Shopping in Toronto

This is where local Airbnb hosts say to go in search of local treasures and trends.


Best of the best

504 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rated #1 by National Geographic! North / Farmer's Market: Sat 5am to 3pm. South Market: Tu - Th - 8am to 6pm, Fri - 8am to 7pm, Sat - 5am to 5pm. Antiques Market: Sun - dawn - 5pm. 20-30 min walk

Indoor market with many bakers, butchers & artisans. Lots of fresh produce, meat & fish on weekends. North / Farmer's Market: Sat 5am to 3pm. South Market: Tu - Th - 8am to 6pm, Fri - 8am to 7pm, S... read more

The best and biggest market in Toronto! Indoor market with many bakers, butchers & artisans. Lots of fresh produce, meat & fish on weekends. North / Farmer's Market: Sat 5am to 3pm. South Market: T... read more

759 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is a bit of a walk but you could also just walk north on Bathurst upto Queen Street and take the street car east bound past Bay and get off. With many selections of stores and floors of shopping... read more

Eaton Centre is a name associated with shopping malls in Canada, originating with Eaton's, one of Canada's largest department store chains at the time that these malls were developed. Eaton's partn... read more

Toronto Eaton Centre is Canada's premier shopping destination and it is exactly the place you are looking for. It offers huge selection of more than 190 retailers, restaurants and services. Toronto... read more

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walk up and down Bloor Street to see the top fashion stores in Toronto. Here you'll see everything from Holt Renfrew, to Tiffany's, to Louis Vuitton.

Flagship of Canada's biggest luxury department store brand - incredibly curated store with both a great take away counter (basement) or a sharp place for a nibbly lunch and bubbles! Warning: $$$$$

High end men's and women's clothing. Walk along the rest of Bloor as well for high end brands such as Tiffany's, Gucci, Louis Vuitton.

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Honest Ed's is a landmark discount store located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is named for its proprietor, Ed Mirvish, who opened the store in 1948 and oversaw its operations for almost sixty years

A cheesy, interesting store that has been around for many years. A Toronto landmark that will be turned into condos in 2016. Lots of stairs and different floors. Easy to get lost but fun to explore.

"New York has Macy's, London has Harrods, Chicago has Marshall Fields, and Toronto has Honest Ed's. It is quite an attraction - honest,"

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open from 7am until 11pm this modern upbeat grocery store has a great selection of fresh produce, packaged foods and an extensive deli section with a variety of prepared and ready to eat dishes. Cl... read more

Toronto's version of Gelsons. Specialty cheeses, food, built in drug store. You could go forth and find better prices but it's very convenient coming here.

A grocery store that have everything you need, Its in our building. You need to go to ground floor and use the escalator. You don't need to leave the building. Opens daily from 7:00AM till 11:00PM.

#6

LCBO

ShoppingStores
879 Bloor St W·Map·Hours·Website·

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This us a branch of the government run Liquor Store. You can only get spirits and wine from these government run outlets. They also have a good selection of beers.

Beer, Wine, Liquor. Not a huge store, but decent enough. If you're looking for the best selection, try Queen's Quay or Summerhill stores.

The closest spot for wine, spirits and a decent selection of craft, domestic and imported beer.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for art books and magazines

One of the city's best book shops

The staff give great suggestions

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is the fourth largest shopping mall in Canada. Has very high end stores (Apple, Holt Renfrew, Tesla Motors, etc) and a Cineplex movie theatre (Silvercity Yorkdale). Only a 10-20 minute drive fro... read more

Its exclusive list of retailers – totalling more than 240 – is highlighted by many first-in-Canada and flagship stores, including J.Crew, Tory Burch, Crate & Barrel and Burberry, as well as such so... read more

Yorkdale mall is on the Dupont subway station line just five stops north at Yorkdale station. It has become a very popular and busy mall with the increase of many popular stores. I like it because ... read more

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

When you need it, a little far to walk, the best high-end boutique grocery store in the heart of Yorkville. Also has prepared foods made daily.

Great to get some groceries, or to grab lunch in the afternoon. It carries wonderful fine foods.

A mecca of high end prepared foods, including amazing cookies. Prices are on the high side.

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I love this place! They have a great selection of vintage clothes, accessories like hats, shoes, sunglasses, jewelry, bags, etc. Even some household items!

Not walking distance but just get off the 29 Bus at Queen and walk a block West. Really cool vintage thrift shop! Always a great find in there.

Because a Parkdale tshirt will look good on anyone (guaranteed) plus they make them instore!

126 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest shopping centre: Stores include: winners, Marshalls, Gap Factory Store,Toys r us, Marks work warehouse, Bath and Body Works, the body shop, softmocs, suzy shier, H&M, Children's Place and m... read more

Dufferin Mall is a well established, Toronto shopping centre, renowned for its rich legacy of community collaboration in West End of Toronto. Only Walmart "downtown". A great place to pick up any n... read more

Dufferin Mall is a rare shopping mall not found within the suburbs of the city. It features a grocery store and Wal-Mart, both of which will provide you with just about all the basics you'll need w... read more

#12

Beer Store

ShoppingStores
761 Queen St W·Map·Hours·

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our booze shopping is government regulated, but don't let that stop you from having a good time. The Beer Store is.. well, it's called the beer store for a reason.

