Looking for the ultimate Toronto swag? These 10 shops boast quality, design and coolness in every item.
Whether you are searching for items that pay homage to Toronto sports teams, YYZ icons or Toronto’s furry and friendly raccoons, there is something here for every taste. Read on for top picks for souvenirs, mementoes and just-because gifts.
Nothing matches the classic 90s styling of these sweatshirts from local tastemakers Peace Collective. Relive the glory days of the 1992/1993 World Series champs or select from an array of other Blue Jays merch at the shop’s two Toronto locations in the Distillery District and Union Station. Bonus? A portion of profits from fan shop collections are donated to food banks.
Drake General Store
Proudly rep Toronto with a felt varsity-style Toronto pennant from the Drake General Store online. Browse their website from home in your cozy hockey night in Canada onesie (yes, for adults) while cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Alternatively, visit Drake General Store inside the flagship Hudson’s Bay on Queen Street, where the holiday ornament of your Toronto dreams is waiting: an adorable trash panda raccoon.
Ditch the plastic and use an iconic fair trade 100% natural cotton Toronto Cityscape tote bag from the Spacing Store instead. Other fun Toronto totes include Toronto Streetcar Racoon and Toronto Street Names. Visit their creative shop on Richmond Street and save time to sniff Toronto-scented candles, including Memories of Toronto Island, High Park Fresh Cut Grass and Toronto Reference Library.
Is a hat collection really complete without a super adorable black Fishin’ Friends baseball cap embroidered with a raccoon and beaver from Muttonhead? Located on Roncesvalles, the retailer features other iconic embroidered Canadiana in their Camp Series, such as paddling moose and camping bear on t-shirts, sweats and hoodies
Every kitchen needs a Toronto Streets Tea Towel featuring a word collage of Toronto’s most well-known streets and avenues. This and other Toronto memorabilia, such as a Toronto candle, reusable Toronto water bottle and stunning Raccoon In Vest artwork, are available at the Art Gallery of Ontario gift shop, shopAGO, on Dundas Street West. Afterwards, check out one of the largest art museums in North America.
Spirit of Hockey
Show up to your next dinner party with stemless Toronto Maple Leafs wine glasses from Spirit of Hockey, the official retail store of the Hockey Hall of Fame. This street-level store in Old Town has a huge assortment of officially licensed Toronto Maple Leafs merchandise, including a, sports mug, mixing glass set, coasters and a blue stainless steel water bottle.
Raptors fans will love this embroidered Core Classic Toronto Raptors cap in black from Good Neighbour. This cool and casual shop sells clothes, shoes, housewares, gifts, jewelry, accessories and, according to their website, magic beans. If you can’t find the beans at their Leslieville or Roncesvalles location, consider Toronto Blue Jay crew socks so that at least your feet are cozy.
Blue Banana Market
Your travel-loving friends can sip organic fair trade Toronto coffee from this ceramic YYZ Toronto airport mug from Blue Banana Market, one of Toronto’s most beloved gift shops supporting the local scene. Located in bohemian Kensington Market, the multi-vendor showroom lets you browse quirky Toronto-themed treasures overflowing its shelves, including funky Toronto Streetcar Socks and a Toronto Squirrels Love Card.
CN Tower Gift Shop
Young CN Tower fans can illuminate their bedroom with this sparkling Colour Changing Lamp from the CN Tower Gift Shop (no admission required). The pretty globe changes colours like the famous lights on the iconic landmark. The shop also sells work by Indigenous artists and local designers. Before leaving, check out the geometric metal sculpture on the ceiling inspired by the aurora borealis, designed by II BY IV Design.
Got a constantly late family member? Give them no excuse for tardiness with a Toronto Skyline Clock from Bergo Designs. Located in the heart of the Distillery Historic District, this large, innovative gallery features rare items created by internationally recognized artists, architects and designers. Or consider Toronto! The Game for the next time you host game night.