10 Places to Find Used Furniture in Toronto

Are you renting an apartment and want to create a nice looking, livable space but can’t afford those really expensive home decor pieces? Well who said you had to buy brand new furniture?

I always love a good deal and my friends bring me along when they go shopping for home decor pieces - I guess I’ve got a good eye. Today’s post is all about letting you in on where to go to find good quality used furniture in Toronto - and when I say Toronto I mean the GTA.

Before I buy most of my stuff, there are a few key places I check first to see if I can find what I’m looking for at a better price. I’m not just looking for cheap, but good quality. It has to be in excellent condition if not I’m better off buying brand brand new from the store.

Here are some of my favourite places to find good quality furniture that won’t hurt your savings, in no particular order.

  • Kijiji

  • Craigslist

  • Garage sale

  • Let Go

  • Ransack the Universe

  • ReStore - Habitat for Humanity

  • Value Village

  • Salvation Army

  • Smash

  • The Singing Lady

Kijiji

Kijiji is an online classifieds advertising company, owned by Ebay. This is the first place I usually check for used furniture. I think I furnished my very first apartment with furniture and decor pieces from Kijiji. If you look properly you’ll discover some gems there. There are also some really terrible stuff so you do need to be careful. Examine what you’re buying carefully before you pay, always meet the seller in person at a public place and pay in cash.

Craigslist

Even though most Torontonians see Kijiji as the Craigslist of Canada, we still have this for people who aren’t used to other classified sites. It’s kind of hard to decipher the real ads from the scammers on this site. If it’s too good to be true (like a really great looking sofa for a cheap ass price), you shouldn’t contact the seller.

GARAGE SALE

Garage sales are very popular, especially in the summer. If you’re looking for decor pieces, look around your neighbourhood for garage sales happening.

Let Go

Okay so Let Go is similar to Kijiji, just newer. You can only sign up for this if you have a facebook account and the app lets you rate the seller after the exchange. I like using Let Go for a couple of reasons - they send you tips on carrying out a safe exchange with a potential buyer or seller, the app automatically names your product after you’ve posted a photo (they get it right sometimes), you can see whether the person you’re contacting has read your message or not and so many more! I use it to sell stuff more than I buy and sales are quicker than other classified sites.

Ransack the Universe

1207 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON M6H 1N4

This place is filled with random stuff you may not have thought about for your apartment - and for cheap too. Mostly vintage finds and the owner has a really good eye for nice things.There’s a ton of stuff to dig through so you have to take your time if you want to score some great deals.

ReStore - Habitat for Humanity

ReStore is a place to find quality new and gently-used furniture, home decor, housewares, appliances, electronics, DIY and renovation materials. With locations in Mississauga, Burlington and Milton, you can stop by and shop some new and/or gently used home decor pieces. You can expect to find things like furniture, lighting, sinks, countertops, cabinetry and even building materials.

Value Village

Value village is a popular thrift store that stocks clothes, household items, art, electronics and furniture. I usually go for clothes but I get lucky on some days and find really nice decor pieces.

Salvation Army

Another thrift store to find decor pieces and furniture. Always a hit or miss and it’s not the first place I’d check out but you never know what you can find since they bring in new items regularly.

Smash

2880 Dundas Street W
Toronto, ON M6P 1Y8 | The Junction

The items here are on the pricey side but you will find some rare vintage gems that you may not find anywhere else. I like the fact that it’s not cluttered and there’s lots of space to walk around. They always switch it up with new items so if you like something, get it because it might not be there the next time you visit.

“Walking into Smash is like walking into the really big basement of some kind of eccentric hipster. An amazing mix of reclaimed furniture, strange artefacts, charming old Canadiana & things like a giant pile of vintage tin army helmets - all thrown in together in this strange warehouse-like space.”

The Singing Lady

781-J The Queensway
Toronto, ON M8Z 1N4

The Singing lady Consignment Emporium is a treasure trove of gently used quality home furnishings, decor, accessories and fab finds.Old and new, vintage and contemporary - you’ll find it all here.

They also help you sell your unwanted pieces that someone else might appreciate. Fun fact, if you consign or buy something - the owner Tammie Cancelli will sing you a song! If you visit the site, you can see what’s currently for sale, how to consign your items and what the store does not accept.

Where do you go to for used furniture and decor pieces in your city?