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There are quite a few mattress manufacturers in the Greater Toronto area (more than any other city I know of) … some of whom I am more familiar with than others. There is also a wide variety of different choices here. It may be worth trying some softer latex (you have a lower body weight and it could be that the latex you tried was too firm for your needs or preferences). Sometimes too a combination of memory foam and latex in the comfort layers can be a particularly good choice as many people feel it gives them the best of both worlds. Of course, there are also some memory foam and other options on the list as well. This is quite a long list (Toronto has a lot of manufacturers) so I would tend to focus on doing some research on their websites and on the phone first to get a sense of which would be the best places for you to visit.
Trusted Members of this website:
CBH Wood Furniture Manufacturer with a showroom in Toronto. CBH offers a very good quality/value bed system with a fippable (dual-comfort) mattress and a sleeping system which is innovative, unique, and robust that is worth checking.
Dormio Beds Retailer in Toronto, Mississauga/Oakville, and Woodbridge. They carry a wide range of high-quality latex mattresses that in many cases use thick layers of wool as well. Many can also be customized both before and after the purchase through re-arranging or exchanging layers or with a side to side split layering (for couples with different needs and preferences).
GhostBed USA manufacturer with 3 Premium Mattresses in their lineup Two combo foam mattresses (latex, memory foam, poly) and one hybrid option. They and recently partnership and started selling through Costco Canada.
Nest Bedding US manufacturer (online only for Canadians) have a large selection of good quality/value bed options for different budget ranges ships to Canada.
These manufacturers are Trusted Members of our site which means that they compete well with the best in the industry, are open, transparent, and knowledgeable about all their mattresses.
Factory direct Manufacturers:
http://www.bbbedding.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Rexdale. He has about 25 mattresses on the floor and can custom build most mattresses. Uses Carpenter memory foam normally 4 lbs but can order higher density on request.
http://www.factorymattress.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Pickering, ON. They carry a range of mattresses including innersprings, latex, memory foam, and polyfoam that use high-quality materials. Some of them are manufactured by themselves but they also carry some additional manufacturers such as Dreamstar and Easy Rest that would also be worth considering. A mom and pop manufacturer who is doing things right.
A1 Quality Furniture (they have no website). Factory direct manufacturer in Bolton. Used to be Flexopedic Mattress owned by two brothers, using quality materials. One of the brothers has retired and one is still involved with the new business which has the same phone number and they are still making similar mattresses using latex, memory foam, coils, and custom sizes.
http://www.foamite.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Toronto. Makes a range of latex, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses.
Quality Foam and Mattress. Factory direct manufacturer in Scarborough. I know nothing about them and there is no real information on their website.
http://www.springmade.ca/ Factory direct manufacturer in Toronto. Has been making mattresses for 15 years and uses quality materials. He will also custom manufacture. Has access to any foam or density a customer may wish. See this thread for more feedback about them.
Stratabedding. Factory direct manufacturer in Toronto. I know little about them and their web site is now down, so they may be out of business.
http://fantasticsleepshop.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Brampton. Talked with Frank the owner and he can custom build any type of mattress but focuses on more economical models in the store due to the economy in the area. Good people.
http://www.idealmattress.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Toronto and Mississauga. Talked with Kristina who with her brother is the owner and she clearly is knowledgeable about mattress materials and manufacturing and uses good quality materials. They also carry Kingsdown but I would tend to focus on the mattresses they manufacture unless you have a compelling reason to choose a Kingsdown. Uses a zip cover so customers can see what is in their mattress. There are some good quality options here and we had a good conversation although there has been some occasional feedback on the forum that they were “downplaying” or steering some customers away from some of their lower budget mattresses that may also be good quality/value.
Globe Foam. Factory direct manufacturer in Toronto. A husband and wife team who can build any type of mattress a customer wishes. Another good conversation.
http://www.qualitymattressfactory.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Toronto. They make traditional innerspring/polyfoam mattresses using a range of foam quality but mostly higher density 1.8 lb and higher. will disclose the foam densities for anyone who asks.
http://www.dreamtimemattress.com/ Manufacturer in North York. They are mostly wholesale but have a showroom at the factory and will sell direct to consumers as well. They make a full range of mattresses including innersprings, memory foam, and latex and will disclose and help educate their customers about the quality of all the materials in their mattresses.
Pioneer Bedding Factory direct manufacturer in North York. I know little about them but I did talk with a salesperson there who confirmed they make their own mattresses and also carry major brands (which I would always avoid and is sometimes a warning sign if they sell more of these than their own brand).
http://www.newdawnmattress.com/ Factory direct manufacturer in Toronto. They make a full range of mattresses including innersprings, memory foam, and latex. while they may have some good quality/value available, I would make sure you confirm the layering inside them because I received some mixed information when I talked with them.
http://tonfurniture.com Retail Direct outlet in Toronto. Works closely with Dreamstar (a wholesale manufacturer in Toronto) and knows his stuff. Is focused on quality and value and can also arrange to have a mattress custom built. Normally sells online only but will make an appointment to visit his warehouse with 2 hours notice. Sells latex, memory foam, and traditional poly and innersprings. There are some good comments about them in post #6 here.
http://www.somasleep.ca/ Retail outlet in Toronto. Knowledgeable and they carry a wide range of mattresses made by many independent manufacturers including Natura, Greensleep, Springwall, SleepTek, Savvy Rest, Magniflex, Tempurpedic, and Hypnos which are all high quality but make sure you make some careful “value” comparisons as many of these tend towards premium prices.
These don’t sell factory direct but through retail stores but are smaller manufacturers and are made in Toronto and will often have better quality/value than other larger alternatives (depending on the retailer). A call to each of these (or a retail locator on their site) will give you a list of the retailers near you that carry them. Local manufacturers like these will typically be much more open about providing the specs of the materials they use to their retailers.
http://www.dreameasy.com/ Wholesale manufacturer in Toronto connected with Foamco. I had a long conversation with Arun there and they are doing things right and focused on quality and value and not giving into the pressures to use lower quality foams.
http://www.dreamstarbedding.com/ Wholesale manufacturer in Toronto. They make a complete range of mattresses including latex, innersprings, memory foam, and hybrids that are good quality and can have good value.
Endless Comfort. Wholesale manufacturer in Woodbridge, ON. Makes a range of mostly innerspring and memory foam/innerspring hybrids and makes some of the house brands that are seen around Toronto.
http://galaxybedding.ca/ Wholesale manufacturer in Etobicoke, ON that, makes a range of innerspring, memory foam, and latex hybrids and may have some better quality/value as well.
http://www.marshallmattress.com/ Wholesale manufacturer in Toronto, ON. they are the manufacturer that “marshall coils” (pocket coils) were named after and they make a range of high-quality mattresses.
http://sleepinnmattress.com/ Wholesale manufacturer in Etobicoke, ON. they make a full range of mattresses including latex, innersprings, and memory foam.
There are also quite a few other manufacturers most of which don’t have websites and who I haven’t talked to so I’m not including them because the GTA is notorious for opportunistic manufacturers who are here one day and gone the next and use questionable materials and sources. There certainly is a wide variety of good choices here.