Are you looking for something different and a great shopping experience? Why not try one of these local stores that all carry at least 50 per cent locally designed products.
With over 24,000 designers in the city, Toronto has the largest design workforce in Canada and the third largest in North America. For that unique gift for yourself or special souvenir for a loved one, you’re sure to find something that is quintessentially Torontonian at one of these stores.
In business 30 years, the woman behind this eponymous label designs, cuts and sews her own creations in Toronto. She’s garnered a loyal following for her simple, elegant designs made of natural fibres.
Alexia Von Beck
1228 Yonge St., 416-975-8615
M-Sa: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Designed by Pam Shainhouse, Allistyle is fashion for the full-figured woman that is stylish, comfortable, affordable… and ultimately wearable. It is designed to enhance a woman’s figure and highlight her natural beauty.
Multi-award-winning Toronto designer Anne Hung’s simple on-trend party frocks, leather kimono-style belts and stretchy fabric dresses for all body types—size 0 to 14—come in a cornucopia of colours.
Anne Hung Boutique
829 Queen St. W., 416-364-7251
Tu-F: 12:30 – 7 p.m., Sa: 12:30 – 6:30 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
West Queen West
Margot Allin’s romantic and feminine designs embody the glamour of the 40s and 50s under the Any Direct Flight label. The store also carries hand-knit sweaters from Laura Kapp and poetry-engraved jewellery from The Barber’s Daughter.
1382 Queen St. E., 416-504-0017
Any Direct Flight
M: noon – 6 p.m., Tu-F: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Known for designing sharply tailored clothes that flatter the female form, this Project Runway: Canada mentor creates ready-to-wear apparel and red carpet–worthy dresses in sizes 2 to 14.
875 Queen St. W., 416-516-7188
Tu-W: noon – 6 p.m. Th-F: noon – 7 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Bayview Village Shopping Centre, 416-221-3355
M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Designed with real Canadian women in mind, Christina Bergstrom’s clothing is rooted in colour, print and quality tailoring, resulting in unique and inspiring garments that make you feel good.
781 Queen St. E., 416-595-7320
Tu-W: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Th-F: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Su: noon – 6 p.m.
Custom designs run the gamut from avant-garde to orthodox options—short ostrich feather Beyoncé style skirts, elegant 50th wedding anniversary gowns, and everything in between. Find ready-to wear dresses and suits, jewellery by Eva Mary and BurfurtArt, and belts by Joanna Sipos here.
1260 Yonge St., 647-436-5091
M-Sa: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Su: By appointment
940 Bathurst St., 416-979-9244
Tu: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., W-F: By appointment, Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This haven for fresh, sexy and feminine clothing features the owners’ own clothing label – Clementine & Tweed – and their house-signature CMD line of silver-and-gemstone jewellery made on-site at their Markham Street store in the artsy Mirvish Village. Other Toronto-designed lines include I Made This For You by Sara Duke, Pink Martini, and Jordan de Ruiter. Also find jewels by Biko and Katheryn Rebecca.
Coal Miner’s Daughter
3023 Dundas St. W., 647-381-1439
M-W: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th-Sa: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Su: noon – 6 p.m.
87 Roncesvalles Ave.
M-Sa: noon – 7 p.m., Su: noon – 6 p.m.
744 Queen St. W., 647-381-1439
M-Sa: noon – 7 p.m., Su: noon– 6 p.m.
Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish founded Comrags in 1983. Visit their urban-industrial boutique for super finds like their Pulp dress—made of shark crush, a travel-friendly, wrinkle-free material—or the seasonal Porter coat in border wool.
812 Dundas St. W., 416-360-7249
M-W: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th-F: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
On the Toronto fashion scene since 2001, Dagg & Stacey offer well-made feminine clothes that you will treasure. Made of great fabrics that are meant to last, their pieces become wardrobe staples.
