As Canada’s largest city, Toronto has plenty of glamorous shopping districts which beg to be discovered by visitors. Below, we’ll list several which you shouldn’t miss during your time there.
Want to update your wardrobe in the most exclusive shops in Toronto? Look no further than the streets of Yorkville. Home to some of the T Dot’s priciest real estate, it is no surprise you’ll find the likes of Prada and Chanel in its commercial bays.
If you are looking for local boutiques who are more than capable of keeping up with the most prestigious brands in fashion, drop by Pink Tartan, who is known for its contemporary take on Canadian women’s fashion.
Are you a gent searching for formal wear to fit your personality? Suitsupply is where you’ll want to go, as this retailer steps beyond the conservative black and blues (though you can find these jackets as well) to provide suits which will satisfy the fashion tastes of bolder men.
After hitting the streets of Yorkville hard, you may be too exhausted to hit the bars of Toronto’s Entertainment District. Unwind in your hotel room with a little internet gaming instead.
You can find more info here about sites which offer you the chance to play blackjack, roulette, or video poker from the plushness of your comfortable bed. Who knows, you might get so lucky, you’ll cover all the day’s purchases when you hit a slot jackpot!
West Queen West
Born after the formerly trendy shops of Queen Street West became too mainstream, West Queen West is the new beachhead for boutiques and indie stores you won’t find anywhere else in this vibrant Canadian city.
Situated between Bathurst and Niagara, you’ll find footwear which will turn heads at Gravitypope, clothing which harkens back to the first half of the 20th century at Cabaret, and men’s clothing which will appeal to the urbane male at Nomad.
Seeking the ultimate alternative shopping experience while in Toronto? Head straight to the eclectic streets of Kensington Market.
Thrifters will find no shortage of used clothing stores to rummage through, those looking for unique pieces will find excellent fair trade jewellery at Courage My Love, and folks searching for shirts which are equal parts fashionable and functional will love what they’ll find at Model Citizen.
Located in the heart of Little Portugal, the Dundas West shopping district offers clothiers which give people visiting this part of town more to do than indulge in churros.
The Blue Button Shop brings in exclusive brands straight from Japan and a number of other countries, while Penny Arcade may very well be The 6ix’s most atmospheric vintage shop. With the latter shop possessing everything from 80s classics to hard to find brands, it’s definitely worth a look even if you aren’t in the mood to buy.