One of the most popular shopping destinations in North America, Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto grew out of the now defunct Eaton's department store chain that once held much of the land on which it is built.
Timothy Eaton purchased a dry goods business on Yonge Street in 1869 and the Eatons family business grew rapidly from there. The first phase of today's Eaton Centre was opened in 1977. While the Eaton's 'empire' entered bankruptcy in 1999, there are still shopping malls carrying it's name in several Canadian Cities.
Today this shopping centre and office complex is the fourth largest in Canada. It features multiple levels with a galleria style vaulted glass ceiling, a design which has been copied in various forms in malls throughout North America. The centre is also connected to a 17 storey Marriott hotel.
The mall offers over 230 stores, restaurants and services including two food courts. Major retailers include Best Buy, Canadian Tire and H & M. Canada's largest 'flagship' Hudson Bay store is not in the mall, but is connected via a covered pedestrian walkway.
The mall was home to the largest Sears store in Canada, but it has since shut down and upscale American fashion retailer Nordstrom is planning to open for business in the same space sometime in 2016.
Getting to Eaton Centre by public transit is easy with the mall stretching between Queen and Dundas Subway Stations.
Facts For Your VisitFee: No
May differ on holidays
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Address: 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1, Canada
Phone: (416) 598-8560
Official Website: Eaton Centre Toronto
Ratedout of 5
Beautiful modern mall. All famous brands you need is there. Very exciting event for Christmas. The tallest tree within the center and I had more fun with music and snow simulator and changing colors. Good times. I just score 4 because of the old parking lots and hard to move in the indoor parking lots. It’s recommended to repair it.
Nahid Fard - a month ago
Eaton Centre in Toronto is a bustling urban gem that encapsulates the spirit of the city. Its iconic glass-domed architecture is a sight to behold, creating a vibrant atmosphere from the moment you arrive. Boasting a diverse array of shops, from renowned brands to unique local boutiques, Eaton Centre offers a shopping haven for all tastes. The spacious layout and welcoming design make navigating the center a pleasure. With a variety of dining options and entertainment choices, it's more than just a shopping destination—it's a dynamic and lively hub at the heart of Toronto. Eaton Centre truly enhances the city's cosmopolitan charm.
Amir Modarresi - a month ago
Good selection of different shops covering everything from clothing to kitchenware.
Easily accessible by public transport or walking.
Wide variety of eateries also onsite.
A mini exhibition about Canada's Northern Lights was an enjoyable experience.
Plenty of interesting large scale sculptures throughout the centre provide photo opportunities and were amusing. 😄
Metal Mama - 3 months ago
Toronto's Eaton Centre stands as a bustling shopping and entertainment hub, epitomizing urban retail excellence. This multi-level shopping complex seamlessly blends iconic architecture with an extensive array of shops, making it a premier destination for both locals and tourists.
The diverse range of stores caters to various tastes and budgets, from high-end luxury brands to popular mainstream retailers. The expansive atrium, crowned by the iconic "Flight Stop" geese sculpture, creates an open and inviting atmosphere, enhancing the overall shopping experience.
Eaton Centre's food court is a culinary delight, offering a wide variety of international cuisines, ensuring there's something for every palate. The center's commitment to accessibility is notable, with well-designed pathways and amenities, making it convenient for all visitors.
During the holiday season, the Eaton Centre transforms into a festive wonderland with dazzling decorations and festive events, adding an extra layer of charm. Despite its size, the center is well-maintained, and the staff provides helpful and courteous service.
In conclusion, Eaton Centre is not just a shopping destination; it's a vibrant urban space where fashion, food, and entertainment converge seamlessly, making it a quintessential Toronto experience.
Saran - 4 weeks ago
|TTC Subway Line
|Dundas or Queen Station
How to get to Eaton Centre Toronto by TTC Subway
No bus needed. The Eaton Centre is accessible directly from Dundas or Queen Subway Station.
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