Torontonians Rory Lindo and Kelly Freeman’s cult favourite label Damzels In This Dress is modern, sexy, retro and vintage-inspired. If a playful cupcake dress is on your list, look no further.
Doll Factory by Damzels
1122 Queen St. E., 416-598-0509
Tu-Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Thoughtful, quiet and luxurious, Trish Ewanika’s collection balances ease and sophistication. Modern sportswear for those interested in investment dressing is complemented by fine accessories from other local designers like Brave Belts.
1083 Bathurst St., 416-927-9699
Tu-F: 12 – 7 p.m., Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
With a happy mix of timeless pieces and up-and coming trends, this 5,000-square-foot boutique owned by designer Freda Iordanous and her two daughters is a one-stop shop for casual apparel, suits and evening wear in sizes 4 to 20. In-house clothing label Freda’s Designs, and Suzi Roher’s belts, are popular options.
86 Bathurst St., 416-703-0304
M-W: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., F-Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
MERCY designers Jennifer Halchuk and Richard Lyle have opened Gaspard, showcasing their own line as well as European and Japanese labels that offer a new silhouette to Toronto. Gaspard is a fresh alternative.
866 Queen St. W., 416-546-7480
Tu: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., W-Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Specializing in women’s wear, from casual basics to high-end street wear, owner Sanghun Oh hopes her clients will be able to find “a treasure for their wardrobe”. Toronto designers carried include Lucian Matis, Joeffer Caoc, and Juma.
290 ION Fashion
380 Queen St. E., 647-283-5321
Th-Sa: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., W&Su: by appointment
Historic Queen East
Franco Mirabelli has designed and manufactured his hip yet sophisticated women’s modern separates collection here for more than 20 years. Contemporary cuts and feminine shapes, with an emphasis on precise tailoring and European fabrics, create elegant clothes for work or play—like the Faith dress, a sexy body-contouring jersey knit with a discreet keyhole at the shoulder.
1130 Yonge St., 416-840-1208
M-W: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., F-Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
456 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-322-3130
M-W: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., F-Sa: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bayview Village Shopping Centre,416-781-9090
M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: noon- 5 p.m.
A gorgeous place to discuss a new Peachy dress, custom print, or whatever else. Check out our colourful, unique hand-printed clothes, see our studio in action. You can even sign up for a silk screen workshop.
Kimberley Newport-Mimran, Co-Founder, President and Head Designer of Pink Tartan, strives to create designs that are elegant and sophisticated with a charm that gives each piece modern wearability. The brand is a reflection of Kim’s personal style: pretty, polished, and elegant.
77 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7700
M-W: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Th-Sa: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Su: noon – 6 p.m.
Bayview Village Shopping Centre
2901 Bayview Ave., Unit 25, 416-221-7700
M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Su: noon – 5 p.m.
Stephan Caras is renowned for the luxurious fabrics, rich textures and defining trims in his collection of evening gowns and separates. A turn-of-the-century bank building houses this boutique, with the former vault serving as a dressing room.
744 Queen St. E., 416-703-6929
Tu-Su: noon – 6 p.m.
Function meets fashion at this locally designed, globally responsible women’s sportswear line. Superior fabrics—made for yoga, running, tennis, golf, dancing or just lounging—are prewashed and preshrunk for an ideal fit in sizes 0 to 12.
Titika Active Wear
357 Queen St. W., 416-977-6686
M-Sa: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Su: 12 – 6 p.m.
Shops at Don Mills, 5 Karl Fraser Rd., 416-510-8898
Hours M-F: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sa: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Su: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Antonio Valente designs and manufactures high quality menswear on site. In addition to having an extensive bespoke program for shirts, trousers and suits, the Antonio Valente ready-to-wear collection is also available in store.
Aquarius Men’s Wear
50 Wingold Ave., 416-597-1535
Castlefield Design District
Are you a bespoke man? A suit, jacket, overcoat, or hand-made tie, whatever your requirements may dictate, Francesco Sr. Bespoke welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with you on your next expression of personal style.
