Why Cigar Studio?

Why Shop At Cigar Studio?

Cigar Studio began operating in the spring of 1996, at that time offering (mainly) men a collection of cigars and accessories while working out of an industrial unit in Toronto’s west end. Retail kiosks were added at Sherway Gardens that Fall.  In the spring of 1997, business operations were consolidated to 4 Willingdon Blvd in Toronto’s Kingsway neighborhood. We have been there ever since.

As we move forward in 2019, we look back at what we have accomplished since 1996. More than anything else, we remain confident in who we are and what we do.

Cigar Studio is a registered specialty tobacconist, a designation which allows consumers to see our full range of cigars, pipe tobacco and their related accessories.  What we never do is make claims that we can’t keep;  claims that we are the biggest store with the largest humidor and most inventory – we are not;  or the most “premier” store in Toronto, Ontario or even Canada  – we let our customers decide that; claims that we are the store with the lowest prices – fair market pricing with value added services is core to our business.  We will never promise you anything that we can’t deliver on.

What we are and will remain as, is a specialty tobacco shop with 23 years of success owing to a commitment to work hard every day to bring you the absolute best service and product knowledge that we can on a wide variety of cigars, pipe tobaccos and their accessories. This is our promise to you!   Always has been, always will be!

I have lived in Toronto most of my life. It is a very big City and cigar smokers have many choices as to where they go to shop. But the following is what makes Cigar Studio different than other Toronto area cigar stores.

Our focus on the customer experience is all about product knowledge, in-store and after sales customer service. The moment you walk in, we want you to feel welcome. We answer every one of your questions regardless if you are a novice or an experienced cigar smoker. We will always treat you with respect without aggressive sales pressure and our goal is to help customers, not sell them something they do not need. At Cigar Studio there is no such thing as a dumb question, just a dumb owner …lol. Since 1996, we have serviced every product we sell including all lighters and humidors that have not been purchased at our store. The store will always stay laid out in a way that makes it easy for you to shop.

Our Location in the Heart of Toronto’s Kingsway Neighborhood; Easy to Find, So Easy to Park, Really Easy To Shop. Our customers call it the hassle free shopping trip; plenty of street front parking PLUS 2 large lots beside the store, PLUS we are right beside the Royal York subway station. As our out of town customers know, we are only 10 minutes from the airport and only 15 minutes from downtown Toronto. And our Kingsway neighborhood offers over 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops, in easy walking distance, in all price and menu options for your enjoyment.

We have been open for 23 years. Very few shops can make this claim, and we call it retail credibility. It is both humbling and rewarding to have so many regular customers since we opened. Fair market pricing on a wide selection of cigars and pipe tobaccos means our customers do not have to shop anywhere else. And since our first day in business back in the spring of 1996, we have stayed open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience.

We look forward to seeing you in the store. In the meantime, scroll through this site and let us know what you think of CigarStudio.com.