Unlike the other parts of the world you can't buy booze at the grocery store so go here. Beer and plenty of it.

This is the closest regular beer store.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gravitypope is a 4,000 square foot vision for shoe-lovers. The west coast import just opened at the foot (ahem) of Ossington at Queen, offering a Candy Land of chunky pumps, fur-lined moccasins, etc.

Gravity Pope has a great collection of high end men's and women's clothes, house stuff, a pretty good shoe selection and high end jewelry. Some brands are Canadian.

High-end 3-floor boutique for modern footwear, clothing & accessories for men & women (IG: @gravitypope_shop)

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Grocery store for the healthy-minded. Has food for every diet. 1 block away and open until 10pm. Amazing Hot Food Counter and take out selection.

A short couple blocks away - all the essentials plus a reasonable range of "ready-to-eat"

Everything you need, including fancy mustards and condiments for a wine and cheese party.

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Government restrictions mean you can’t buy booze just anywhere. For beer, visit The Beer Store 10am-9pm Monday-Saturday, or noon-5pm on Sundays.

All things beer related. It's like costco for beer

Beer retailer open til 9 pm, or 5 pm on Sunday.

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are lots of vintage stores in this area, but save time by starting here. They'll have the best version of whatever you're looking for.

Emporium showcasing designer antique apparel, footwear & one-of-a-kind accessories for men & women.

Also voted one of the top vintage clothing stores in the city.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're looking for something Canadian and Torontonian, this store's got the goods. A little on the pricey side, but features great couch throws/blankets, to woodsy smelling candles. You can even... read more

Gifts, quirky items, housewares and clothing, mostly by local or independent designers. Great for non-cheesy Toronto souvenirs. Located by the Drake Hotel and cafe - stop in there for food, drinks ... read more

Full of nick nacks, skip the shitty souvenir shops and find something here instead

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get lost in this used book store and come out hours later.

Big (three-storey) used bookstore with all kinds of stuff.

This three-storey (plus a basement) Annex second hand book, magazine, video, dvd and comic book shop is open late seven days a week and has four floors of stuff to browse through.

#19

Hudson's Bay

ShoppingStores
$$$· 176 Yonge St·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our national department store. Great selection and fair prices. 20 mins foot. 5 biking.

The Iconic Hudson's Bay Company. Seven floors of shopping paradise.

The room has amazing sales on designer finds.

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a pretty new, clean and nice looking grocery store in the area. It also has setting area for people to dine in. Go for a visit if you are in the area, you wont be disappointed.

For when you need a fresh dress shirt or cocktail dress!

#21

The Beer Store Boutique

ShoppingStores
$$· 120 Lynn Williams St·Map·Hours·Website·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A gourmet food shop one block north of the house. Full butcher shop, bread and buns, produce, and wonderful prepared food made in-store when you don't feel like cooking.

Everything you need to cook a wonderful meal. There is also hot table with excellent take away salads, grains, grilled chicken and salmon, and more.

Gourmet grocery store, great for meat and prepped salads, kind of expensive but always good. Try the orzo salad.

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A dollar shop for daily essential things such as bottled water, chips, snacks, Kleenix, combs, stationery, etc.

For everything you need for a dollar ! Amazingly cheap and convenient!

In case you need the dollar store. It's over here.

#24

Arte Gelato

ShoppingStores
946 Bloor St W·Map·Hours·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Truly one of the best authentic gelato ice cream shops in Toronto. The gelato flavours are naturally made and outstanding. Also sandwiches, drinks and pizza on a huge patio...30 second walk from home!

Nice, reasonably priced Gelato and coffee, plus some panini and pizza. Bonus: Patio

This is where you will get the best gelato. Not on College St. in Little Italy. Here. Not there. Here. It's really really really good. The coffee is good also.

#25

ROM Museum Store

ShoppingStores
$$$· 100 Queens Park·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Huge Dinosaur exhibit. Building is amazing architecture. Mineral exhibit is net too.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The largest shopping centre in mississauga,everything that you can shop for,Sight Seeing,Arts & Culture, City Hall and lots of other scenery it is a must visit (about 20min.from our location)

Lesser known fact that it is the largest shopping mall in the province of Ontario, so for people who love to shop, this is the mall to head to. Also, the food court has been upgraded and offers a ... read more

S1 has over 300 stores including premium brands: Michael Kors, Coach, Harry Rosen, Aritizia. Department stores : Hudson's Bay and Holt Renfrew. Food court, restaurants. Premium stores, premium pri... read more

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Everything you need in one place including groceries, electronics, clothing, pharmacy, household items etc. Open Daily from 07:00 until 23:00 hrs

Closest Walmart for things you may need - walking distance.

If you need to stock up on any supplies, the local Walmart will have you covered.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

After slinging vintage privately for more than a dozen years, Julie Yoo decided to open this for-reals shop on the newly hip strip of Ossington Avenue. I Miss You--located just north of Queen Street W

#30

Easy Tiger Goods

ShoppingStores
$$$· 1447 Dundas St W·Map·Hours·Website·

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great for gifts, cards, jewelry, skincare, art prints, and beautifully-designed home goods. Brands include Catbird NYC, Province Apothecary and HAY.

A very well curated lifestyle store. Perfect destination to treat yourself (or someone else).