Francesco Sr. Bespoke
Exclusive to LeatherFoot Emporium, 82 Avenue Road, 1-855-967-3668
This Junction-area haberdashery is carefully curated by owner Langton Willms and specializes in smart menswear and accessories designed and manufactured in Toronto. City-styled collections include a full suiting line designed exclusively for this store by Philip Sparks, as well as offerings by 18 Waits, streetwear by Outclass and Faded, a sustainable unisex line by Muttonhead Collective, OSC Cross parkas, and hand-tailored bow- and neckties by Bay Cooper.
2949 Dundas St. W., 416-797-1290
High-end limited edition men’s shirts, characterized by dominant prints, intricate details and a hand signed inscription for authenticity.
Located in the lobby of the Intercontinental Toronto Centre for almost 30 years, Made in Canada is important to Halpern’s clients from around the world. They carry Toronto brands, private label dress shirts, plus cufflinks by Studio 1098 and handmade pens by David Morris.
H. Halpern Esq.
225 Front St. W., 416-597-8145
This family-run bespoke tailoring company prides itself on traditional tailoring methods and using only the finest quality fabrics. They’ve got you covered from head-to-toe by offering custom shirts, suits, hats, and even shoes.
House of Salgado
Fairmont Royal York, Main Lobby Level, 100 Front St W.
A powerful roster of regulars visit this bespoke tailoring house which specializes in crafting the finest handmade suits and shirts. Garments are made on-site, for those who value the highest quality clothing and appreciate outstanding individualized attention.
Isaac Ely Bespoke
485 Champagne Dr., 416-440-8989
Matt Robinson is committed to traditional production techniques and quality workmanship. Inspired by military themes, or working men’s clothing, the end product is quite different, updated into something wearable, with more substance.
694B Queen St. W., 647-436-6628
For over 25 years this family-run company has been creating men’s and women’s outerwear using the finest Italian fabrics. Ready-to-wear or custom-made, in a range of styles from modern to classic, Coats by Mary Ellen has you covered!
Coats by Mary Ellen
951 Wilson Ave., Unit 19, Suite 201, 416-785-2040
Hoax Couture specializes in bespoke fashion for any occasion. Designers Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle can design custom bridal, the perfect little black dress or smart suits to take women from the office to the theatre. For men they tailor fit suits in beautiful Italian woollens. They also do alterations.
Hoax Couture Studio Boutique
515 Queen St. W., 3rd Flr., 416-597-8924
Carrying designs from acclaimed Toronto designers such as Anu Raina, Dagg + Stacey, Emily Woudenberg, Greta Constantine, PRIMER, Rachel Sin, Sarah Stevenson and Zoran Dobric, Homegrown Boutique caters to the urban client who enjoys mixing work with play.
16 Cumberland St., Lower Level
The world’s first line of adaptable clothing for a “seated” clientele celebrates both body and spirit in fashionable casual, professional, and formal wear. The modern and sophisticated pieces are designed specifically for women and men who use a wheelchair.
IZ Adaptive Clothing
This lifestyle-apparel boutique for both sexes is in the heart of Greektown and designed locally by
Jessica (Jexy) Calder and her mom, Jax. In-house labels Jexy & Jax (dresses and dress shirts for women) and Xer (pronounced “sir,” for men) are sourced and manufactured in Canada; their casual M.O. is reflected in their elegantly simple structures.
Jexy & Jax
375 Danforth Ave., 416-465-5557
Inspired menswear, womenswear and accessories epitomizing a modern-nostalgia aesthetic are beautifully crafted here. Think tailored-fi t shirts, blazers and suits made of natural fibres like wool and linen with a whimsical yet classically vintage ethos.
Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc.
162 Ossington Ave., (side entrance off Foxley St.), 647-348-1827
These colourful appliquéd undies for men and women aren’t just cute. Well-constructed and designed for comfort, you’ll want more than one pair. Have a look at their collection.
