Toronto is filled with the most amazing shopping, from high-fashion malls to premium outlet malls — there is retail galore. Sometimes it’s hard to decide which mall you’re in the mood for, so this list should help you out.
These are the 10 best shopping malls Toronto and the GTA have to offer.
This stylish mall is a Toronto landmark with one of its signature features, the group of flying fibre glass Canadian geese that hang from the ceiling. Currently, there are 235 retail stores and services, featuring some of our absolute favourites like J. Crew, Hudson’s Bay, Levi’s, Nordstrom, Zara, Free People, Oak & Fort, H&M, Apple Store, Frank And Oak, and tons more. The food court was recently renovated to bring in a larger variety of price points, along with new culinary flavours. At the convenient location of Yonge and Dundas, the Eaton Centre is a prime shopping destination in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Location: 220 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario
This gorgeous mall is a shopping staple for many Torontonians and features more designer labels and luxury stores than anywhere else. Only a short drive (or subway ride) away from downtown Toronto, Yorkdale Shopping Centre always has something fun going on. This mall in North York has over 250+ retail stores including Aritzia, AllSaints, Canada Goose, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Chanel, OVO, and even more to check out. Yorkdale has also opened its doors to unique retailers like The LEGO Store and Zara Home. In fact, many international companies have opened their first retail locations in Canada at Yorkdale. The food court was also renovated recently and is filled with a huge selection of food ranging from healthy options to KFC.
Location: 3401 Dufferin St., North York, ON
Location: 2901 Bayview Ave., North York, Ontario
This North York shopping centre has over 180 stores, offices and a cinema complex. It’s not a huge space but you can still manage to find everything you need. Stores included in the shopping centre include H&M, Little Burgundy, Hudson’s Bay, Victoria’s Secret, and more.
Location: 1800 Sheppard Ave E., North York, ON
Located in North York, Shops at Don Mills is more of a lifestyle centre than a typical mall. It comprises 72 retail stores over more than 500,000 square feet. Attracting upscale shoppers, its most popular stores include Anthropologie, Oak & Fort, Michael Kors, and well-known food stores and restaurants, such as McEwan’s Gourmet Market and Joey’s. The layout is centred around a square, similar to a normal neighbourhood retail strip mall. There’s also an electric vehicle charging station.
Location: 1090 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON
6. Square One
Located at 100 City Centre Drive in Mississauga, it’s the largest premier shopping centre in Ontario and the second largest in Canada. With more than 2-million square feet, it houses more than 360 stores and services. Some of its most prominent stores include Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, Simons, Walmart, Apple, Harry Rosen, and Salvatore Ferragamo. The mall attracts 24-million shoppers annually.
Location: 100 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, ON
One of the largest enclosed malls in Canada, Vaughan Mills, located in Vaughan, comprises 1.3 million square feet with 200 retail stores, restaurants, and family-friendly entertainment outlets. They are visited by 13.5-million customers a year. Besides housing Legoland Discovery Centre, the mall has outlets like Saks Off 5th, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Armani Exchange, Hugo Boss, and more.
Location: 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr., Concord, ON
With more than 1-million square feet, Sherway Gardens mall, located in Etobicoke, has 215 stores. It’s the eighth largest mall in Toronto. Through the years, it has changed from a mix of retail stores to become a centre for high fashion and luxury. Its anchor stores include Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Other high-end stores in this mall include Coach, Davids, DeBeers Diamond Jewellers, Kate Spade, Gucci, Montblanc, Birks, and Caudalie Boutique Spa. There’s also a seasonal farmers’ market.
Location: 25 The West Mall, Etobicoke, ON
Located in Mississauga, Dixie Outlet Mall is also known as Dixie Value Mall for its fantastic prices. It’s a hidden gem for visitors looking for deals and discounts. As Canada’s largest enclosed outlet mall, brands who call the mall home include Winners, Levi’s, Puma, Calvin Klein, Guess, and Tommy Hilfiger. It’s actually home to Canada’s first Nike Clearance store. There’s also a year-round flea market with 125 vendors and recycling stations.
Location: 1250 S Service Rd., Mississauga, ON
Located in Halton Hills, Ontario, this is Canada’s first premium outlet centre. Its anchor stores are Saks Fifth Ave off 5th and Restoration Hardware, but other brands with outlets in the centre include Aritzia, Jimmy Choo, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.
Location: 13850 Steeles Ave W, Halton Hills, ON
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