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July 30, 2015

What's Open and Closed on the Civic Holiday

If you're considering a kitchen or bath renovation in your home, condo or cottage, drop by the Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre showroom this weekend. Our design team would be happy to discuss your plans with you.

Here are our Civic Holiday long weekend hours:

Friday, July 31st - 9am to 5pm
Saturday, August 1st - 9am to 5pm
Sunday, August 2nd - closed
Monday, August 3rd - closed
Tuesday, August 4th - regular business hours resume

Below is a list of what's open -- and what's not -- around Toronto on Monday.


  • Tourist attractions (ROM, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Ripley’s Aquarium)
  • Major malls (Eaton Centre, Yorkville, Fairview, Sherway Gardens, Square One, Vaughan Mills) The Pickering Town Centre will be open 10am to 6pm.
  • Select Beer Store locations
  • LCBO
  • Grocery stores
  • Movie theatres


  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Government offices
  • Post offices and mail delivery

For a full list of what's open and closed, click here.

We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Civic Holiday long weekend!

July 22, 2015

Don't Miss Monarch's Kitchen Showroom Display Sale!

Traditional MDF kitchen with a painted finish, this display includes a sink, faucet, granite counter top and gas cooktop!  On sale for $6,500.

This Zebrano kitchen would be perfect in a new condo kitchen, an in-law suite or even as a basement bar! This kitchen has a real modern feel and includes quartz counter tops, a sink and faucet, a never-used Liebherr fridge, as well as an AEG cooktop and oven! The stainless steel hood surround is included. All for only $12,000.

Perfect for a new build, cottage kitchen or even a basement renovation, this cherry wood kitchen is for sale for just $15,000. The kitchen includes a Sub-Zero fridge and freezer drawers, Gaggenau cooktop and oven. Please note, a dishwasher is not included but this design can accommodate one.

This solid maple hutch would be a great addition to any home or cottage. Its rustic look is right on trend, and will look great for years to come. Now only $2,000.


Please note: Prices exclude installation, HST and delivery.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact call Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre at 905-686-2001 or drop by our showroom.

July 14, 2015

An Elegant Way to Integrate a Microwave Into Your Kitchen Design

No matter how big a kitchen is, many homeowners still contend with a shortage of counter space. Moving your microwave off the counter is a great way to free up space.

If installing your microwave in an overhead cupboard isn’t an option, or if you’d prefer to keep it out of sight, incorporating a microwave cabinet under a counter top is a popular alternative. Placed below the counter top, it’s easy to access, and the counter top area above acts as a readily available landing space for food going into or coming out of the microwave.

“You don’t always need to go up with the microwave,” says Monarch designer Amanda Willson-Suppa. “And just because you go low, it doesn’t mean the microwave has to a drawer-style model.”
“In this kitchen design by Marion Cuddie, she used a contemporary microwave with a trim kit. It has a beautiful built-in look, keeps the counter clear, and offers pullout storage below.”

Are you looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient? Drop by the Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre showroom today and speak with a member of our design team.

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