up for shopping in Toronto? these are the best stores in town!
Whenever I’m on a trip in a new city like Toronto I always go looking for the nicest concept stores. I just love to look around in these trendy stores where they sell almost everything. Will I discover new brands that aren’t being sold yet in Amsterdam? Will I find the perfect souvenir to bring back home? Or just stroll around and get inspired. In Toronto you can find lots of cute stores and there are a couple of streets where you’ll find lots of them together. Make sure to not skip Queen West Street (at the height of the Drake Hotel), Dundas Street and Ossington Street. You’ll find lots of boutiques here that often also sell items by local designers. In this blog I’ve lined up my favourite concept stores in Toronto for you!
7 X concept stores in Toronto you’ll want to know
Drake General Store: This stores actually belongs to the Drake Hotel by the same name, that as I’m writing this blog is the trendiest hotel of the city. The Drake General Store offers a decent curatedcollection of living accessories, gadgets you didn’t even know you wanted and great items for on your trip. Make sure to pay a visit when you’re on Queen West Street! Tip: this store has several establishments in the city.
1151 Queen St W, Toronto, Canada – drakegeneralstore.ca
TDM: In the giant hall that says TDM in capital letters you can find several small designers under one roof. It stands for Torondo Designer Market and it’s kind of an indoor market with fixed stands where they sell all sorts of things by local designers. From vintage to locally made beauty products and art. Very fun to look around when you’re in the Parkdale neighbourhood!
1605 Queen St W, Toronto, Canada – torontodesignersmarket.com
1191 Dundas St W, Toronto, Canada – saudadetoronto.com
91 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Canada – crywolfclothing.com
1447 Dundas St W, Toronto, Canada – easytigergoods.com
129A Ossington Ave, Toronto, Canada – victoireboutique.com
Toronto Travel Tips
>> THIS IS HOW YOU GET THERE: Jet Airways offers daily flights from Amsterdam to Toronto from € 402,-. You’re there in a little over 8 hours! During my last trip I flew in their Première Class and the food was honestly so good. Absolutely recommended if you love Indian food like me!
>> THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL STAY: Toronto has several nice districts where you can stay, but if you’re more into the trendy areas the neighbourhood around Queen Street West and Ossington Ave are recommended.
– Drake Hotel: without a doubt the most trendy hotel in Toronto. With a mere 19 rooms and an amazing rooftop bar where you can have a drink after a day in the city.
Shangri-La: if the budget isn’t an issue then staying in the Shangri-La can’t go wrong. Even if it’s only because they have a Momofuku restaurant here!
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