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Pickering Ribbon Cutting

Since 1990, Excel Shades has been a well known business in the Durham and Toronto areas. We have grown substantially due to competitive prices and excellent personalized customer service. We are committed to providing the highest quality custom made window coverings. We offer a large selection of name brand products, great value and customer satisfaction is guaranteed. "Known for Quality..... Remembered for Service."

Our first showroom opened in Pickering. Ribbon cutting ceremony with owners Carmela Marsilla, Gabriel Hashoul and M.P Dan McTeague.


Etobicoke Ribbon Citting

Our second location opened in Etobicoke. Ribbon cutting ceremony with owners Carmen Marsilla, Gabriel Hashoul and Mayor Mel Lastman.


Ajax Showroom

In 2003, we relocated to Ajax. In September 2005, we expanded to Virginia, U.S.A . Most recently, the growth of our business along with established long term relationships has allowed us to transition into operating from administrative offices. Considering the majority of our customers did not visit our showroom, instead preferring to use our convenient Shop @ Home Service, we can focus our efforts on changes that will be extremely beneficial to our clients.

On the spot is the best place to make decorating and planning decisions. In bringing our showroom to your home or office, we are able to provide the most accurate selections of products, color and measurements. Offering our expert advice and our guaranteed lowest prices on quality name brand products.

Excel Shades Celebrates Grand Opening!

On Saturday, September 17th, Excel Shades hosted their official grand opening. Ajax Mayor Steve Parish was on hand to cut the ribbon to officially open the store.

Owners Carmela and Gabriel have been in the window fashion industry for over 20 years, with a store in Pickering and one on Kingston Road in Ajax. In their new venture, they have aligned with a top name in window fashions and have opened a Hunter Douglas Gallery.

"There's an extensive rigorous process to go through before you are able to become a Hunter Douglas Gallery," says Carmela. "With our extensive experience in the industry, we were approved and we are excited to be able to provide our clients with the best window coverings out there!"

Excel Shades is a one stop shop for window fashions. From the initial consultation, to measuring and installing, the great staff take care of everything!

Clients are invited to visit the boutique setting and view samples of the blinds and shades that are available. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to answer any questions that you may have and can work with you to find the perfect window covering for your home. Their professional decorators are also available to visit you at home for a consultation, free of charge.

You can choose from a wide selection of styles and fabrics - all of which can be customized to suit your needs and taste.

Staff will take all of the measurements required, guaranteeing a perfect fit. Their in-house installers are trained by Excel Shades and certified by Hunter Douglas, ensuring that you will be completely satisfied with the finished product.

When it's time to add those finishing touches to a room, there's only one place to go for top notch service and premium quality products!

"We have earned our reputation as being the best there is in the window covering market by offering superior customer service and the best prices in town," says Gabriel. "We have added the convenience of offering you a shop at home service where we bring the showroom to you. What better place to shop than in the comfort of your own home?"

Excel Shades is located at 1965 Salem Road (just south of Taunton Road) and is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sunday. For more information, please call (905) 683-9235 or 1-800-503-9235 or visit


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Excel is a leading Toronto and Durham Region retailer of high-quality custom blinds, wooden blinds, wood shutters and custom window coverings. Browse our website to view our selection of blinds and shades, vinyl shutters, window blind shades, and interior window shutter. Our window shades include roman shades, cellular shades, pleated shades, roller shades, and woven wood bamboo shades. Also in our Shadings section you can find products such as Silhouette, Vignette, Luminette and Pirouette.

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