Umbra (left), Grassroots (right)
Bungalow (273 Augusta, 416-598-0204). You just moved out of your parents' basement. Bungalow's retro furniture will make you feel like you never left home.
EQ3 (222 King East, 416-815-2002, eq3.com). A great downtown Ikea alternative.
The Futon Store (442 Bloor West, 416-533-4940, thefutonstore.net). Maximize square footage with a foldaway bed from this Annex standby.
Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841, and other, grassrootsstore.com). Green your student digs at Grassroots.
Honest Ed's (581 Bloor West, 416-537-1574). A legendary discount funhouse plastered with the best darn deal slogans in town.
Idomo (1100 Sheppard West, 416-630-3622, idomo.com). Make the trek north just to sneak a tug at spokesman Gerrit's Santa beard.
Ikea (1475 the Queensway, 416-646-4532, and other, ikea.ca). It's Ikea.
Tap Phong Trading Co. (360 Spadina, 416-977-6364). Chinatown's hardware mecca should be every setting-up-house student's first stop.
Umbra (165 John, 416-599-0088, umbra.com). Who doesn't graduate with a Garbino can under their desk?