Shopping

Market in Ottawa

ByWard Market

The best place in town for one-stop shopping. Outdoor vendors cluster around the grand maroon-brick ByWard Market Square building, which dates to 1926. Many merchants operate booths year-round, but the winter weathe…
Sports & Outdoors in Toronto

MEC

MEC is your mecca if you have a fetish for outdoor and adventure equipment. Multiple brands of backpacking, camping, hiking and travel gear line the walls of this storehouse downtown. The helpful staff are swamped o…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Toronto

Craft Ontario Shop

Craft Ontario has been promoting artisans for over 70 years. Ceramics, jewelry, glasswork, prints and carvings make up most of the displays at this new Queen St W location, but you could also catch a special exhibit…
Food in Wawa

Young's General Store

Stock up for the long drive ahead at this delightfully old-fashioned store, established in 1971. Piled to the rafters and hanging from the ceiling are fresh local produce (sausage and fudge are specialties), fishing…
Jewelry in Toronto

New Tribe

Body art is almost mainstream in Toronto – you'd run out of body parts before running through the city's tattoo and piercing shops. This one, in the heart of Queen St W, is a favorite. Top tatts, plus standard and c…
Adult in Toronto

Come as You Are

Catering to all genders and orientations, Canada’s pioneering co-op sex shop (the only one of its kind in the world) sells it all. Grab some vegan condoms and sign up for a workshop on erotic photography or Bondage …
Fashion & Accessories in Toronto

Te Koop

This backpack and luggage store champions Canadian brands such as Herschel, as well as hip, boutique international labels. The bags aren't cheap but you're unlikely to find lower-priced elsewhere in Toronto.
Mall in Toronto

Eaton Centre

Sandwiched between two subway stations and opposite Yonge & Dundas Sq, downtown Toronto's largest shopping mall has branches of almost every large retailer in North America, and some not so well-known local stor…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Toronto

Drake General Store

At this Canadian shop, expect plenty of 'oh that's neat' gifts, such as you might find in a museum store. Designer Toronto souvenirs by local artists include actually tasteful Blue Jays tees. You'll find branches at…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Toronto

Bay of Spirits Gallery

The works of Norval Morrisseau – the first indigenous artist to have a solo exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada – are proudly on display in this atmospheric space, which carries aboriginal art from across Cana…