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1 Au­gus­tus Jones

Draw­ing its name from a 19th-cen­tury Up­per Canada land sur­veyor, Au­gus­tus Jones spe­cial­izes in bring­ing stun­ning Euro­pean fur­nish­ings to the New World. Its fresh white in­te­rior pro­vides a pleas­ant con­trast to the bold se­lec­tion of in­door and out­door fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories on of­fer, in­clud­ing pre­vi­ously hard-to-find brands like Enne and Fer­mob. The cur­va­ceous Chips chair by Ton and the smooth lines of the Wicked se­ries from Vin­cent Shep­pard high­light AJ’S eye for dar­ing forms and qual­ity con­struc­tion. 33 DAVIES AVE 416 360 1788 AUGUSTUSJONES.COM

2 Av­enue Road

A 1907 in­dus­trial build­ing is the per­fect back­drop for AR’S se­lec­tion of dis­tinc­tive luxe fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. Its ex­pan­sive show­room is home to a va­ri­ety of ex­quis­ite lines, from be­spoke kitchen so­lu­tions by Obumex to min­i­mal­ist light­ing op­tions from Apure. Jamie Hayon’s plush Vuelta arm­chair and Se­bas­tian Herkner’s glob­u­lar Mainkai lamp are ev­i­dence of a com­mit­ment to both beauty and func­tion­al­ity. AR also of­fers rugs from The Rug Com­pany and tex­tiles by Kvadrat/raf Si­mons – a Cana­dian ex­clu­sive. 415 EAST­ERN AVE 416 548 7788 AV­ENUE-ROAD.COM

3 Baby on the Hip

This eco-minded Les­lieville shop has a great se­lec­tion of toys, fur­ni­ture, sup­plies and cloth­ing for your mini-me. Kyte Baby sleep sacks in a range of adorable prints and Loulou Lol­lipop teethers made in the shape of cook­ies of­fer stylish twists on the ne­ces­si­ties. Night lights and decor from Dutch brand A Lit­tle Lovely Com­pany are the per­fect ad­di­tion to any nurs­ery, while cloth di­a­pers by Lil Helper and biodegrad­able al­ter­na­tives from Bambo Na­ture are ideal for eco-con­scious par­ents. 969 QUEEN ST E 416 465 4141 (ALSO: 2978 DUN­DAS ST W 647 427 1484) BABYONTHEHIP.COM

4 Black Rooster Decor

Nina Ber-donkor and Prince Brefo-donkor’s bou­tique sparkles with the glam­our of a Hol­ly­wood Re­gency manse. Its wide se­lec­tion of state­ment-mak­ing fur­ni­ture and decor ob­jects grav­i­tates to­ward the op­u­lent, like Jonathan Adler’s vel­vet Maxime club chair, or benches and ot­tomans swathed with sheep­skin or rab­bit fur. Smaller pieces in­clude brass sculp­tures, black and white ce­ram­ics and rich, earthy throw pil­lows. Gold and metal­lic ac­cents are abun­dant, while a few touches of Lucite add to the space’s sump­tu­ous al­lure. 1025 QUEEN ST E 416 465 7778 BLACKROOSTERDECOR.COM

5 Dark Tools

The pieces in DT’S bright and airy show­room em­pha­size ar­chi­tec­tural il­lu­mi­na­tion sys­tems that can trans­form any space. Its

835-square-me­tre in­te­rior feels like a gallery, show­cas­ing a di­verse ar­ray of cap­ti­vat­ing pieces. Fix­tures from such fa­mil­iar names as Brokis, Secto, Life­line and Lu­ce­plan are dis­played along­side more un­con­ven­tional pieces, like Buzzis­pace’s bell-shaped pen­dant with sound-ab­sorb­ing qual­i­ties, and Vis­tosi’s Pup­pet, which has chan­de­lier arms that can be hung in­di­vid­u­ally to cre­ate unique con­fig­u­ra­tions. 750 LAKE SHORE BLVD E, UNIT #2 647 725 3275 DARKTOOLS.COM

