It’s here: the time of year when the snow starts to fall, spreading the magical anticipation of the holiday season. The holidays are quickly approaching, and with shopping malls and stores slowly beginning to prepare for the crowds, it is time to start thinking about starting your shopping. This year, get a head start on the holiday rush and get your shopping done early with these ideas on where to shop for the holidays in Toronto.
If you are looking for quality unique, and handmade gifts that you won’t find anywhere else, the Toronto One of a Kind Gift Show and Sale is the perfect destination for all of your shopping needs! For the week running from November 23rd to December 3rd, the Canadian National Exhibition Centre hosts hundreds of crafters, vendors, and various shows for a giant shopping extravaganza sure to suit all of your gift purchasing needs. The event features pottery, felting, homemade clothing, jewelry, and more, and even features special shopping events throughout the week.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
Located in the heart of Toronto, with direct access to the subway lines there is a hidden gem called Artscape Wychwood Barns. Every year, during the holiday season and leading up to it, this historical building hosts multiple holiday-themed art shows, paired with special events, and holiday-themed concerts. Find the special gift you are on the hunt for while boosting your holiday spirit with a concert or special event at this beautiful historical venue.
Every year starting in November and continuing into the month of December, the Toronto Distillery District is transformed into a mid-century style European Christmas Market. Featuring vendors, rides, hot drinks, and sweet treats, the Toronto Christmas Market is a very unique place to find that gift you are searching for while boosting your holiday cheer.
For the fashionable, hip person on your list, Queen West in Toronto is a perfect neighbourhood where you are sure to find the gift you are hunting for. This area was named the second coolest neighbourhood in the world by Vogue Magazine, and it is easy to tell why. It is home to some of the most chic and trending boutiques and shops in all of Toronto and has a reputation for some of the best bars and restaurants as well. If you are searching for the trendsetters on your list, this neighbourhood is sure to please.
The Eaton’s Centre
For an indoor holiday shopping experience with great variety and selection, The Toronto Eaton’s Centre has every type of shop you can think of, both mainstream and more obscure. The chic decorations, combined with the fantastic selection of unique and more common shops make this shopping centre iconic around the holidays. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place, and enjoy the convenience this shopping destination has to offer.
Regardless of whether you are searching for a gift for that special someone, or just looking to find some stocking stuffers, Toronto and area has a fantastic variety of options for all of your holiday shopping needs. For more information on where to go for holiday shopping in Toronto, visit the Medallion blog.