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.
Eaton Centre Stores
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 Toronto 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, Footlocker Eaton Centre and so much more. Mainstays include Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom for the shoppers who like a luxury twist on their department store visits. The Eaton Centre Apple Store and Sephora Eaton Centre are among Canada's best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Eaton Centre Hours
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
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.
What is Eaton Centre known for?
Eaton Centre is downtown Toronto's only urban shopping centre, with over 230 retailers, restaurants and services. Sitting atop two subway stations and nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Eaton Centre is one of Toronto's most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike.
Which is bigger, Eaton Center or Yorkdale?
Eaton Center Toronto spans 201,320 square metres, which is larger than Yorkdale Mall at 171,473 square metres. But this does not mean that Eaton Center is better than Yorkdale or vice versa. Both malls offer unique shopping and dining experiences that will suit any traveller's needs.