6 Dis­till

A re­volv­ing col­lec­tion of Cana­dian fash­ions and hand­made ob­jects by both cel­e­brated names and fresh tal­ents fill Dis­till’s new space. New Brunswick ar­ti­san Yolande Clark’s porce­lain vases splashed in painterly com­po­si­tions are ac­cented with gold leaf, while YYY’S one-of-a-kind hand­made stoneware teapots are de­fin­i­tive Zen. Mugs abound, but we es­pe­cially love Makiko Hicher-naka­mura’s mul­ti­func­tional eart­h­and pink-toned tum­bler/cup/bowls. For in­door gar­den­ing buffs, EIKCAM’S porce­lain hang­ing planters tied with leather string make for a per­fect com­po­si­tion. 360 QUEEN ST E, UNIT #2 416 304 0033 DISTILLGALLERY.COM

7 Eclec­ti­saurus

Les­lie Zys­man’s long­stand­ing Cab­bage­town bou­tique re­flects the neigh­bour­hood’s com­fort­able idiosyn­crasy with a ro­tat­ing in­ven­tory that high­lights quirky, retroin­fused fur­ni­ture, light­ing, kitchen­ware and tex­tiles. The cozy shop of­fers an ar­ray of such vin­tage and an­tique pieces as stun­ning Ital­ian glass chan­de­liers, strik­ing wool tex­tiles and teak fur­ni­ture. Al­though the fo­cus here is Cana­dian and Euro­pean mak­ers, there are a few pieces from other parts of the world in the mix, as well. Zys­man also car­ries vin­tage cloth­ing and jew­ellery, plus a unique se­lec­tion of art­work. 249 GER­RARD ST E 416 934 9009 ECLEC­TI­SAURUS.COM

8 Good Neigh­bour

Ar­rayed in a tur­reted two-storey cot­tage,

GN’S se­lec­tion of cool and ca­sual home and lifestyle ac­ces­sories makes for a cheer­ful shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence. You’ll find sta­ples like Her­schel bags, Hud­son’s Bay blan­kets and LAFCO can­dles com­ple­mented by lo­cal pieces from Drake Gen­eral Store and Jenny Bird Jewelry. In ad­di­tion to these clas­sic Cana­dian essen­tials and lo­cally sourced goods, GN of­fers a wide range of play­ful home­wares and decor items, in­clud­ing retro New­gate Clocks and art books from Phaidon. 935 QUEEN ST E 647 350 0663 GOODNBR.COM


Great Used Fur­ni­ture Finds brims with vin­tage seat­ing, ta­bles and stor­age units. Es­tate-sale pieces from Eames, Her­man Miller and Arne Ja­cob­sen move through reg­u­larly, as do rar­i­ties like sculp­tural chairs by Guglielmo Ul­rich or teak cof­fee ta­bles by Ole Wan­scher for P. Jeppe­sen. GUFF’S pieces are metic­u­lously vet­ted for style and qual­ity, re­sult­ing in a tight edit of im­pres­sive fur­ni­ture, while the show­room in­te­rior is sparse and open to al­low the in­her­ent beauty of the wares to speak for it­self. 1 DAVIES AVE 416 913 8025 GUFFFURNITURE.COM

10 Hard­ware In­te­ri­ors

Mur­ray Dun­can and Jor­dan Tabach­nik search far and wide for the vin­tage fur­ni­ture and sal­vaged ma­te­ri­als they use to craft func­tional and art­ful be­spoke ta­bles, light­ing and in­stal­la­tions un­der their in-house la­bel Mor­gan Clay­hall. In this eclec­tic mix are unique de­signs for both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial spa­ces. Many of their spec­tac­u­lar cus­tom pieces in­cor­po­rate Dun­can’s bold and ab­stract mixed-me­dia paint­ings to cre­ate ma­jor state­ments. Cock­tail ta­bles fea­tur­ing mar­ble and ex­otic stone tops are also on of­fer. 31 SAULTER ST, UNIT C 416 462 3099 BY APPT ONLY HARDWAREINTERIORS.COM; MORGANCLAYHALL.COM

11 Kendall & Co.

This warm and invit­ing Cab­bage­town bou­tique of­fers ev­ery­thing from win­dow treat­ments and light­ing to wall­pa­pers and tex­tiles, all with a whim­si­cal touch. A por­tion of the store is ded­i­cated to decor re­sources from up­hol­stery to fur­nish­ings, while the re­main­ing floor space show­cases a ro­tat­ing se­lec­tion of lo­cal and eth­i­cally minded home­wares, gifts, fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. Among the no­table re­cent ad­di­tions are Cana­dian-made mo­tion fur­ni­ture, gift­wares from Kalalou, wall­pa­per from Schu­macher and Romo and sus­tain­able hand-knot­ted bam­boo rugs. 514 PAR­LIA­MENT ST 416 363 9914 KENDALLANDCO.CA

