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The 5 Best Hardware Stores in Toronto

Need supplies for your construction projects? You’ve just landed on the right page!

In today’s review, we featured the best hardware stores in Toronto that offer a wide variety of product selections. See which shops made our list so you’ll know which businesses deserve your money.

The Cost of Hardware Store Products and Services in Toronto

See the table below to discover the costs of the most common hardware products and services:

ItemCost Per Product
Building supplies$3.99 - $80
Decor$1.79 - $95
Electrical and lightning$0.59 - $55
Flooring tools and accessories$2 - $295
Floors$6.49 - $389
Hardware and supplies$1.89 - $315
Paint and paint accessories$3 - $107
Plumbing supplies$7.49 - $1,050
Stairs and railing$2.15 - $259
Tools$6.99 - $384
Trims, doors, and windows$2.99 - $299

Top Hardware Stores in Toronto

The shops on our list were evaluated using the following factors that we consider benchmarks of a good hardware store:

Range of products starting from the variety of manufacturer brands they carry and availability of in-store inventory for all the materials they sell.
Customer service based on buying assistance (well-knowledged explanations of how products work, their specific uses, and cautionary reminder), communication and the overall ease of browsing through product selections, and post-purchase care which includes any manufacturer warranties that the store carries.
Additional services such installation and maintenance work for certain hardware products as well as materials sourcing if certain items aren’t available. 
Buying process and delivery including how easy it is to purchase items, whether big or small purchases, online or in-store. Delivery must cover at least Toronto and the rest of GTA – delivery times are also considered in relation to the size of the order.
Prices and discounts must be fair based on the average set in Toronto. Stores that offer discount pricing on bulk orders get an advantage.

1. Rotblott’s Discount Warehouse

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SERVICES Tools, cleaning & moving supplies, safety gears, paint, hardware accessories
WEBSITEhttp://www.rotblotts.com/
ADDRESS443 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1S9
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-703-0456
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Range of products ★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Buying assistance    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Communication    ★★★★☆ (4/5) 
    Post-purchase care    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Additional services★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Installation and maintenance work    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Materials sourcing    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Buying process and delivery ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and discounts★★★★★ (5/5)

Rotblott’s Discount Warehouse has everything you can expect in a hardware store that serves the film industry. Apart from standard construction essentials, they also sell artist supplies, cleaning materials, and safety gears.

With that said, we think they’re an exciting choice for clients with on-going productions in movies or theater plays. Even cosplayers, architects, and restaurateurs can enjoy the vast selection of items they offer.

In line with this, we know that they can be an advantageous option for contractors and home builders in general. This is because they offer competitive pricing for materials bought in bulk and their availability in their stores. 

On top of that, they also make it easy for small orders to qualify for same-day delivery. The minimum order amount is $10, which already is a favorable number for one-time purchases on their store.

Although we would’ve loved to see a comprehensive online ordering system, it doesn’t take much away from the buying experience. An alternative you can consider is by calling them and discussing bulk prices over the phone.

Overall, it’s great if you want to find materials at an affordable cost. Plus, they have additional services that may be useful for you if you need quick small repairs.

Pros

  • Specializes in production related materials and products
  • Wide range of manufacturer brands and private brands
  • Same-day delivery for orders as low as $10
  • Bulk pricing available for large orders
  • Able to supply contractors for home-building projects

Cons

  • No online ordering system
  • Issues in customer service

Customer Reviews

Options for every budget 

The service is so friendly it’s almost to a fault, everyone is willing to help out and it was both nearly too much and great to experience. Product wise they have more than you’d expect, from cheap to expensive, there were so many options for every budget and quality range. – Youssef Mutawe

A place that has everything

Probably one of my favorite places. I miss living right by here because they had almost everything I ever needed and the staff never made me feel silly for not knowing anything about a certain project. I also really enjoy when they have end of the roll gaff tape, perfect for a poor student like me! I love this place. – Andie

2. Parkdale Home Hardware

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SERVICES Appliances, building materials, everyday living, hardware, kitchen, outdoor, plumbing, storage & organization, installation services, contractor services, virtual kitchen planner
WEBSITEhttps://www.homehardware.ca/store/18621
ADDRESS1372 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-535-7542
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Range of products ★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)
    Buying assistance    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Post-purchase care    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Additional services★★★★★ (5/5)
    Installation and maintenance work    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Materials sourcing    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Buying process and delivery ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices and discounts★★★★☆ (4/5)

This specific location offers a lot of products that can easily overwhelm clients with home renovation projects – in a good way, of course. In fact, we think they have all the makings of a reputable hardware store for both big and small orders.

