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Customer Reviews

Alternative Arts exceeded my expectations! They printed a 56 x 30 photo on to acryllic for me and I love it 🙂 The colours look amazing. Graham was especially helpful and patient. The order was complete in 10 days as promised. I will definitely be returning to Alternative Arts.
– Marie Ionno

This place has some of the best customer service I have ever experienced. The owner Graeme was not only helpful but incredibly patient with all my questions. He did a huge rush job for me with a lightning fast turn over. Customer for life 🙂
– Krystin Leigh Smith

I’ve had a bunch of stuff done by Graham recently. He charges fair pricing [especially for the good quality framing] compared to other places I tried before finding Alternative Arts. Graham also makes it very easy since they can do it all [printing, photo editing, framing, plaking…] it’s a great store!
-Harry G. G. Burke

I had a project that I have been researching companies all across the GTA to execute. All of these very high end printing locations across the GTA could not proceed with my project and/or were very costly; $1200+. I stumbled upon Alternative Arts and figured to give them a try. Graham was very helpful. Was able to understand what it was that I was looking to do right from the get go and understood the challenges that I was facing. His ‘no problem’ attitude gave me the confidence that it would be done correctly. Even with questions during and after the process, Graham was kind enough to respond and provide clear answers. I greatly thank Graham and his staff for their help. For any over size printing projects I highly recommend. Thanks Graham and your team for all of your help.
-Faisal Tahseen

Just got my canvas stretched here and it couldn’t have went better! Extremely fast turn around and friendly service. They also have lots of other great services and artwork in store!
– Colton Fox

Really happy with the Basquiat piece that Graham printed on canvas for me — it’s huge. He has rights to more images than what’s on his website and very responsive on email so make sure you email him with questions or request. 5 stars because he was able to print the same day I gave the green light and stayed open late to ensure I was able to pickup and bring home!
– Carlo Ammendolia

I lived in the Annex for 10 years and for some unknown reason never stepped food into this wonderful place until after I had moved to another neighbourhood. I stopped because I noticed a Banksy print and have been looking for a specific Banksy image for my place. Graham was really nice and as we started chatting he confirmed he’d be able to print exactly what I was looking for in the size I needed. So with this info in mind, I ordered my print a few days later, and he had it ready in about 4 days (he could have done it for me sooner if it was urgent). My custom canvas print came complete with picture hooks and he gave me advice on how to hang it. So glad I stopped that random Sunday afternoon and I’ll definitely be back to get other work printed or framed.
– Lily Ho

Friendly, timely, knowledgeable and professional. Picked up a giclee print at a gallery in Toronto and brought it here for a plak framing. I live in the North and framing options are limited. The framing and shipping was done quickly and at a very reasonable cost. I would not hesitate to use their business in the future and would highly recommend their quality and service.
– Elaine Bagdon

We’re thrilled with the results of our work with Graham! We had only vague ideas of what we wanted when we first arrived, and were relying on Graham’s suggestions. His artistic ability and good taste made all the difference. We got a stretched canvas, a framed stretch canvas, and a piece done in acrylic which really brought the art to life. The whole process was enjoyable as well as effortless; the pieces were reasonably priced, expertly done, and completed in a short time. We will definitely be back!
– Ivan P

Great suggestions on framing our artwork…. excellent workmanship
– Bruce Aitken

My BF and I worked with Graham to print out and frame some digital art as a wedding gift for my brother. Graham was very efficient, kind and accommodating, and we are over the moon with the final result. We will be back…
– Angélique C.

Such a great experience having 2 large pieces stretched and framed. One had a custom frame made from material and in a custom colour we specified, and the second done through their extensive collection of in stock frames. Quality is excellent, will definitely work with them again!
– Justin Rahim

I brought in a vintage poster to be framed and Graham was helpful and patient going over options with me to find something in my price range. They called me when the job was ready and I picked it up. Easy. AA did a great job with my poster and I now have a beautiful framed piece that I will enjoy for life. Thanks very much for the excellent work!
– Chris B.

Time and time again Graham has managed to not only meet, but exceed our expectations ten fold when giving him a piece to frame. He is creative, customer service oriented, and the quality of the workmanship is A+ ! We trust Alternative Arts with all our framing needs and you won’t be disappointed when you do too. Shop here with confidence!
– Dusan Sigulinski

Fantastic place to find art. You don’t have to break the bank in order to find quality art for your living space.
– Keira Cuthbert

Great place to go for custom framing and unique images, including customized drawings, pictures, photos, etc. I have been going for close to 20 years – service is professional and timely. In particular, their extensive framing options are excellent – as is the execution of this type of work. For all the framing jobs done, I have always been very happy with the results.
– Geoff M.