“A garment cut by an individual, for an individual, made by an individual.” Bespoke suits and shirts for men and women. Established in 1971 by Tom Battista, the house serves over 6,000 clients with a full range of wardrobe styles.
Trend Custom Tailors
306 Sherbourne St., 416-596-8744
Designed with love and care, Cate and Levi’s toys are environmentally responsible and unique. Handmade in Toronto, the collection includes stuffed animals, hand puppets, zoo cubes, organic kids clothing and more.
Designed and made here in Toronto, organic cotton onsies, leggings, pants and t-shirts in neutral colours. Plus shoes, toys, books, backpacks and other gift items, many locally designed and made.
6 Case Goods Lane, Distillery District, 416-366-5858
795 Queen St. W., 647-348-5883
With the perfect mix of smart design and great quality, Planet Kid has a super collection of clothes, home décor and accessories for babies and kids of all ages. Many of the products carried are by Toronto designers and artists including Carolyn Murphy, Sara Fillmore, Kerry Furneaux and Alyssa Kerbel.
87 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-537-9233
Since her first wholesale order in 1981 at age 16, Anne has acted on her passion for well-designed finely made jewellery and also created one-of-a-kind collectible pieces. Her work is stocked in 75 galleries—Julianne Moore and Mariska Hargitay are fans.
Anne Sportun Experimental Jewellery
742 Queen St. W., 416-363-4114
The unmistakable silhouettes of Canadian icons are used as the basis for this line of jewellery. Pieces can be made from wood, resin, and precious metals. View the Anneke van Bommel collection.
This avant-garde boutique carries Basia Stanimirovic’s exclusive and striking jewellery, featuring semi-precious stones and chains.
161 Dupont St., 416-977-7031
The “slammin’est hats and accessories.” The quality of the products speaks for itself – the finest fabrics, painstaking attention to details of design, material, colour and fit – and is matched by the quality of service and the quality of environment.
Big It Up
Toronto Eaton Centre, 416-597-6773
Brimz, 321 Queen St. W., 416-598-4287
Natural stones, metal, and charms come together with a dose of vintage inspiration to give you the Biko line. A touch nostalgic but certainly modern, Biko earrings, necklaces, and bracelets add a finishing touch to your wardrobe.
Handmade in Canada is the ethical promise from Brave Leather, who offers belts for men and women in a variety of styles including basics, denim, embellished, vintage and custom designs, along with cuffs & bracelets, handbags and accessories.
This textile-based jewellery line consists of scribbles, twists, and loops that are used to create lightweight and textural necklaces and bracelets. View the C’est Jolie collection.
The studio showroom of this award-winning design duo is the perfect place to explore your custom jewellery desires. Hasler and Kim work in silver, gold, and platinum with diamonds and gemstones in a wide variety of styles.
Christian Hasler & Helen Kim Creations
366 Adelaide St. E. Suite 339, 416-975-5474
International award-winning milliner David Dunkely’s inimitable vision offers patrons a new take on classic styles in every design, from breathtaking bridal millinery to Ascot-worthy creations. Daring or demure, each of David’s hats is hand-crafted in his studio.
David Dunkely Fine Millinery
998 Bathurst St., 416-538-0998
Dear Sukie transforms bright and colourful papers into durable materials suitable for sewing into wallets and a variety of other cases.
Jewellery that is born from a clean solid aesthetic. Consciously designed through choice of materials, quality craftsmanship and an emphasis on the human element, to create a relationship between the wearer and the work.
Erin Tracy Designs
Kim Drosdick and Suzanne Crudden specialize in handmade jewellery and custom design, including engagement and wedding rings. They also re-vamp old pieces to make them wearable again, and repair pieces you can’t live without.
Flux + Form
116½ Sherbourne St., 416-368-9679
Best known for their reversible necklaces and filigree earrings, Foxy Originals jewellery has a wide range of pieces to choose from as well as a new custom manufacturing division. All Foxy jewellery is hand-made of high quality materials in Toronto.
