I am so excited to head to Toronto this week (my first time!) and participate in the Explore Canada Like a Local blogger campaign. I will be touring the city, seeing, shopping and dining at some of the best locations Toronto has to offer. (You can follow my journey right here.) We’ve featured so many incredible Canadian homes over the years that I thought I would gather and showcase some of my favorites from our sneak peek archives. I can’t wait to see firsthand some of the gorgeous design Canada has to offer! Happy trails! — Stephanie
Image above: Emma Reddington made sure to showcase many of the original Victorian details in her 1905 Toronto home with added touches of color.
Image above: This reclaimed picnic table was found in Nikole Herriott’s parents’ orchard. It was her mother’s dining table from childhood, but it needed some sprucing. And spruce Nikole did. It now fits perfectly in her Toronto home.
Image above: This wrought-iron spiral staircase in Toronto-based artist Courtney Wotherspoon’s home weighs in at one ton and runs from the living room to the loft bedroom above.
Image above: Poster artists and brothers Andrew and Matt McCracken use the space in their Toronto home for just about everything, including using the fireplace to hold poster tubes.
See more Canadian homes after the jump . . .
Image above: Raymond Biesinger and Elizabeth Hudson’s landlord knocked out most of the walls in the back part of their Montreal apartment to create one large, bright and open multipurpose living space.
Image above: The view from the Amanda Schuler and Dave Podsiadlo’s playroom looking up to the kitchen of their West End Toronto home
Image above: Nerissa and Peter repurposed this outdoor garden chair into an indoor accent piece in their coastal Vancouver home.
Image above: Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping updated an old Singer sewing machine into the perfect sink vanity for their Ontario home.
Image above: Sarah Foelske glammed up her personal vanity space in her Toronto home with pink stripes and a silver table.
Image above: This former airport bench-turned-sofa sits in the Toronto home of graphic designer Amanda Happé. She also took the photos of the Santa Monica graffiti.
Image above: The chalkboard-covered island in Carolyn Gavin’s Toronto home is the centerpiece of the kitchen.
Image above: This wall in the Hamilton, Ontario, studio of designer and artist Jamie Lawson and Jacqui Oakley houses collections from the couple’s travels.
Image above: A combination of natural and quirky in Justin and Michelle Demers’ Toronto home