What Is Merchant of York?
Welcome to Merchant of York, an independent lifestyle boutique in downtown Toronto. We love good design, and everything we sell is hand-picked with this passion in mind. At Merchant of York, we seek to discover unique products that enhance your everyday life. We also take our responsibility to the environment very seriously and strive to source the most ecologically sound products we can. We believe that investing in good design and products made to last is one of the most environmentally sensitive actions we can take.
Our shop is located in Moss Park, the historic centre of Toronto (formerly called the town of York). The area was owned by William Allan, a businessman and one time postmaster general. Allan owned a general store and constructed a wharf, Merchant's Wharf, which became one of the first docks for large sailing ships in the growing town. The building our shop is located in, and those all around us, are steeped in history. It was important to us that we pay homage to this history through our name. We are the modern day merchant of York.