Hats and veils by appointment since 1988, as seen on Rich Bride, Poor Bride. Visit the website for ideas for your special occasion. Imagine what you would like to have. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s about you. Call Gail personally.
Gail Osaduke Custom Millinery
1113 Finch Avenue West, 416-445-9170 or 416-633-4222
By appointment at Edith’s Fashions
Designer Grace Toleque creates beautiful handcrafted jewellery with coloured gemstones. Designs can be customized with stones from the jewellery bar, or bring a picture of a piece of you like and Grace will use it as an inspiration and add her touch to it.
Grace & Angeline Jewellery Studio
Jane Ip’s fashionable and affordable line of handbags is for modern women who are driven by colour and fun. The Pink House, her head office, showcases a wide array of distinctly feminine accessories, including her signature perfume, Diamant Rose.
32 Scollard St., 416-975-5115
A goldsmith/designer who specializes in wedding bands, engagement rings, and accessories, Leif grew up in a family of artists, and was encouraged as a maker at an early age. Visit his studio to discuss a custom-designed piece.
55 Mill St., Building 74 Case Goods Warehouse, Studio 108, 416-861-1282
Karyn Ruiz crafts all her toppers on site at this traditional millinery, which counts among its customers Celine Dion, Whoopi Goldberg, and Sandra Oh. Collections include men’s, bridal, classic, romantic, casual, cocktail, and fascinators, but custom hats can also be ordered.
462 College St., 416-536-5933
This West Queen West neighbourhood store showcases the work of more than 100 Toronto-based jewellery designers, with a huge range of original handmade bling to choose from. Twenty independent metalworking artisans create all manner of jewellery right in the shop, which makes for a unique retail shopping experience.
Made You Look Jewellery
1338 Queen St. W., 416-463-2136
Designer Jennifer Shigetomi is known for creating soft and fluid shapes out of precious metals. Her work is often sculptural with clean lines and satin finishes.
9 Castlefield Ave., 416-487-6345
Award-winning jeweller Myles Mindham has been creating highly sought after pieces for the past twenty years. Interesting shapes, elegant proportions, and a lavish use of diamonds and gemstones are characteristic of his work.
Mindham Fine Jewellery
37 Hazelton Ave., 416-962-8880
Using precious gemstones, metals and only Canadian or conflict-free diamonds, Linda produces all her jewellery locally and ethically. Choose from her elegant, imaginative pieces or have bespoke bling custom-designed.
Penwarden Fine Jewellery
631 Mount Pleasant Rd., 416-484-1843
Known for excellent service and custom work that revolves around your individual needs, Richard Booth pieces have soul and warmth that are enhanced by the wearer.
Richard Booth Fine Jewellery
138 Cumberland St., 416-960-3207
Designed and hand-crafted in their studio by Gabriela and Costin Lazar, the line, in sterling, 18 karat and platinum is exceptionally finished, with sensuous shapes. It is forward-looking yet timeless. Signature pieces include the Memento diamond tension ring.
162 Cumberland St., 416-923-2591
Tamara Kronis and Kathryn Dieroff collaborate in their custom design studio to create jewellery of the highest quality and exceptional design. They enjoy translating ideas and experiences into jewellery that suits the personality of their clients.
1098 Yonge St., 416-944-1098
A Canadian leader in innovative and award-winning jewellery techniques, at this studio-and-gallery concept run by designers Jill Cribbin and Amy Johnson, customers can watch flameworkers in action and purchase beads for their own crafts.
Tank Jewelry & Beads
55 Mill St., Building 74 Case Goods Warehouse, Studio 105, 647-430-8589
Walk in to find ready-made baubles and trinkets in silver, brass and gold from 16 Toronto jewellery designers who can often be seen plying their trade in the shop’s studio space. Goldsmith Sarah Wan teaches a popular wedding-band workshop every Saturday; couples can forge a finished ring in silver or any karat weight of gold. Commissions are welcome.
