Toronto for the Gents: 15 Menswear Stores to Get Your Fashion Fix

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From fashion shows to homegrown designers, the Toronto men’s fashion industry is bigger and more stylish than ever. Whether you seek sleek, chic or Toronto unique, these menswear stores will leave you wondering why anyone would ever shop outside Canada’s Downtown. By Kabir Singh Shergill

Untiled&Co

Since the beginning, Untitled&Co has vowed to bring the best and most exclusive designs to the hands of trendsetters and friends, first in Toronto, and now worldwide. Its local, fair trade and sustainable clothing strives for gender neutrality, and serves to unite our great city. The contemporary and streetwear aesthetic mimics Toronto’s current fashion mood, while continuing to provide a fresh clean perspective on the fashion of today. (438 Queen St. West)

A man in a suit models menswear from Sydney's Toronto, posed by a motorbike in a Toronto alley.
Sydney's

Sydney’s

Clean lines, classic shapes and silhouettes, thoughtful design, innovative construction, minimal detailing, predominantly neutral palettes and elegant fabrics. Welcome to Sydney’s, one of Toronto’s premier independent men’s retail shops. Owner and head buyer Sydney Mamane has spent over a decade evolving his business from a bespoke suiting and denim service to one of the world’s finest menswear destinations. Sydney’s offers a carefully curated selection of contemporary and designer clothing, footwear and accessories. Its aesthetic is minimal and uncomplicated with an acute focus on quality to serve Toronto’s ever-evolving men’s fashion scene. (682 Queen St. West)

Peace Collective

A true symbol of Toronto patriotism, Peace Collective was born after Founder Yanal wore the now iconic “Toronto vs. Everybody” t-shirt to a Raptors game in 2014. Now, Peace Collective has become a go-to destination, allowing individuals to celebrate Toronto while sporting urban-Canadiana athletic-inspired street wear. Being proudly Canadian, Peace Collective donates two meals to a Canadian child in need for every garment sold. (131 Ossington Ave., 65 Front St. West, 100 City Centre Drive‬)‬‬‬‬‬

CNTRBND

Located in the luxurious Yorkville neighbourhood, CNTRBND has established itself as a destination shopping experience for men in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Through its minimalist aesthetic, one-on-one customer service and highly exclusive brand matrix, the team at CNTRBND strives to give customers a taste of luxury, mixing higher end fashion houses with carefully selected niche brands. (135 Yorkville Ave.)

Get Fresh Company (G.F.C.)

Living fresh is all in the details – Canadian made, stellar quality, tailored fit and variations of colour – Get Fresh Company is a homegrown success story representing the best of Toronto’s authentic culture. More than a clothing brand, Get Fresh Company’s collections transform the way we show up when we live, work and play. (498 Queen St West)

Interior of Serpentine Boutique in Toronto, showing a selection of unique and stylish menswear.
Serpentine

Serpentine

In August 2009, the creative minds of Paul Mailing and Stephen George launched a concept boutique in Yorkville to break the conventional mould of the menswear offering in Toronto. The result? Serpentine is a collection of the owners’ own rugged personal aesthetic that takes elements from the Avant-Garde, rock & roll and vintage motorcycle cultures. The boutique’s decor is just as unique with a combination of industrial era antiques, custom art murals and one of a kind fixtures. Serpentine offers men a darker and rougher side to fashion, with labels from all over the world, many of which are Canada exclusive to this Yorkville boutique.

Uncle Otis

With roots stemming from international streetwear, Uncle Otis is a long standing favourite for the style vanguards in Toronto and around the world. Planted firmly in the heart of Yorkville, the store has an unwavering commitment to timeless and contemporary goods. Uncle Otis has been a purveyor of personal style since 1991. (26 Bellair Street)

Gerhard Supply

GERHARD is an independent, owner-operated menswear boutique in the Junction neighbourhood and offers a carefully curated range of locally made menswear. Proudly Canadian, GERHARD firmly holds the belief that some of the best clothing in the world is produced in Canada in terms of quality, design and value. The idea is simple: high quality, well designed and fairly priced menswear and lifestyle products. (2949 Dundas St. West)

Park and Province

A hipster’s paradise right in one of Toronto’s most eclectic neighbourhoods – Park and Province caters to the trendsetting gents of the city. The Trinity Bellwoods boutique has a casual-contemporary vibe with its wooden fixtures and back patio complete with picnic tables and barbeque. The store opened in 2015 after the immediate success of its online store and pop-up shop. Now the store boasts over 50 brands alongside housewares and apothecary, and is a mainstay in Toronto’s menswear scene. (927 Queen St. West)

Muddy George

Casual-contemporary rules in this Bloorcourt boutique. Muddy George has a fresh aesthetic from both a clothing and atmospheric standpoint. Find wooden fixtures alongside hand-crafted leathers and hand-loomed cardigans. The brands stocked have a “made in” focus in which most items are made locally to their respective country. The store tends to focus more on fostering niche Canadian brands with most of their clothing and accessories being from Canada. The unifying theme of all of the clothes? “Well made, wearable & timeless.” (973 Bloor St. West)

Lost & Found

Shop made-in-North-America clothing while smelling the aromatic coffee at this eclectic Ossington location. Lost & Found is a testament to the neighbourhood – diverse, unique and inherently Torontonian. The exposed brick walls offer up a perfect backdrop to the timeless styles and iconic brands found here. Lost & Found is the perfect place to peruse rugged Americana gear. (44 Ossington Ave.)

Better™ Gift Shop

Avi Gold’s newest project, Better™ Gift Shop is already making waves across the Toronto fashion scene with celebrities like Lebron James spotted wearing the streetwear brand’s clothing. The store’s unique gift shop aesthetic lends itself nicely to the well-curated vintage clothing and iconic shop tees done in collaboration with famous artists and brands. The gift shop also has carefully selected accessories, books and prints, all helping fuel Toronto’s growing streetwear fashion scene. (558 Dundas St. West)

A collage of products from Muttonhead Toronto, showing men's fashion, accessories and gifts.
Muttonhead

Muttonhead

This brick-and-mortar store stands as a testament to true Canadian quality clothing. 50 per cent of the fabrics found at the store are made by them and for them, meaning the quality of clothing is noticeably superior. Muttonhead’s locally made and fair trade clothing is completely gender neutral, and designed with all ages, shapes and sizes in mind. (337 Roncesvalles Ave., 2124 Queen St. East)

GotStyle

A home-grown success story, Gotstyle was born in 2005 out the need for a mid-level price point for Toronto’s dapper gentleman. Over ten years later now boasts two locations on Bathurst and in the Distillery Historic District, and has been a longstanding go-to for streetwear lovers and debonair dudes alike. They have everything from $25 graphic tees to $1300 suits, but don’t expect anything too subtle – Gotstyle is known to have a flair for quirky prints and unconventional cuts mimicking the natural style of Toronto’s stylish gents. (21 Trinity St. Toronto, 62 Bathurst St.)

Harry Rosen

The granddaddy of Canadian menswear retailers, Harry Rosen has been styling sophisticated Canadian men since 1954. Harry himself no longer does the buying, but the focus on luxury suiting hasn’t changed, with brands like Boss, Tom Ford and Ermengildo Zegna filling out the racks next to shirts, accessories and fine footwear. (Several locations including 82 Bloor St. West)