Fathom Favorites : Toronto Shops

1. Drake General Store

Drake General Store

Clothes, candies, cool home decor, the new standalone shop meets everyday needs with design-forward everyday products: an amalgamation of goods that speak to global culture and local, homegrown vibes.

1151 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

2. Rod, Gun & Barbers

Rod, Gun & Barbers

A relaxes spot to have a bourbon, get a beard trim, and buy a Cuban cigar, maybe even a hunting and fishing license — it's one-stop shopping for the manly man.

2877 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9

3. Latre


One-of-a-kind hand-dyed indigo clothing and textiles reworked from vintage military fabric. The interiors are beautiful, with African and Native American art decorting the walls. If you’re lucky, you might catch owner Brian Vu in the backyard coloring his textiles.

2988 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6P 1Z3

4. ARTiculations


An art supply store and gallery and workshop in one. Stop in to check out local up-and-coming artists at the Earl Selkirk gallery, pick up a new skill at the studio, and walk out with everything you need to make your own masterpiece.

2928 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8

5. Mjölk


A gallery and shop with a focus on Scandinavian and Japanese pieces. Everything in there is a work of art.

2959 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6P 1Z2

6. St. Lawrence Antiques Market

St. Lawrence Antiques Market

Three main buildings house specialty food vendors, local gallery works, and flea market wares. The Sunday Market is a rummage-lover’s dream. Push up your sleeves and dig in for antiquarian items, architectural salvage, treasures, trash, salt-of-the-earth dealers, and lots of well-worn storytelling. The Saturday Farmers' Market, which began in 1803, is the place to go for tasting and trying artisanal foodstuffs, produce, and more from Ontario vendors. 

92-95 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

7. Type Bookstore

Type Bookstore

A warm and wallpapered interior stocked floor-to-ceiling with indie titles and a particularly nice selection of gardening and children’s books.

883 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

8. Teatro Verde

Teatro Verde

A home, garden, and lifestyle shop curated with modern cake platters, Diana Vreeland coffee table books, ceramic desk objects, fresh flower arrangements, and other luxe bits for champagne tastes.

98 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 1B9

9. Sweetpea’s


Behind an unassuming glossy storefront is a hipstery eco flower boutique with a painted tin ceiling, shimmering chandelier, locally sourced flowers, and range of gifty items (cards, hand-sewn quilts, sachets, toiletries).

163 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto, M6R 2L3

10. The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw

A treasure trove of rare, bizarre, forgotten, and overlooked secondhand books. at the very least, check out their “remote window display” for entertainment value.

1229 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, ON M6J 1X6

11. Inabstracto


Retro fondue pots, ‘60s girlie magazines, colorful solair chairs, and a Japanese clamshell doll phone pluck at your mid-century heartstrings.

1160 Queen St. W.
Toronto, M6J 1J5

12. Cosmos Records

Cosmos Records

The best little vintage vinyl boutique in all of Toronto stocks a wide selection of soul, jazz, funk, and rare mint records. prices can be high, but the vibe is always down to earth.

607A / 652 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 2B7