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Best on the Block: Queen West’s 7 Hottest Shops

This vogue-ish promenade is lined with big boxes and stalwarts, dives and the always divine

By Tory Healy

A successful day of shopping begins with a wish list and a plan of attack and nothing makes it easier than having just one part of town to hit up. Queen West is jam-packed with designy goodness. It’s here – not far from where Queen intersects with Bathurst – that you’ll find furniture and accessories for every room. Let’s take a tour, from east to west:


  1. Jan Kath

We guarantee that the contemporary area rugs at JK – with their galaxy, jungle and billboard patterns – will blow you away. Read the listing here.


2. Umbra

From bits and bobs like bathroom hardware and office essentials to planters and space-saving furnishings, Umbra has you covered. Read the listing here.


3. Trends & Trades

The city’s source for the T&T Wood Private Collection and Itlas (shown): bespoke flooring with wide and long planks, available in a variety of custom finishes. Read the listing here.


4. CB2

Cool and space-saving furnishings – plus all the accoutrements – CB2 is condo-living set to an indie-beat. Read the listing here.


5. Morba

Queen West staple Morba offers everything from everyday essentials to crowd-pleasing novelties. We’re big fans of their selection of Le Klint lighting. Read the listing here.


6. Neat

Organization nuts and neat freaks rejoice: this appropriately named shop has everything you need to keep your home shipshape. Read the listing here.


7. Urban Mode

In the modern furnishing biz since 1977 (!), this stalwart is the spot to stock up on Blu Dot, Muuto, Softline and Normann Copenhgagen. Read the listing here.

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