5 Places to Shop When Visiting TorontoMarch 7, 2018 — 3 minute read
Toronto is an ideal shopping destination offering a number of options from high-end delights to vintage treasures. This major style destination has something for everyone on almost any corner and if you plan on taking advantage, Mary-am Hotel is the perfect hub to see it all. Whether you’re planning a leisurely trip to the bustling city, or hope to put some time aside on your business trip to browse the racks, you’ll have easy access to the following shopping hotspots.
Yonge-Sheppard Shopping Centre
What’s better than having a shopping centre just a short walk from your suite? The Yonge-Sheppard Shopping Centre rewards guests at Mary-am Hotel with both convenience and a select number of shopping options to choose from. This shopping centre is great for getting those last minute items that you may have forgotten (and a few extras) with stores like Winners, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Dollarama just a stone’s throw away. You’ll also be granted direct access to the TTC Subway line, easily connecting you to the rest of the city. Too busy to go out to eat or prepare your own meal? There’s an on-site food court with a variety of cuisine options so you can grab a meal on the go.
Bayview Village Shopping Centre
Bayview Shopping Centre is conveniently located just a 15 minute’s walk (or 2 minute drive) from Mary-am Hotel, with a bigger selection of clothing stores to steal your attention. From trendy fashion to glamorous gifts and decor, this 440, 000 square foot centre carries over 100 retailers boasting items from chic gowns to sugary creations. You’ll have a bigger selection of dining options here where you can choose to start your day with a coffee from Starbucks or grab a quick lunch at Thai Express. Grocery shopping is also available at Loblaws so you can take advantage of your in-suite kitchenette.
Situated at the corner of Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue, Centerpoint Mall is just a 10 minutes’ drive from Mary-am Hotel or 20 minutes by TTC on bus 89. This neighbourhood mall is gadget and style central with over 130 stores to browse. From the famed Hudson Bay Company to restaurant favourite Pickle Barrel, there’s not much you won’t find to suit your needs. In addition to staple stores like Canadian Tire, Lowe’s and Shoppers Drug Mart, you’ll also have grocery stores and takeaway options available to you, which will assist in making your stay trouble-free.
CF Fairview Mall
For a bigger shopping adventure, head to CF Fairview Mall located just a 12 minutes’ drive from Mary-am Hotel, also reachable in 25 minutes by bus number 85. This mall is open seven days a week showcasing over 160 stores and services from specialty retailers to popular brand names. Shop Monday through Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sundays until 7 p.m. and browse through the aisles of sought-after stores like Sephora, Zara and Calvin Klein. When you’re all shopped out, relax with a movie at the on-site theatre, treat yourself to ice-cream at Baskin Robbins or indulge in chocolatey decadence at Godiva Chocolatier.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Yorkdale Shopping Centre is a shopper’s paradise with over 250 stores and services to discover. From luxury labels at Holt Renfrew and Michael Kors to chic choices at Hudson’s Bay and Nordstrom, it’s clear to see why Yorkdale is one of the country’s premier shopping destinations. Along with its selection of both high-end and casual shops, there are a number of dining options and a spa should you need some R&R. What’s best is you won’t have to travel far to take advantage; opt for a 15 minute drive from the hotel or 20 minute ride on the number 27 Go Bus from the Yonge and Sheppard intersection.
Whether you choose a favourite from the list, or decide to see them all, know it won’t be too hard to tap into your inner fashionista when staying at Mary-am Hotel. Located in Toronto’s historical Willowdale neighbourhood, near the Yonge and Sheppard intersection, Mary-am Hotel makes it easy to explore some of Toronto’s top shopping destinations with free on-site parking for drivers and easy access to public transportation.