The Devil’s Workshop
890 Queen St. W., 416-855-4321
West Queen West
Thistle & Thorne one-of-a-kind fair trade knitwear is designed in Toronto, made from handspun, organic alpaca and dyed using an all-natural process. When you buy a T&T product you have made an active choice for social change.
Sheri Wildhagen and David Greig love making high quality hats for men and women with the finest materials and in the most striking designs. Wearing a Wildhagen hat will turn heads on any street in the world.
575 Queen St. W. 2nd floor, 416-830-8589
A gallery-style boutique, Beadle carries an ever changing selection of Canadian handmade designs and products including one-of-a-kind jewellery, trendy bags, T-shirts, pottery, paintings, knitwear, baby wear and photography to name a few.
1582 Dundas St. W., 416-850-7390
Dundas West Village
Best selling cushions, carpets, blankets, dividers and bags are now offered online, with some exclusive new items. The collections can also be custom colour ordered. View the Bev Hisey collection.
This Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood gold mine stocks linen tea towels hand printed with Toronto’s emblematic Victorian houses, baby onesies screen printed with Canadian animals, and, for typography lovers, a laser-cut wooden alphabet. You’ll also find totes, pouches and wallets made with eco-friendly textiles by designers John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj. Look for new prints in the fall.
798 Dundas St. W., 416-203-2549
This haven for fresh, sexy and feminine clothing features the owners’ own clothing label—Clementine & Tweed—and their house-signature CMD line of silver-and-gemstone jewellery made on site at their Markham Street store in the artsy Mirvish Village. Other Toronto-designed lines include I Made This For You by Sara Duke, Pink Martini, and Jordan de Ruiter. Also find jewels by Biko and Katheryn Rebecca.
Coal Miner’s Daughter
587 Markham St., 647-381-1439
Mirvish Village, 744 Queen St. W., 647-381-1439
Individual handmade works by over 100 emerging Canadian artists, craftspeople and designers. Allison Skinner has an eye for wonderful products made with love, such as Lee Meszaros Be Proud merit badges and Avril Loreti’s Scrabble coasters.
55 Mill St., Building 47, Suite 103, 416-304-0033
This co-op carries environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly clothes by such Toronto-based designers as Koocoo Carrillo (one-of-a kind womenswear), Catnip (baby onesies with crocheted details), 1 Percent Talent (silk-screened T-shirts for men and women), and Daina Jump (hand-painted T-shirts). Also find cufflinks by Torched Studio, silver-plated and gold-plated sparklers by Kathryn Rebecca, and laser-cut wood baubles by Rae Designs.
Freedom Clothing Collective
939 Bloor St. W., 416-530-9946
These shops stock reasonably priced clothes and accessories by uniquely Toronto designers, including Mandala (wrap dresses with whimsical prints) and Paper People Clothing (harmonious pattern combinations made of reclaimed textiles). Get great finds from Brenda Beddome (her perfect-fit “Prada” pants are a must-have) and Yasmine Louis (t-shirts printed with one-of-a-kind Toronto images), too.
274 Augusta Ave., 416-966-0123
692 Queen St. W., 416-594-1313
401 Roncesvalles Ave., 647-352-7123
Sarra Tang’s boutique handcrafts-to-order architecturally stunning leather belts and bags, as well as some clothing items. Tang is known for a pure Ontario beeswax hand-waxing technique that produces water resistance and rugged, simple elegance—as perfected in the kangaroo pleated satchel and gender-neutral dry-wax backpack.
15 Trinity St., 647-852-5488
Pink Tartan’s raison d’être. Runway designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran crafts sophisticated sportswear and feminine garb with laser-cut detailing. Her Yorkville boutique carries the entire Pink Tartan collection and other objets d’art.
