Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Toronto

It would be a pity to leave Toronto without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Toronto, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Author: Daniel
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The Bay

1) The Bay

What to buy here: Canadian Olympic Team Red Mittens.

You couldn’t have missed them during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games – those bright red mittens waving on the hands of every Canadian fan. Lucky for us, the mittens are still around – and for a good cause, to boot. The Bay sells each pair for $10 and proceeds support Canadian athletes through the Canadian Olympic Foundation for athlete development programs, coaching and equipment. It’s worth the trip to the Bay, Canada's...   view more
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St. Lawrence Market -Maple Syrup

2) St. Lawrence Market -Maple Syrup

What to buy here: Butter tarts from the St. Lawrence Market | Local Maple Syrup.

No trip to Toronto (or Canada, for that matter) is complete without sampling some of the delicious maple syrup for which our beautiful country is famous. Be sure to take some home with you to keep the vacation “flowing” – Canadian maple syrup is delicious on pancakes and waffles, but locals know the best pairing for authentic maple syrup is bacon – delicious! If you can plan your vacation to be here...   view more
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Real Sports Apparel

3) Real Sports Apparel

What to buy here: Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey.

Don’t miss the Hockey Hall of Fame downtown – after all, it’s the sport that defines Canadians! The Maple Leafs are part of the “Original Six” members of the NHL and they are Toronto’s favourite team (despite their rather dismal record – the team hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967). Toronto fans love the team all the same and it’s nearly impossible to grab tickets when Toronto gets Leafs fever. The Leafs play at the Air Canada...   view more
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Steam Whistle Brewing

4) Steam Whistle Brewing

What to buy here: Steamwhistle Beer.

If there is one thing Toronto has an abundance of, it’s beer! Canadians love their brews (cartons are known for having holes in the sides large enough for mittened hands to fit through) and Steamwhistle is one of Toronto’s finest local brews. After poking through the recommend brewery tour, make sure to pick up a “two-four” to take home with you. The pilsner is known for its “floral hop aroma, sweet graininess with distinctive grassy notes, and...   view more
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Rogers Center

5) Rogers Center

What to buy here: Toronto Blue Jays Apparel.

If baseball is your sport, head to the Rogers Center to catch a game under the open dome. Nothing beats a cold beer at the game on a sunny day. The stadium is right next to the CN Tower so you can plan a full day of Toronto sightseeing, all in one place. The Rogers Center (formerly known as the SkyDome) was the first stadium to have a fully retractable motorized roof, so you can enjoy a game rain or shine. If you feel like splurging, spend a night...   view more
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The Beer Store

6) The Beer Store

What to buy here: Mill Street Beer | Steamwhistle Beer.

Mill Street Brewery operates out of an original tankhouse and is located in a 19th century Victorian industrial building in Toronto’s Distillery District. Locals head to the BrewPub for its great food and for the 13 Mill Street beers on tap. The brewery has won Canadian Brewery of the year several years running and it’s not hard to see why. Sample one of Mill Street’s many brews to get a taste of why Torontonians love this bar –...   view more
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Kensington Market

7) Kensington Market

Kensington Market is one of the most fascinating market areas in Toronto. The place is packed with shops, restaurants and others. The merchandise of the Kensington Market comes from all over the world. Here is a place to enjoy a lot of cultures and...   view more
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Blue Banana Market

8) Blue Banana Market

What to buy here: Soap from Kensington Market's Blue Banana.

This store is famous for its unique gifts such as locally made pottery, artwork and sculptures. Over 200 artists, jewellers and craftsmen fill the store with funky pieces, and the shop is located in one of Toronto’s coolest neighbourhoods – Kensington Market, one of Toronto’s most fabulous shopping districts. Find everything from home decor to retro fashion in the unique boutiques lining Kensington Avenue. Don’t miss...   view more

Walking Tours in Toronto, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Create Your Own Walk in Toronto

Creating your own self-guided walk in Toronto is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Religious Heart of Toronto Walking Tour

Because it is an ethnically diverse city, Toronto has different types of churches beginning with imposing Revival style Cathedrals to small postmodernist churches.This tour however aims to introduce you to some of the most famous religious structures in the city. While in Toronto be sure to check the ones listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

Once an Anglo backwater, Toronto represents today the cultural and economic heart of English-speaking Canada. It is not only a beautiful city, but also has a rich history dating back to 1793. This tour invites you to explore, at your own leisure, the heritage of Toronto. Don't miss visiting its most exciting and representative sights, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

Art Lover's Tour In Toronto

This tour will take you to a district that once embraced Gothic culture, and became a very popular tourist attraction. Young, vibrant and bohemian, Queen West Street is often compared to New York’s or London’s SoHo districts. It’s a hangout for many artists and musicians, with its many music stores, cafes, clubs and of course lots of art galleries. Follow this self-guided tour as it takes you to the most fashionable art galleries, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Toronto without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Toronto, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

Cabbagetown Walking Tour

This neighborhood, located east of Toronto's downtown, was established in 1840. Once a small community of Irish immigrants and one of the poorest neighborhoods in Toronto, Cabbagetown was declared a historic district in 2004 and claims to be "the largest continuous area of preserved Victorian housing in North America". Check out the highlights of this region, as listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

This chain of small islands located in Lake Ontario represents a great recreation destination surrounded by a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. The chain consists of three major islands (Center Island, Algonquin or Sunfish Island and Olympic Island) and several small ones. The Toronto Islands offer a great panoramic view of Toronto. Check out the attractions listed below that these islands offer to tourists.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km

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