The Best Vintage and Second Hand Furniture Stores in Toronto

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, vintage or reused furniture instead. However, finding a decent second-hand furniture store might be a daunting task. This guide should make finding a good vintage and second-hand furniture store in Toronto and the GTA a bit easier!


Guff - Good Used Furniture Finds

Smash

Bungalow

Jacaranda Tree & Co.

Mrs. Huizenga

What The Vintage

Green Light District

The Elegant Garage Sale - PERMANENTLY CLOSED

...Of Things Past

Frontier Sales - PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Furnishly

1698 Queen Antiques

Chatelet

MachineAgeModern

Vintage Home Boutique

Ethel

Eclectisaurus


 

Guff

ADDRESS 1 Davies Avenue, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 913 8025
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The story of GUFF began with the odd combination of luck, city geography and courtship. Many years ago, John Jakeman, the man who would one day start the store and who runs it to this day, was dating a woman who lived near Queen West, which is know for its profusion of vintage and antique stores. As he tells it:

I just sort of found myself poking around the antique shops and then by accident one day, I found myself at an auction. I don't even know exactly what got me there, but I bought something, took it to these guys and they bought it from me for more money. And it just started from there.

Read more about the Guff here!

 

Smash

ADDRESS 2880 Dundas Street West, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 762 3113
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Owner Paul Mercer has had many years to develop an eye for the old, interesting, and unique. He sold items to antique stores "off the back of my pickup truck" during university, and later worked in the auction business:

Starting in the auction business was really really helpful to me personally, because you start to recognize things that stand out. So there's that kind of looking for anomalous, super-interesting things, combined with function. Knowing how to asses furniture that's going to be comfortable and saleable and well-designed. And not getting hung with things that might be interesting, but are utterly useless.

Read more about the Smash here!

 

Bungalow

ADDRESS 273 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
PHONE 416 598 0204
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After years of maritime bargain-hunting, Salsman moved to Toronto, and met Jessica Zimmerman, whose mother owned a vintage clothing store on Baldwin St. The pair opened their own store nearby in 2004, at 273 Augusta Avenue, where they could catch the pedestrians streaming down to the heart of Kensington Market. They also decided to catch more customers by selling more than just clothing. Along with the racks of carefully colour coded new and vintage wearables, their store Bungalow also specializes in accessories, housewares, and furniture.

Read more about the Bungalow here!

 

Jacaranda Tree & Co.

ADDRESS 569 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 482 6599
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Jacaranda Tree & Co. store is based more on a mood than on particular product lines. Yes, they do sell furniture, and yes, they do sell antiques, but most of the place (all two floors and about five rooms of it) is elegantly arranged with carefully chosen odds and ends that fall into neither category. As the owner Dianne Monkman said:

I think that the experience here should be a complete experience. You walk through the door, you're happy.

Read more about the Jacaranda Tree & Co. here!

 

Mrs. Huizenga

ADDRESS 28 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
PHONE 416 533 2112
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Mrs. Huizenga is an incredible one stop shop for all your vintage furniture needs. Whether you're on the hunt for retro china patterns, or can't wait to faint onto your very own vintage chaise, this is the place. Catherine Huizenga, the founding partner has talked to us about this neighbourhood gem:

Mrs. Huizenga has been selling nice things to nice people since 2005. I opened the shop after living in the neighbourhood for many years. At the time, the community was in transition and there was demand for fun and quirky home furnishings.

Read more about the Mrs. Huizenga here!

 

What The Vintage

ADDRESS 34 Wooster Wood, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday: By Appointment
PHONE 647 983 6059
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Forget spending hours in walk-in vintage stores trying to find that special piece. John Baltazar from What The Vintage wants you to buy your next great furniture item online. But for many vintage lovers, stumbling upon a gem in a crowded furniture store is half the fun of the experience. So if ordering your vintage find online takes the glee out of vintage shopping for you, John also has a studio where you can physically browse to your heart’s content.

Read more about the What The Vintage here!

 

Green Light District

ADDRESS 457 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 272 5005
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Green Light District is a small (by furniture standards), cheerful place where you can find such items as paper wall hangings, a saddle-leather counter stool or a wooden mini-bar. Having a 'hand-made component' to their stock seems to be important to the owners Deborah and David Peets, whose inventory has kept a consistent character despite the passage of time and change in location.

Our style has not wavered over the years. We're still drawn to mid-century and Scandinavian influences, also minimalist lines in natural materials—leather, iron, paper, wood, clay.

Read more about the Green Light District here!

 

The Elegant Garage Sale - PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Read more about The Elegant Garage Sale here!

 

...Of Things Past

ADDRESS 185 Bridgeland Avenue, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 256 9256
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...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 fulfil their mission, which is:

To resell home furnishings of good quality, good design, and today's market at better than retail prices.

Read more about the ...Of Things Past here!

 

Frontier Sales - PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Read more about the Frontier Sales here!

 

Furnishly

PHONE +1 847 910 7118
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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. Furnishly 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.

Read more about the Furnishly here!

 

1698 Queen Antiques

ADDRESS 1698 Queen Street West, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 535 0399
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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 we 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."

Read more about the 1698 Queen Antiques here!

 

Chatelet

Bags And Decorations In Chatelet
ADDRESS 604 Queen Street West, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Saturday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 603 2278
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Chatelet is small and white, stuffed with little things that sparkle and larger stuff that's, well, white. It's highly unlikely that you'd ever find a blowtorch or a reborn threshing board here. Owner Teresa Wiwchar (pronounced "wicher") told us that she aims for:

A sort of girlie aesthetic, sort of French.

