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Where To Shop In Ontario

Ontario offers some of the best shopping experiences in Canada, with its towns and cities big and small boasting boutique shops, arts and crafts galleries, as well as classy fashion and decor stores

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From upscale Toronto boutiques to charming lakeside shops in the province’s countless small-town destinations, Ontario is home to some of the top shopping experiences in Canada. Toronto, Canada’s largest city, offers an exciting blend of unique shops, designer studios, boutique jewelers, home and lifestyle stores, and outdoor markets, along with exquisite luxury shopping in its Yorkville neighborhood.

Wander through the more than 600 shops and boutiques on Toronto’s downtown Yonge Street, famous as the longest street in the world. Explore St Lawrence Market, an historic public market showcasing hundreds of local vendors. This TripAdvisor award-winning shopping destination features the best in seasonal produce and food items, along with handmade crafts and local specialties.

Located just north of Toronto, Vaughan Mills is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Ontario. This upscale mall mixes outlet and designer shopping and is home to top fashion and lifestyle brands, Canada’s flagship Bass Pro Shops store, and the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.


Unique Shopping Experiences Year-round


Shopping at Christmas markets in Toronto is a special holiday treat. The Toronto Christmas Market is a famous and festive event held in the Distillery Historic District from mid-November into December. Peruse handmade jewelry, art, and clothing at Toronto’s annual One Of A Kind Winter Show, and enjoy ice skating and local treats at Fair in the Square, held in Nathan Phillips Square.

Ottawa holiday Christmas market favorites include The Museums’ Christmas Market in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History and the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Christmas Market. Ontario’s famous “cottage country” region is also a fun place to shop, too. It’s especially nice if you combine a shopping spree here with some of the many other fun things to do to here to celebrate that special  Muskoka Christmas season. 

Whether you’re looking for designer clothing, custom home décor, eclectic local designs, or flea market treasures, let LuxuryOntario be your exclusive guide to the best shopping in Ontario Canada.