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Last days of summer — Discover Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville District


Are you planning a last-minute, end-of-summer trip to Toronto — Canada’s biggest city? There’s so much to see and do in Toronto in the summer: from eating at some of the country’s best and most diverse restaurants to taking a five-minute ferry ride on Lake Ontario to visit the beautiful beaches of the Toronto Islands.

Toronto also holds some of the world’s most sought-after and luxurious fashion brands. The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is renowned for its one-stop-shopping because it has everything from GUCCI to Sephora, all within a few blocks of one another.

To get a full list of Bloor-Yorkville retailers, stop by Shopping Canada to see which stores, restaurants, and bars you’d like to visit. It will also give you a detailed outline on transportation in the area, a brief history of how it became one of Canada’s top retail locations, store reviews, as well as any shopping news or sales that might be happening.

Before you make your trip to the beautiful Toronto shopping district, we’ve made a list of some of the chic boutiques and retailers with competitive prices that you won’t want to miss.

Club Monaco

You can start your shopping day at Bloor and Avenue Road by visiting Club Monaco. We would be remiss if we didn’t start our tour with the elegant flagship location. The building was originally a part of the University of Toronto campus from the early 1900s and is now home to the Canadian-founded high-end casual retailer now owned by the Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Canadian men and women have been wearing the brand since 1985, and it has since come to embody cool sophistication that is truly unlike any other brand of this price range. Utilizing materials such as silks, linens, and well-made cotton, Club Monaco is the best place for cool summer looks.


It’s always easy to know when there is an Aveda store nearby because of how amazing all of the products smell. You can recognize when one is close from a mile away. Based on Ayurveda, the Hindu traditional holistic system of medicine from India, Aveda is known for its natural ingredients and its policy against animal testing.

Aveda offers natural shampoos, conditioners, makeup, and other hair and skin care products that will leave you feeling fresh and vibrant.

Located in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville on Cumberland Street, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit Canada’s biggest Aveda location.

Nordstrom Rack

If you’re looking for brand names but don’t want to pay brand name prices, Nordstrom Rack is the place for you. Nordstrom Rack offers branded clothing such as Marc Jacobs, Nike, and Cole Haan to people of all ages at discounted prices.

It’s located at Yonge and Bloor in Toronto, which is right at the edge of the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, so you can make it your final shopping pit stop before finding a nice restaurant to settle down for the evening.

When you’re planning a Toronto itinerary, don’t forget to locate the best retailers and to include a day of shopping in the Bloor-Yorkville area. The summer is the best time to visit the city, so get that trip in motion!

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