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The Best Second Hand Furniture Stores in Toronto

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One of the main reasons we love our homes is the furniture. It enhances our rooms, makes our lives much more comfortable, and brings life into our houses. However, buying new furniture is a large investment and sometimes there's not enough money to spend on new furniture. Luckily, there's a lot of great second-hand furniture stores in Toronto so you don't have to save up for new furniture but build a comfortable and convenient interior space with second-hand or reused furniture instead. However, finding a decent second-hand furniture store might be a daunting task. This short guide should make finding a good second-hand furniture store in Toronto and the GTA a bit easier.

GUFF Good Used Furniture Finds

GUFF Second Hand Furniture Store
GUFF

1142 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON

Opening Hours
Monday-Saturday : 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sunday: 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

GUFF Danish Design Chairs

GUFF Good Used Furniture Finds is a reasonable and stylish used furniture store packed with great stuff that has all you need. Their collection includes a mix of interesting vintage finds, mid-century modern classics, re-purposed industrial pieces, and much more. Their turnover is high but there are always new pieces coming in. Nothing describes GUFF Good Used Furniture Finds better than dozens of very positive reviews of satisfied customers such as this one:

This place is definitely worth a stop — even if you don't think you need anything, you'll find something delightful that will make you mentally rearrange your living room to see if you can justify bringing it home.

If you're looking for something specific, it might be useful to check their blog before visiting their store.

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The Elegant Garage Sale

Second Hand Furniture and Decorations
The Elegant Garage Sale

1588 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON

Opening Hours
Monday-Tuesday: 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday-Thursday: 11:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
Friday: 11:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

Elegant Garage Sale Vintage Tea Set

The Elegant Garage Sale is a cool second-hand furniture store with one of the widest topsy-turvy collections in Toronto. You can find almost everything here, including a collection of vintage serving pieces, home décor, furniture, toys, consignment jewellery, high- and low- quality antiques, and much more. This store combines diversity with style and great prices. All pieces are selected by the owners, who do a great job refilling the quickly vanishing pieces.

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Of Things Past

Display of used furniture and interior decoration
...of Things Past has large spaces full of furniture and interior decorations of all kinds

185 Bridgeland Ave, North York, ON

Opening Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

 
Vintage refurbished chairs striped

Of Things Past is a huge second-hand furniture store that has been functioning since 1996 and spans about 22,000 square feet. Their vast and constantly changing selection is stunning. The prices are slide down according to the time an item spends on the shelf, which allows for some significant mark-downs; however, the items here do not tend to last long. The knowledgeable staff at Of Things Past are always willing to help and fulfill their mission, which is "to resell home furnishings of good quality, good design, and today's market at better than retail prices."

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Frontier Sales

Used furniture on display
Frontier Sales

3313 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON

Opening Hours
Monday, Friday: 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sundays: 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Vintage master bed

Frontier Sales offers a vast selection of quality furniture from almost every era — antique, vintage, mid-century modern, and even pieces found in the latest decor magazines. It was established in 1981 and since then has quickly became one of the first successful second-hand stores in Toronto. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff makes sure that your experience with Frontier Sales is positive. Their huge, 15,000-square-foot showroom hides many beautiful treasures that are waiting to be discovered. Take a look at their virtual showroom before visiting their brick and mortar store at Danforth Avenue.

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Cindiloowho - STORE CLOSED

130 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON

Opening Hours
Monday-Friday: 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Saturday: noon-5:30 P.M.

Located in Ossington Village, Cindiloohoo is an excellent second-hand furniture store that sells reclaimed and refurbished furniture as well as some antiques. This highly acclaimed store is popular among local lovers of unique, stylish home furnishings. Their selection includes an abundance of stunning vintage pieces that have a lot of stories and character.

Furnishly

Furnishly
Furnishly Online Store

If you don't have enough time for browsing through piles of furniture crammed in second-hand furniture stores scattered around the whole of Toronto, you should try purchasing your furniture online. Furnishlyst is a curated online second-hand furniture store that provides a great way to view the best quality furniture listings in Toronto. It takes listings from several sites across the internet and curates them for quality and value. The list is updated several times a day.

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1698 Queen Antiques

1698 Queen St. West
 

Decorations In 1698 Queen Antiques
Decorations In 1698 Queen Antiques

"Antique stores by nature tend to be pretty eclectic, but I think more than most we really have a bit of everything."

