||At Fresh, we believe in the beauty of the garden, whether five acres or one plant.
It is our mission to be the premium provider of unique, high quality, garden-inspired products that fulfill our customers' desire to enhance their environment whether indoors or out.
Fresh Home & Garden is a shopper's destination for the most comprehensive collection of luxury outdoor furniture in North America. Embracing a loft-like design aesthetic the space is styled as an emporium, with unlikely juxtapositions that mix the eclectic with the essential.
Products are displayed in customer-friendly vignettes around narrative themes that are refreshed weekly during the prime selling season. The store's two showrooms offer a rotating selection of high-end living, dining and lounge furniture as well as outdoor accessories and seasonal merchandise.
The two buildings that comprise Fresh Home & Garden are located at
16 Eastern Avenue, in the resurgent upper Distillery District of Toronto's
downtown core. Housed in a century old foundry with vintage details and
over 20,000 square feet of retail selling space, the site serves as a
chic industrial backdrop to the showrooms' ever-evolving collection of
Fresh Home & Garden is an extensive showroom for some of Canada's most highly regarded collections of outdoor furniture, fabrics, accessories, giftware and green goods - essentially, an awe-inspiring landscape of garden design and décor. Both elegant and relaxed, the merchandise offering is purposefully conceived through numerous transatlantic buying trips and participation at select tradeshows and exhibitions around the globe. Most items are carried in stock with the balance of the assortment available on order. With a knowledgeable sales staff on hand equipped with the latest folios of fabric and finish samples, designers and retail customers alike can customize furnishings through the store to fit their individual needs.
Duncan Fanning is the founder and proprietor of Fresh Home & Garden, one of Canada's most significant outdoor furnishings retailers. Since his triumphant arrival on the Toronto retail scene in 1999, Fanning has been widely recognized for his keen eye and impeccable taste. With a nod to contemporary classics Fanning offers his customers a selection of luxury merchandise that mirrors his own personal design template of understated elegance. "Fresh Home & Garden was created to fill a void in an otherwise untapped marketplace," says Fanning. "Toronto was in desperate need of an alternative to the 'off-price' outdoor retailer. It was my goal to be able to provide customers with a thoughtfully-edited assortment of premium, outdoor products."
Ian Beck brings his sound knowledge of business and marketing to Fresh Home & Garden. As a retailer he is interested in addressing the wants and needs of the consumer while staying true to the design mandate that has made the store a market leader. "Our products range from the practical to the coveted to the sublime," says Beck, explaining the scope that defines the store. "We listen to our customers and tailor our assortment accordingly. We want Fresh Home & Garden to be the premier source for the ideas, expertise and goods that go into creating a beautiful environment."