Top 5 Shopping Hot Spots in Toronto
If you're on a business trip in or around Toronto, Canada, you won't have a problem coming up with plenty of sites to see in your down time. Toronto boasts some of the great tourist attractions of Canada, including the CN Tower (the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere), the Toronto Zoo, and numerous art galleries and museums. And if you're interested in a shopping trip, you'll have plenty of options to choose from.
Here are some of Toronto's finest shopping centres:
Toronto Eaton Centre
The Toronto Eaton Centre is located right by the CN Tower, so if you're sightseeing anyway, you might want to stop by. It boasts over 230 shops, and is located in the heart of the city. It is roofed with high, vaulted glass ceilings and offers a vibrant, exciting atmosphere. It is Toronto's top tourist attraction, hosting around one million visitors per week.
St. Lawrence Market
St. Lawrence Market was named the best food market in the world by National Geographic. It is one of the largest and most popular markets in Toronto. It stretches over two buildings, St. Lawrence Market North and St. Lawrence Market South. If you're looking for food shops, this is the place to be. It's also a great place to get a taste of Toronto's history—the market started back in 1803 when Peter Hunter, a lieutenant governor, declared that the area would be known as "Market Block."
Kensington Market is one of the other best-known markets in Toronto. This diverse, multicultural, partially-outdoor market is in the heart of downtown, and was designated a national historic site of Canada in 2006. Kensington Market might be better referred to as a neighbourhood, with its own landmarks, nodes, and of course, a wide variety of shops and restaurants.
Winners sells brand clothing at heavily discounted prices, and is an excellent venue for the bargain shopper. You'll have to sift through a large selection to find the good deals, but if you have the patience, you'll walk out with some deals that make the time well worth it.
Toronto houses the second-largest Chinatown in North America. If you're into touristy trinkets, accessories, and knick knacks (as well as delicious, authentic Chinese food), you don't want to miss Chinatown. It's a bustling, energetic district with plenty of good food, colorful graffiti, and plenty of opportunities for fun photo shoots.
So when you finish with your meetings and conferences, check out some of these exciting shopping centres. In most cases, you'll want to take public transportation in and out or plan on parking far away, because parking is limited. After your shopping trips, head to any Toronto airport and catch your flight in style with AirFlight Services' airport limousine transportation.