12 Kids at Home

This Les­lieville em­po­rium proves that great style isn’t just for adults. Based on its se­ries of bed­room vi­gnettes, it’s clear KAH’S fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories for ba­bies, kids and teens cater to young­sters of all ages and per­son­al­i­ties. Its youth­ful decor items show­case chic Du­tailier dressers along­side play­ful in­flat­able so­fas and bean­bags from Fat­boy. The Cana­dian de­signs that make up the bulk of the se­lec­tion in­clude up­hol­stered beds from Que­bec’s Beau­doin and lamps by Loic Bard. 181B CARLAW AVE 647 352 5437 KIDSATHOME.COM

13 Kiondo African Im­ports

Owner Chris John­son sources art, ar­ti­facts, fur­ni­ture and tex­tiles from across Africa for an in­ven­tory com­pris­ing masks, busts, stools, feath­ered head­dresses, in­digo mud­cloth and other strik­ing pieces. Among his re­cent finds are brass cuffs from Cameroon, beaded crowns from Nige­ria, pat­terned bas­kets from Zim­babwe and wooden dolls from Ghana. Se­lec­tions range in style and size, guar­an­tee­ing mul­ti­ple ways to add worldly pol­ish to any space. The bou­tique is also home to jew­ellery by Laura Ser­rafero of Eles De­signs. 323 QUEEN ST E 416 533 9959 KIONDO.COM

14 Labour of Love

There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one in this charm­ing bou­tique, from greet­ing cards by Toronto-based Go­ta­m­ago to jew­ellery from Van­cou­ver’s Mimi + Marge – all part of an eclec­tic as­sort­ment of gifts, qual­ity pa­per goods and other art­ful mer­chan­dise. Ray­mond Biesinger’s silkscreened prints of Cana­dian cities, each cap­tur­ing an im­por­tant mo­ment in his­tory (like the open­ing of the

CN Tower in 1976) are a stand­out. Home and apothe­cary items, like play­ful flasks or Leaves of Trees soaps, are also on of­fer. 223 CARL­TON ST 416 923 8988 THELABOUROFLOVE.CA

15 Lit­tle Peeps

This homey River­side bou­tique is the ideal

source for safe, en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly chil­dren’s wares. LP car­ries a fas­tid­i­ously cu­rated se­lec­tion of goods, from cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories to books and toys. A hand-knit­ted donut rat­tle is among the many per­fect gift op­tions for tots, while a se­lec­tion of sim­ple jew­ellery and trendy di­a­per bags will keep par­ents happy. Also on dis­play: beau­ti­ful Lit­tle Lovely night lights and trendy or­ganic cloth­ing by Den­mark’s Small Rags. 742 QUEEN ST E 416 406 5437 LITTLEPEEPS.CA

16 Ma­chine Age Modern

Jake Keck’s bou­tique is a trea­sure trove

of col­lectible vin­tage fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories. Modern clas­sics from Eames are flanked by rare and stun­ning in­ter­na­tional finds like Hans Brat­trud lounge chairs or Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh din­ing sets. Look for beau­ti­ful Dan­ish teak bars that per­fectly com­ple­ment the other Scan­di­na­vian-in­flected de­signs fea­tured through­out the store. On top of its im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture, MAM also of­fers vin­tage culi­nary ac­ces­sories, among them au­then­tic retro mix­ers, dishes and cast-iron pans. 1000 QUEEN ST E 416 461 3588 MACHINEAGEMODERN.COM

17 Mi Casa

Un­der new own­er­ship, MC has main­tained

its wide se­lec­tion of bold light­ing and mir­rors, sculp­tural fur­nish­ings and other home ac­cents. State­ment-mak­ing pieces abound, from crim­son hand-blown glass bot­tles to shapely lamps and ob­jects from Jonathan Adler. Christo­pher Guy’s stun­ning mir­rors framed in hand-carved ma­hogany are a stand­out, and come in twisted, swirled or geo­met­ric styles. In ad­di­tion to home­wares and fur­nish­ings, MC also of­fers a se­lec­tion of high-end apothe­cary items from French brands Belle de Provence and Lothan­tique. 238 CARL­TON ST 416 929 1913 MICASATORONTO.COM

