Classé parmi les 25 meilleurs marchés au monde par le magazine « Food & Wine », le St. Lawrence Market est le lieu idéal en ville pour acheter des fruits, des légumes, de la viande et du poisson frais, sans oublier des produits exotiques venus du monde entier. Ce quartier historique abrite également plus de 50 marchands proposant des épiceries et restaurants faisant partie des meilleurs de la ville, avec un large choix de spécialités, de viande, poissons et fruits de mer frais, de produits de boulangerie, ainsi que des thés et cafés de qualité supérieure. Les horaires d’ouverture varient pour le marché fermier et le marché Sud.
Known in the 1930s as the Jewish Market, Kensington today is an awesome display of the city's multi-ethnicity. Here you will find shops packed with products from Europe, Middle East, South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia and you will hear dozens of languages spoken. A visit to this neighborhood is like taking a trip around the world! With more than 100 shops in all selling everything from second-hand clothing to fresh produce, from exotic pastries to art objects and furniture, you won't go away empty-handed.
Eaton Centre is a must visit place in Toronto. Even if you have no desire to shop, make sure to at least look around this six million square foot glass-roofed arcade. Located between Dundas and Queen on Yonge Street, it is as exquisite as it is vast. With five levels, over 320 stores and restaurants, you will need more than a day to make your way through this shopping wonderland. The center is conveniently sandwiched between two subway stations and is steps away from many of Toronto's hottest attractions.
Dr. Flea's Flea Market is touted to be the largest of its kind in the city. This weekend market was established in 1987 and features an indoor and outdoor shopping area. From collectibles to cosmetics, home products to clothing, comic books to records and food stalls to farmer's market, there is plenty to shop about. You will also find nail salons, hairdressers, bakeries, poultry and delis. With more than 400 vendors, you will get some great bargain deals here.
A quelques pas de cette partie branchée de la ville se trouve le Ontario College of Art and Design. Les jeunes artistes issus de l'école avaient l'habitude de venir exposer leurs oeuvres dans cette rue, dans l'espoir de faire de bonnes affaires et de gagner de l'argent rapidement. Assez vite, de petits magasins remplis d'objets uniques, ont fleuri un peu partout et c'est ainsi que cette rue d'abord ennuyeuse devint un lieu très vivant. Aujourd'hui, vous pouvez y trouver des cadeaux inhabituels, des vêtements sympas ou de très vieilles bandes-dessinées que ce soit dans les magasins ou des gentils vendeurs de rue. Cette rue est aussi le lieu idéal pour les restaurants et les bars comme l'Epicure Cafe, le Rivoli et le Queen Mother Cafe.
The search for good, fresh fruits and vegetable ends here at St. Lawrence Market North building. The two-century-old market is especially known for its farmers market and it also houses an antique market where you can pick someone of the best artifacts for your friends and family while visiting the city. In the festive season the market sells some of the best Christmas decorations from mid-November to December.
Cumberland Terrace is a small 70s mall located in the trendy Yorkville neighborhood of the city. Now overtaken by big shopping complexes with even bigger brands all around, this place is good for a quick stroll to find something you may like, or to have a quick meal in their food court. One can find a Tibetan store selling knick knacks here, as well as a toy store, shoe stores, as well as a Swarovski outlet.
The Holt Renfrew specialty store carries exclusive designer fashions comparable to Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's in the United States. The chain began early as a hat shop in Quebec City, Canada. You can browse through the private Holt Renfrew collection to find stuff that will still set you apart.
This "modern-living center" offers an arcade of shops and restaurants open to all and an apartment complex above for people to live in the downtown area at the corner of Bloor and Bay. With bookstores, wine shops and a variety of stores geared for urban living, the shopping concourse has something for everyone. Also worth enjoying is the Panorama Lounge and Restaurant, on the 51st floor with a view of the city that is second to none.
For those who love socializing and inviting friends and serve meals in a grand style, William Ashley China is the perfect option. Add more elegance to your kitchen and dining table with the varied selection of chinaware, crystal sets and flatware. If not for your home, you are sure to pick an ideal set for your loved one. Also check out the corporate gift collections including boardroom essentials, desk accessories, photo-frames, candle-holders and fragile figurines to name a few. So head to this place to own one of these delicate beauties. The store on Bloor Street is located within the Manulife Centre.
With hundreds of books under one roof, Indigo Books & Music is a perfect place for book lovers. Indigo is one of the largest book retailers in Canada and has several stores across the country. They have books for everyone covering several genres such as fiction, non fiction, self help, literature, sci-fi, history, biographies and many more. Besides this, they also store excellent books for children and teenagers. In addition to best sellers expect rare books here. You can also shop for music toys, games and much more. Check their website for a comprehensive book list. Drop in to buy a book that you have been looking for.