List of shopping malls in Toronto
The following is a list of shopping malls in Toronto, Canada. The first enclosed shopping mall in Toronto was the Toronto Arcade in Downtown Toronto. The first shopping mall of the enclosed, automobile-centred design type was Yorkdale Shopping Centre, opened in 1964. For shopping malls surrounding the city of Toronto, please see the template at the bottom of this article.
Major shopping centres
These shopping centres each have over a hundred stores and are anchored by multiple department stores. They are also the five largest malls in Toronto. Each provides thousands of automobile parking spaces. With the exception of Sherway Gardens, all of these malls have direct pedestrian connections with the Toronto rapid transit system, though Sherway Gardens has bus connections through the Toronto Transit Commission's bus network and MiWay of Mississauga. Yorkdale is Toronto's first major shopping centre.
|Name||District||Major intersection||Direct rapid transit connection||Developer/Operator||Retail space||Year opened|
|Fairview Mall||North York||Don Mills Road—Sheppard Avenue||Don Mills||Cadillac Fairview||81,874 m2 (881,280 sq ft)||1970|
|Scarborough Town Centre||Scarborough||McCowan Road—Highway 401||Scarborough Centre||Oxford Properties||121,467 m2 (1,307,460 sq ft)||1973|
|Sherway Gardens||Etobicoke||The Queensway—The West Mall||None (nearest station is Kipling; local bus route
runs between Kiping station and Sherway Gardens)
|Cadillac Fairview||91,045 m2 (980,000 sq ft)||1971|
|Toronto Eaton Centre||Old Toronto||Yonge Street—Dundas Street
Yonge Street—Queen Street West
|Cadillac Fairview||159,979 m2 (1,722,000 sq ft)||1977|
|Yorkdale Shopping Centre||North York||Allen Road—Highway 401||Yorkdale||Oxford Properties||143,231 m2 (1,541,730 sq ft)||1964|
District or neighbourhood shopping centres
The district or neighbourhood level of shopping centres in Toronto are typically built around one or a few department stores or grocery supermarkets and are enclosed. These shopping centres typically provide a surrounding free parking lot. Most of these are located in the former suburbs of Toronto, where land was available for parking. There are only three shopping malls of this type within Toronto's pre-1998 city limits: Galleria Mall (at Dufferin Street and Dupont Street), Dufferin Mall (on Dufferin Street south of Bloor Street), and Gerrard Square (on Gerrard Street East east of Pape Avenue). There are a few ethnic malls of this type as well.
- Agincourt Mall (Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue East), Scarborough
- The Albion Centre (Finch Avenue West and Kipling Avenue), Etobicoke
- Bayview Village (Bayview Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East), North York
- Black Creek Super Value Centre (Rogers Road and Keele Street), York
- Bridlewood Mall (Warden Avenue and Finch Avenue East), Scarborough
- Cedarbrae Mall (Lawrence Avenue East and Markham Road), Scarborough
- Centerpoint Mall, (Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue West), North York
- Cloverdale Mall (Dundas Street West and The East Mall), Etobicoke
- Dragon Centre (Sheppard Avenue East and Glen Watford Drive), Scarborough; ethnic mall
- Dufferin Mall, (Dufferin Street, south of Bloor Street West), Old Toronto
- East York Town Centre, (Millwood Road and Overlea Boulevard), East York
- Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (Eglinton Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue), Scarborough
- Galleria Shopping Centre, (Dufferin Street and Dupont Street), Old Toronto
- Gerrard Square, (Gerrard Street East and Pape Avenue), Old Toronto
- Golden Mile, (Victoria Park Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East), Scarborough
- Honeydale Mall, (Dundas Street West and the East Mall), Etobicoke; dead mall