18 O.nix

This Cork­town show­room helps cus­tomers

work up cus­tom kitchen, liv­ing room and closet stor­age so­lu­tions by draw­ing from ex­clu­sive Ital­ian and Ger­man lines that suit every taste and bud­get. Look for Biefbi’s in­te­grated-han­dle units, which are dis­played along­side high-tech grid-based sys­tems by Störmer, as well as Zeyko’s thought­ful solid-wood cab­i­netry framed with ar­ti­sanal fin­ishes. O.nix now car­ries Olivieri’s closet, wardrobe and wall shelv­ing sys­tems crafted from wood for a unique blend of tra­di­tion and in­no­va­tion. 550 QUEEN ST E, UNIT G121 647 499 1150 BY APPT ONLY ONIXDESIGNS.CA

19 Prime­time Paint & Pa­per

Se­lec­tion is king here: shelves are loaded with a vast li­brary of wall­pa­pers, in ad­di­tion

to paints from Ben­jamin Moore, Corotech, Far­row & Ball and Para. PPP’S as­sort­ment of wall­pa­pers in­cludes De­sign­ers Guild’s bold graph­ics, Os­borne & Lit­tle’s unique mo­tifs and Cole & Son’s au­then­tic pe­riod de­signs, as well as vin­tage and grass cloth papers. Not only does this shop have a wide range of wall­cov­er­ings and paints – it also car­ries the tools you’ll need to suc­cess­fully trans­form any room. 299 QUEEN ST E 416 703 9846 PRIMETIMEPAINT.CA

20 Snob

Owner Denise Zidel sources premium au­then­tic pieces for this African fur­ni­ture and decor store in her global trav­els. Egyp­tian light­ing il­lu­mi­nates fas­ci­nat­ing vin­tage Cameroo­nian fam­ily portraits, while the eye can’t help but be drawn to the colour­ful dyed-feather head­dresses on the wall. Mak­enge bas­kets and one-of-a-kind pe­tite wooden fur­ni­ture pieces are store sta­ples that will be fo­cal points in any room. Snob’s cus­tom os­trich-cov­ered fur­ni­ture can be re­quested in a va­ri­ety of hues. 388 CARLAW AVE, STE #202F 416 778 8778 SNOBSTUFF.COM

21 Space Fur­ni­ture

SF of­fers an im­pres­sive va­ri­ety of cus­tom mill­work and fur­ni­ture, but that’s not all. Own­ers Alex Bak and Laura Payne also build con­tem­po­rary cab­i­netry for kitchens and bath­rooms, floor-to-ceil­ing fire­place sur­rounds, float­ing stair­cases, me­dia units and clos­ets. Their stain­less-steel and Co­rian coun­ter­tops are made to or­der with in­te­grated sinks, pro­vid­ing a seam­less, easy-to-clean kitchen sur­face. Work­ing in a wide range of ma­te­ri­als, from Plex­i­glass to ce­ram­ics, SF’S pieces are marked by their af­ford­abil­ity, dura­bil­ity and time­less style. 479 QUEEN ST E 416 955 4559 SPACEFURNITURE.CA

22 Spruce

Kim Alke’s shop is filled with a cheer­ful ar­ray of bar­ware and home ac­ces­sories from lo­cal and for­eign sources. A rain­bow of stack­ing wooden parts from Ger­man toy­maker Grimm is a so­phis­ti­cated take on chil­dren’s blocks, while thought­ful wood and steel ac­ces­sories from Su­per Good Thing add prac­ti­cal ap­peal. For the lo­cally minded, Alvéole honey and Har­bour Goods Co.’s Turk­ish blan­kets are good bets. Spruce also car­ries a small of­fer­ing of care­fully se­lected vin­tage art, fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. 455 PAR­LIA­MENT ST 647 748 4060 SPRUCETORONTO.COM

