Umbra is a furniture and housewares store dedicated to providing modern designs at accessible prices. The two-storey Toronto flagship, located at 165 John St., is situated along a row of condos, and with colourful glass panels on the outside of the building, you can't miss it.
The company was founded by Les Mandelbaum and Paul Rowan, who created the company out of a passion for design and a desire to create products for every home. Today, Umbra has a team of international designers who bring thought and creativity into everyday household items.
Umbra is the place to go if you're looking to accessorize your home with pieces as stylish as yourself.
While Umbra offers a smaller selection of furniture — think umbrella racks, tables, and stools — the home accessories selection is expansive.
From mirrors and chessboards to home organization, bathroom accessories, kitchen gadgets, and beyond, almost everything you need to make your house a home can be found here.
Each piece in-store is beautifully designed and a work of art — even celebrities love Umbra! Case in point: the Fishhotel Fish Bowl, which is an adorable mini aquarium that was featured on Oprah's Favourite List Of Things in 2010.
Along with the John St. location, you can find Umbra's top-notch products worldwide in over 120 countries and a variety of different shops.
Umbra is loved globally but many of the pieces that the company produces are designed in Toronto on the second floor of the Toronto store. So not only can you find functional, modern, and stylish items for your home, you can feel good about supporting a Canadian company, too!
If you're not able to make it to the store, you can also shop the Canadian brand online.
While the store's definitely worth a visit — one reviewer says they love visiting even if they're not planning on buying anything — you can also shop Umbra online, where there's free shipping on orders over $35 plus free returns!
Umbra Store — John St
165 John Street, Toronto, ON, Canada