Fabulous shopping in Ontario

FABULOUS FINDS

While you're in Ontario, watch for Canadian brands and Ontario speciality products!

Founded in 1670, Hudson's Bay Company (also know as HBC and The Bay) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and one of the oldest in the world. At the beginning, it specialised in fur trade, but over more than three centuries, Hudson's Bay Company has become the most well-known department store in Canada.  

Harry Rosen is the premier menswear retailer in Canada, selling top menswear brands, including Armani, Brioni, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hugo Boss, Tom Ford, Versace, etc. 

Since its founding in 1973 by Michael Budman and Don Green by the side of Lake Ontario, Roots has all along emphasised the natural, healthy and energetic brand spirit. Roots has not only become a symbol of the country attracting the attention of clothing brands over all the world, but also become one of the world's leading leisure clothing brands.  

Lululemon Athletica - inspired by Yoga, the brand, known for its unparalleled comfort and durability, is very suitable for sports. Lululemon is dedicated to establishing a healthy and balanced life style for all its customers. 

Winners is a famous chain discount store in Canada. From clothes, shoes, accessories to bedding, from home necessities to jewellery, from fragrance to skin care products, it carries all brands you can name, including CK, Nike, Levi's, Tommy and Polo, to name just a few.    

M.A.C. sells a large selection of professional makeup products that handle the demands of stage performance, films and photo shoots, including foundations, eye shadow, blush, lipsticks, lip gloss, accessories, among others, aiming to express beauty by colors and luster and help people realize their dream of becoming pretty. M.A.C is active in the fashion world, providing professional makeup support for fashion shows in New York, London, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. Owned by the Estee Lauder Companies Inc., M.A.C's headquarters are located in New York while its largest branch is situated in Toronto. 

Holt Renfrew celebrates opulence with its avant-garde and splendid interiors and clusters of counters of top brands. Here you can find a complete list of luxury brands, including Alice & Trixie, D&G, Versace, Galliano and Prada. Whether you purchase expensive clothes and accessories, pamper yourself with a SPA or enjoy a delicious meal, Holt Renfrew will enhance your luxury shopping experience with its thoughtful services!  

Any of our acclaimed wines make fabulous souvenirs or gifts, but the best choice is Icewine. It's our most precious wine - luscious and concentrated.

Take home a sweet treat!  When daytime temperatures get to 5 degrees Celsius and night time temperatures fall to around -5 degrees Celsius, the sap in maple trees starts to run. A hole is then drilled into the trees. The sap runs through a tap into a bucket (or in the modern way, through plastic tubing to a central repository). The sap is collected and boiled to reduce into syrup. It takes 40 litres of sap to produce 1 litre of sweet syrup.   You can buy maple syrup year-round at farmers' markets, but for a real treat, visit a sugar bush from late February through April and see the process for yourself.    You will find them throughout the province - consider White Meadows Farms near Niagara and Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush near Ottawa.  

Vegetables and flowers at an outdoor stall.

KINGSTON PUBLIC MARKET

Browse Ontario’s oldest and longest running market in Kingston’s historic downtown, behind city hall, for fresh local vegetables, organic goodies and hand-made crafts.  This market and others like are a great place to find local food and gift items!

a pair of mocassins

Whetung Ojibwa Centre

A spectacular collection of Native crafts as well as Fine Art, Jewelry, Moccasins, Leather Work, Sculptures and much more from Curve Lake First Nation and across Canada.