This was the answer given by Palmer Jarvis, manager of 1698 Queen Antiques, when I asked him what made his store stand out from the many others. A blowtorch made out of brass can share store space with a coffee table made from a eighteenth-century grain threshing board, along with a rotary knife sharpener and what Jarvis described as "the usual 1960s–70s teak furniture."

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Chatelet

699 Queen St. W

Opening Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Thursday-Friday: 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
Saturday: 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Sundays: 12:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Bags And Decorations In Chatelet
Bags And Decorations In Chatelet

It's highly unlikely that you'd ever find a blowtorch or a reborn threshing board at Chatelet. Owner Teresa Wiwchar (pronounced "wicher") told me that she aims for "a sort of girlie aesthetic, sort of French." Wiwchar's establishment is small and white, stuffed with little things that sparkle and larger stuff that's, well, white.

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MachineAgeModern

1000 Queen St. E (at Carlaw Ave.)

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 11:00-6:00
Saturday-Sunday:12:00-5:00

MachineAgeModern Interior
MachineAgeModern Interior

As its somewhat manly name suggests, MachineAgeModern is the antithesis of Chatelete in a lot of ways. While inviting (and dog-friendly), you could hardly call it cosy, and while many of the pieces on display may be elegant, most of them are emphatically not pretty. The space itself is also vastly different (and for an antique store, rather distinctive), being spacious and incredibly well lit. 

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17 Comments

  • Dan Glazier

    Hi Julie, Thank you very much for the mention in your blog. Can you also add under our hours that we are open on Sundays 11-5.

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Julie Kinnear

    Hello Dan, of course, info updated.

  • Bryon Finke

    Julie,

    Thanks so much for mentioning Furnishlyst in your piece on second-hand furniture in Toranto. Listings are updated throughout the day; all listings created through Furnishly.com are automatically included.

    Have a great day!

    -Bryon

  • Diana

    Hey Julie, thanks for mentioning Furnishlyst Toronto! Please get in touch if you have any questions about the site!

    Diana

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  • Anne Marie

    Hi Julie,

    Wow, I just thought you were a top agent for Royal LePage, then I go to look for used furniture for props and there you are as a UF Guru! Thanks for the great suggestions…a shopping I will go! Hope to see you in K.

  • Susanne

    Do you know which of these stores accept consignment? Or purchase?
    Thank you.

  • Guru Datta

    I want to sell a few furnitures like sofas, box spring and mattress, dining table and corner tables, TV stand. Please contact urgently @905-738-9258

  • Scott

    Hi Julie,
    I think this site and blog is an excellent listing/resource. May I suggest you also check out the Yesterday’s Finds store at 686 Broadview. Excellent and constantly changing selection of quality new & used furniture and appliances. Alot of their stuff comes from furniture rental agencies, which cater to the real estate and film industries. Plus, they are part of Oasis, a non-profit organization, helping people in recovery to become productive and employment-ready again.

  • anrenee

    I’m afraid your list isn’t complete without Around The Block, 150 Lesmill Rd. (Leslie/401) Around The Block is only high quality consignment home furnishings and prices you can’t pass up…and if you do pass an item up, it will be gone when you change your mind! Around The Block is a huge showroom that beautifully displays everything. The showroom is impeccably clean and airy and joy to shop in.

  • roohin

    hi..i have some furniture.I am looking for sombody ,who buys second hand furniture..they are in good condition..i do not know how to find ..

  • Hilda Anderson

    Moving soon. Have 30 year old dining room set for sale. Are you interested?

  • Julie Kinnear

    Hello Hilda,

    If you want to sell your furniture you should contact these stores directly. Or you can offer them on our furniture donation page.

    Thank you,
    Julie

  • Cameron Thomas

    Hello Hilda
    I just wanted to bring to your attention another retailer of good quality second hand furniture, antiques and gently used decor and other household items called Transition Squad. We work with seniors and their families going through a downsize or transition. As part of the services we offer includes the sale of their household goods at estate sales, online and through our Consignment Warehouse. Take a look and let me know if I can get you additional information.

    Thank you
    Cameron Thomas

  • M00x

    HI there everyone

    I need a study table for my small room.
    Where I can find one that’s used but very cheap in price?

    link to kontactr.com

  • Liz

    Hello, I am looking for a nice used set of sheers, anyone remember the second hand store for drapery, is it gone? Any suggestions?
    Thank you

  • Linda

    I have a lovely dining room hutch for free must pick up by June 6.

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