The lazy days of summer are soon coming to an end, as we enter the last long weekend for a while. I urge anyone with an office or workspace to take a look at your space, and see where you could make improvements. Time to get ready for the crazy pace of autumn (yes, already)!
I have compiled a list of my favourite places to shop for office furniture and accessories in Toronto.
CB2 (651 Queen St. W.)
An offshoot of Crate and Barrel, this airy, uncluttered space is one of the best places in the city to get stylish, affordable, modern desks. Their well designed filing cabinets, console tables, and bookshelves can amp up your home office too.
Structube (5233 Yonge St.)
This store has a large selection of funky, modern, colourful chairs, whether you need one for your desk, reception area, or for meetings. They always seem to have one that is stylish, but ergonomic and adjustable, and often on sale. Gotta like that.
Space Solutions (660 Eglinton Ave. E.)
If you have an odd-shaped space, or want to start from scratch, visit this 31-year Toronto business for custom built-in desks, bookcases, and shelving. I love that you can choose the finish, material, or fabric to get exactly what you want.
Haworth (55 University Ave.)
If you are a big or growing firm, this ideal place can plop a staff café, library, conference room, and even strategy room into your space. This company has already worked out the details of optimal workspaces, offering complete furnished spaces. You don’t have to design it yourself!
Solutions (2329 Yonge St.)
To make your work life easier, storage containers and desktop accessories warrant a trip here. Just like the American chain, The Container Store, in Canada it’s where Professional Organizers shop. Another location opened at 256 Queen Street West in May 2018, and they have plans for further expansion.
IKEA (15 Provost Dr.)
Once your desk is set up, to remain productive every day, IKEA has perfected practical, fashionable, and yet reasonably-priced office accessories. Organize your monster paper piles with containers, media boxes, and magazine files.