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Where to buy glassware and such in Toronto?

What are good places in Toronto to buy glassware, plates and such?
I'm always on the lookout for plates, glasses, serving bowls and trays.
I like mostly white plates and bowls and clear glasses.
Any help would be appreciated. Happy Chow!!!
Michel

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  1. There are a few places to buy such product. There is a place on Queen St E at Lower Sherbourne. Only don't go in there and say you are not a business. They don't usually sell to normal people.
    I get some other products like that at Kitchen stores. There is a good one at Cloverdale Plaza. Just where in Toronto, are you?

    1. Cayne's Houseware's got a large selection of houseware and bowls/plates etc at a great price
      You can check out their website -
      http://www.cayneshousewares.com/

      Kitchen Stuff Plus is another choice you can check out.

      If you are looking for a bargain, Honest Ed's got great selection as well for clear glass and white plates. I've bought my pyrex and white corning plates collection from there. The quality is not top line but I find they are quite durable.

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      1. re: tomato01

        I second ALL of the suggestions given by "tomato01" above...
        Caynes, followed by Kitchen Stuff Plus (the one on Orfus Road)...there is a BENIX on Orfus Rd. as well..sometimes good in a pinch. I have bought lots of serving platters (plain white) at Tap Phong on Spadina and some glass platters at Honest Ed's.

      2. If you live near a Winners or Homesense they sometime have good deals. I found the prices at Crate and Barrel to be a little on the high side for what was offered, but there were plenty of white plates.

        1. Ikea has a line of white dinnerware that I love. I have the plates, and I wanted to buy the bowls, but they're now only sold in sets. But it's worth a look.

          1. HomeSense, definitely. Also Real Canadian Superstore has a nice line of plates etc. They often have them at really good "Blowout" prices.

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            1. re: middydd

              There's also a good spot on Bayview, just south of Eglinton that has a good selection of serving platters and bowls with reasonable prices. They sometimes have a table displayed outside. Sorry I can't recall the name of the place but it's on the east side.

              1. re: millygirl

                If you have a vehicle and the time, check out nearby country auctions. Just came back from one last night in Bond Head, Ontario where limoge and fancy platters (huge) were going for a buck each. Plain glasss dinner plates got a high price of TEN CENTS each. I picked up seven Royal Worcester egg coddlers for 12 dollars. Besides some incredible bargains, its quite fun. Watching people decide what to bid and chatting with them about the stories. Have been hitting country auctions for the past six months and have picked up some very fine dinnerware. Recently a set of Aynesley Fine Bone China dinnerware for 35 dollars, unfortunately short two soup cups, but I am on the look out for them at auctions.

                Prices may be dropping even further as the economy slides.

                1. re: Danybear

                  Tap Phong on Spadina, just north of Dundas for plates. Trust. It's on the west side. They've got a selection on the floor, but if you're looking for a set, show them what you want, then say how many of each, then they'll get you the boxed stuff from the back. And depending on the number of pieces, as for a better price.

                  I picked up a dozen each of 12" dinner plates, 12" bowls, and 8" side plates in bone white, without a the 2" wide rims that annoy the heck out of me, and I made out like a bandit. Not to mention I can keep adding pieces later.

                  1. re: Danybear

                    out of curiousity, where do you hear about the country auctions? been looking for a good listing of such places.

                    1. re: pinstripeprincess

                      try www. auctionfind.com for country auctions

                      1. re: Danybear

                        thanks! i'm always on the hunt for interesting serving ware.

              2. Try Tap Phone on Spadina just ner Kensington. Amazing selection.

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                1. re: likescrab

                  Just so there's no confusion to the thread starter, it's called Tap Phong, not Tap Phone.

                2. I just went to the william ashley warehouse sale this weekend and this is usually where I get my glassware.
                  Much cheaper prices...I bought a pair of Riedel glasses for just $12.