The Eaton Centre is situated in the heart of Downtown Toronto. This is a 'must see' when you visit Toronto as it is a large shopping mall and lots of visitors come here being one of North America's top shopping destinations. Other tourist come to Eaton's not only to shop but also to experience a different kind of atmosphere and architecture. It's unique sculpture of Canada geese is one of the mall attractions. Hungry? Don't worry you don't need to go out of the mall. You will find fastfoods on both ends of the mall where you can eat your lunch and dinner with the selection of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Jamaican, Thailand, Vietnamese, Arabian, and of course Canadian dishes. After your meal, you may take a walk and you will find at the centre of the mall, the famous fountain. After you have done shopping and want to do some more, then you may exit at Yonge Street where you will find the Canon, and the Elgin & Winter Garden theatres. You may be able to witness street performers at the Yonge and Dundas corner and Yonge and Queen intersection. That's not all. There are more attractions you will find nearby which is too many to mention.
For your convenience, I am giving you the store schedule below:
Monday to Friday 10AM to 9PM
Saturday 9:30AM to 7PM
Sunday 12PM to 6PM
Come and enjoy your visit at Toronto Eaton's Centre. A Toronto mall you should not miss!
What to buy: There are approximately 280 shops, restaurants and other services being housed under one roof. You will find items of brand names in most shops. You may be able to buy souvenirs on some selected stores.
What to pay: Prices are above average. Most stores offer Sales on selected items many times in a year.
Sears is a huge department store that sells a bit of everything.
The main convenience of shopping here is the fact that you can find most of the things you might need, but prices are not the best. They are the same as everywhere else.
However... everytime that I have been there, there are sales on specific items.
Funny enough, both times I went to Canada, I came back with a new set of luggage as I got some Samsonite and Air Canada bags 60-70% off. Last time I also bought some Levi's pants and sweaters 40% off.
Weekends are usually good for sales as I guess they want to attract more people (it is located in a mainly business-oriented area).
In any case, if you are in Toronto for some time (a week or so) check in once in a while as sales come and go and often only last a day or two. You might try to get on the good side of one of the, usually very friendly, salespeople as you can get inside information on when there will be another sale.
My girlfriend bought a Guess purse 40 % off (30% plus an extra 10% scratch bonus we got that day).
The Eaton Center is one of the best malls that I have ever been in and one fo the easiest to get around! It is simply stunning!
What to buy: You can buy just about anything in here, you really are spoilt for choice.
This shopping centre was huge! My travelling companion was in her absoloute element!
There are shops of every kind,with eateries too, and its in out of the cold which is a big plus.
The architecture is cool too!
What to buy: You can buy anything here, imagine, all the main brands from everywhere all thrown together to make the Eaton Centre.
What to pay: You could spend a fortune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The eaton centre is ok, but not as good as some of the other malls in Toronto if you are prepared to go a bit further out of the city. Yorkdale mall is bigger and stocks more, the eaton centre seems to have a lot of cheap touristy rubbish, but Yorkdale and most others are far better, with better bargains!
One of the best malls in Toronto, and easily accesible by subway! Club Monaco, Zara, Banana Republic, Browns, Bebe, Aritzia, Mexx, Nine West, Town Shoes, etc... its all here!
What to buy: Everything and anything!
What to pay: Any budget works!
Its hard to find something to say about the Eatons Centre that nobody else has already said. The variety of stores, from touristy shops to high-end fashion stores, entertainment, restaurants & the food courts, the fountains, and the architectural structure, there is probably something for everyone. Yes, there has been some trouble with gangs at the Centre, but I wouldnt NOT visit the Eaton Centre because of fear of being attacked.
What to buy: You can buy just about anything at the Eaton Centre - including a toothbrush!
If youre looking for music, personally, though, I would walk up Yonge St to Sam the Record Man, or HMV.
Dont forget the Bay just across Queen St which you can get to underground, walking across the street or over-ground via the walkway.
