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The top 10 stores for picture frames in Toronto

picture framesBuying picture frames in Toronto is an easy task - if you know where to go. Whether you're framing your best snaps of brunch or your bff's art project, these spots will ensure you're equipped with selection and originality - not to mention many options for a stylish new gallery wall.

Here are my picks for the top places to buy picture frames in Toronto.

See also: The Best Custom and Picture Framing Stores in Toronto

If you're looking to frame anything from your latest 24x36 painting to your most recent bachelor's degree, DeSerres is the place. Known for being a haven for artists, you'll certainly find whatever style you're looking for - whether it's canvas frames, floating picture frames, or even a simple gallery frame - in any size.

If your apartment is calling for simplistic, modern frames to start your inevitable gallery wall or host your 4x6 photos, CB2 is your spot. With clean yet elegant gold, white, and black frames (plus some select coloured ones), you'll be sure to find a frame to suit your style, in a variety of sizes.

Elte Market
With prices ranging from $9.99 for a simple easel trim frame to a $97.50 for an oxidized bronze frame emulating foliage in the woods, Elte Market comes well equipped with a variety of options, whether you're looking for a unique gift or something to jazz up your desk at work.

From frames clad with baby paraphernalia or "I <3 Mom/Gran/Pops/Dad, et al" to elegant Kate Spade frames, Indigo has curated an interesting selection (in a good way) for all. Their gallery collection is categorized by colour; black wood, white wood, and silver leaf, to easily figure out how you want your gallery wall to look.

West Elm
West Elm has a good selection to those looking for a modern frame with a unique twist, whether it's on the desk or hung on the wall. Their gallery frames come in weathered wood, polished brass, polished nickel, gold leaf, or mirror, boasting the most selection in terms of colour choices, and also available to purchase in sets of 3 or 4.

If you haven't been inside a Michaels since you moved to Toronto from the suburbs, remind yourself of the possibilities at their new store at Richmond and John. This spot is well armed with a great selection - from traditional documentation frames to collage frames - and certainly won't break your budget.

Umbra Store
Arguably the gladiator of picture frame brands, Umbra's flagship store on John has you covered; they even have a frame for your old t-shirt (t-shirt size not specified). Umbra's unique selection of alternative frames - from photo trees to hanging photo chains - is perfect for your d├ęcor, and for gifts.

Whether you love or hate getting lost in Ikea, we'd be lying to you if it didn't make the cut. With an extensive selection just before checkout - including square sizes for your insta pics and diverse sizes and colours - you're bound to find that perfect modern frame, without the modern price tag.

This is the place to go if you're looking for a quality frame, without the price tag. HomeSense is a better choice for those without a clear style in mind, as each store has a rotating selection with a variety of styles and colours.

Kitchen Stuff Plus
From arguably cute photo-memo frames (think silver puppy doubling as paperweight and memo holder) to digital frames rotating your favourite pics, Kitchen Stuff Plus has you covered. Come here if you're looking for a standard collage frame with "Family" written in the middle, saving you the hassle of curating your own gallery wall.

What did I miss? Add your suggestions for top places to buy picture frames in Toronto in the comments.

by Meghan Jeffery via blogTO

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