Graham was wonderful to me during a very special time and managed to have 3 lovely pieces of baby clothing framed in a matter of days – just in time for my mother’s funeral. This is when customer service really counts! The framing was absolutely perfect and many of our visitors loved the quality and how much they enhanced the articles of clothing. Perfect!
– Mara Del Bianco

Had an assignment last minute and they were more than welcome with helping me in my short time frame. Prints came out beautifully!
– Brittany Ellington

I brought some Photos on a USB to the shop and was shown them blown up on a computer. Although the original photo taken was not great quality, they managed to blow them up to the perfect size and the colours are amazing. I am beyond happy with my experience here and will be happily returning.
– Karly W.

Completely blown away by unique and numerous styles available to choose from. Owner Graham was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was happy to work with my budget and went above and beyond to create an incredibly intriguing and gorgeous piece of art that I am so proud to display in my home. Fantastic customer service, unique and creative art pieces, just awesome. You’ve got to check it out!
– Tammy Filiac

Great service and my framed antique map looks incredible!
– Huda I

Great service on our rush job wedding present. And the canvas print looked really good.
– Jo Brodal Jevne

Just got three ink prints custom framed and they look INCREDIBLE. They’re pieces that I feel can be in the family for generations! The work was done fairly fast and the man that helped us pick out the frames and sizing was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and even gave us a bit of a deal. The framing is super high quality and I can’t wait to get them up in the house – very unique and beautiful!
– Bekah Simms

Friendly service. Very knowledgable. Definitely the best framing store in the Annex. Wouldn’t go elsewhere.
– Eve Schifman

We had a fantastic experience! They were very knowledgable and helpful. The canvas print we got looked incredible. We were in a rush and they got it done super fast. I have gotten many things framed at this store and have always loved their work.
-Elli Weisbaum

This store is a gem. I’ve had multiple framing jobs done there, each of which had been competed with a high standard of craftsmanship and style. There’s also a certain charm and energy among the staff, which I appreciate. A visit there tends to be both enjoyable and productive.

Over the years, I’ve had had 5-6 large prints framed at the shop, as well as purchasing some frame kits and the occasional poster. No complaints. Prices can range toward the high end at times, but multiple options seems to be available to suit different budgets.

Even though I live in a different neighbourhood, I travel to Alternative Arts for all of my framing needs. It’s well worth the trip.
– David M.

I got about 4 pictures framed at Alternative Arts. 2 large and 2 medium size portraits. When I say large I mean 34″ x 24″.

The service is received was great. I dealt with mainly two people, Graham and Jennifer. Both of whom were extremely knowledgeable, patient and understanding of budgets and preferences.

I wanted 4 ornate frames, I was particular about this, the staff spent 1.5 hours to help me select some frames, mats, discussed different types of mats and glass as well. Finally I did not end up ordering anything that day, however, when I went back two weeks later I received the same courteous service.

Picked up the frames a few days ago and I certainly could not be happier about them.
– Tee R.

These guys know their stuff. I have taken very tricky framing issues to them which they tackled with aplomb. And the work comes back to me looking 200x better than anything I could have imagined. I now know a crappy framing job from the real deal and I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else.
– Miranda B.

They’ll print and frame any high quality photo (even off the internet) on canvas. Looks great, hanging on the wall. Even iPhone photos look great.
– S York

They are all kinds of awesome. Why? I forgot about a poster they did for me back in 2013 and they held on to it for two years. I offered theme storage fee money (out of sheer embarrassment) and they refused to take it. There are just three people who work there and sometimes they get really busy. They now have a customer for LIFE!
– Fitness Model

This place is awesome. I’ve literally had everything I own on my walls framed or mounted there. The staff and owner and knowledgeable and trustworthy.
– Andrea Peloso

Alternative Arts is a great store. I’ve been a long term customer for framing and digital printing. The owner Graham and his staff have always been top notch giving me sound advise and good value. I find these days good service is hard to find and it’s refreshing when it’s the norm at this store. Highly recommended for all your custom framing, artwork and digital printing needs.
– Doug Iwasa

Been working with Alternative arts for 18 years, have done my house, my office and about to do my boat, really amazing service I have purchased over 40 pieces,never a problem. More than 5 stars for me.
-Damian Ivers

Great shop, with personalized and professional service… I recommend Alternative Arts as a retailer of choice for any of your poster, art or map needs…. They also do some really cool custom printing. I’ve also used their framing services several times…great workmanship.
-R Finlay

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