Our Story

MacDonald Faber Ltd was originally established in 1955 as a dress maker’s and notions supplier in the city’s west end. We have remained true to our roots, still carrying huge selection of notions and supplies at our new store, macFABsews. We have evolved the main location into a boutique fabric shop as well as soft furnishings and accessories store.

Owner Dale Sonier purchased the company 18 yrs ago from the original owners and moved it to the burgeoning neighbourhood of Queen and Bathurst. macFAB was the place to go for all the best fabrics, draperies and supplies.  Always striving to be ahead of the curve, he moved the business to the up and coming Queen East neighbourhood 4 yrs ago, transforming the business again with the help of his partner, Patrick Kennedy.


The store has become a boutique fabric shop, giving Torontonians a place to shop the world under one roof. With Patrick’s experience in furniture (owner of Soft Options Upholstery) they are moving into custom soft furnishings, focusing on sofas, chairs and drapery. They mix in a hand picked collection of accessories and candles from Europe, the largest selection of European fabrics available direct to the public.