- Jane & Finch Mall, (Jane and Finch), North York
- The Landmark, (Steeles Avenue and Middlefield Road), Scarborough; ethnic mall
- Lawrence Square Shopping Centre, (Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West), North York
- Lawrence Plaza, (Bathurst Street and Lawrence Avenue West), North York
- Malvern Town Centre, (Neilson Road and Tapscott Road), Scarborough
- North York Sheridan Mall, (Jane Street and Wilson Avenue), North York
- Parkway Mall, (Victoria Park Avenue and Ellesmere Road), Scarborough
- Shoppers World Danforth, (Danforth Avenue west of Victoria Park Avenue), East York
- Splendid China Mall, (Steeles Avenue east of Kennedy Road), Scarborough; ethnic mall
- Woodbine Centre, (Rexdale Boulevard and Highway 27), Etobicoke
- Woodside Square, (McCowan Road and Finch Avenue East), Scarborough
- Yorkgate Mall, (Finch Avenue West west of Jane Street), North York
Malls located within major office buildings
One configuration of shopping mall in Toronto is the self-contained type located within a commercial office building, sometimes around a central atrium. This type typically does not provide a surrounding parking lot. These malls typically house from a dozen to several dozen stores. Most of these are connected to a station of the Toronto rapid transit system. In the case of the Hudson's Bay Centre, the mall connects the department store to the Toronto rapid transit system at Bloor-Yonge station.
- The Atrium on Bay (Dundas Street West and Yonge Street), Old Toronto
- Canada Square (Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue West), Old Toronto
- Chinatown Centre (Chinatown), Old Toronto; ethnic mall
- College Park (Yonge Street and College Street), Old Toronto
- Cumberland Terrace (Bay Street and Bloor Street West), Old Toronto
- The Crossways (Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West), Old Toronto
- Dragon City (Chinatown) (Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue), Old Toronto; ethnic mall
- Dynasty Centre (Sheppard Avenue East and Midland Avenue), Scarborough; ethnic mall
- Empress Walk (Empress Avenue and Yonge Street), North York
- Hazelton Lanes (Avenue Road and Yorkville Road), Old Toronto
- Holt Renfrew Centre (Bloor Street West and Bay Street), Old Toronto
- Hudson's Bay Centre (Bloor Street West and Yonge Street), Old Toronto
- Manulife Centre (Bloor Street West and Bay Street), Old Toronto
- Queen's Quay Terminal (Queen's Quay West and York Street), Old Toronto
- Sheppard Centre (Sheppard Avenue East and Yonge Street), North York
- Yonge Eglinton Centre (Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue West), Old Toronto
PATH underground shopping complex
In Downtown Toronto, primarily in the Financial District, there are interconnected shopping malls located one flight of stairs underground. The complex as a whole is named 'PATH'. The Toronto Eaton Centre (see above) is connected to the complex. The complex has 1,200 stores, and according to Guinness World Records, the PATH is the largest underground shopping complex in the world with 371,600 m2 (4,000,000 sq ft) of retail space.
- Brookfield Place, (Yonge Street and Front Street West)
- Commerce Court (Yonge Street and King Street West)
- First Canadian Place (Bay Street and King Street West)
- Royal Bank Plaza (Bay Street and Front Street West)
- Scotia Plaza (King Street West and Yonge Street)
- TD Centre (bounded by King Street West, Bay Street, Wellington Street West, and York Street)
Open-air shopping plazas
Open-air shopping plazas are larger collections of stores built with surrounding parking areas, with parking spaces separated from the storefronts by sidewalks. These shopping centres generally serve the local surrounding area and have a large proportion of family-run businesses, some of which are ethnic.
