The City of Markham offers great options for retail therapy from one of a kind boutiques to outlet stores to high end shopping. You can spend the day strolling in the sun along one of the many small-town feel pedestrian-friendly outdoor shopping areas or you can stay cool in an air conditioned shopping centre. You can find everything you need or want while indulging in sweet treats and filling in your wish-list. Read on for our suggestions!
Pacific Mall is a well-known shopping centre in Markham that draws visitors from all over the GTA. There are over 500 stores in this 270,000 square foot shopping centre and parking is plentiful, with more than 1,500 parking spaces available. The main shopping centre is filled with over 450 mini shops, everything from fashion, furniture, toys, tech, flowers and food. Beyond the centre itself, there are even more shops nearby, spread out in a surrounding plaza called Market Square.
Main Street Unionville
Main Street Unionville is the place to go when you’re in the mood for boutique shopping. You can feel great about your dollars supporting independent retailers here with many of the small business owners living nearby and having deep roots in the community. Shop for jewellery, clothes, accessories, gift items, home decor and yummy sweet treats. After strolling the main road be sure to stop for a bite to eat. In addition to great shopping, the street is known for its beautiful patios and many restaurants.
Markham Centre, also known as Downtown Markham, has many draws. There are lots of restaurants and cafes, a movie theatre, the Pride of Canada Carousel and several colourful public art installations. You can also do some shopping for art supplies, golf equipment, streetwear, footwear, high end watches, eyeglasses, nutritional supplements, and skincare. The area is still growing, so watch for more great shops to be added soon.
Markville Mall has more stores than you could possibly visit in a day. It’s the perfect place to take the family to get everything you need, whether you’re visiting one of the main anchor stores like Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, or The Bay, or one of the many smaller specialty shops. There are lots of options for fashion-lovers, a large food court—even Ontario’s first Mercedes me Store. You can find all of your favourite retailers here and discover a few new ones too.
Main Street Markham
If you’re in the mood for some great outdoor shopping, a visit to Main Street Markham is a must. This commercial stretch is home to numerous one-of-a-kind shops, beauty salons and spas, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries. Shop for clothing, art, flowers, furniture, home decor, gifts, and jewellery. There’s a great mix here of long-standing establishments and small businesses that are newer to the scene. Always beautifully decorated to celebrate the seasons, Main Street Markham is a welcoming destination year round.
We hope we’ve inspired you to start planning your next Markham shopping outing. Be sure to shop local and support neighbourhood businesses too! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more great tips about local amenities in the city of Markham.