Read More about the Chatelet here!

 

MachineAgeModern

ADDRESS 1000 Queen Street East, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 461 3588
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The space of the MachineAgeModern is vastly different (and for an antique store, rather distinctive), being spacious and incredibly well lit. It holds a good 50-60 per cent Scandinavian modern furniture, with other stuff from the 1930s to the 1980s. Owner Jake Keck told us that he wanted his store to be:

More gallery-like.

Read more about the MachineAgeModern here!

 

Vintage Home Boutique

ADDRESS 710 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 647 349 8430
EMAIL
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Vintage Home Boutique is the passionate project of local couple Maureen and Keith Lobo, who wanted to open their first business together in the neighbourhood they also call home. With Maureen's interest in furniture refinishing and Keith's extensive knowledge of retail, the eco-conscious pair decided to launch their first business from online store to brick and mortar form in the Hillcrest neighbourhood.

We've been collecting for years, and realized now was the time for us to open a store.

Read more about the Vintage Home Boutique here!

 

Ethel

ADDRESS 327 Queen Street East, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PHONE 416 778 6608
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Ethel, a vintage furniture and home décor boutique, is a far cry from spare and minimal design that is de rigeur for serious home decor. From Polynesian pop tiki accessories to a streamlined teak furniture, Ethel's offerings fall under the mantra that vintage colour, pattern, whimsy and style are compatible with contemporary homes. As its owner Shauntelle LeBlanc says:

Life is too short for beige.

Read more about the Ethel here!

 

Eclectisaurus

ADDRESS 249 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
OPENING HOURS Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Friday: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
PHONE 416 934 9009
EMAIL
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Eclectisaurus perfectly reflects the passion of the owner for great design. Whether its vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery or teak furniture, glass sculpture or typewriters, Leslie Zysman focuses on well-made and distinct items. She avoids the trends, focusing on what she knows are well-designed creations, such as mid-century Canadian and Scandinavian design, and eye-catching décor pieces not easily found in any big box retailer.

Read more about the Eclectisaurus here!

 

Did we forget to mention your favourite store? Tell us in the comments!

 

43 comments on “The Best Vintage and Second Hand Furniture Stores in Toronto

  1. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a little research on this.
    And he in fact bought me lunch because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this subject
    here on your internet site.

  2. Hi

    I am moving to canada on 21st April to brampton as a new immigrant. I would like to have the approximate price of all household furnitures to decide whether i should ship my furniture or to buy seconds from their.

    1. Hi Tom,

      sorry, I cannot tell you the exact prices since it really depends on many factors. You can read our article about high-end and budget furniture to get an idea of prices :) link to juliekinnear.com

      But if I were you I would only ship my most valuable furniture :)

      Best of luck and welcome to Canada!

      guiding you home™
      Julie

  3. Thanks so much for the article. I’m looking forward to checking out some of the stores you have recommended. I would however like to let you know that Frontier Sales closed it’s doors in summer 2016. They were a fabulous store. About 1/2 of the furniture in our home came from there. Just you can update your readers.

  4. hello
    I have a very nice & luxury furniture in excellent condition to sell if you are interested
    I have to move to a condo unit soon & I don’t have enough space for what I have
    also, id like you to help me furnish my new condo if you can
    thanks
    Amal

    1. Hi Amal,

      I’m sorry, but we don’t buy or sell furniture. We’re real estate agents.

      You could try contacting some of the stores on the list, maybe they will be able to help you.

      Kind regards,
      Julie

  5. Has anyone checked out Elle and Eve. They are a unique consignment store that carries furniture, decor and collectables. Really unique pieces at affordable prices.

  6. Hi Julie – We are moving into a smaller house and have 3 or 4 items that are quite high end and in great condition. Would you recommend any stores for these not run of the mill items. Thanks

  7. Buying secondhand used to be a hassle and more like a scavanger hunt to find the right pieces. Now, secondhand furniture websites and online groups are making the search process simpler than ever.

  8. Do you guys buy used dining table set from the owner? I am trying to sell Ethan Ellan dining table set (original purchase price is approximately $8,000). Please let me know. Thanks.

  9. Hey, i have some of my two bed room sets D table with marble and six chairs. A chase sofa. Sitting room Sofa 3seater Love seat and single. Trade Mill. Futon. All in very good condition and resonable price. Pl.contact me on 647 834 8313. As i do not check my e mail very often. Thanks.

  10. Hey very nice. No body will say it is old furniture. I am seeking to get some furniture to put in my Apartment. It is really nice. I want furniture for my living room.

  11. We want to sale our used furniture (Brick Toronto).One queen bed, one dresser, one nightstand and one sofa. We used two years and eight months. For moving a small condo this year, we try to sale the 90% new used furniture(if the piece reasonable) and buy some smaller furniture.

    We have all of the receipt.

  12. I have some of my almost brand new (used only for two month in a free of pet and smoking environment) furniture for sale, items are including a sectional black letter couch, 48″ 4K TV Sony, glass rounded dining table with four chairs, a box and a mattress with all the covers, and a rug. NO TRADES please
    for more info text me @ (647)808-8002

  13. Samantha..just came across your note. I have Ikea table/four chairs/Ikea Dresser,both only year old, also nice hutch,and kitchen stuff, (microwave,toaster,other kitchen appliances,) plus coffee table, lagre end tables. Sell the lot for 300. Contact me

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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 ..

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

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