What to pay: $ to $$$ the sky is the limit.
Eaton Centre is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) shopping malls in Toronto. Inside you will find numerous smaller shops that sell everything from clothes to souvenirs and from shoes to candy.
There are five levels to chose from - both the most of it is taken up by the huge departement store Sears. A great store where you can find virtualy everything.
Inside you can also admire a special art exhibition by Michael Snow. He made a project using 60 life size Canade Geese. Although they were meant to be taken down long tie ago - people decided they wanted to keep it.
The Disney Store at Eaton Center is probably about the same as the Disney Stores anywhere.
I was shopping for birthday presents for two of my grandchildren who were born at the end of June (age 6) and the beginning of July (age 3). I wanted them sent directly to them, as I didn't want to carry them around.
The previous May we all went to a family reunion at Disney World
What to buy: For my granddaughter: $78.00 Canadian
A Bug's Life VHS
Bug's Life Watch
Tarzan Animals Skirt
For my grandson: $84.00 Canadian
Tarzan backpack and safari outfit
What to pay: I spent a total of $219.68 Canadian This was $151.50 in US$
Its a fun and big shopping center.
The 2 big Department stores (The Bay and Sears) are in this mall.
There is fast food and a subway that gets till the entrance.
Don't forget to keep the shopping bills (50$ and up) you will get taxes back
While you are downtown go to the Paramount theater They have IMAX
It's on Richman st. a few blocks away.
What to buy: Books
Food and Drink
Computers and Electronics
Bath and Beauty
Toys and Games
The sculpure that everyone knows that has heard of the Eaton Centre in Toronto : Michael Snow's sculpture of Canada geese entitled, 'Flight Stop'.
Michael Snow has executed several prominent and popular public commissions that include "Reflections", his photo mural at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, "The Audience", his sculptured frieze at Toronto’s SkyDome, and "Flight Stop", his photo/fiberglass Canada Geese at the Eaton Centre.
There are two parking lots, the Yonge Parkade on the east side of the Centre, and the Dundas Parkade on the north side.
Getting there :
The Eaton Centre is accessible by TTC and the PATH system. Take the Yonge Line subway to Dundas or Queen station.
The PATH system connects downtown buildings by an underground walkway. The Eaton Centre is north of The Bay department store and south of the Atrium on Bay. Union Station is the closest GO Transit station. From Union Station, walk north approximately 15 minutes on Bay Street to Queen Street. The Eaton Centre doors are found on Queen Street, east of Bay Street and west of Yonge Street.
This is a picture of the decorations at the Eaton Centre during christmas. There are christmas decorations everywhere you look, a real display!
Eaton Centre is the third largest mall in Canada and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Toronto. The Centre is bordered by Dundas Street (north), Yonge
Street (east), Queen Street (south) and Bay Street (west).
There are more than 285 shops, restaurants, and services! So there is plenty of shops for the shop-aholics. Hahaha, I would be happy enough with only one store, because I don't really like shopping. But I have to admit that even for a 'not-shopper' like me that it is fun to see the inside of Eaton Centre. The mall is huge, and the glass roof makes it look very special. At the entrance you can see the artist Michael Snow's sculpture of Canada geese entitled, Flight Stop. And maybe the most fun is to stand on the 4th floor and look down on the shoppers from above. Hahaha, they look so miniature from up there, it is like looking at a miniature world.
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Eaton Centre is open 7 days a week, including most statutory holidays.
Eaton is now Sears. Over the years, I notice a great improvement in the products carried by this store.
During Christmas season, remember to buy all the cosmetics you need. The gifts during this period are really fabulous!
What to buy: Cosmetics, esp. during promotional periods.
Here is where I spent a great deal of my winter time while schooling in U of T. It's about 5 mins walk from where I used to stay at the Lexington, College. There's a great deal of activities at Yonge Street & in Eaton Centre. It's very fun to window shop & check out all the little shops selling handicrafts & all kind of toys.