Shopping Around Ryerson

Being situated in the downtown core of Toronto, Ryerson is in a great location for shopping. Especially note-worthy is the fact that there will be a new Winners having their grand opening during the week of IRSA, and so make sure to stop there and take advantage of any deals. Winners is an extremely affordable department store with great prices on men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing. The new location will be right by the intersection of Younge Street and Dundas Street, just South of the Ryerson Student Learning Centre and in between the David’s Tea and Chipotle restaurant. Additionally, there is another Winners just North of the Ryerson Campus at the corner of College Street and Younge Street that is particularly large.

Our Largest Shopping Malls:

Eaton Centre (https://www.cfshops.com/toronto-eaton-centre.html)

This landmark mall is just steps away from Ryerson with over 250 stores, restaurants, and services. It is home to a wide range of stores, including many high-end luxury stores, and 2 large department stores: Hudson’s Bay, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Hudson’s Bay dates back to Canada’s fur trade in the 1600s, and you will find many great deals and souvenirs at this location, as well as luxury items. Saks Fifth Avenue recently opened in Canada and is home to many luxury brands.

Hours: M-F: 10:00-21:30, Sat: 9:30 – 21:30 Sun: 10:00 – 19:00

Yorkdale Shopping Centre (http://www.yorkdale.com/)

This mall is in the northern part of the city, but is easily accessible through TTC – approximately a 30-minute subway ride from Ryerson. Yorkdale tends to be considered a higher-end mall, though you will find many other stores as well. Like most malls in Canada, it is home to Hudson’s Bay, and you will also find our high-end Canadian retailer, Holt Renfrew at this location.

Hours: M-F: 10:00 – 21:00, Sat: 9:30 – 21:00, Sun: 11:00 – 19:00

Shopping Neighbourhoods:

Yorkville

Yorkville was once known as the “hippie” neighbourhood of Toronto, but has since transformed into one that houses many luxury boutiques and high-end retailers. It is also home to one of Holt Renfrew’s flagship stores. You will find many great restaurants and cafés, as well as the American leading natural and organic grocery retailer, Whole Foods. However, stores tend to close early in this neighbourhood around 6pm, but extended hours occur on Thursdays and Fridays.

Kensington Market

Kensington Market lies just outside of China town, not far from Ryerson, and easily accessible through TTC’s streetcars. It was a neighbourhood that was exposed to numerous waves of different ethnocultural communities, making it a very multicultural place. It is home to many ethnic grocery stores, speciality food stores, small bookstores, new and used clothing stores, as well as many small restaurants and cafés. The neighbourhood’s streets tend to be small and narrow, often crowded with pedestrians rather than cars.

Quick places near Ryerson:

Marshalls and Winners

Both are discount department stores located steps from Ryerson (Marshalls a little closer than Winners*). If you’re looking for clothes, shoes, cosmetics, or housewares, you will find it here. Winners also carries jewelry.

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