The hardware basically offers all home-related items from appliances to lighting solutions and cleaning materials. And if you’re brand conscious, we think you’ll like the colossal number of manufacturer names you can see here.

In terms of the buying experience, all the modes of ordering goods here won our favor. In-store buying is seamless, curbside pick-up is convenient (thanks to its location), and its delivery services are fast within the city.

Another thing worth noting at this point is that they also offer installation services for kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, and more. Consultation is free, plus the workmanship is surprisingly good given that it’s not their specialty.

Other than these installations, they also offer virtual kitchen planning services and rentals. It’s one of those nice things to keep in mind if you’re actually in the process of revamping your kitchen (price is pretty competitive too).

Apart from your regular list of customers, the shop also provides services for businesses, particularly contractors. The prices of certain products are just slightly more expensive than at big box shops, so you may want to do some quick price comparisons before settling on them.

Pros

  • Wide range of products for home construction needs
  • Curbside pickup and deliveries available
  • Products from many famous and trusted brands
  • Offers in-home installation services
  • Provides contractor services for businesses
  • Convenient online shopping experience

Cons

  • Comparatively higher prices for several popular products
  • Small store with limited staff

Customer Reviews

Knowledgeable and helpful staff

The staff here is always extremely helpful and super knowledgeable about everything from home improvement tasks to household appliances. They also managed curbside pickup really well during the Covid restriction era at the beginning of 2021. A real Parkdale staple. – Vusa Gumpo

Super quick services

Made multiple trips in one day because my room mates and I were painting our house, and kept needing more stuff. All the employees were so fantastic, and very friendly. Plus, the items I called in and ordered were ready for pickup super quickly! Thanks to all the staff there – Alyssa Talbot

3. Pollocks Home Hardware

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SERVICES Paint, refills, hardware accessories, barbeque needs, knives sharpened, keys cut & key fob remotes, paint color matching & tinting, glass & mirror cutting, window glass & screen repairs, blade & mower sharpening
WEBSITEhttps://www.pollockshomehardware.ca/
ADDRESS347 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M8
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-535-1169
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Range of products ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Buying assistance    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Post-purchase care    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Additional services★★★★★ (5/5)
    Installation and maintenance work    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Materials sourcing    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Buying process and delivery ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and discounts★★★★☆ (4/5)

If you’re looking specifically for paint, barbeque, and hardware necessities, you may want to check out Pollock’s Home Hardware. They basically have everything you’ll ever need for your home – even the things you don’t expect them to sell.

One of their best advantages is the fact that they’ve been operating for more than 54 years. With this level of experience, it’s sufficient to say that they’re already pretty knowledgeable about the range of products that they offer.

In connection to this, its team of sales associates are also fantastic to talk with during the shopping experience. They know exactly how to deal with customers without being too pushy when it comes to sales.

Additionally, they also have a couple of programs that we think are perfect for prospective long-term clients. For instance, they have a rewards program for their BeautiTone paints – a nice bonus in the long run.

They’re also partnered with eco+amour for refillable cleaning and hair products. It’s just the little things that we think will serve clients really well for years to come.

While they don’t cater to installation projects, by the way, they do provide other services such as knife sharpening, window glass & screen repairs, paint color matching, and more. Safe to say that they have a lot of nice things to offer.

Pros

  • Specializes in paint, barbeque, and hardware necessities
  • 54 years in the business
  • Knowledgeable and friendly sales associates
  • Offers a rewards program for BeautiTone paints
  • Partnered with eco+amour for refillable products
  • Offers repairs and tool sharpening services
  • Free local shipping for orders $50 and over

Cons

  • Small store
  • Disorganized inventory management
  • Issues with customer service

Customer Reviews

Great services over the years

We have lived in Roncy Village for over 20 years. Pollock’s has always been a great hardware and carpet store. We have bought many things there over the years and have furnished our home  with great carpets. As a General Contractor and a Project Manager I highly recommend Pollock’s. – Ingrid Hamilton

Excellent products at competitive prices

Excellent hardware store. There is always someone to help you and give you advice. You don’t spend hours looking around for what you need.  If they don’t have it they order it or you can order it online and pick it up for no extra cost. Very convenient. Prices competitive.  Just 2 blocks from home. They have a great inventory of things like screws and nuts and bolts of all shapes and sizes that you need for small house repairs. – Huntly Duff

4. Wiener’s Home Hardware

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SERVICES Hardware products, home essentials, computerized paint color matching, key cutting, knife and scissor sharpening, screen repairs, window repair and re-glazed, lamps rewired, small household tool rental
WEBSITEhttps://www.wienershomehardware.ca/
ADDRESS432 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-922-7043

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OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Range of products ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer service★★★★★ (5/5)
    Buying assistance    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Communication    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Post-purchase care    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Additional services★★★★★ (5/5)
    Installation and maintenance work    ★★★☆☆ (3/5)
    Materials sourcing    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Buying process and delivery ★★★★★ (5/5)
Prices and discounts★★★★☆ (4/5)

Wiener’s Home Hardware has been in business since 1922, so it’s safe to assume that they have solid experience. This family-owned business has been providing customers with great product selections and sought-after services long enough to build up a reputation.