Pink Tartan Seventy-Seven
77 Yorkville Ave., 416-967-7700
Bayview Village Shopping Centre, 416-221-7700
Beloved by celebrities such as Julia Roberts, these eco-design garments built from reclaimed vintage fabrics are one-of-a-kind. Workpants get a second life as an evening dress. Curtains become summer skirts and clothes become pillows.
Tough, comfortable outdoor clothing and accessories built to be worn. Dedicated to the promotion of historic and cultural icons, this is classic clothing that, like the symbols of heritage it honours, will stand the test of time.
1356 Dundas St. W., 416-205-1271
This iconic brand has been creating footwear since 1973, and shortly thereafter introduced casual apparel for men, women and kids. Leather goods— jackets, hide bags, and shoes—are its trademark, along with sweatshirts and sweatpants. A vintage Varsity line features clothes and leather varsity awards jackets.
Furniture is also available at the 1400 Castlefield Rd. location (416-927-8585).
Toronto Eaton Centre, 416-593-9640
100 Bloor St. W., 416-323-3289, Plus 12 other Toronto stores
Hours vary by location
A collective that promotes Canadian artists and designers, Toronto designers featured include Ashley Winnington-Ball, Jamie Lynn Metzger, Zuzana Grimm and Avril Loreti.
1342 Queen St. W., 416-534-7467
Connie Meyer’s collection, Studio Fresh, is sold alongside other notable Toronto designers such as Desperately Different, Olena Zylak, and Lilliput Hats in this cheery Leslieville boutique.
1025 Queen St. E.,416-850-8356
At the Centre Shop you’ll find an ever-increasing collection of intriguing designs and extraordinary crafts. Look for glassware, metalwork, jewellery, ceramics and textile products that meet the Shop’s guiding criteria – to be Creative. Genius. Green.
The Centre Shop
235 Queens Quay Blvd. W., 416-973-4993
A unique boutique that blends modernist design directions with local social trends. Featuring high-quality, Canadian-made designer clothing, handbags and accessories well suited to the artistic professional. Trap Door regularly hosts events that feature local artists.
2993 Dundas St. W., 647-827-6994
This renowned Canadian brand created by former sailor and adventure-seeker Alex Tilley boasts tasteful, quick-drying, travel-friendly clothing that will stand you in good stead around the globe. Tilley’s revered SPF 50+ hats come in 50 styles and colours. Wrinkle-resistant products can be crumpled, so you can pack light. All their pants have secret pockets to store valuables securely.
900 Don Mills Rd., 416-441-6141
Queen’s Quay Terminal, 416-203-0463
Solid materials, good proportions, clean lines, beautiful profiles and timeless colors – since 1973 Abacus has been creating high quality solid wood furniture with lasting appeal. Designs can be customized to meet the needs of your home or office.
Abacus Furniture Design
915 Oxford St., 416-251-7251
This boutique and adjacent workshop showcases the artisanal furniture of Robert Akroyd. Here you’ll find both ready-made and custom residential commissions—from side tables and cabinetry to dining tables and beds to cutting boards and bracelets—crafted in a contemporary style with local woods. Akroyd’s platform bed with storage is a popular item for condos and small rooms.
15 Case Goods Lane, Studios 101+102, 416-367-5757
A Canadian tradition since 1919, Barrymore craftsmen produce outstanding custom-made upholstery in Toronto. Barrymore Furniture Galleries offers an exceptional collection of dining, bedroom and living room furnishings from the finest designers and craftsmen in the world.
1168 Caledonia Road, 416-532-2891
Castlefield Design District
This modern furniture store offers six in-house collections—or the option to custom order to your heart’s desire. Made of hardwoods like maple, walnut, hickory and oak, as well as 200-year-old hemlock reclaimed from the Distillery District itself, items here include wood-framed mirrors, nightstands, and wooden burls turned into bowls.