23 Stu­dio Pazo

Be­sides the city’s largest col­lec­tion of

house­wares from For­nasetti, Stel­ton and Iit­tala, SP boasts plenty of vin­tage fur­ni­ture, play­ful decor items and Euro­pean table­ware. Fa­mil­iar clas­sics like Al­var Aalto 60 stools are dis­played along­side a di­verse range of ac­cou­trements, from glasses to ce­ram­ics. Multi-hued wooden trays by Vitra and pat­terned rugs by Swe­den’s Pap­pelina are welcome bursts of colour, while such chil­dren’s items as Moomin books and Oyoy wooden toys round out the broadly ap­peal­ing of­fer­ings. 219 QUEEN ST E 416 507 0000 STUDIOPAZO.CA

24 Task

Anne Seally – and her im­pec­ca­ble eye for hand­crafted table­ware, home goods and

gifts – is back, hav­ing moved shop from Brook­lyn to the Beach. In­side this cozy space is the wide ar­ray of rare house­wares you’d ex­pect from an ex­pe­ri­enced New York buyer, in­clud­ing del­i­cate Ja­panese tow­els made from or­ganic cot­ton, tin-plated cop­per serv­ing trays hand-ham­mered in Turkey and per­fectly formed brass tea scoops. Can­dles from Ta­tine and Wood­lot of­fer a pleas­ant ol­fac­tory breather from daily life. 1915 QUEEN ST

E 647 345 3444 TASKNEWYORK.COM

25 Up to You

Tucked unas­sum­ingly above a restau­rant in the Beach, and look­ing like a style-savvy

friend’s apart­ment, UTY deals in de­signer wares that strad­dle the line be­tween func­tional and cu­ri­ous – from plas­tic Solo cups reimag­ined as glass gob­lets to take­out con­tainer-in­spired pen­dant lights. To­rafu’s air vase, made from pa­per, can be moulded into a va­ri­ety of shapes, and Mi­dori’s brass num­ber clips have in­dus­trial ap­peal. Mean­while, play­ful and graphic road sign brooches will add whimsy to any out­fit. 1483 QUEEN ST E 416 778 6487 UPTOYOUTORONTO.COM

26 Viso

A source for cre­ative and stylish light fix­tures made in Toronto, Viso car­ries

35 lo­cal lines. Top sell­ers in­clude the beau­ti­ful Fort Knox pen­dant – a poly­car­bon­ate fix­ture avail­able in a va­ri­ety of metal­lic fin­ishes – and the gor­geous dual-tone mar­ble and cast-glass beauty of the Wan­der­ing Star. A fresh ad­di­tion to the lineup is the Thin

LED, de­signed by Felipe Lis­boa, which can be spec­i­fied in a va­ri­ety of metal­lic fin­ishes, re­quires zero main­te­nance and is en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly. 388 CARLAW AVE, STE #207 416 461 8476 VISOINC.COM

27 Zen­po­rium

Zen­po­rium is deeply com­mit­ted to

sus­tain­abil­ity, of­fer­ing guilt-free fur­ni­ture made us­ing only re­claimed and re­spon­si­bly har­vested ma­te­ri­als. The Ar­chi­tec­tural Sal­vage col­lec­tion re­pur­poses teak found at old con­struc­tion sites into strik­ing side ta­bles and stor­age units. Other pieces in­cor­po­rate pet­ri­fied wood, which has been cut and pol­ished to high­light its in­her­ent beauty, into be­guil­ing pedestals and side ta­bles atop min­i­mal­ist steel bases. Zen­po­rium also of­fers smaller pieces, in­clud­ing light­ing fix­tures and ac­ces­sories made from re­pur­posed met­als. 388 CARLAW AVE, UNIT #202F 416 778 8936 (ALSO: 7250 KEELE ST, UNITS #46 & 251 855 891 8936) ZEN­PO­RIUM.COM

28 Zig Zag

Joe Graaf­mans’s vin­tage shop is a haven for

fans of fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories with sleek mid-cen­tury style. Ex­pect to find a choice se­lec­tion of teak fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories, like Arne Hov­mand-olsen chairs and out­stand­ing lamps sourced from Europe. The bou­tique’s fo­cus on light­ing has yielded even more in­cred­i­ble finds, in­clud­ing a space-agey chrome pen­dant from the 60s, and a strik­ing Meret Op­pen­heim-de­signed Trac­cia ta­ble com­plete with bronze base topped with gold leaf on wood. 985 QUEEN ST E 416 778 6495 ZIGZAGMIDCENTURY.COM

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