Best Of North Toronto 2014 - Home, Decor & More

Spruce up your humble abode with the help of these spots

BEST LINENS
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.

BEST COBBLER
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.

BEST KITCHENWARES
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.

BEST TAILOR
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.

BEST FLORIST
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.

BEST STATIONARY
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.

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