One of our favorite things about this shop is definitely its customer service. In fact, we can go as far as saying that they have the best staff among our list with their exceptional customer care and knowledge.

We know this because despite being a relatively busy place, the shopping experience still feels very personal when you’re here. You can be in and out of the shop in a matter of minutes because the staff immediately leads you to where you need to be.

The prices are also favorable in our opinion because they’re reasonable, although slightly costlier than big box shops. To make up for this, they do offer flexible prices if you buy your materials in bulk at a time.

All the shopping modes that they offer also won our hearts when it comes to ease and convenience. If we had to pick, we’ll say that their curbside pickup assistance is the best because it’s the fastest and the most hassle-free.

The only issue we had were the slight mix-ups in terms of inventory (e.g. a product will be listed as available on their site, but won’t actually be available at the store). Nonetheless, we liked the shopping experience here and the decent selections.

Pros

  • In the business since 1922
  • Fast and reliable customer service
  • Convenient and speed curbside pickup
  • Offers flexible prices for bulk orders
  • Wide range of hardware accessories

Cons

  • Minor issues on inventory management
  • Inconsistent opening hours due to the pandemic

Customer Reviews

Incredibly efficient and knowledgeable

Best place! Murray was incredibly efficient and knowledgeable and he helped me find everything on my list. If I had done it on my own it would have taken 30 minutes but because of Murray I had it done in 10. – Johnstuart Winchell

Always happy to help

Far and away my favorite home hardware to visit. Personable and knowledgeable staff that are a joy to interact with and seem genuinely invested in their work. Happy to help with any questions you have and very well versed in the products on offer. Bravo to you all! – Chris Lemieux

5. Lowe’s Home Improvement

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SERVICES Hardware products, home construction needs, storage solutions, plumbing, outdoor, etc. ; contractor Services, installation services, credit services, protection plans, gift cards, truck rental, tool & equipment rentals
WEBSITEhttps://www.lowes.ca/
ADDRESS3003 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1M9
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-698-8281
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Range of products ★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer service★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Buying assistance    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Communication    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
    Post-purchase care    ★★★★★ (5/5)
Additional services★★★★★ (5/5)
    Installation and maintenance work    ★★★★★ (5/5)
    Materials sourcing    ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Buying process and delivery ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Prices and discounts★★★★★ (5/5)

If you want to shop at a hardware store that basically has everything in a home project dictionary,  Lowe’s Home Improvement is the place to be. Let’s get into the things that make them one of the best hardware stores in the city.

First, they have a wide range of items, from home appliances to flooring, storage solutions, and electrical needs. Simply put, they have an A to Z of home essentials ranging from construction necessities to cleaning materials.

Second, they have fantastic prices both on individual products and bulk orders. Of course, you’ll save more with large orders, but as far as we’ve checked, they’re about 10% cheaper than other companies for most items.

Third, we like their fast and reliable delivery service within the city where clients can enjoy free shipping on orders $49 and over. Curbside pickup is also available, which is a convenient option for those who don’t want to jostle with others in the store.

Finally, they also have a wide range of services under their wing starting from installations to protection plans. The best thing about their installation services is that they come with a one-year minimum labor warranty plus financing options.

Despite minor issues with customer service and inventory management, the store still has a lot of strong offerings. Give them a shot if you enjoy shopping on a one-time, big-time basis.

Pros

  • Offers a wide selection of home-related products
  • About 10% cheaper than competition
  • Free shipping for orders $49 and over
  • One-year minimum labor warranty on installations
  • Financing options available for installations

Cons

  • Inconsistent inventory details

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended location

Great service. Sometimes it’s slow during busy hours but that’s expected. I think this is the first time I have experienced knowledgeable staff at a big brand store. Highly recommend this location if you need help with explanations. – Akash Kadam

Fast and reliable service

Absolutely blown away, I’ve come to expect nothing from hardware stores especially home depot, the woman at the pro desk got me all my lumber I needed and arranged for delivery in about 2 minutes, amazing , wood was great quality – Derek Smith

FAQs About Hardware Stores in Toronto


Hardware stores are treasure troves for all home construction needs and other related materials. For your future projects, let’s help you make the best choice with the following reviews: