Quality Hotel & Suites Airport East
2180 Islington Ave.
Toronto, ON M9P 3P1
Phone: (416) 240-9090
Fax: (416) 240-9944
Set in an area surrounded by parks, on the prominent Rexdale Boulevard, the Woodbine Shopping Centre offers a mega-treat for those who love shopping and entertainment. This mega shopping center has two levels that house some of the world's most famous and first-rate stores and brands. You will find Sears, Anna Bella, and Zellers, among others. This mega center also has cinemas, department stores, a food court which has some very decent and known restaurants serving your favorite foods, and even banks, so you never run out of cash. The Woodbine Shopping Centre also houses 'Fantasy Fair', which is an amusement park with exhilarating rides at reasonable prices. The center also organizes various events that change according to the season and the occasion. Please see the website for further information.
Dr. Flea's Flea Market is touted to be the largest of its kind in the city. This weekend market was established in 1987 and features an indoor and outdoor shopping area. From collectibles to cosmetics, home products to clothing, comic books to records and food stalls to farmer's market, there is plenty to shop about. You will also find nail salons, hairdressers, bakeries, poultry and delis. With more than 400 vendors, you will definitely get bargain deals here.
At 1.6 million square feet (0.148 square metres), Yorkdale Shopping Centre is among the largest shopping centers in Canada. Shopaholics will be thrilled to find more than 250 of Toronto's most fashionable stores at their disposal to hunt for some of the best apparel and accessories. Its year round customer service programs include gift wrapping, free strollers and wheelchairs, faxing service, valet parking and car cleaning, external security patrols and a lost and found service.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Be amazed at the cutting edge and innovative furniture on display at Ikea, the furniture superstore. From sofas, coffee tables and lighting options to bookshelves, kitchen installations and textiles, you'll find everything you'll possibly need for your home here. Apart from simply selling their products, there's a helpful consultant service where you can take ideas and advice on furnishing your home or office. Kids are in for a treat with a number of specially designed areas and rooms to play while the parents shop in peace. The in-store restaurant which offers light meals is a good option to take a break before browsing for more.
A walk through the IKEA store will turn anyone into an interior decorator, owing to its gorgeous collection of home furniture, upholstery, dinnerware, bedroom and bathroom accessories and so on. One will not find the kind of variety available here anywhere else, at such reasonable prices. The people at IKEA Etobicoke take preserving the environment very seriously, and to support that they reserve two premium parking spots near the entrance for customers who come in with a fuel-efficient cars. The store also has a play area called Småland, so that parents can shop stress-free. If you’ve worked up an appetite after all the shopping, grab a bite at the bistro inside the store. Now that's what you call excellent service!
Opened in 1971, Sherway Gardens is a premium shopping destination with an illustrious history of being one of the biggest shopping complexes when it first opened. The huge center incorporates a garden theme in its design with a number of impeccably manicured plant gardens giving the place a refreshingly different look. With no less than 200 premium retailers vying for shoppers' attention, shopping promises to be an exciting experience. From luxury fashion brands Michael Kors and Aldo to electronics giants like Sony, this center has just about everything covered. A number of restaurants and eateries ensure that shoppers never run out of fuel. Regular promotions keep them coming in droves.
Apple Store, Sherway Gardens caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Just one street over from this trendy strip is the Ontario College of Art and Design. When young artists graduated and were desperate for cash, they would bring their treasures here to sell. Soon small shops stuffed with unique items began popping up on Queen Street West. Today, you can still find unusual gifts from cool clothing to antique comics either in the stores or from one of the many friendly street vendors. It's also a hot spot for restaurants and bars such as the Epicure Cafe, the Rivoli and the Queen Mother Cafe.
Located in what has come to be known as Mirvish Village, this Toronto landmark is loved as much for its bargain prices as for its colorful owner, 'Honest' Ed Mirvish. The store is covered with folksy sayings, like, “Welcome, don't faint at our low prices,” “There's no place to lie down” and “The nicest people in the world pass through our doors: our customers.” Honest Ed's offers a wide selection of products, including household items and clothing. Go at night for the spectacularly garish storefront lighting display.
If you're into antiques and collectibles, Plantation is the place to be. From hard-to-find pieces of rare china, to heirloom jewelry, you'll find it here in the heart of Mirvish Village. A word of caution to the unprepared shopper, the Plantation often buys collections from entire estates. So, if you're looking for something specific, you'll have to wade through the rest. But there are rewards for taking your time. Bargains? Try your best to haggle, look very innocent and you may very well walk away with a good deal!
Located one street west of Bathurst, on Bloor, this cutting-edge store is a hybrid of comic and literary books for the fringe element. Self-described as carrying everything cool in comics, the Beguiling has most of the better comic book publishers and also an assortment of graphic novels from the likes of R Crumb, Joe Matt, Chester Brown and others. While primarily known for its comic book section, it is also home for beat literature Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, and select crime fiction.