If shopping is one of your passions, then prepare to indulge yourself like never before! Toronto ranks among the world’s best shopping destinations with trendy Toronto shopping districts and designer boutiques, departments stores, a 16-mile underground concourse (PATH), outlet malls, open-air markets, one-of-a-kind shops and more. You won’t want to return home without bringing some of Toronto’s bounty back with you – our multicultural retail extravaganza is far too tempting to leave behind.
Shopping in Toronto must include a visit to Canadian department stores, The Bay and luxurious Holt Renfrew (carrying the world’s top designer fashions) located in the haute couture/fashion glam district that is “Bloor Yorkville”. Visit Pacific Mall, Vaughan Mills, Square One and downtown’s Eaton Centre, malls known for their wonderful variety. Try Canadian brands including Lululemon’s popular yoga gear, well-cut jeans from Dish and fabulous sportswear from Roots.
For funky clothes and accessories, search out the creations of local designers in Toronto shops on Queen Street West and West Queen Street West. For “Vintage Chic”, discover treasures in the quirky neighbourhood of Kensington Market or discover the East at ethnically diverse districts like Gerrard India Bazaar and Chinatown. For one-of-a-kind Toronto shopping, visit St. Lawrence Market, Toronto’s original market where local farmers, artists and artisans ply their wares.
Often considered the Canadian version of NYC’s Soho, this Toronto neighborhood abounds with exceptional shops, boutiques and plenty of local culture. Home to various artisans, Queen Street provides endless opportunities to showcase their many talents and sell final masterpieces. With its distinctive outlets vending many of these unique final pieces, this area offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping adventure.
Bloor-Yorkville: This district provides elite boutique shopping set in a hybrid modern meets old world charm atmosphere. Spend the day visiting the many outlets and indulging in the over 700 galleries housed here to explore a little of the local culture.
Kensington Market: A hotspot with a world famous retail reputation, Kensington Market is home to endless shopping opportunities. Hosting a plethora of experiences for all age demographics and wallets, this Toronto region truly embraces visitors and tourists.