Though we’ve been servicing the greater Toronto area since we launched, sometimes nothing beats a good recommendation, and when it comes to the best Toronto interior design shops we turned to our brokerage friends at Zoocasa for cues to share with you. Sleek skyscrapers married to historic red-brick architecture defines the walls of the largest urban sprawl in Canada. As a city thriving on arts and culture, it comes as no surprise that Toronto has an abundance of home retail options: from the newest trends, to rare antiques, to custom-made furniture.
Here is a look at the top Toronto interior design shops, according to Zoocasa:
2959 Dundas St W, (416) 551-9853
If you’re on the lookout for minimalist-inspired pieces, Mjolk (pronounced “mi-yelk”) specializes in clean, simple and functional interior design. Heavily inspired by natural and minimalistic elements inherent in Scandinavian and Japanese furnishings, the store’s aesthetics are all sourced from abroad and are second to none when it comes to design inspiration for Toronto homes for sale.
109 Atlantic Ave, (416) 537 0110
2434 Yonge St, (416) 480 1078
As a popular local favorite, West Elm has two (soon to be three) locations in Toronto. With a massive collection of contemporary furniture, the dog-friendly store also offers an entire floor of bedding, a section by Toronto’s artists, crafting workshops, and a design lab. The American-based store has also partnered with local non-profits like Community Living Toronto to donate a mattress for every ten sold.
1381 Castlefield Ave, (416) 789-0800
This family-owned business is a one-stop shop for young homeowners looking for unique urban pieces that are both convenient and trendy. As the sister company to Elte, Elte Market is the more affordable and eclectic version – with pieces optimized for small spaces and designs inspired from Indonesia.
Blackbird Vintage Finds
55 Mill St. Building, (416) 681-0558
Located in the Distillery District, the historic brick shop’s exterior is a perfect match for the antiques on sale inside. From small decorative items to full-sized furniture, Blackbird Vintage has everything from an antique Sunday school sign to a typewriter.
1 Davies Ave, (416) 913-8025
This vintage store, now occupying a former sign printing shop, is the go-to for good bargains and variety. With frequent changes in selection, prices are kept low and sell fast. Inventory ranges from art and accessories to vintage albums and upholstered vintage chairs. GUFF offers their customers only the best by refinishing fixer-uppers and leaving characteristic antique pieces alone.
Stylish and Affordable
651 Queen St W, (416) 366-2828
What used to be first a cathedral, and then a music venue, is now a two-story brick building transformed to host modern furniture fit for the millennial and design-savvy community of the neighborhood. Its product line can be described as contemporary and affordable, making it the ideal spot for furnishing Toronto condos.
3-51 Hanna Avenue, (416) 533-9090
222 King Street East, (416) 815-2002
Another furniture hotspot located in Liberty Village, the Winnipeg-based company owns two locations in Toronto (the other being King East), and boast the added bonus of a showroom, which features bold Finnish designs. The release of EQ3’s new BASICS line, which is catered towards first-time homeowners on a budget, offers stylish essentials at an affordable price.
Made In Canada
78 Ossington Avenue, (416) 534-4343
Featuring functional and timeless designs, Stylegarage and Gus* Modern brings true North spirit in supporting craftspeople from local communities and using locally sourced, sustainable materials. From design to manufacturing, their custom furniture line is 100% made in the Greater Toronto Area.
255 Sterling Road, Unit 16, (416) 910-5892
This Canadian design and manufacturing company is best known for their iconic Ontario-sourced Branches Chandelier, a lighting fixture with every piece handcrafted carefully to mimic the patterns found in nature. Specializing in custom and personalized designs, the store uses only responsibly sourced materials, while offering their clients quality craftsmanship.
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