Best Toronto, ON Shopping
We know that when it comes to shopping lists, men often get the short end of the stick. Therefore, we are pleased to welcome you to one of Toronto's leading...
Likely General is a design shop in Toronto like no other. Its diverse products involve knitted hats, limited print books and handcrafted room spray. Owner...
St. Lawrence Market
Normally food isn't included in a best shopping list, because grocery shopping is often seen as a chore and not pleasure. That is not true at "the world's...
Upscale shopping at its best; this Bloor-Yorkville destination has been at the top of the list for visiting celebs and well-to-do Torontonians since it...
Logan & Finley
Logan & Finley is the store you go to when the pulse of the city becomes a little too loud. It is also the place you go when you start to crave a canoe...
Mountain Equipment Co-op
If there is any sport or activity that you have an affinity for, Mountain Equipment Co-op (or MEC) is the place to go. Whether you are trying on a...
Even though department stores are going out of style about as quickly as the last version of the iPhone, we would be remiss to not include Hudson's Bay in a...
Shopping at Holt Renfrew in the Bloor-Yorkville area of Toronto harks back to the time when customer service was all about the customer rather than the...
Saks Fifth Avenue
Torontonians like to believe that they are living in Canada's New York, and when Saks Fifth Avenue landed in Toronto it just added more fuel to our fire....
Drake General Store
In the market for some ghee and some ironic children's clothing? You can get both at Drake General Store as well as other quirky items, like adult onesies...
Local Expert Shopping Recommendations
Local Expert Shopping Recommendations
About Toronto, ON Shopping
Toronto has great shopping for all budgets. You can find the upscale design labels here, particularly in swanky Yorkville where most of the big European names have stores including Prada, Gucci, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel and Cartier. Fashionistas will want to visit the Holt Renfrew department store, a cross between Maceys and Saks 5th Avenue. For one stop shopping, there are plenty of malls to visit. The Eaton Centre is a block-long, three-story complex downtown and remains the most popular mall to visit. Check out local boutiques for Canadian labels that are making a name on the international market. Toronto also has a healthy arts-and-crafts community so you can find some unique custom jewelry and aristan décor. Hunt for vintage bargains in Kensington Market and along Queen Street. Hunt being the key word – you’ll have to enjoy going through mounds of clothing. The true bargains are found in the cultural zones like Gerard India Bazaar (also known as Little India), Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown and Koreatown. You can also head north to Vaughan Mills, a shopping complex with over 200 stores and restaurants with a good share or outlets for the larger retail stores. Antique hunters will want to head out to Rosedale and Leslieville where there are many small antique shops. The Heritage Antique Marker in Cloverdale Mall offers a once-a-month sale where all the dealers from Ontario and Quebec gather.
Just remember, if you shop ‘til you drop, you have to carry it all home!
About Shelagh McNally
Freelance travel writer and editor, Shelagh McNally has been a world traveler since her teens. After 20 years in Toronto, she left her job as Communications Officer for a major bank and moved to Puerto Morelos, Mexico where she helped establish the Miami Herald’s satellite office in Cancun.
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