery.

As a precursor to the main event, we teamed up with King East stores and festival organizers to bring a little bit of King East design to St. James Park, one of the festival hot spots.

Here's a look at what we selected and the types of furniture you can find right now in these King East stores.

king east design district toronto

Chair and pillow: Calligaris. Wooden bench: DOM Toronto.

king east design district toronto

Sofa: Designer Inspired Interiors. Pillows: Calligaris, Designer Inspired Interiors and UpCountry.

king east design district toronto

Locker: UpCountry. Coat tree: Calligaris. Wooden sculptures: DOM Toronto. "YTZ" print: Alexander Interiors.

king east design district toronto

Side table: Designer Inspired Interiors.

king east design district toronto

Chair: UpCountry. Pillow: Designer Inspired Interiors. Clock: Alexander Interiors.

king east design district toronto

Coffee table: UpCountry. Indoor/outdoor rug and starburst: Alexander Interiors. Pitcher: DOM Toronto.

king east design district toronto

Silver lamp and black coat tree: Calligaris.

Photos by Jesse Milns.


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