Toronto shops that celebrate Canadian design

Shopping local is a long-time tradition that Toronto shoppers hold dear. With an array of boutiques dotting the trendiest fashion neighbourhoods, Canadian designers stand proudly above and beside the greatest global brands.

Over the Rainbow

1
123-55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A6

Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood boasts an infinite list of amazing fashions. If Canadian designs are your priority, come to try on the designs of Fidelity Denim, Wings + Horns, Canada Goose, Mackage, Foxy Originals and more. The shop is frequented by Toronto’s trendiest and has even been voted best denim shop.

North Standard Trading Post

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1662 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B2

Step into this shop for a taste of Canadiana. While perusing the collections, you’re bound to catch yourself humming the national anthem. In trading post style, the boutique offers rugged outdoor wear, woolly sweaters and an array of Canadian-made goods and accessories. Cast against the all-wood interior are designs from Minnetonka, OSC Cross, Birds of a Feather, Sasha Eillenna and classic Hudson’s Bay.

Gotstyle The Mens Store

3
60 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 2P4

GotStyle is a leading menswear store in Toronto catering to dapper guys who like to dress well. Their two downtown locations boast complete wardrobe selections from tees to full suits and stylish outerwear, and often host special fashion events. Along with recognized brands, GotStyle showcases a Canadian collection including Bustle, Christopher Bates, Lipson and Naked Underwear. You’ll also find tailoring services and an on-site barbershop offering stylish cuts and hot shaves.

Ziliotto Inc

4
752 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L5

Before launching her own collection, owner Jennifer Ziliotto Durand worked in Chanel’s Paris studios. If that’s not excuse enough to stop by this local designer’s boutique, then you may need to revisit your style priorities. She brings contemporary looks that are trendy yet simple. Using prints and bold colours, Ziliotto hopes to unmask her customers’ inner style.

Jonathan+Olivia

5
49 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y9

Found on the Ossington strip, Jonathan+Olivia is a renowned boutique. Often visited by international celebrities and tastemakers, the shop’s popularity continues to grow. Offering the latest collections from some of fashion week’s top designers, Canadian designers also hold a prominent place. DL Eyewear, Horses, J+O Family sit alongside top names, such as Alexander Wang and ACNE Studios. For top fashion pieces, this hip boutique is a must-see.

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From locally made fashion to custom jewellery, you’ll find what you’re looking for with a stroll down Ossington Avenue – and enough fab stores for a second trip. The strip is city-renowned for being one of the hottest streets for one-off fashion finds and accessories, international designers, and home décor bliss. [Image credit: iStock.com/ozgurcankaya]
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