10 Trinity Street, 416-923-9234
Installations, furniture and lighting. “…It comes from your city. It comes from your neighbourhood… It’s natural. It’s honest. One at a time. We made it for you because we like you.”
367 Dupont St., 416-861-0521
Interesting and unusual furniture and home furnishings, from the edgiest modern sofas to design classics to industrial and vintage pieces. Accent with rugs, lighting and other accessories. Customizable seating, dining, and sleeping ideas for your and storage solutions for your office.
639 Queen St. W, 416-603-0007
With their motto “designing new things from old things,” this historic Junction-area store crafts
custom-built furniture from salvaged material—harvest tables, wall-mounted wine racks, chalkboards, wood-framed mirrors and more. Locally sourced Douglas fir from century-old Toronto homes is cleaned, treated, preserved, and then transformed, along with beautiful antique hardware, into one-of-a kind pieces fit for every room.
2903 Dundas St. W., 416-291-2001
Designers Murray Duncan and Jordan Tabachnik repurpose, restore and pristinely salvage vintage furniture, lighting and art. Their zeal for contemporary treatments of older pieces is evident in upcycled metal cabinets and reclaimed wood and glass dining tables.
760 Queen St. E., 416-462-3099
The identity of this store is perennially modern, a source for new classics. With a unique perspective informed by more than 40 years of modern design history, Klaus by Nienkamper can help design lovers find their own beautiful future.
Klaus by Nienkamper
300 King St. E., 416-362-3434
Interior designer Christopher Wood’s showroom is a collection of visual inspiration for the home, cottage and office. You can choose from the designs shown or request an in-home consultation for a bespoke interior.
201 Niagara St., 416-363-4470
Furniture designed and made from local wood, specializing in fine joinery and tables of reclaimed lumber. Lubo Brezina’s interest is in conveying a sense of structure, essence of material and a simple aesthetic.
Window Display: 1659 Dundas St. W.
Workshop: 1024 Dupont St., #107, By appt. 416-953-6192
Handmade works and small product designs by independent Canadian designers. Made specializes in custom projects.
70 Geary Ave., 416-607-6384
Launched in 1998, Roots Home features leather furniture designed in Toronto by Diane Bald. Chairs, buttery-soft sofas, ottomans, beds and headboards—can be custom-made in a range of colours and finishes to suit your specifications.
1400 Castlefield Ave., 416-927-8585
Castlefield Design District
In this showroom, located in the art+design district, you’ll find made-to-order upholstery, storage, dining, and accents. This is your destination for custom modern furniture, tailored to your needs in your choice of materials.
78 Ossington Ave., 416-534-4343
West Queen West
In Toronto’s downtown core, this Umbra fl agship location houses modern-casual housewares and furniture. Here you’ll find the fullest assortment of the company’s designs in the world; among them are Toronto designer Jordan Murphy’s Cuppa, a functional set of measuring cups that stack neatly into the size of a coffee cup for easy, stylish storage.
Umbra Concept Store
165 John St., 416-599-0088
Logs recovered from municipal forestry removals are processed into some of the most eco-friendly products available, kiln-dried and rough-sawn for furniture-grade and cabinet-grade wood items like tables, desks and benches. Custom furniture by request.
Urban Tree Salvage
753 Warden Ave., 647-438-7516
Award-winning W Studio carpets are truly “art for the fifth wall.” Contemporary, Classic Rural, Masterworks, and Colour Inspiration collections are available. Email your requirements and the Fast Track service will provide a range of carpets for you to choose from.
Designers Walk Bldg 5, 160 Pears Ave., Ste. 310, 416-929-9290
An extension of multidisciplinary interior design firm Williams Craig Design, WC Collective offers a thoughtfully curated compendium of new and vintage objects. Their showcase features mindful, meaningful design with the potential to enrich quotidian life: an ornamental star made from barn roofing, an old fashioned traffic sign, and Noelle Hindi’s The Leather Atelier line of hide handbags.
38 Ossington Ave., 416-516-2177