Destination Directory

Best Places to Shop: Toronto

When groups get together, sometimes a good day of shopping is the perfect plan.

Here are some shopping destinations to keep on your radar next time your groups are spending time in gorgeous Toronto.

(Keep in mind that the sales tax in Ontario is 13 percent. Budget accordingly!)

FOR THOSE SEEKING A BIT OF EVERYTHING

Toronto Eaton Centre
Housing more than 250 stores, Toronto Eaton Centre is the third-largest mall in Canada and truly has something for everyone—from H&M, Free People and Stuart Weitzman, to Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Indigo Books and Fossil. Don't forget to grab a drink from Real Fruit Bubble Tea.

FOR THE UPSCALE SHOPPER

Bloor-Yorkville
If an elevated shopping experience is more your group's speed, Bloor-Yorkville is a top choice. Peruse the shelves of iconic names like Burberry, Chanel, Prada, Hugo Boss and more. There are also more mid-level options available, including J. Crew, Brooks Brothers and Lululemon.

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE A BARGAIN

Chinatown
Toronto's Chinatown is vibrant and multicultural! The neighborhood gives groups an opportunity to shop for affordable souvenirs, trinkets, home goods, clothing and more. While you're there, stop at one of THE many authentic restaurants for a mid-shopping fuel meal.

FOR VINTAGE AND RETRO FANATICS

Kensington Market
If your group likes things a little off the beaten path in terms of retail, Kensington Market is the place to check out. From funky to free-spirited, groups will find it here. Grab a vintage rock T-shirt at Bungalow, handmade goods at Kid Icarus, or even vintage video games and systems at Iceman Video Games.

Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Groups Today