Shopping centers in Toronto are places that we all like to hate but always find when we are looking for an outfit, a bite to eat or an escape from bad weather.
Below is a list of the best shopping malls in and around Toronto.
1. Yorkdale Shopping Center
A trip to this shopping center in North York begins regularly with a stressful experience trying to secure a parking space. Once you’ve completed this battle, you’ll have access to over 250 stores, including AllSaints, Canada Goose, and Oak + Fort.
2. Scarborough Town Center
This shopping center in Scarborough is a useful, logically planned resource for buyers who are more interested in variety than marble floors and designer clothes. It’s a mix of large chains, large retailers, and independent stores.
3. CF Sherway Gardens
This Etobicoke mall is home to many of the same stores as the Eaton Center, Yorkdale, and Bayview Village that adequately serve the West Enders and offer a wide range of upscale options. The most famous shopping center in the city, known for its iconic tent roof, invites you to a relaxed window shopping.
4. CF Fairview Mall
This North York mall manages to pack a lot – books, alcohol, small appliances, toys and fashion for all ages and budgets – into a manageable space so shoppers can find what they want without having to give up a whole day have to.
5. CF Shops at Don Mills
This outdoor complex has brought first-class shopping to the once modest neighborhood. The European square atmosphere of the central courtyard and the restaurants, which are open late into the night, give the area a little liveliness. Large brand stores such as Calvin Klein and Guess can be found here.
6. Pacific Mall
This Markham travel destination, dubbed “the largest Chinese indoor mall in North America,” is more about visual over-stimulation and nibbling on addictive treats than filling up on essentials. Many of the almost 500 shops offer the cute, kitschy and the extraordinary.
7. CF Toronto Eaton Center
Though crowded and inefficient, the city’s largest mall remains a fashion destination with stores like Saks, Uniqlo, and Nordstom. It is important to note that it is best to stay away on weekends and holidays unless you want to take a trip to the human zoo.
8. Vaughan Mills
This outlet mall offers bargains from Joe Fresh and outlet versions of almost all major shoe stores, as well as nostalgic entertainment from Lucky Strike Bowling.
9. Bayview Village shops
As one of the most expensive shopping malls in Toronto, this is a great place to visit when it’s payday or when you need retail therapy. High-end stores such as Davids, Sandro and Brian Bailey line the halls.
10. Square One shopping mall
Practically a city in itself, this Mississauga mall is similar to Scarborough town center in its mix of independent retailers, chain retailers, and bulk box distributors. Here you will find everything from Michael Kors to Dollarama.