The top patio furniture stores in Toronto are many and varied, and they are speckled throughout our fair Hogtown. Long has it been a sign, nay, an emblem, of genteel living to have one's own small plot upon which to sit, gaze and reflect on one's success. Living in Toronto, land of expansive lawns and green space, denizens often scratch their coiffed heads and ponder, "But whence to venture in order to furnish the outdoor portion of my living space?"
Aside from the patio furniture store options detailed here, there is always the ever-joyous Canadian Tire, Ikea, Home Depot, Target and Urban Barn chains to name a few of the omissions. For those in the vicinity of Richmond Hill, I'd also recommend checking out General Products which bills its store as having the largest selection of quality patio furniture in the country.
Here is a list of the best stores for patio and outdoor furniture in Toronto.
CB2 & Crate and Barrel
Relatively new to the Canadian market, these sibling stores feature a wide variety of highly original outdoor furnishings. An umbrella can be had for a mere $529, and tables that are really cement blocks can be had for just $599! There are retro Papasan style chairs in bright colors, as well as your traditional outdoor chesterfield. Said items are accessible to you wherever you live in the city: there's a Crate&Barrel (the higher priced and more house-owner oriented offering of the two stores) at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Square One, and a distribution centre in Mississauga. For downtown dwellers in condos and apartments, there's the more affordable CB2 at Queen and Bathurst.
Andrew Richard Designs
This shop at Adelaide and Parliament has as many designs for outdoor furniture as indoor options. You can walk in and find virtually anything your bougie, cricket playing self desires. You can outfit your lawn to look like a living room! A kitchen! A bedroom! Yes, you can buy an outdoor canopy bed. That sounds awesome, actually. Pricing is on the higher end of the spectrum, but you're investing in quality pieces. There are plenty of teak pieces, and classic Muskoka chairs can be had for $795 to $895. Or you can just get a local to make it for you for like $100.
This chain store (there's a DOT Furniture at Dupont and Davenport among other GTA locations) carries a selection of outdoor dining sets, accessories, and crucial outdoor lounge seating. You've got your "resin wicker sectionals," your loungers, and even your "resin teak." Items in that department will run from about $225 to $550. Sale items from DOT are more affordable, as well, depending on what you're looking for to complete your fantastical outdoor oasis.
West Elm sells all of the standard outdoor patio accouterments, as well as a few fancy extras. Outdoor drapes are available for about $60, for example, so one can stealthily fence in one's hot tub. Or what have you. They also sell outdoor rugs for the low, low price of $600. Reasonable! Other cool options include outdoor stemware, lanterns, and various planters and lounge chairs. West Elm can be found in Liberty Village.
Restoration Hardware deals in patio furniture of many different backgrounds, including wicker, teak, fabric, and metal. "Special savings" lounge chairs start at $595. (I found my patio lounge chairs on the side of the road for free...but then I am a dirty hobo who isn't too hung up on appearances). Many of the pieces available at Restoration look pretty much identical to one another, with the exception of some cool hanging egg chairs ($625-$860) and some amazing canopied day beds ($3,840 to $6,395). Restoration Hardware can be found at Yonge and Eg.
If you walk into InsideOut (or simply visit their website from the comfort of your pajamas), you can find absolutely any item you need for life out-of-doors. They've got barbeques and accessories, gazebos (starting at $599), bar stools, porch swings ($449), fire pits...you name it. This is the holy land of patio furniture, and is a bit more affordable than some other spots, too. You can check out InsideOut in Mississauga, Vaughan, and Markham, as well as the location just west of Dufferin and Eglinton Ave W.
Fresh Home & Garden
In my humble opinion, Fresh, just north of the Distillery District, has some of the prettier patio furniture on offer. They sell outdoor bar carts, tables and seating that look like they're straight out of a super-modern fusion sushi restaurant, and the more traditional chairs and loungers one would expect to find. Fresh carries a number of higher-end European imports (la-de-da).
Design within Reach
At Design within Reach, you'll find "streamlined, modern designs." There are little cafe tables for nibbling biscotti (what a pointless food) that can be had for less than $200, lounge chairs that look like they're straight out of the '80s but also the future that cost about $1,000, and Adirondack chairs for around $200. This King and Spadina shop is an exciting one, folks, and the price tags are somewhat palatable, depending on what you're looking for.
Hauser's patio furniture is like the more basic girls in high school who all want to be Regina George. Read: it looks like indoor furniture, but isn't quite, obviously. That said, like those less-pretty girls, The new Mount Pleasant area shop has a lot to offer. Furniture comes in teak, aluminum, and stainless steel finishes. But outdoor sofas, though pretty, will cost around $1,950. They also sell lovely outdoor tents for around $4,000.
Indoors & Out
Indoors & Out at Yonge and Eglinton sells basic, normal-people, weather resistant wicker patio furnishings. They've got chairs, sectional couches, small tables and stacking chairs. They also carry a series of all-weather cushions for your excitement.
Jardin de Ville
Crazy? Wanna prove it? You can spend no less than $11,000 on an outdoor dining set in this
blind robberyToronto furniture store at King St. E. and Sherbourne. There are also daybeds for $500, on the other hand, and a totally startling number of possibilities and finishings. They also have air conditioning that feels like an arctic breeze, so that's pretty great.
Kiosk, located at King St. E. and Parliament, carries everything you need to construct a full-on outdoor living room. Aside from the regular seating and dining tables, they sell pergolas, lighting, coffee tables, and "carpets." Sounds just like grandma's house. Be prepared to empty your wallets though.
Casuallife deals exclusively in outdoor furnishings, and their stock runs the gamut of patio life necessities. They have locations in Markham and in Mississauga, and they sell heaters, umbrellas, and custom cushions, and their furniture comes in full sets, just like indoor meubles. if you still have yet to spend too much money on places to sit outdoors, hit them up: they've got a 10 to 25 percent off sale happening until June 23.
Outdoor furniture from Studio B, just east of King St. E. and Parliament, promises to provide "a lifetime of durability." Here, you'll find giant sectionals, side tables, coffee tables and all-weather cushions in a variety of scintillating neutrals. Prices are steep so might want to hold off until they have sales on the floor models.
At Moss, located on the Danforth, you'll find full-on outdoor bar setups. This is the necessary kind of patio furniture, folks. I'll sit on the ground as long as someone can make me a drink. They also, of course, provide the standard giant sectional couches, daybeds, and chairs, as well as a series of umbrellas and fire pits.
Article by Sarah Ratchford from www.blogto.com