Want to add some flair to your decor and are tired of IKEA- but still working with an IKEA budget? Looking for good used furniture in Toronto but have no idea where to begin? There are plenty of used furniture shops in the city so it is a definitely a daunting task to embark on. Here’s a guide to make it a bit easier… check out some of these shops for some of best used furniture stores in the GTA.
Of Things Past
Of Things Past is a massive consignment furniture store filled with carefully chosen pieces. The store spans 22,000 square feet and is a complete delight for those who enjoy unique and interesting home furnishings including dining sets, sofas, chairs, buffets, china, serving pieces and more. The showroom is stunning and constantly changing as merchandise is bought and sold. Customers in the know are frequent visitors as you never know what treasure might be brought in just before you arrive!
- Where is Of Things Past? 185 Bridgeland Avenue (at Dufferin Street) Toronto. 416-256-9256.
- Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Sunday 11a.m. to 5p.m.
There are new pieces arriving weekly at this Ossington Village used furniture shop, which is a popular spot for lovers of unique, one-of-a-kind home furnishings. A long-time destination for those in the know, a trip to Cindiloohoo will reveal an interesting collection of home furnishings, many of which are stunning vintage pieces with history and character.
- Where is Cindiloohoo? 134 Ossington Ave. (at Queen St. W.) Toronto. 416-538-7887.
- Store Hours: Monday to Friday 11a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday noon to 5:30p.m. Closed Sunday.
Antiques at the St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market is typically associated with its superior meat, fish and cheese vendors as well as its popular Saturday farmers market with its abundance of fresh local produce. However, it is also an excellent spot for browsing vintage furniture and antiques in Toronto, and a favourite destination for antique dealers. Every Sunday, over 80 dealers set up shop in the main space of the North Market selling everything from vintage hutches and tablecloths to china and antique jewellery. From classic Victorian to shabby chic pieces, there is always an ample selection of furniture to suit a wide range of tastes.
And if you are visiting the Market on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, be sure to check out the Sunday Antique Market Shoppe, located in the southwest corner of the North Market. There is plenty of unique used furniture on display, as well as vintage drapes, clothing and art. New inventory arrives every week, making this antique shop a great destination to head to on a regular basis for those constantly looking for that special one-of-a-kind find.
- Where are the Antiques at the St. Lawrence Market? 92 Front St. E. (at Jarvis St.), in the North Building. Store Hours: Sunday Antique Market- dawn to 5p.m. The Sunday Antique Market Shoppe- Thursday and Friday 11a.m. to 3p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8a.m. to 5p.m.
These shops are filled with fantastic collections of excellent quality used furniture, and saavy shoppers who take the time to visit regularly will likely also come across many other gems that will set their decor apart from the rest!