/Get Inspired/Neighbourhood Guide

Your Super Friendly Guide to Toronto’s Design Districts is Here

We asked our friends at some of the coolest Toronto design stores to share their favourite neighbourhood haunts – for grub, threads and culture

By Designlines

We visited over 373 shops, showrooms and other cool spots this year to bring you DL’s Annual Shopping Guide – a handy Toronto design resource for everything from the lowdown on that killer lighting boutique to inspirational pin-ups of Toronto homes. In the spirit of fierce new finds, we went a step further and asked our friends running our favourite shops to name the best of everything in their neighbourhoods. This is where they told us to eat, get cultured and window shop.

Toronto design guide

Queen West

Visit Queen West for wildly diverse art and Boralia’s pine-smoked delights ➞


Toronto design guide


Visit Midtown Toronto for posh and practical design solutions ➞


Toronto design guide

West End

Check out the West End for quirky clothing boutiques and Persian brunch ➞


Toronto design guide


Venture Uptown for Yorkdale retail therapy and ACE baguettes ➞


Toronto design guide

King West

Visit King West for the Aloette burger and the Bentway ➞


Toronto design guide

King East

Head to King East for European design and Soma chocolates ➞


Toronto design guide

Queen East

And don’t forget about Queen East’s family-friendly and vintage offerings ➞

You may also like