While it’s easy to get wrapped up in Toronto’s enviable culture and heritage, we’d recommend taking time to explore the city’s retail highlights, too. Thanks to its vibrant multiculturalism, Toronto offers some of the best retail pursuits in North America. Here’s a handful of the city’s best spending spots to get you started.
Since becoming Toronto’s main art and design district in the mid-1990s, the Queen Street West neighbourhood has been transformed by shops, restaurants and boutique hotels — cementing this small district as the city’s creative heart. Alongside the numerous bars and cafes, visitors will find a wealth of independent shops selling everything from one-off fashion items to kitsch homeware. Not just great for shopping, Queen Street West is one of Toronto’s oldest enclaves — boasting a fine collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture.