If you live in Ontario and you love shopping at malls, you’ve been to Yorkdale. Yorkdale has been a staple in the Canadian fashion landscape for over 50 years and continues to be a leader, bringing the best in fashion and shopping experiences to shoppers from all across Canada.
While the shopping experience at Yorkdale is pretty awesome, we found with a little inside knowledge your shopping trips to Yorkdale can be that much better! Let us introduce you to our tips and tricks for shopping at Yorkdale like a PRO!
1.Use the Yorkdale App – Did you know it could be used to find parking spots?!
All Yorkdale parking entrances are equipped with computerized tabulators that reveal the number of
available parking stalls, while stop light technology over each stall in the underground parking lot easily
alerts drivers where there is availability to park. The Yorkdale App is also helpful because it provides
parking updates every 15 minutes so drivers can find out the best place to park. Yorkdale also has a
great valet parking service that costs only $15.
2. Need to get in and out? Try shopping in the middle of the week.
In general, weekdays are the least busy. Evenings and weekends are the high-traffic periods.
3. Savvy shoppers should check out Yorkdale.com and the Yorkdale app!
Yorkdale has many resources to help shoppers get all the up to date info they need.
No visit to Yorkdale is complete without first checking out Yorkdale.com. On the site, you will find the
latest news on what’s happening at Yorkdale and updates from their stellar list of retailers, as well as
fashion and beauty tips and Q&As with some of the city’s top fashion influencers.
Also, check out Yorkdale’s shopping app, which includes a live chat feature allowing shoppers to reach a
Guest Service rep directly through their smart phones, reservations to Dine on 3 so you can dine in style
without scouting for a seat, in centre directions so you can map out your shopping trips, and news
updates from your favourite stores.
3.Never shop on an empty stomach!
Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find Yorkdale caters to every taste. There are currently 38 dining
retailers—from licensed restaurants and specialty food shops to Dine on 3, Yorkdale’s newest dining
experience, which offers unique eateries and a world of different flavours. Hungry shoppers can reserve seating at the Dine on 3 food collection to make the shopping excursion that much more relaxing. Reservations can be made at the top of the escalator or on the Yorkdale app.
Make sure to keep an eye out for upcoming restaurant openings!
4. When available, order food from where ever you are in Yorkdale.
Select Dine on 3 eateries and restaurants offer in centre food delivery to Yorkdale stores. This service
ranges from coffee and desserts to full catered meals for staff or events.
5. Shopping Pros use Yorkdale’s Style Experience
Yorkdale has recently launched the Yorkdale Style Experience, a 2-hour consultation with a Yorkdale
stylist that offers shoppers a one-on-one personalized style consultation with curated clothing options.
Their stylist will guide you through a shopping session tailored to you and designed to help you conquer
your fashion challenges, whether you’re going back to work, back to school, or just revamping your
6. Save your data! Always use Yorkdale’s Free WIFI!
Wi-fi is available for free throughout Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
7. Shopping pros in the know get tickets to the hottest events through Ticketmaster at Yorkdale.
Ticketmaster, the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing company, now has a retail location at
Yorkdale Shopping Centre Concierge Desk in the Food Collection (Dine on 3).
You can access event information and purchase tickets at Concierge to a wide range of venues and
entertainment options including sporting events, museums, theaters, performing arts and family shows.
Did you purchase tickets from Ticketmaster online? You can conveniently pick them up at Yorkdale’s Shopping
8. Pros use and give Yorkdale Giftcards
The Yorkdale gift card makes the perfect gift because it can be used at more than 2,000 stores,
boutiques, hotels and services at all Oxford Properties Shopping Centres. You can view the list here. The
Yorkdale Shopping Centre Gift Card can be purchased at the Guest Services kiosk during regular
shopping centre hours.
Additionally, Yorkdale Shopping Centre is proud to be the first shopping
Centre in Canada to accept both UnionPay and JCB.
9. Live the VIP Life!
There are multiple VIP services to elevate the shopping experience at Yorkdale.
VIP Travel in Style: Yorkdale welcomes all international and out-of-town* visitors with a VIP Travel in
Style Card – a passport to exclusive shopping privileges.
Your VIP Travel in Style Card comes with complimentary services and special offers from participating
Yorkdale stores and restaurants.
To receive a VIP Travel in Style Card and a list of offers, please visit Yorkdale Guest Services or our
information kiosks (see map for locations).
To take advantage of your VIP privileges, simply present the card at any of our participating stores.
*Out-of-town visitors must reside outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or 65km/40 miles from Yorkdale.
Please present a current piece of ID to obtain your card.
Gift Wrap: This service is available at Yorkdale’s main Guest Services location (across from Zara)
Promotional Items: All Guest Services locations offer promotional products. These products include:
vanity kits, Kleenex, wet wipes, lint rollers, stain remover pens, diapers and feminine products.
Parcel Carry: The Guest Services team is available to help shoppers who are unable to carry all of their
bags to their vehicle.
Umbrella Service: In poor weather conditions Guest Services is equipped with umbrellas to aid
customers to their vehicles.
The Yorkdale Style Experience: The Yorkdale Style Experience is a 2 hour consultation with a Yorkdale
Stylist that offers shoppers a one-on-one personalized style consultation with curated clothing options.
Dine on 3: Dine on 3 is Yorkdale’s newest dining experience. It offers countless options of cuisines from
around the world. Guests can also reserve a table through the Yorkdale app or at the customer service
10. When in doubt Always use the Yorkdale App!
Yorkdale’s shopping app includes a live chat feature allowing shoppers to reach a Guest Service rep
directly through their smart phones, reservations to Dine on 3 so you can dine in style without scouting
for a seat, in centre directions so you can map out your shopping trips and news updates from your