The Best Local Shopping Spots in Toronto

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Toronto? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Cote de Boeuf – A slice of Paris in Toronto

Cote de Boeuf – A slice of Paris in Toronto

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“Cote de Boeuf” on Ossington Street in Toronto is as charming as it gets. It’s a butcher & specialty food/lunch stop by day and wine/dinner bar by night…

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Courage My Love – International treasures galore

Courage My Love – International treasures galore

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“Courage My Love” in Toronto is a family-run vintage staple in Kensington Market. It’s been going strong since ’75! Great for gifts, esp. Christmas!

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Crown Flora – Nurture your green thumb here

Crown Flora – Nurture your green thumb here

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“Crown Flora” in Toronto is my go-to spot for plants, pots, fresh cut flowers and gifts. It’s perfect for making your own terrarium or holiday wreath…

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Dogs & Coffee – A place for you and your best pal

Dogs & Coffee – A place for you and your best pal

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“Dogs & Coffee” in Toronto is an exception to Ontario’s strict pets-in-eateries laws, although here it’s the pups that get to eat! Hear hear, parents!

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Drake General Store – Eccentric Canadian souvenirs

Drake General Store – Eccentric Canadian souvenirs

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“Drake General Store” Toronto is an eccentric store where you can find everything Canadian in regards to souvenirs, from baseball caps, shirts, mugs…

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