Toronto is a haven for top designers and the shoppers who wish to wear them. Below are some of the more popular shopping districts in the city.
Bloor St. West.
Between Yonge St. and Avenue Road is one of Toronto’s most high end shopping areas, where some of Europe’s most famous designers, including Hermes, Armani and Chanel have signature boutiques. Jewelers like Cartier and Tiffany also have shops in this area. This neighborhood is a window-shopper’s paradise, with many exclusive clothes and accessories from runways around the world.
Queen St. West
All along Queen Street, from Trinity Bell Woods Park to Yonge Street, hip and trendy fashions and accessories abound. Shopping is this area tends to be for edgier, offbeat shoppers who are looking for something to show off to the cool crowd. In addition to fashion, accessories and jewelry, visitors to Queen Street have several piercing and tattoo parlours to duck into for a more permanent souvenir.
The Fashion District
Located at the bottom of Spadina Ave., not far from China Town is Toronto’s fashion district. This is an excellent area to find wares by local designers, as well as furs, handbags, and beautiful wedding wear.
Shoppers searching for one-of-a-kind vintage wear need look no further than Kensington Market, located between Dundas St. West and College Street, just west of Spadina. This is a popular destination for anyone looking for something off the beaten path in Toronto, and a haven for anyone looking for something unique, or just wanting to sip a coffee and go people-watching.
Deep in the underground, beneath the buildings of Toronto’s business district, is almost 7 miles of shopping centres, food courts, and consumer services. Over 1200 stores can be found in the PATH, which is accessible from most downtown subway stations or business centres.
Toronto has hundreds of shopping malls to choose from. Here is a list of some of the more popular destinations.