Toronto Eaton Centre
The bustling shopping hub of Toronto
Drawing a crowd of more than 1 million people per week, Toronto Eaton Centre is the largest tourist attraction in the area. More than 330 retailers, services and restaurants are listed within the massive shoppping mall and eateries and fast food venues line the dining court with a delectable variety of dishes on offer. Located on Yonge Street, Toronto Eaton Centre is a unique and exciting retail destination that presents a shopping experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the downtown area.
Toronto Eaton Centre is known as Canada's premier shopping destination and is host to the best and most well-known retailers making it the ideal place to indulge in a bit of retail therapy. The shopping mall was named after the now-defunct Eaton department store chain, and having recently undergone a 2-year and C$120 million renovation, the centre prides itself on its first-class shopping experience. Look out for artist Michael Snow's iconic fibreglass geese that hang from the transparent high ceiling in the arching glass galleria. There's also a bridge connecting Toronto Eaton Centre with the flagshop location of the Canadian department store, Hudson's Bay Queen Street or The Bay, across the road.
For a Canadian souvenir you're sure to have seen on heaps of travellers and on those on working holidays, head to Roots for some branded apparel from Canada's leading lifestyle brand. Other typically Canuck brands to buy include makeup from M.A.C or head to The Canadian Naturalist for gifts and local foodie treats.
The shopping centre is located in the southwest end of Yonge Street and is easy to spot as the 18-storey Marriott Hotel clings to the side of the building. Wi-fi can be found in a number of spots within the complex allowing visitors to spend the day and still be connected to the outside world free of charge. Toronto Eaton Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 9pm, from 9:30am to 7pm on Saturdays and 11am to 6pm on Sundays. To get here, the closest subway stations are Dundas and Queen.