Crafts: Toronto, Ontario

Annie Thompson
674 Queen Street West, 703-3843
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 11:30-18. Seasonal hours may vary.
A designer with a great sensibility for the 1990’s woman. Annie’s strong dedication to art & craftsmanship shines through her new collection, inspirational, practical and sensuous.

Ardith one
3311 Yonge St., 487-7766
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 10-18; Thurs, Fri 10-20, Sat 10-17:30; extended December hours.
Canadian pottery and crafts, established 1971. Representing 60 professional potters mainly from Ontario and Quebec working in stoneware and porcelain. The emphasis is on well crafted, functional pottery at affordable prices.

Armen Art Gallery
16 Wellesley St. W., 924-5375
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 11-18
A gallery with a wide selection of Canadian Native Art and Craft originals. Limited edition prints, Native Indian and Inuit stone and bone carvings, Iroquois masks, pottery, silver and pewter jewelers, art cards, books and much more. Armen Art Gallery has treasures you have to see.

Arts. on. King
Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, 169 King St. East, 777-9617
Opening hours: Mon-Tues 10-18, Wed-Fri 10-19; Sat 9-18, Sun 10-17
Enjoy strolling through the 9,000 sq. ft. craft and fine arts galleries. Located in a restored landmark building in Toronto's most historic district. Arts. on. KING features Ontario's largest and most eclectic selection of Canadian Crafts, Folk and Fine Art.

A Show of Hands
Contemporary Craft Gallery
1016 Eglinton Ave. W., Between Bathurst and the Allen, 782-1696
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 10-18, Sun 12-17, Thurs evenings until 8pm
A superb collection of contemporary Canadian craft in glass, ceramic, jeweler and more for those who appreciate beauty in their lives. Ask about our Corporate Awards, Bridal Registry and special exhibition events.

Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor St. West. (416) 979 7799
Opening hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat- 10-17, Thurs 10-18, Sun 12-17
Anything in the shape of a shoe or with a shoe on it! Pillows, jeweler, and other unique items for shoe-lovers.

Bay of Spirits Gallery
156 Front St. W., 971-5190
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 11-17
A unique gallery/gift experience, the Bay of Spirits Gallery presents Toronto’s most complete selection of Canadian native arts and Inuit Sculpture. Specializing in the powerful, mythically rich art of the native peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. They carry Totem poles, masks, sculpture, prints, jewelers, books and cards.

Contemporary Canadian Craft Shop York Quay Center, Harborfront Center, 235 Queen’s Quay West, 973-4993
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11-20, Sat & Sun 11-18, Closed Mon-Tues
Innovative, affordable works in glass, wood, textiles and ceramics, as well as a generous selection of handmade jewelers.

Clay Design Studio/Gallery
170 Brunswick Avenue at Harbord St., 964-3330
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11-18, Sat 10-18, Sun 12-17
Ceramic Studio and Gallery run by potters Nancy Solway, Mari Lise Stonehouse, Phillis McCulloch and Eve Rubenzahl. Gallery features work by well known artists from across Canada. Pottery classes offered as well.

Collected Works Handcrafted Art
1579 Bayview Ave., 485-3839, 2 1/2 blocks south of Eglinton
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 10-18, Sun 12-17
Exciting, Unique, Engaging. Original work of over 100 Canadian artists is the focus of Collected Works. Established in 1988, the gallery offers finely handcrafted art of clay, glass, wood, fiber, metal, including an eclectic selection of jewelers. Collected Works proudly brings both emerging and renowned Canadian talent to the attention of the collector, the corporate sector and to those who have a love of original art.

Early Canadian Furniture Shops
1599 Bayview Ave., 484-1203
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10-18, Thurs 10-20, Sun 12-17
2309 Bloor St. W., Bloor and Windemere
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10-18, Sun 12-17
731 Runnymede Rd., 763-0790
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-17:30
Handcrafted pine, oak and cherry reproduction furniture, specializing in custom orders. Accessories include pine mirrors, decoys, lamps and giftware.

Experimental Jeweler
588 Markham St., 538-3313
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 11-18, Sun 1-17
Located in quaint Mirvish Village, Experimetal carries modern-primitive designs in sterling, gold and platinum by proprietor Anne Sportun. Custom work, exhibitions of other artists occasionally.

First Hand “Canadian Crafts”
Queen’s Quay Terminal, 207 Queen’s Quay West, 203-7773
Opening hours: Summer hours, Mon-Sat 10-21, Sun 10-18; Winter Hours everyday 10-18
Colorful and eclectic selection of all Canadian crafts and visual arts located in a renovated Art Deco building among the multiple cultural offerings of Harborfront Center.

Gallery Shop
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., 979-6610
Opening hours: 7 days a week 10-18, Wed, Thurs & Fri 10-21
10,000 square feet of exciting shopping. Artist Designed Gifts and Crafts, Jewelers, Posters, Art Books, Stationery and Canadian exclusive Art Gallery of Ontario product line. You could visit “Art Rental and Gallery” located on the Gallery’s lower level.

Gwendolyne Hats
401 Richmond St. West, #433 (one block south and a few steps east of Queen Street West and Spadina), 351-1219
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12-18, Sat 12-17, other hours by appointment.
Modern classics fashioned from a cross cultural mix of fine materials. Assembled by hand with love and care. Sent out into the world to foster individuality, joy and spirit.

