Where I can get framed in Toronto?
June 12, 2006 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a good framing shop in Toronto?

I bought three etchings while on a trip to Tobermory this past weekend. I've read the various past threads on frames and framing, and have decided that I would like to either find a shop that can frame really cheaply, or alternatively a shop that sells the components so I can assemble it myself. I don't want to make my own frames or cut my own glass, but I'd be open to cutting my own mats and mounting and such. In either case I'll need a good selection of supplies, reasonable pricing, and some help from knowledgeable staff.

I've seen this thread on shops in Mississauga, but there's just one Toronto store recommended in it. There are some Michaels' Arts and Craft stores in Mississauga, but it would be a loooong trip out there on the bus.
posted by orange swan to Shopping (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There is a craft store on Yonge St just north of College, south of Grosvenor, which has a lot of framing and craft supplies - frames, mats, easels, paints, etc. I'm not sure how expensive it is, though.
posted by ceribus peribus at 8:55 AM on June 12, 2006

The store I mentioned above is Curry's Craft Supplies & Artist Materials. They have at least a full aisle of frames and framing materials.

The store is a NOW - Best Of Toronto winner for several years in a row; it's well thought of.
posted by ceribus peribus at 9:45 AM on June 12, 2006

Grr. Working link.
posted by ceribus peribus at 9:47 AM on June 12, 2006

Elgin picture & frame is run by a good friend of mine. It's cheap and has very helpful staff.
posted by grex at 9:50 AM on June 12, 2006

I can't remember the name of the place, but its on Queen St W between Bathurst and Trinity Bellwoods Park (I think its where queen and Euclid meet) -- North Side. All the guy does is picture frames, reasonable prices and plenty of stylish frames to choose from. If its easy to get to from wherever you are, I'd go there.
posted by maxpower at 9:52 AM on June 12, 2006

I've had excellent results at 'Alternative Arts' which is on the south side of Bloor, just west of Brunswick.

I dunno how cheap it is relative to other places, but framing is one of those things where you get what you pay for.
posted by jsoh at 10:11 AM on June 12, 2006

I've also used Alternative Arts with good results.
posted by Manhasset at 12:37 PM on June 12, 2006

I believe there is a shop on Queen West, north side, couple of blocks west of Spadina called "Off the Wall"... I had some stuff framed there a couple of years back -- no complaints.
posted by modernnomad at 1:22 PM on June 12, 2006

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