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Chic Shopping Niches

BLOOR-YORKVILLE The city’s most exclusive shopping: designer boutiques, luxe jewellery stores and high-end complexes like Holt Renfrew Centre and Hazelton Lanes.  

TORONTO EATON CENTRE, COLLEGE PARK and BROOKFIELD PLACE Complexes on the subway line that each offer brand-name shopping. The Eaton Centre alone has more than 285 shops.  

QUEEN STREET WEST A trendy strip for streetwear, fashion, cosmetics and home decor, with many of the most recognizable names moving in.  

WEST QUEEN WEST Art galleries, retro furnishing shops and local designers’ boutiques lend this stretch an edgy cachet.

QUEEN’S QUAY TERMINAL This lakeside complex has 30 shops, many with a Canadian focus, plus Premiere Dance Theatre.  

THE DISTILLERY HISTORIC DISTRICT Cobblestone pedestrian-only area that’s home to boutiques for accessories, decor, art and electronics, and artisans’ studios.  

SQUARE ONE SHOPPING CENTRE Huge mall in Mississauga, with more than 360 retailers, making it Ontario’s largest.  

YONGE & EGLINTON (northward on Yonge St.) Stores cater to professionals looking for clothing, accessories and sporting goods.

MOUNT PLEASANT AVENUE (south of Eglinton Ave.) Good spot for antiques, with a few specialty shops for dollhouses, model trains and more.  

THE DANFORTH (from Broadview to Pape) Boutiques that show a bent for home decor share the street with upscale fashion and specialty shops, and notable eateries.  

ST. LAWRENCE MARKET NEIGHBOURHOOD Good destination for home decor items, especially on King east of Jarvis and on Front Street near the Flatiron Building.—Anne Gibson

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