327 Queen St. East, between Parliament and Berkley streets, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. 416.778.6608. email: info@ethel20thcenturyliving.com
Hours: Mondays by appointment, Tue - Thurs: 12pm - 6pm, Friday: 2pm - 7pm, Sat: 12 - 6, Sun: 12pm - 5pm


We were interviewed for Blogto.com about our upcoming move.
Here's what we had to say about our decision to leave Leslieville and relocate to Corktown.

Tomorrow is our last day in Leslieville and we still have a lot of inventory to move, so come on down and  make us a deal. And hopefully we'll see you soon at our new location, at 327 Queen St. East in Corktown!
See you at the store!


Goodbye Leslieville...hello Corktown!

It's less than a week till we say goodbye to Leslieville and hello to Corktown. We've been busy starting the renovations at our new space, so we can have a bigger and better store, plus we've been busy with our polka-dot sale trying to get as much inventory sold before the big move. There's still some good stuff left too, including the tiki bar, glassware, tableware, barware, art, vintage linens, vintage games, vintage lighting, etc...

We've also been cleaning out the basement and uncovering some "projects" that we don't want to take to the new store.
First is this set of 9 old merchandising shelves.
Originally purchased at the legendary King Sol Surplus Store at Queen & Bathurst, these shelves are a powdercoated minty industrial green with brass rails, and were originally designed to hang on an angle to showcase product.
The shelves are priced at $5 each, or $40 for the set.

We also have four of these black shelving units.
$20 a unit or $60 for all four

How about this silver painted storage cabinet? It used to be our back counter and is solid as heck. Three drawers and a big shelf means tons of storage for you!
$30 and its yours, if you can get it up the stairs and out the door.

If you need glass for a project, or a d.i.y. coffee table, then come take one of these panes off our hands.
Glass is $5 a sheet. You carry it out.

We have two of these oscilloscope thingies. Not sure if they work, but they look all NASA and space age and are pretty cool. Live out your scifi daydreams!

Oscilloscopes are $30 each.

Even though it's April, it's cold out there! How about a fake fireplace? We two sets of these fake logs ready to be plugged in. Give your bachelor pad some rustic atmosphere!
Fake log sets are $10 each.

We found a whole box of these casters. Got a d.i.y furniture project that needs some wheels?
Castors are 4 for a buck.

We have no idea if any of these phones work, but they look cool! You could pretend you're Commissioner Gordon and use the red one as the batphone!
Vintage phones are $20 as-is.

Did you see the Academy award winning movie The Artist? Remember that scene with the burning film cans? You could recreate that scene with these (minus the fire part!) Each filled with old film roll. Not sure what's on 'em.
Film cans with vintage movie rolls, $15 each.

If you have slatwall in your store and need some card shelves, we have a whole bunch we're not using.
Plastic slatwall shelves and brackets are $1 each, 6 for $5.

If you are d.i.y upholsterer, or just want to try making your own pillows, we have a few partial bolts of upholstery fabric. Not sure how much is on each bolt, but enough to get creative!
Fabric bolts are $30 each.

So come by the store and help us get the basement cleaned out. Remember, everything has to be gone by Sunday April 29th as we move to our new digs at 327 Queen St. East on Monday April 30th.
See you at the store!


My husband's first attempt at an iMovie.

We may do a movie of the renovation of the new space...if you thought this one was funny!


Shauntelle and the rest of the gang at Ethel-20th Century Living.


Two weeks left!!!

In case you haven't seen the giant "MOVING SALE" sign in the window, we'll be moving to Corktown by the end of April, and hopefully be open in our new location by mid-May. Just in time too, 'cause there's only two weeks left here at 1091 Queen St, and the furniture is flying out fast and furious! It seems our customers really like polka-dots!
There are still lots of good deals to be had, so come by and check them out. Vintage boardgames are between $2 and $10 each
(just in time for summer holidays)
vintage puzzles are $1 each

vintage melmac dishes for pennies
(perfect for the cottage or patio!)
and all vintage barware is 25% off. Plus, we still have lots of furniture left that we'd rather sell than move.
So come by the store and help a gal out! Ethel does NOT want to move all this furniture herself...it'll wreck her manicure!
See you at the store!


Connect the dots!

You may be thinking that Ethel has gone dotty, but she loves polka dots... especially when they mean a big sale! For the rest of this month, (untll we move into our new space), we’re having a big polka dot moving sale. Almost everything in the store will have a coloured dot on it and each colour means a different discount.

Green means 25% off.

Yellow means 40% off

Red means 50% off

Blue means 75% off

We’re also marking down our vintage boardgames and puzzles so stock up for the cottage!

Where are we moving, you ask? We’re moving to Corktown, near Queen St. East and Parliament, just a few storefronts away from Marty Millionaire. We’re hoping to be set up in our new space by mid May, but we’ll let you all know the exact date once we’re ready, and we'll post progress pictures of the renovations so you can get a first hand look at Ethel's makeover. We hope all of our Ethel fans will come visit us in the new store.

So come by the store for some polka dot fun and join us on the next step in Ethel’s adventures!

See you at the store!