Toronto’s Best Barbershops

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A lot goes into the decision of choosing a barber, from the environment, the art, style, and sometimes even political considerations. You’re putting a lot of trust in someone’s hands, so you want to be sure that aside from giving you a good cut or shave, your barber in some way reflects a part of your identity. Seeing as you’re going to be sitting there for 15-45 minutes, you’ll want to have something in common to talk about. For that reason, we present you to some of the best barbershops in Toronto:


Garrison’s Barbershop

Nestled in on Niagara street just steps from Trinity Bellwoods Park, Garrison’s might one of the most trusted barbershops for 20 & 30-somethings. Garrison’s offers a modern take on the classic cut, so if you’re looking to get an expert fade with scissors and blade, this is probably the spot for you. Note: drops-ins Welcome

Town Barber

I’m biased because I’ve been going to Town Barber for a couple years now and don’t intend on leaving. The staff at both locations are experienced and trustworthy, and best of all extremely welcoming. They’ll offer their honest advice and always have your best interest in mind. Plus the shop is decorated in classic barbershop style with gorgeous 1950’s style barber chairs. Note: Only accepts cash, book in advance

Crows Nest

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Crows nest is Toronto’s “most hipster” barber shop, located in the heart of Kensington. It’s an unique space decorated with Christian paraphernalia, taxidermy, and interesting knickknacks. Note: Book in advance

Hastings Barber Shop

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Two locations to choose from, one in Cabbagetown and one in Leslieville, Hasting’s is a trusted shop for a fresh cut and shave. It’s a traditional style, no-frills barbershop that is reasonably priced. Note: cash only, book in advance or call ahead before drop-in

Axe & Hatchet Grooming Club

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Axe & Hatchet in Liberty Village and Yorkville has a heavier price tag on it, but you’ll get the full barbershop experience. Sit back and sip on some whiskey before your cut and chat it up with the friendly staff at this modern take on the classic barbershop. Note: Book in advance

Uptown Barber Shop

What’s more to say other than a classic cut for a reasonable price. Located on Isabella street behind the now-closed House of Lords. Note: Closed Wednesday and Sundays

Blood & Bandages Barbershop

For a less pretentious experience, check out Blood & Bandages on College. Their super friendly staff have been offering up reasonably priced trims for the past decade, so don’t let the name scare you. Note: Cash Only

Church Street Barbershop

Ryerson students and Church street residents alike crowd this excellent neighbourhood barbershop nearly every day. The experienced staff here can do just about every type of cut and are always friendly and welcoming. Note: Walk-ins only


Glassbox Barbershop

With a minimalist, contemporary design, Glassbox is where new meets old. The fine barbers at this Little Italy establishment stay up to date on the latest trends in haircare, so if you’re looking for a fresh style and aren’t in a rush, Glassbox will take care of you. Note: Book in advance

The Fitting Room

Located just west of Trinity Bellwoods on Dundas, The Fitting Room is another of Toronto’s trendiest barbershops. It’s a bit on the pricier side, but offer a $20 lineup for in-between cuts. Note: Book in advance

Gus the Other Barber

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Gus is about as old school as they come. Hot towel, straight razor, and a head massage, — something you might not find at the more upscale shops, all for a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, head here. Note: Call ahead

Little London Barber Shop

Complete with the Union Jack, this little taste of the UK has two locations downtown. It’s a simple and straightforward shop that clients say have some of the tightest fades in the game. Note: book via app or phone.

The Barbers

This quaint shop east of the DVP is a great shop no matter your age or style. An old school shop of experienced barbers at a easy price, what’s more to say! Note: free parking, walk-ins welcome


Stag Head

It’s hard to miss Stag Head in the Junction with their iconic barbershop pole, and you will be too after you get a fresh cut from these trustworthy individuals. Note: call for appointment

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