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Shopping at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

As the only metropolitan shopping mall in Toronto, CF Toronto Eaton Centre is an iconic tourist destination in addition to being a great place to shop.

Located just a few minutes from the attractions of downtown Toronto, like CN Tower, Eaton Centre is a must-do when you’re exploring the city’s centre. This iconic Toronto mall is a great place to start or end your downtown trip, with plenty of places to eat and shop.

Holiday lights and decor inside the Toronto Eaton Centre in winter
The Eaton Centre is the busiest shopping mall in all of North America

Things to buy at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

One of the best parts of CF Toronto Eaton Centre is the sheer variety of shops available here. With luxury brand stores, flagships and shopping staples, you’ll find everything you need here. Or, simply walk around to marvel at one of Canada’s busiest locations for shopping.

Take a trip to Canada’s flagship H&M store, located in Eaton Centre, to peruse fast fashion in a beautiful display. This inexpensive shop is joined by other apparel stores like Banana Republic, Dynamite, Free People and so much more. Mainstays include Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom for the shoppers who like a luxury twist on their department store visits.


Iconic Toronto shops have found a home at Eaton Centre, like Drake’s October’s Very Own (OVO). Buy some merch to celebrate Toronto’s biggest rapper at this unique shop. Book lovers will be right at home at Indigo Books, one of Canada’s most prolific book and record shops. Other specialty shops, like Canada Goose and Massimo Dutti, mean there is something for everyone—and everything you could ever ask for.
 

Places to eat in or near CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Sit-down restaurants, the iconic food court Urban Eatery and plenty of fast food make CF Toronto Eaton Centre a place to eat as much as it’s a place to shop.

Leña Restaurante

This comfortable and cosy lounge and dining room offers South American food that will have you licking your lips and asking for more. Try it out for breakfast or lunch before perusing the mall. 176 Yonge St.

Hendriks Restaurant and Bar

An ode to Hendriks Gin, this upscale eatery will make you forget you’re eating in a mall. Choose from high-end fare like charred octopus and half-shell oysters, or elevated comfort food like burgers and ribs.

JOEY Restaurant

Nothing screams brunch like a meal as the laidback iconic eatery, JOEY Restaurant. With a menu that stretches across continents, everyone will find something they like at this delicious spot.

Real Fruit Bubble Tea

Everything you need to know is in the name. It’s bubble tea made with real, fresh fruit—the perfect thing to sip while you walk around the mall.

 

The Canadian geese on display inside the Eaton Centre shopping mall
Make sure to look up to spot the Eaton Centre's famous Canadian geese

Things to see at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Look up! At CF Toronto Eaton Centre, several fibreglass geese perpetually fly along the ceiling. This is one of artist Michael Snow’s installations that makes visiting Eaton Centre so special. The ceiling itself is quite a sight, too, with a beautiful skylight giving way to a view of the weather outside. 

It’s not just the architecture that’s interesting—Eaton Centre is also home to several flagship and experiential shops that make it a great place to visit, even if you don’t intend on buying anything. At the Samsung Experience Store, shoppers can take a trip through a mesmerizing display of technological feats.

Holiday lights and decor inside the Toronto Eaton Centre in winter
Don't miss the holiday light displays at the Eaton Centre

Fun facts about CF Toronto Eaton Centre

  • CF Toronto Eaton Centre is the busiest shopping mall in all of North America
  • Eaton Centre has welcomed 48 million tourists in one year
  • Eaton Centre is busier than Mall of America and the Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • When Eaton Centre’s Cineplex opened in 1979 with 18 screens, it was the world’s largest multiplex movie theatre
  • There is free wifi available throughout the mall
A woman walks with shopping bags outside the Eaton Centre shopping mall at night
Located in downtown Toronto, the Eaton Centre is a one-stop-shop

How to get to CF Toronto Eaton Centre

CF Toronto Eaton Centre is lauded as one of the most accessible shopping locations in all of North America, which is what makes it so well-visited. Here’s how to get there.

By car from the east: Take the Don Valley Parkway southbound to the Richmond Street East exit.

By car from the west: Take the Gardiner Expressway to the Bay Street/York Street exit. Drive north on Yonge Street.

Parking: Parking is available at the mall for a fee. There are electric vehicle charging stations available in the parkades at the mall.

By subway or streetcar: Take the Yonge line to the Queen Street or Dundas Street station. The 501 streetcar stops at the corner of Yonge and Queen streets, whereas the 505 streetcar stops at Dundas Station.

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