Eclectisaurus concentrates on the decorative and industrial arts from the early 1900’s (you can find antique typewriters and small appliances here) up to the 1980’s (an imposing pair of lamps by Swiss architect Mario Botta at the moment ) The inventory is, as the name describes, eclectic, and the ever changing stock includes mid-century modern furniture, lighting, pottery, glass and textiles.glass and textiles.
How do you like to eat cabbage?
Tucked into a Rueben sandwich!
Tell me more about your operation
For the most part items are 40 to 110 years old, but occasionally the store carries the work of contemporary local artists such as the chess set by artist Waltraude Lipp made from antique communication switches. It’s absolutely mesmerising.
How long have you been in business?
A Cabbagetowner since 1991, Leslie had been eyeing the location at 249 Gerrard St. East. When it became available 8 years ago she leapt at the opportunity.
What is your favourite part of the community?
What has surprised and delighted her is the support and custom of south Cabbagetown residents with whom she shares a quirky aesthetic. Sure, she could have taken the safer route and opened on the Danforth, but boy are we happy she picked Cabbagetown.