April 30, 2007

Best Shopping in Toronto

By Verdict Staff

Hazleton Lanes

Offering high-end shopping malls, fabulous boutiques, and a host of designer stores, Toronto is a shopper’s paradise.

Centered on Bloor Street in the trendy Yorkville district, the city has established itself as the most expensive retail space in the whole of Canada. Whether you’re looking for a tailored suit, an exquisite piece of jewelry, or a chic designer dress, Toronto is the place to find it, with a wealth of highend choices and heaps of elite glamour.



A highly respected shopping venue, Holt Renfrew started life as a hat shop in Quebec City. Since then, the company has opened stores across Canada, offering expert concierge services, a salon and spa, and personal shopping options.

Once the furrier-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria, the store also offers an exceptional fur service and an expert made-to-measure tailoring option. Bought in 1986 by W. Galen Weston, the proud owner of British store Selfridges, Holt Renfrew stocks endless designer labels, from Armani to Zac Posen.

Jody Minuk, Store Manager

+1 416 922 2333

50 Bloor Street West, M4W 1A1




Spanning over 200,000 square feet and showcasing more than 60 unique lifestyle boutiques, Hazelton Lanes is an impressive luxury shopping destination.

Offering a vast range of sought-after international brands and other high-end boutiques, the mall has been catering to customers’ retail needs for more than 35 years.

Miriam Blumenfeld, Property Manager

+1 416 968 8604

87 Avenue Road, M5R 3L2





Dedicated to sourcing the world’s most finely crafted and functional business, travel and luxury goods, Betty Hemmings has established itself as a highly regarded and respected Canadian boutique.

Offering sophisticated leather goods including briefcases, luggage and business accessories, the quality of Betty Hemmings is matched only by the store’s impeccable service.

Alexandra Warwick

+1 416 921 4321

162 Cumberland Street, M5R 2N5



An elegant and contemporary European boutique, Milli prides itself on outstanding attention to detail, excellent customer service, and a tremendous selection of fashion products. Stocking a selection of designers, from popular labels such as Lanvin and Moschino, to the less well-known including Pittsburgh-based knitwear creator Barbara Wells and Israeli-born jeweler Simon Sebbag, Milli is well worth a visit.

+1 416 944 2233

100 Critchley Lane, Bloor Street West, M5S 1M4



Opened in 1954, Harry Rosen specializes in tailored garments for men, created by master tailor Nello Sansone and his team of expert specialists. Whether it’s choosing the right shirt and tie, or having a bespoke suit handmade in the color and fabric of your choice, Harry Rosen is the place to go. Canada’s answer to Saville Row, the store also stocks a huge list of designer brands.

Howard Atkinson, Manager, Harry Rosen’s Bespoke Department

+1 416 972 6327

82 Bloor Street West, M5S 1L9



Phone: +1 416 920 7717 Address: 144 Bloor Street West, M5S 1P3 Website: www.burberry.com
CHANEL Phone: +1 416 925 2577 Address: 131 Bloor Street West, M5S 1R1 Website: www.chanel.com
DOLCE & GABBANA AT HARRY ROSEN Phone: +1 416 972 6327 Address: 82 Bloor Street West, M5S 1L9 Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
GIORGIO ARMANI COSMETICS AT HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 416 922 2333 Address: 50 Bloor Street West, M4W 1A1
AT HOLT RENFREW Phone: +1 416 789 5377 Address: 3401 Dufferin Street, M6A 2T9 Website: www.armani.com
GUCCI Phone: +1 416 963 5127 Address: 130 Bloor Street West, M5S 1N5 Website: www.gucci.com
HERMÈS Phone: +1 416 968 8626 Address: 130 Bloor Street West, M5S 1N5 Website: www.hermes.com
LANVIN AT MILLI Phone: +1 416 944 2233 Address: 100 Bloor Street West, M5S 1M4 Website: www.lanvin.com
LOUIS VUITTON Phone: +1 416 968 3993 Address: 111 Bloor Street West, M5S 1P7 Website: www.louisvuitton.com
PRADA Phone: +1 416 975 4300 Address: The Colonnade, 131 Bloor Street, M5S 1R1 Website: www.prada.com
VERSACE AT HARRY ROSEN Phone: +1 416 972 6327 Address: 82 Bloor Street West, M5S 1L9 Website: www.versace.com