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1 Ap­pli­ance Love

AL spe­cial­izes in premium built-in ap­pli­ances from top brands, with an em­pha­sis on smart fea­tures. Just look to un­der-mount ovens with pan­elled warm­ing draw­ers by Wolf, wine and Mono­lith fridges from Lieb­herr, Miele’s silent dish­wash­ers and the Ur­ban Cul­ti­va­tor in­door gar­den for proof. Other stand­outs in­clude eye-pop­ping de­signs by Dolce&gab­bana for SMEG fridges, out­door cook­ers from Ger­many’s Grill­son, which burn ul­tra-ef­fi­cient wood pel­lets for fuel, and re­frig­er­a­tors by True with bold in­dus­trial styling. An­other rea­son

AL is much-loved: it de­liv­ers, in­stalls and ser­vices pur­chases. 950 DUPONT ST 416 516 9500 (ALSO: 1024 DUN­DAS ST E, MIS­SIS­SAUGA 905 306 1020) APPLIANCELOVE.COM

2 Com­mute De­sign

The soar­ing ceil­ings of this buzzing stu­diocum-show­room pro­vide an ap­pro­pri­ately dra­matic back­drop for the gen­er­ously sized sculp­tural light­ing on dis­play. Fix­tures orig­i­nally cooked up for Com­mute’s many restau­rant projects can all be or­dered to go, in­clud­ing the glam dome-shaped pen­dants found in pizze­ria Gen­eral Assem­bly, com­plete with pow­der-coated steel shades and gilded in­te­ri­ors. Com­ple­ment your choice of state­ment light with a cus­tom leather sofa, or one of sev­eral strik­ing ac­cent ta­bles fea­tur­ing an ar­chi­tec­tural ×-shaped base. 2896 DUN­DAS ST W 416 861 0521 BY APPT COMMUTEDESIGN.COM

3 Cook­ery

Not­with­stand­ing its pleas­ant neigh­bour­hood vibe, Ali­son Fletcher’s shop – which car­ries ev­ery­thing a de­sign-savvy chef needs for cook­ing and serv­ing – at­tracts cus­tomers from across the city with its ever-grow­ing se­lec­tion of new and note­wor­thy cook­books. Her floor-to-ceil­ing col­lec­tion of wares fea­tures such global brands as Le Creuset, All-clad, Kitchenaid, Lodge, Wüsthof, Peu­geot and Riedel. Check out Dualit’s hand-built toast­ers in clas­sic chrome or fire-en­gine red, and Ital­ian brand Mepra’s dish­washer-safe stain­less steel flat­ware in vin­tage-in­spired bronze and gold fin­ishes. 303 RON­CES­VALLES AVE 647 478 3873 (ALSO: 2588 YONGE ST 416 482 0188) COOK­ERY-STORE.CA

4 Cooli­can & Com­pany

“End­lessly durable, pur­pose­fully made” is Cooli­can’s motto for a rea­son: its heir­loom-qual­ity wooden fur­ni­ture is painstak­ingly con­structed in small batches in the com­pany’s Toronto work­shop, a for­mer mu­ni­tions fac­tory. The Eu­clid wall mir­ror fea­tures a steam-bent arched frame in­spired by the door­ways of a Shaker Vil­lage in Ken­tucky, while the Ed­win chair is a de­cid­edly min­i­mal­ist take on the clas­sic Wind­sor. Quaint bread­board ends and a spare sil­hou­ette give the white-oak Lakeshore din­ing ta­ble – in var­i­ous sizes – a time­less ap­peal. 225 STER­LING RD, UNIT #200B BY APPT ONLY COOLICANANDCOMPANY.COM

5 Easy Tiger

ET is a haven for Toron­to­ni­ans crav­ing so­phis­ti­cated min­i­mal­ist house­wares from around the world. Hay’s swirly Lup can­dle­hold­ers, in brass or matte black, add a sculp­tural el­e­ment to the ta­ble, while Lindsey Hamp­ton’s del­i­cately speck­led ce­ram­ics de­light with pas­tel hues. A se­lec­tion of everyday essen­tials el­e­vated through luxe ma­te­ri­als and savvy de­sign make per­fect gifts for the de­signophile in your life: think linen-cov­ered Shi­nola note­books, One Sky Turk­ish hamam tow­els and Tsub­ota Pearl lighters in a rain­bow of colours. 1447 DUN­DAS ST W 647 748 6161 EASYTIGERGOODS.COM

6 For­ever In­te­ri­ors

Martin Scott’s one-of-a-kind fur­ni­ture in­cor­po­rates dis­tinc­tive sal­vaged pieces and re­claimed wood. While Scott will build just about any­thing to or­der – benches, kitchen is­lands, slid­ing barn doors – he spe­cial­izes in six dis­tinc­tive har­vest ta­bles, as well as cab­i­nets and shelv­ing units. Dis­tressed book­shelves (some­times even crafted from re­cy­cled doors and win­dow frames) ex­ude a rus­tic vibe, while Scott’s in­dus­trial Tree Shelf, made with metal posts and thick slabs of BC fir, can be cus­tom­ized for any res­i­den­tial or com­mer­cial space. 2903 DUN­DAS ST W 416 291 2001 FOREVERINTERIORS.COM

