Best Of North Toronto 2014 - Home, Decor & More
Spruce up your humble abode with the help of these spots
AU LIT, 2049 Yonge St.
Luxurious bedding — like 1,030-thread count cotton satin sheets — that will have you rethink the way you’ve been sleeping.
MILLWOOD SHOE REPAIR, 706 Millwood Rd.
Broken heels, worn soles, salt stains. This long-standing Leaside shop will happily restore your footwear to their former glory.
DEGREES KITCHEN STORE, 2588 Yonge St.
Carrying the finest cookware, bakeware, knives, tools and more. Seek out renowned cookware from Demeyere and Nordic Ware’s baking gear.
BEST LIGHTING STORE
ROYAL LIGHTING, 1549 Avenue Rd.
Thousands of bulbs and fixtures. Owner Michael Gladstone is the brightest light guy in town. Pun intended.
BEST FOR HAUTE DOGS
DOGFATHER & CO., 1007 Yonge St.
Because Fido simply must own a custom-designed dog bed and a polka-dot bow tie.
BEST FOR BIRDERS
URBAN NATURE STORE, 939 Eglinton Ave. E.
Feeders, houses, seed and more. Your backyard will reach sanctuary status after stocking up here. Great for gifts.
BEST DOGGIE DAYCARE
DOGGIELAND, 1 Fairlawn Ave.
Your furry friend can unwind with a “pawdicure” after running free in this 2,000-square-foot canine paradise.
BEST HARDWARE STORE
DICKSON HOME HARDWARE, 2028 Avenue Rd.
This mainstay has everything home related covered, from the bathroom to the BBQ, along with window repair services and more.
STYCHIN TYME, 2502 Yonge St.
Whether a simple skirt hemming or a precise suit tailoring, you can always expect friendly service and expert work.
BEST DRY CLEANER
DOUBLE 8, 2517 Yonge St.
Fret not over your finest silks and jacquards. Perfection every time.
BEST SMALL APPLIANCE REPAIRS
FIX IT AGAIN SAM, 911 Millwood Rd.
Lawn mower on the fritz? Blender busted? Not a problem. Owner Bill will get your goods in working order in no time.
THRIVING METROPOLIS, 1206 Yonge St.
Don’t wait for a special occasion, treat yourself today to a stunning, contemporary arrangement from this Summerhill bloom boutique.
WRITE IMPRESSIONS, 1515 Bayview Rd.
Beautiful cards, paper, pens and home accents. The Cavallini wrapping papers are almost too pretty to use.
BEST VACUUM SERVICE
YORK APPLIANCE SERVICE, 2029 Avenue Rd.
One almost wants to break the vacuum on purpose just to hang with Raffi and his dad.