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Best Design Shops on Queen West

Queen West and Bathurst is where modern accessories, furniture, lighting and more – from big box shops and design stalwarts – collide.

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 packed with design-y goodness. It’s here – not far from where Queen intersects Bathurst – that you’ll find flooring and lighting, furniture (both with new- and old-school cool), and accessories for every room. Let’s take a tour, from east to west, before you order curbside pickup.

The Adelaide Project

This is where sophisticated forms and out-of-this-world technology unite – we guarantee that the contemporary lighting fixtures at this completely remodelled century home will blow you away. Read the listing here.


From bits and bobs like bathroom hardware and office essentials to planters and space-saving furnishings, Umbra has you covered. Our favourites: everything in the Umbra Shift collection. Read the listing here.

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 and suitable for projects big and small. Read the listing here.


Brimming with cool and space-saving furnishings – plus all the accoutrements – CB2 is a big box shop dedicated to condo-living but set to an indie-beat. Meaning: there’s plenty of funky fresh stuff to be found inside. Read the listing here.


This Kensington Market staple offers vintage Scandinavian goodness, everything from everyday furnishing essentials to crowd-pleasing novelties. Check Bungalow’s social media for what’s in stock. Read the listing here.


Organization nuts and neat freaks rejoice: this appropriately named shop has everything you need to keep your home shipshape, especially that makeshift office space you are working away in. Read the listing here.

Urban Mode

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

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