If your holiday isn’t complete without a little retail therapy, Shangri-La has you covered. We’ve scoured Toronto to find the best shopping experiences, from high-end boutiques to the high street, hidden gems at one-of-one shoppes, private ateliers and bustling markets.
Bloor Street in Yorkville
Recognized internationally as one of the top ten shopping destinations, Bloor Street in Yorkville is often compared to other acclaimed shopping streets such as Fifth Avenue in New York, Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Bloor Street is Canada’s fashion Mecca where fashion aficionados can explore luxury shops, well-curated department stores and one-of-a-kind contemporary boutiques.
The Toronto Eaton Centre
The Toronto Eaton Centre is a premiere shopping destination that houses more than 250 restaurants, retailers, and services. Locally known as the Eaton Centre, this shopping mall spans 2,167,000 square feet and is a hub of activity. Explore offerings from Canadian-based stores such as Indigo Books and Roots, as well as global brands like Apple and H&M.
Breeze through the tried-and-true retailers on Queen Street and Spadina that are clustered around the intersection. Continue west past the bead and textile shops that line Queen until Bathurst Street, where the neighbourhood gets a little more eclectic. Here, upscale interior design shops and clothing boutiques grow higher in number.
The Hudson's Bay Company
Canada's longest running department store and North America's oldest company, the flagship Hudson's Bay Queen Street store is housed in a historical building comprised of eight floors. Visit the HBC Stripes shop on the lower level to take a piece of Canadian history home with you.