Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St. West)
The Carnival themed warehouse is a Annex institution. Over 50K square feet of household goods, clothes and other nic nacks. Good for dishes, kitchen utensils, gardening tools, bathroom supplies. Closing soon.
St. Lawrence Market – Sunday Antique Market
Go here to find antiques. Independent antique dealers rent tables in the market’s north hall. Haggle with the sellers and avoid the prices of the trendy antique shops. Arrive early to get the best finds.
Chinatown (Spadina and Dundas)
Perfect for kitchenware, linens, and funky decor. You can also pick up a bunch of cheap groceries if you are in the area.
Kensington Market (College and Spadina)
Kitchy decorations, used goods and antiques. A must visit if you are looking for something more unique.
Parkdale and West Queen West. (Queen West and Roncesvales)
Go to Parkdale for antique furniture. Check out the Queen West Antique Center along with the smaller shops. West Queen west for fabric supplies.
World of Posters (664 Queen St W, Toronto)
Many movie posters, great for decorating the bare walls.
Some Chain Stores…
Ikea (15 Provost, North York or 1475 The Queensway Etobicoke)
Swedish designed furniture that you self assemble. Probably the best valued furniture you will find. You will need a car buy stuff from here, although the North York location has a free shuttlebus from the Leslie subway station. $0.99 breakfast. Cheap lunches and dinners.
CB2 (651 Queen St. West. 416 366 2828)
Crate and Barrel’s discount sister, find the latest furnishings for lower (but still pricey) prices.
Dollarama (various locations)
With multiple locations throughout the GTA, Dollerama has a collection of household goods, all for under $3. Good for dishes, kitchen utensils, gardening tools, bathroom supplies and small hardware items. The only place to get party supplies. Great for picture frames