Welcome to Canada''s shopping capital! Toronto''s shopping
experience is like no other, combining the best of international
brands with incredible local talent.
The most famous arcade is the Eaton Centre, which has everything
under one roof including brand name stores, restaurants and various
entertainment options. It''s fun, but hardly an experience worth
traveling all the way to Toronto to have. Vaughan Mills is another
outlet option, but you are far better off seeking out some of the
local stores that are unique to the city. If you like haute couture
look out for Canadian labels such as Lida Baday, Ross Mayer,
Crystal Siemens and Linda Lundstrom.
St Lawrence Market has an amazing array of local arts and
crafts, plus excellent food to keep up your energy levels.
Kensington Market is the place to go for vintage clothing and other
eccentric paraphernalia; and the Heritage Antique Market has an
amazing selection of vintage items if you can catch it while you''re
Queen St West is an essential stroll for the serious shopper.
You''ll find the best that young and trendy Toronto has to offer.
Past Bathurst St you''ll come across small, independent art
galleries where discerning buyers can pick up a souvenir that just
may grow in value! Yorkville, along Bloor Street, is the most
exclusive shopping district, home to the boutiques and jewellers
originating in Milan, Paris and London.
Hunting for souvenirs? Toronto does suggest some obvious choices
like maple syrup, and gifts emblazoned with Mounties or maple
leafs, while an alternate choice would be native American art,
dream catchers or moccasins.
Shops in Toronto tend to open at about 10am, and close at 6pm
Monday to Wednesday, 8 or 9pm Thursday and Friday, and 6pm on
Saturday. Nearly all stores will accept all major credit cards.