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The top 10 stores to buy chairs in Toronto

Stores to buy chairs in Toronto will help you find the perfect pieces for dining, entertaining, office or lounging. Toronto's furniture studios and showrooms are pros at catering to homebuyers and business owners alike, placing all manner of styles at your fingertips.

Here are my picks for the top stores to buy chairs in Toronto.

Blending into their neighboring home dĂŠcor, furniture and design shops along Caledonia Road, Shelter Furniture presents an abundance of modern, classic, Scandinavian and vintage inspired side and dining chairs within a brightly-lit industrial space. It's perfect for design-conscious decorators on a responsible budget.

Elte Market
Elte Market recently arrived in the Castlefield Design District to cater to Toronto's younger-generation condo occupants. Within their sprawling warehouse, shoppers will find an extensive selection of contemporary and classic pieces that manage to be both luxurious and affordable.

Queen West Antique Centre
This antique centre is literally a hidden gem in the heart of Parkdale - it's a grey building with no visible signage. If you happen to know where you are going - or are lucky enough to find this store - it's a goldmine of 1960s antique chairs. They buy and sell pieces from recognizable designer names that have maintained a perfect condition.

Design Republic
Located in the Burroughs building on Queen West, this retailer is a perfect fit for the neighbourhood, offering a selection of trendy and affordable dining chairs and bar stools. Shop here if you are looking for statement pieces that are both fun and functional.

Design Within Reach
The King East shop welcomes sophisticated shoppers with a taste for timeless, mid century modern designs from design legends like Charles and Ray Eames, Philippe Starck and Michael Thonet. (They will soon open a second showroom near King and Sherbourne.)

On King East since 1968, Klaus stocks a line of eclectic contemporary and postmodern chairs meant to complement their imported European designers, including Tom Dixon and Moooi.

The windows at this Queen West favourite are illuminated by multifarious pendant lighting, inviting patrons in off the bustling street to peruse their large selection of vintage chairs. From mid century modern to current-day design, Morba caters to local eateries, residential prospects and a corporate clientele.

Though Calligaris has been around for nearly a century, their designs are strikingly modern - the Italian company combines form and function elegantly. Located on King East, near a number of high-end competitors, Calligaris sets itself apart by offering low to mid-priced design.

Transplant yourself into Kiosk on King East and you could easily mistake your surroundings for a French or Italian design museum. This store caters to serious designers, collecting exclusive art forms that come along with an exclusive price tag.

Recently relocated into a two-storey location on Ossington, Stylegarage is reminiscent of summers in a wood cabin, with a style that blends modernity with warmth. The first floor offers custom made pieces (8-16 weeks), while the second hosts Gus Modern who keep their manufacturing space fully stocked to ensure arrival within a week.

Did I miss any? Leave your picks for where to buy chairs in Toronto in the comments.

Photo of Design Within Reach by Hector Vasquez.

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