7 Green Light Dis­trict

Shop own­ers David and Deb­o­rah Peets travel the globe to find eclec­tic fur­nish­ings sourced di­rectly from in­de­pen­dent ar­ti­sans. Along­side Peter Cooli­can’s el­e­gant wood fur­ni­ture, cop­per-and-cedar bird­feed­ers and house num­bers by Q&A De­sign, you’ll find art­ful lamps from Mon­treal’s Brollte and wood-in­lay me­dia units by Christo­pher So­lar, as well as Euro­pean oak side ta­bles with slen­der cube-shaped bases and tops that re­move to re­veal hid­den stor­age space. Eye-catch­ing home­wares in­clude sculp­tural black­ened oak can­dle­sticks and Lor­raine Tu­son’s Merino wool felt pil­lows, coast­ers and ta­ble run­ners. 457 RON­CES­VALLES AVE 416 272 5005 GREENLIGHTSHOP.CA

8 Hol­lis+mor­ris

If you love Mis­cha Cou­vrette’s min­i­mal­ist stylings, get up close and per­sonal with his im­pec­ca­bly honed ta­bles, chairs and light­ing – and the de­signer him­self – in his show­room and work­shop. Four cylin­dri­cal wooden legs pierce through a white mar­ble top to lend an un­ex­pected, vis­ually strik­ing el­e­ment to his Po­lar ta­ble. Mean­while, Cou­vrette’s imag­i­na­tive lu­mi­naires in­clude the dra­matic zig-zag­ging Bolt sconces, and the pa­per­clip-like Link pen­dants, which can be hung hor­i­zon­tally or ver­ti­cally and grouped to­gether in cus­tom con­fig­u­ra­tions. 501 AL­LIANCE AVE, STE #102 647 970 9716 HOLLISMORRIS.COM

9 Home Smith

A cozy aroma (cour­tesy of Lin­nea’s Lights can­dles) and charm­ingly eclec­tic fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories ra­di­ate wel­com­ing vibes to vis­i­tors of this Roncy out­post. Larger pieces run the gamut from swanky vel­vet club chairs and weath­ered hick­ory bar carts to slen­der glass étagères with gilded iron frames. The di­verse se­lec­tion of tex­tiles and ac­ces­sories here in­cludes Mon­tauk linen throws, el­e­gant wal­nut serv­ing trays, hand-ham­mered brass bowls and Dash & Al­bert rugs in a va­ri­ety of con­tem­po­rary geo­met­ric pat­terns. 309 RON­CES­VALLES AVE 416 484 3702 HOMESMITHHOUSE.COM

10 Made De­sign

Look­ing for Cana­dian de­sign with a modern twist? In a sunny in­dus­trial loft, Shaun Moore stocks one-of-a-kind prod­ucts from in­de­pen­dent de­sign­ers. Check out Jeremy Hatch’s porce­lain Best Be­fore cream­ers for Ric­o­chet Stu­dio – shaped like open milk car­tons – or rus­tic bark-cov­ered Log bowls with glossy pas­tel in­te­ri­ors from Al­berta’s Loyal Loot Col­lec­tive. Don’t miss the rugs and light­ing fix­tures (we love the un­treated birch-bark shade of the con­i­cal Ono pen­dant by Van­cou­ver’s Pro­pel­lor), as well as de­signed-in-house cus­tom­iz­a­ble din­ing ta­bles, up­hol­stered fur­ni­ture, builtins and shelv­ing. 70 GEARY AVE 416 607 6384 MADEDESIGN.CA

11 Mel­lah

In­side their sweet lit­tle shop, Miriam Zit­tell and John Honey­man share their love of Moroc­can rugs: the scrappy tex­tures and eye-pop­ping colours of their hand-knot­ted bouch­er­ouites will com­plete any bo­ho­mod­ern liv­ing space. More un­der­stated are the muted tones and sim­ple pat­terns of Mau­ri­ta­nian Tuareg mats, hand­crafted in the western Sa­hara from palm­wood and leather and suit­able for in­door or out­door use. While most of the in­ven­tory is one-of-a-kind vin­tage, the own­ers also take cus­tom or­ders. 1090 COL­LEGE ST 416 580 7122 MEL­LAH.CA

12 Mjölk

Though lo­cated in a neigh­bour­hood known for in­dus­trial prod­ucts, Mjölk is a shrine to con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese and Scan­di­na­vian so­phis­ti­ca­tion – ev­ery­thing from Oji Masanori’s sand-casted brass flat­ware and Jur­gen Lehl’s Nambu iron­ware ket­tles to Finn Juhl’s iconic France and Chief­tains chairs. Among its many ex­clu­sive pieces is the porce­lain Su­cabaruca cof­fee ser­vice; de­signed by Luca Nichetto and Lera Moiseeva, its con­i­cal pro­file, han­den­graved lin­ear pat­tern and glossy white fin­ish give it a con­tem­po­rary yet time­less feel. 2959 DUN­DAS ST W 416 551 9853 MJOLK.CA

13 Pekota De­sign

Marco Pe­cota’s rugged hot-rolled stee­land-baltic birch shelv­ing, chairs, lu­mi­naires and ta­bles match the in­dus­trial char­ac­ter of the shop’s Junc­tion lo­ca­tion per­fectly. The stream­lined sil­hou­ette of the

PK10 ta­ble – avail­able in solid maple, wal­nut and Baltic birch – was in­spired by early air­craft de­sign, and can be sized to or­der. Along­side Pe­cota’s own light­ing de­signs are a va­ri­ety of Vita Copen­hagen fix­tures with whim­si­cal shades in ma­te­ri­als rang­ing from felt (the Sine pen­dant) to white goose feath­ers (the Eos pen­dant and floor lamp). 406 PA­CIFIC AVE 416 792 8654 PEKOTA.COM

14 Phil’z

This mod­ernist em­po­rium will leave you wish­ing for a loft to fill with its iconic light fix­tures and rare vin­tage fur­ni­ture and con­tem­po­rary finds. Cyn­thia and Phil Markowitz’s space is im­pec­ca­bly stocked with re­fur­bished 1950s cof­fee ta­bles,

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