Shopping centres

From exclusive designer labels to popular brands, there’s no shortage of shopping options in Ontario for all budgets and tastes. Browse high-end fashion and accessories at Tiffany & Co, Holt Renfrew, Gucci or Louis Vuitton and bring the latest runway creation to your wardrobe. Visit multi-level indoor malls with hundreds of diverse stores, restaurants, food courts and pop-up events.

Explore local shopping hotspots at outdoor shopping centres, outlet malls, trendy neighbourhood boutiques and shopping districts.

Find the perfect souvenir, gift or discover a locally made, one-of-a-kind piece of art or jewellery that speaks to you.

Quick guide to shopping centres in Ontario

Shopping malls and outlet destinations

Ontario is home of some of Canada’s most popular shopping malls and outlet centres, some featuring large food courts, movie theatres, kid-oriented attractions and services like wheelchair rental, gift wrapping, electric car charging stations and wi-fi.

Outlet shopping destinations provide extra value with discount prices on your favourite brand names.

Urban shopping neighbourhoods

Pack the plastic for some of Toronto and Ottawa’s trendiest shopping streets and neighbourhoods, like Yorkville’s chic boutiques and designer fashions or the lively market atmospheres of the Distillery District. Queen Street has long been synonymous with boutique shopping and local fashion designers a trend that extends to West Queen West.

Ottawa's ByWard Market bustles with boutiques, galleries, crafts and cafés. The Sparks Street pedestrian mall is known for its Canadian-made design shops.

Know before you go


Most shopping malls, centres and outlet destinations in Ontario offer adequate parking however if you’re driving to downtown shopping locations in Toronto or Ottawa, parking may be more challenging. You may want to consider public transportation instead.

Last updated: March 11, 2023

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