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The Best Barber Shops in Toronto

The best barber shops in Toronto execute the kind of fades and trims that deserve your loyalty for life. These haircut aficionados are equipped with razors, blades and precision, whether you’re looking for a quick lineup or an all-day affair of chilling in the barber’s chair.

Here are the best barber shops in Toronto.


Town Barber
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Town Barber

Visit the original Dundas West location or head to the West Queen West location of this highly popular barber shop—either way, you'll be treated to the same high-quality cuts and shaves.

Glassbox Barbershop
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Glassbox Barbershop

They're passionate about the art of barbering at Glassbox. Education is a forte for these folks, offering workshops and school for advanced hair stylists. If it's a cut you need, there are locations on Harbord, Roncy and in The PATH. 


Crows Nest Barbershop
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Crows Nest Barbershop

This bustling neighbourhood spot has been a Kensington go-to for years. What began as a tiny basement shop has expanded to a three-storey house in a Market and locations across Canada. They're even doing fades in Hawaii. 

Onyx Barbers
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Onyx Barbers

This hub of barbers on Adelaide East is a verified staple. Onyx started in a basement flea market in 2002. Flash-forward to now and they've upgraded to a 16-chair operation across from St. James Park where they're cutting hair for all ages, genders and hair textures. 


Cut N Run
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Cut N Run

Here to fix up hairlines is this Upper Beaches favourite founded by longtime barber Peter Gowdie. It's a long story for how he got from cutting hair in a basement laundry room in Willowdale to the current iteration of Cut 'N' Run. Ask him next time you're in there for a line-up or shave. 


Fade Room
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Fade Room

Head to Rogers Road and entrust your locks with Claudio Ferreria, who’s been the barber for the likes of J. Cole and Bruno Caboclo. You can even get fresh in a Koken chair from the set of the Time Traveler’s Wife and another antique chair from Honest Ed’s.

Throne Barbershop
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Throne Barbershop

You’ll feel like royalty walking out of this Yonge and Dundas hotspot. Known for their line-ups and all levels of fades, you might be graced by the same hands who’ve shaped the heads of multiple Blue Jays and Raptors players.


The Nite Owl
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The Nite Owl

It doesn’t get more classic than this Etobicoke barber shop on Lakeshore West. Everything from the chairs to the retro Pepsi fridge will make you feel like you’re in the 50s (minus the fact everyone has beards and tattoos). The same goes for their second location in Brockton Village.

Hollow Ground Barber Shop
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Hollow Ground Barber Shop

Score an appointment at this Bloorcourt shop and get ready for an ultra-satisfying shave. The barbers here also do full head shaves and know their way around a straight razor, when you’re looking for a cut that’s extra precise.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim of Onyx. Additional photos by Crowns Nest, Cut N Run, @ceegeebee1 of Hollow Ground.


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