/Get Inspired/Neighbourhood Guide

Our 2016 Guide to Toronto’s Best Design Stores

The city’s hottest design destinations – organized by neighbourhood

“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), German-American architect.

From the downtown core to the ‘burbs and back, each neighbourhood has its own distinct mix of furniture and lighting shops, decor boutiques and kitchen and bath showrooms.

Our 2016 shopping guide gives you the scoop on the very best in modern and contemporary design.


Queen East: A ‘hood humming with vintage cool, brilliant baby stuff and contemporary heirlooms


King East: Luxe, architectural flagships filled with European statement pieces (and the odd duck)


King West: Fashionable condo gear and Suits-worthy office furniture in the Financial District


Queen West: A vogueish promenade lined with big boxes and stalwarts, dives and the always divine


Midtown: Tony boutiques stocked with both posh and practical solutions for the discerning shopper


West End: Where industrial wares and locally made woodwork mingle with minimalist imports


Uptown: Every home-renovator’s dream: Never-ending options for fixtures, fittings and furniture


And more… Not-to-miss destinations off the beaten path and just a short drive away

Categories: Neighbourhood Guide
Latest Tweets Follow Us
  • Designlines Magazine4 hours ago
    Chicago architect Jeanne Gang shares her design for a daring new condo at Yonge and St Clair. https://t.co/VJ0q73cFgG
  • Designlines Magazine1 day ago
    Roadtrip out to Niagara, anyone? 🚗 https://t.co/Dd1JsSM7pA
  • Designlines Magazine2 days ago
    The Selby ditches the glass box cliché. https://t.co/waq3HZTaJ4
  • Designlines Magazine2 days ago
    The client saw potential in a former rooming house and sat down with architect Nelson Kwong to tackle the problem h… https://t.co/zr37xJi95L
  • Designlines Magazine3 days ago
    A Hamilton home uses an unlikely material to insulate its walls: https://t.co/MIHlyklA4F