J. Alfred Prufrock
682 Queen St. W., 504-0706
Opening hours: Monday is closed; Tues-Thurs & Sat 11-18, Fri 11-19, Sun 12-17
Located on ultra-urbane Queen St., the “we” at Prufrock, are participants in a strong wave of Canadian artistic craft. Prufrock houses 30 versions of this handmade luxury: both award winning and just-emerging works that combine color, form and function in all mediums.

Kaolin Designs Studio/Gallery
477 Dupont St. (just West of Bathurst on South side), 533-9337
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-18
Studio and gallery of William Roddy and Patricia O’Brien, featuring William’s contemporary, one-of-a-kind furniture and Patricia’s pottery, with a modern urban flair. Custom work & Neat stuff!

Lynn Robinson Atelier Ceramique
709 Queen St. W., 703-2467
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5.
The only 3-dimensional gallery and studio specializing in Raku sculpture & pottery by Lynn Robinson and unique gold & silver jeweler by Heidi Schnabel, Victoria Murray, Amelia Rebelo, Keely Chu, Malgosia Plocienniczak. They select only the best and unique works in all mediums. They do custom orders, also for movies and TV. Lynn Robinson emphasizes Art in Craft and quality in Art.

Ms. Emma Designs
134 Peter St., 598-2466
1721 Bayview Ave., 322-1849, 496
Danforth Ave., 465-5069 480
Parliament St., 922-4518, 201
King St. East, 368-5161, 109
Thomas St. (Oakville), 905-844-1388
Ms. Emma carefully selects the finest silks, cottons, wools and linens to be handcrafted into beautiful, comfortable, one-of-a-kind fashions. Fit and alterations are included with every one of her original designs.

Native Stone Art
4 McCaul St., 593-0924.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 -18
Complete selection of Native made stone carvings-Inuit and Mohawk, mocassins, salish carvings, Largest display of turquoise jewelers in Toronto, specimen furs, quill boxes and dream catchers.

Shattered Unique Glass Designs & Objets d'Art
880 Queen St. West, 537-9103
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 10-18, Sun 12-17, Mon-Tues by appointment. Later hours in Summer Wed-Sat.
Innovative Canadian artist gift store, gallery and working studio. Located on fashionable Queen Street West. Contemporary gifts for extraordinary occasions. Stained glass, kaleidoscopes, goddesses, silver, eco-art, runes, raku.

The Algonquians Sweet Grass Gallery
668 Queen St. W. (West of Bathurst), 703-1336
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11-18, Sat 11-17
North American Ojibway Indian owned. Authentic handmade traditional moccasins, porcupine quill boxes, moose and deer antler eagle, owl and weasel sculpture, masks, decoys, jeweler, soapstone sculpture, prints, cards plus new “Tiny Gallery”. Also dream catchers and Native Canadian designed tee shirts and sweatshirts.

The Craft Gallery Ontario Crafts Council
990 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1H1, 925-4222
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-17
Enhance your living space with finely-crafted objects by Ontario’s leading makers. Located in the heart of the design community at Designers Walk.

The Craft Studio
York Quay Center, Harborfront Center, 235 Queen’s Quay West, 973-4963
Opening hours: Apr-Oct, Mon-Fri 11-20, Sat & Sun 11-18; Nov-Mar, Wed-Fri 11-20, Sat & Sun 11-18, closed Mon & Tues.
Watch professional craftspeople at work in this unique, public environment, then learn more about contemporary craft through the studio’s lectures, workshops and beginners’ courses.

The Gardiner Museum Shop
111 Queen's Park, 586-5699
Opening hours: Tues 10-20, Wed-Fri 10-17, Sun 11-17, Closed Mon.
Located in the lobby of Canada's only specialized ceramics museum, this shop is at the heart of the Canadian ceramics scene, showcasing the finest contemporary ceramics, books and jeweler. They also have monthly artist shows.

The Guild Gallery Richmond-Adelaide Center
120 Adelaide St. W., street level behind Books for Business, 367-0349
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30-17:30
The Guild Gallery is the newest venture of the Ontario Crafts Council. Located in the financial district, the gallery is only steps from the Eaton Center and major hotels. It showcases and sells one-of-a-kind furniture as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, jeweler, textiles and wood. You could visit stunning collections, select objects for your home or office, and join them for special "meet the maker" events.

The Japanese Paper Place
887 Queen St. W., 703-0089
Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Sat 10-18, Thurs & Fri 10-20, Sun 12-17
Canadian paper crafts including jewelers, hand bound books and albums, boxes and cards. Books on paper crafts and, of course, handmade paper, too.

The Museum For Textiles Gift Shop
55 Center Avenue, 599-5321, 1 block East of University South of Dundas
Opening hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri 11-17, Wed 11-20, Sat, Sun 12-17
A fine selection of textiles in both modern & traditional forms from many countries. Textile cards and handmade papers for gift giving and a wide selection of rug & textile related books for adults and children.

Toan Klein
1130 Eglinton Ave. W., 783-8273
Opening hours: Sat 12-16; call to confirm.
Fine quality art glass, direct from the artist. The work is represented in major museum collections, including Rom and Corning. Close to Eglinton West Subway.

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