- Chartwell Plaza (Brimley Road and Huntingwood Drive), Scarborough
- Dufferin & Steeles Plaza, North York
- Dufferin Business Centre (Dufferin Street between Castlefield Avenue and the former York-North York boundary), York
- Iranian Plaza (Yonge Street between Cummer Avenue and Steeles Avenue), North York; ethnic mall
- Peanut Plaza (Don Mills Road and Van Horne Avenue), North York
- Sheppard Plaza (Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street), North York
- Sunnybrook Plaza (Eglinton Avenue East and Bayview Avenue), East York
- Shops at Don Mills (Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East), North York
- Tam O'Shanter Plaza (Sheppard Avenue East east of Kennedy Road), Scarborough
- Victoria Terrace (Victoria Park Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East), North York
- Whiteshield Plaza (Kennedy Road and Lawrence Avenue East), Scarborough
Power centres mainly consist of major national and international big-box stores with large amounts of parking space separate from the stores themselves and serve a larger area than the open-air shopping plazas do.
- Crossroads (Weston Road and Highway 401), North York
- Downsview Power Centre (unofficial name) (Dufferin Street and Wilson Avenue), North York
- Dufferin and Steeles Power Centre (unofficial name) (Dufferin Street and Steeles Avenue), North York
- Golden Mile (Eglinton Avenue East between Victoria Park Avenue and Birchmount Road), Scarborough
- Kennedy Commons (Kennedy Road and Highway 401), Scarborough
- Leaside Centre (Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Drive), East York
- Queensway Complex (Islington Avenue and Queensway), Etobicoke
- Queenswalk Centre (North Queen Street and Queensway), Etobicoke
- Shops at Don Mills — former Don Mills Shopping Centre mall converted to open-air shopping centre (Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East), North York
- The Stockyards Shopping Centre (Keele Street/Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue West), Old Toronto
- York Mills Gardens (Leslie Street and York Mills Road), North York
The markets are housed indoors with stalls of independent vendors.
- Downsview Park Merchant's Market, Downsview Park (Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West), North York
- Jane Finch Flea Market, 1911 Finch Avenue West (Jane Street and Finch Avenue West), North York
- Dr. Flea's, Highway 27 and Albion Road, Etobicoke
- Merchant's Flea Market, 1921 Eglinton Avenue East, (Warden Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East), Scarborough
- Toronto Weston Flea Market, Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue West, Old Toronto
The following are dead malls, i.e., those malls having few tenants and/or awaiting demolition or re-development.
Former shopping malls
The following shopping malls have been demolished or closed. Some have been replaced by new strip plazas or re-developed for non-retail uses:
- Golden Mile Plaza (1954–1986) at Eglinton Avenue East and Victoria Park Avenue, demolished after 1986 fire and later replaced with a power centre named Golden Mile Mall.
- Morningside Mall (1979–2002) at Morningside Avenue and Kingston Road, Scarborough; the indoor mall was demolished to make way for outdoor big box plaza called Morningside Crossing
- Rexdale Plaza (1957–2004), Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke and enclosed 1972. Most stores closed by 2003 and demolition of south end in 2004 with north end of mall retained (with an Asian supermarket and a few small stores). Since 2004, its south end was redeveloped as an outdoor mall with Wal-Mart Supercentre as stand-alone big box store.
- Warden Woods Mall or Warden Power Centre (1970–2005) at Warden Avenue north of St. Clair Avenue East, Scarborough was a full mall and later as clearance centre. It has since been demolished and replaced with low-density residential development.
- Weston-Finch Mall (1960s–2006), Weston Road and Finch Avenue West, North York - former strip mall (with Zellers, Canadian Tire and McDonald's as tenants) and later as outlet facility; demolished 2006 and vacant lot[when?] awaiting redevelopment for condos.
- Westside Mall, Eglinton Avenue West west of Caledonia Road, York - replaced with a power centre of the same name during the early 2000s (with Canadian Tire, Rogers Plus, FreshCo (renamed from Price Chopper), Dollar Tree (formerly occupied by Shoppers Drug Mart) and CIBC as major tenants).
- Unnamed strip mall on Sheppard Avenue West east of Weston Road - now[when?] site of Westown residential development.
Former flea markets
- Flea market at the southwest corner of Midland and Sheppard is closed since the early 2000s.