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Olympic Shopping
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3. Olympic Shopping

Shopping may not be an Olympic sport yet, but the people in Toronto treat it like it is. If you love shopping, this is the place for you. Whole neighborhoods in Toronto are devoted to certain types of stores and/or merchandise, such as Yorkville. Plus, the giant Eaton Centre mall sees over a million shoppers come through its doors each week. Now that’s some serious shopping!

Toronto might be for Canada what New York City is for United States when it comes to upscale shopping. A sort of North American Paris or Milan, especially if you look at Hazelton Lanes and The Holt Renfrew Centre. But don’t let this fool you – the biggest city in Canada has something for everyone, not just for those with deep pockets.

If you are into vintage gems and antiquing, there are tons of shops in Parkdale and Kensington Market. Those who prefer the good ol’ shopping mall experience can pick between the mammoth Eaton Centre and the similarly impressive Yorkdale, a more down-to-earth but absolutely convenient Scarborough Town Centre or the highbrow shopping at Don Mills. There is also the Pacific Mall, also known as the “Largest Chinese Indoor Mall in North America.”

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