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Big & Bountiful: Square One Shopping Centre

Square One Shopping Centre proudly holds the title as one of Ontario’s largest mall, a mantle that it takes seriously with 1.6 million square feet of retail space housing more than 360 stores.

TOP SHOPS Four department stores anchor the shopping centre: The Bay (905-270-7600), Sears (905-270-8111), Zellers (905-273-6500) and Wal-Mart (905-270-9300). Captains of industry can look the part at Harry Rosen (905-896-1103) and Hugo Boss (905-896-1103), while their female counterparts can suit up at Melanie Lyne (905-276-4233) and Femme de Carriere (905-848-0235). Glamour pusses will appreciate MAC Cosmetics (905-272-0790) and Sephora (905-279-4400), the candy-shop equivalent for women, which carries makeup brands like Benefit and Cargo. Consummate hosts can set the perfect table with the beautiful dishware and serve ware at William Ashley China (905-566-8500) and the decorative crystals at Swarovski (905-290-8193). For contemporary timepieces, set the right hand to La Swiss (905-897-2869) or Canada’s own Birks (905-275-1344), which stocks its own signature line of watches. The path for shoe lovers leads straight to the only Steve Madden (905-277-8160) location in Ontario, as well as Bandolino (905-896-1300).

FUEL UP Scoping out the shops of one of the province’s biggest malls is no easy feat. If you’re looking to grab a bite between purchases, drop by Earls (905-897-2925) or Moxie’s Classic Grill (905-276-6555) for pizza, burgers and pastas. Surrounding Square One, find Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where sizzling steaks are perfectly seared, and West 50 Pourhouse & Grille, which has more than 100 brews on tap.

GET HERE 100 City Centre Dr. (Hwy. 403 and Hurontario Street), 905-279-7467.

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