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Discover the Best Holiday Shopping in Toronto

By: InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel / 02 Dec 2019
Discover the Best Holiday Shopping in Toronto
Enjoy Festive Holiday Shopping in Toronto: Markets, Malls & Merry Lanes
Toronto's shopping scene is world-class any time of year, but during the holiday season it sparkles to new heights. Shoppers are spoiled for choice in the city, a major style destination with high fashion and luxury brands at every turn. Browse designer gifts at Saks Fifth Avenue or head to Bloor-Yorkville for a whole neighborhood of high-end treasures. From glittering indoor malls to glistening open-air Christmas markets, indulge in the best holiday shopping in Toronto moments away from our one-of-a-kind hotel.

The Toronto Christmas Market: European-Style Open-Air Holiday Market
Even if you've already finished your holiday shopping list, this festive market is a joy to explore for its festive cheer and atmosphere. Inspired by traditional European Christmas markets, The Toronto Christmas Market lights up the Distillery Historic District this year from November 14 through December 22. Stroll the cobblestone streets as you sip mulled wine and shop for holiday decor, crafts, and gifts. Listen to brass bands play and sing along with the carolers. Watch dance troupes perform and sample holiday treats from the artisanal food makers. The gifts for sale here have a traditional spin on them, from hand-carved wooden toys to delicate glass-blown ornaments. Dress warmly for this outdoor event and revel in the spirit of the holiday season.

CF Toronto Eaton Centre: Serious Shopping at a Chic Downtown Landmark
Situated in the heart of Downtown Toronto just a few blocks from our hotel, this indoor shopping mall (commonly known as Eaton Centre) is one of the best in the country. In fact, the landmark mall gets more visitors than any other tourist attraction in Toronto! Eaton Centre features a spectacular glass galleria along with an exceptional "urban eatery" food court and iconic Flight Stop geese. Browse more than 250 name-brand stores, including several massive anchor stores: Hudson's Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Samsung, H&M, and Best Buy. There are four levels to explore, along with easy subway access from three different stops. Be sure to check out the treats at gourmet specialty food stores like Godiva Chocolatier, Laderach Suisse Chocolatier, Lindt, Refuel Juicery, Sweet Jesus, and many more. Be sure to check out the soaring 50-foot Christmas tree in the atrium and the gorgeous holiday window displays at the flagship Hudson's Bay store.

Lavish Designer Shopping in Bloor-Yorkville: The Mink Mile
For exquisite high-end treasures and designer merchandise, do your holiday shopping in Toronto in Bloor-Yorkville. The city's most exclusive shopping district is transformed into a winter wonderland during the holiday season, with illuminated trees and over-the-top window displays. Visit Yorkville Village luxury mall for exclusive boutiques like Sarah Pacini, TNT Concept, Maska, and Pellini Milano Paris. Find multiple floors of luxurious gifts at Holt Renfrew, or boutique-hop at the designer stores along Yorkville Avenue, Cumberland Avenue, and Bloor Street West. Don't forget to buy a little something for yourself.

One of a Kind Show & Sale: Handmade Goods & Artisan Gifts
Shop for unique merchandise at this popular artisan market, which takes place this year from November 21 through December 1 at Yonge Eglinton Centre. Meet local Toronto makers, designers, and craftspeople who create the wares on display, which include a little bit of everything. Shop for handmade jewelry, glasswork, metalwork, clothes, accessories, and textiles. Find hand-hewn furniture and home goods, plus original artwork and holiday decor. Pick up gourmet chocolates and specialty foods, all with local panache. See the real passion that the artisans have for their work and take a one-of-a-kind piece home with you.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre: Luxury Labels at the Centre of Style
Featuring more than 270 stores, Yorkdale Shopping Centre is home to the city's largest collection of designer labels and luxury brands. Just moments from our downtown hotel, this retail oasis features trendsetting name-brands like Kate Spade New York, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Mulberry, Tory Burch, Ted Baker London, Burberry, and many more. You'll also find tech goods and high-end electronics at stores like Apple and Bose. Anchor stores at Yorkdale Shopping Center include Hudson's Bay, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and Harry Rosen. Hungry? You're in luck - there are more than 50 tempting eateries at the mall, including high-end stops like Paris's famous Ladurée patisserie.

Indulge in Toronto's Finest Retail Therapy on a Shopping Adventure
Whether you want to explore the city's famous Christmas markets, the landmark malls, or the upscale shopping districts - our luxurious hotel is the perfect stage for holiday shopping in Toronto. Stay in the heart of the city moments from the waterfront at InterContinental Toronto Centre, and enjoy easy access to stylish downtown attractions and entertainment. Let us arrange for a private car for your shopping adventure, or book our Shopping Package for an all-in-one excursion to the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Return after a festive day of holiday shopping and revel in fine dining, fashionable suites, and flawless service. Treat yourself this holiday season and let us pamper you with premium comforts and the ultimate Toronto luxury.

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