Best Of Forest Hill & Yorkville 2014 - Home, Decor & More
Spruce up the humble abode with the help of these spots
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 UNIQUE HOUSEWARES
PIMLICO DESIGN GALLERY, 643 Dupont St.
Browse a selection of eclectic and innovative goods from Canadian designers like Tahir Mahmood and international names including Tina Frey Designs and Skultuna.
BEST SHOE REPAIR
NICK’S CUSTOM BOOTS & SHOE REPAIR, 167 Dupont St.
Get your kicks looking like new or have a one-of-a-kind pair crafted just for you.
BEST HOME DECOR
HOLLACE CLUNY, 160 Pears Ave.
One look at their gorgeous finds and it’s no wonder this shop has been the fave among the city’s top designers for years.
BEST HOME DECOR
ARTIFACTS, 1170 Yonge St.
“One of the few hidden gems in my neighbourhood is Artifacts, a stylish home and fashion store. They know you when you walk in and are so welcoming — it’s great.” neighbourhood staple.
SID’S CLEANERS, 526 Eglinton Ave. W.
Ask for Helen — she’ll work her magic on even the trickiest of repairs.
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 DRY CLEANERS
ASHFORD CLEANERS, 535 Eglinton Ave. W.
Spots and stains will be distant memories, thanks to this attentive business. And best of all? They’ll pick up your clothes free of charge. Hard to beat.
BEST MODERN PHARMACY
APOTHECA, 417 Spadina Rd.
Despite common belief, “pharmacy” needn’t be synonymous with “unseemly.” Apotheca proves this with their inviting interior stocked with well-curated products for personal care.
GINGERS, 95 Ronald Ave.
Give your bathroom the facelift it deserves with haute picks from this swanky shop. From faucets to furniture, all the bases are covered.
BEST SHOP FOR YOUR FURRY FRIENDS
MY PET BOUTIQUE, 94 Cumberland St.
This charming boîte stocks all you could need from your pet and more. Look out for gourmet treats for your pup and adorable togs to boot.
BEST FOR CRAFTY TYPES
KNIT-O-MATIC, 1378 Bathurst St.
Pick up (and don’t drop) all the skills needed to knit everything from a basic baby blanket to a cosy winter sweater.
BEST FOR A HOSTESS GIFT
TEATRO VERDE, 98 Yorkville Ave.
Chic home and garden store with a fantastic selection of housewares and seasonal goods for every taste and budget. Carve your avocado into perfect slices with the Flexicado or crank out gyozas with the dumpling cube.
BEST QUIRKY FINDS
ROLO, 24 Bellair St.
Gift giving is made easy (and superfun!) here. Where else could you find a Jane Austen action figure alongside bacon-scented shaving cream?
BEST CAR DOCTOR
DEER PARK AUTO SERVICE, 40 Cousin Ave.
Get your ride up and running with the help of this spot. Pricing is always reasonable, and they’ll do their best to help save your pennies.