Modern furniture stores in Toronto may seem miniscule compared to your favourite big box Swedish brand, but in terms of style and functionality, they’ve got a lot going for them. You won’t always beat the low Ikea prices, but at least sofas comes fully assembled.
Here’s a round-up of modern furniture stores in Toronto that will make you forget Ikea.
This sprawling store in the Castlefield Design district is home to brands like MUST, Maison Cobeil and more. There’s sofas, chairs, coffee tables, bedroom and outdoor furniture here at various price points from affordable to high-end.
This Ossington store has two floors of furniture that is perfect for the modern Canadian. Most of the stuff here is locally-made—albeit typically running a grand and up—plus their eco-friendly in-store brand Gus* uses sustainable lumber and vegan down.
Another Castlefield Design District store, this budget-friendly offshoot of ELTE has a wide selection of rugs, chairs, and space-saving beds galore at reasonable prices.
It’s all class at this store just around the corner from the Gladstone Hotel. There’s usually stock on clearance, but they specialize in sofas, beds and coffee tables made in Canada on the west coast.
If you’ve got an office that needs sprucing up, this King East store has a big selection of functional yet stylish pieces that’ll add some fun to your workspace. Furniture comes via nearly every Nordic country (so you know it’s minimalist) plus imports from Spain, Italy, and Germany.
This long-standing store on West Queen West holds the loyalty of interior designers citywide for their diverse stock of contemporary brands. They’ve got classic brands like Herman Miller and Knoll, and an impressive collection of lamps from brands like Akari.
Sitting in what used to be a venue for raves is this sprawling two-storey store at the corner of Queen and Bathurst. Perfect for the destitute millennial beyond their means, CB2 carries relatively cheap essentials for condo-living.
For such a small store, this furniture purveyor on Tecumseth has an eclectic stock of chairs, beds, lights, and decorative wares that range from reasonable to pricey. You’ll never know you needed a blue retro phone until you spot it here.
Design Within Reach
There’s no denying this King East store is costly, but if you’re prowling for some really unique pieces, this is the place to look. DWR is an American brand and offers everything from storage to chairs and lighting. Try scouring their deals section for affordable finds.
This furniture chain with a location on Caledonia Road in the Castlefield Design District stocks affordable, modern furniture including chairs, beds, rugs and sofas.