In the Heart of Toronto's Castlefield Design District

Your Best Source for Unique Hardware

Hardware

Sourcing the Final Touches Is Easier than You Think.

Over the years we have seen too many completed renovations where hardware seems like an afterthought. It’s such a shame when beautifully made or restored doors are appointed with lesser quality doorknobs and hinges, with little attention given to quality and detail. Just like the perfect fashion accessory, gorgeous hardware will complement and enrich the look you are creating, so it’s worth sourcing something special.

At The Door Store we offer an alternative to commercially available hardware with both restored vintage hardware as well as several lines of unique reproduction alternatives. By using modern mechanisms and antique fittings our expert staff can help you customize door, window and cabinet hardware to give your home a personal touch without sacrificing security and function.

Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware

Experts in Vintage.

Vintage door hardware is our passion, and The Door Store has one of the most impressive collections in Canada. With an inventory of tens of thousands of pieces we can help you outfit your entire home. Best of all, everything is fully restored, complete with screws and fasteners and in perfect working condition. And with decades of experience in the field, we are confident that we can help you achieve the look you’re after. Whether you’re building, renovating or restoring, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to advise you.

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Hardware Restoration

Hardware

A New Outlook for Old Hardware.

We offer a complete service in bringing your old hardware back to life. Before you toss out your old hardware, bring in a sample and we will be happy to show you what we can do with it. You will be surprised at what can lie beneath the old rusted and painted facade!

Repairs are usually possible, but because of the uniqueness and individuality of some of the parts, we can only try. Sometimes there is nothing left to be done but to replace the item, and chances are we have one just like it, or very close! Just ask.

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Reproduction Hardware

Reproduction Hardware

Solid Brass Hardware

Our antique hardware collection is rounded out with a large and varied assortment of quality new and reproduction hardware: some ornate and unusual, and some everyday basic items. We carry a complete line of hardware accessories including, but not limited to, latches, hinges, bolts, doorstops, letter slots and doorknockers, and there are a number of finishes available. The most popular items can be found in our hardware gallery but the full collection is extensive. We’re working to get everything online, but in the meantime if you don’t see something you’re looking for, just ask.

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Design Ideas

Warm Brass

After years of cool nickel, chrome, and stainless steel, brass is making a big comeback, even in kitchens and bathrooms. It’s not the super-shiny yellow lacquered brass that went out years ago, but a warmer, golden, weathered brass. The very best patinas take time to develop – start with raw brass and let it do its thing – but if you’re in a rush, we have a few shortcuts that look almost as good at the real thing.

Expert Advice

Vintage Front Door

Working with Vintage Front Doors

We are the first to admit that finding the right vintage door is not the easiest undertaking; it’s a labour of love and those that understand the value and beauty of old construction and well-seasoned materials are happy to go the extra mile to make our doors work for them. First step: speak to your contractor – some are happy to work with older doors, others prefer the pre-hung variety, and it’s important to have your carpenter on your side! Next step: take measurements of your existing door. If you find one you love that’s not quite the right size, there are some options. Most doors can be cut down in height or augmented in either dimension, particularly if you plan on painting them. Holes can be filled, paint can be stripped, thermal glass can be inserted, and we are happy to refer you to experts that can make all this happen. We sell our doors as-is because everyone has a different plan!