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Shop Canadian at Stylegarage

78 Ossington Ave Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7

Neighbourhood

Queen West

Stylegarage, Toronto’s longtime staple for Canadian-made, industrial-inflected furniture is always worth a visit.

The two-storey showroom features industrial-chic wares and made-to-order furniture supporting local craftspeople and suppliers that can suit, well, just about anywhere. Case in point, the new, low-slung Mix Modular sectional, part of de facto house brand Gus Modern’s fall 2020 collection. Five components available in eight different upholsteries – including a terracotta-hued vegan AppleSkin leather – can be mixed, matched and even neatly partitioned by the Mix Modular storage box to fit anywhere from a shoebox-sized condo to spacious living room in the ‘burbs. Likewise, the collection’s wall-mounted Branch Modular storage-display system can be built up and added onto as needed.

Featuring five different units, Gus Modern’s Mix Modular sofa, shown here in cognac-hued AppleSkin leather with the Mix Modular Storage Box, can easily accommodate different lifestyles and homes.

Past collections follow suit. You’ll find more bespoke sofas, console desks and various customizable wood dining tables and kitchen islands. On the second floor is the mid-mod collection of couches, chairs and coffee tables by Gus Modern: the Wallace Chair with its channel-stitched leather upholstery is a modern reinterpretation of the classic English chesterfield. Also: a configurable series of industrial-style metal and glass partitions and solid-wood, modular furniture from Belgium.

Tuxedo-framed and gently curved, Gus Modern’s Soren sofa will soften whatever space you put it in.

That careful balance of mid-century practicality and light industrial style has kept Stylegarage going – and growing – since opening in 2000, and it’s what continues to make it a go-to for design-savvy Torontonians.

Stylegarage At Home

The modular partition neatly sections off the bedroom, using only a minimal amount of space to do so.

Meet the Mistrys

Bhavesh and Reena Mistry’s initial assessment of the condo they ended up buying is, well, unexpected: “it was the worst layout we looked at.” With some work, though, including installing Stylegarage’s modular Factory Panel partition, the new space came together beautifully. See the full build here.

In good weather, the door opens up to the backyard patio’s barbecue and dining space.

Open Up

If anyone would replace the wall between the kitchen and backyard with a garage door, it would be Stylegarage owners David Podsiadlo and Amanda Schuler. Now owned by the brand’s managing partner Neil James, it has enough Stylegarage pieces to be a second showroom. Check out the look here.

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