Being able to shop for necessities close to home is the ultimate convenience. When you can find groceries, office supplies, clothing for the kids, tech, and even home decor nearby, it just makes day-to-day life that much easier. You can quickly grab needed items on the way home from work and look forward to longer, more leisurely shopping outings in your downtime. Here are some of the best shopping near Cowdray Court in Scarborough.
Kennedy Commons, just south of the 401 and on the east side of Kennedy, is a great local resource. It features two big grocery stores—Metro and Foody World—a PetSmart and an LCBO. You can get your banking done, shop for art supplies and decor at Michaels, browse home furnishings at The Brick, Sleep Country Canada, Structube, and Ashley HomeStore, or wander the aisles at Chapters, Party City, or Kitchen Stuff Plus. When you’re done, grab something to eat at one of the many fast-casual restaurants, including crowd favourite Jollibee.
Scarborough Town Centre
Of course the big draw in the area is Scarborough Town Centre, with its 250 stores that range in size from the most recognized brand-name retailers to smaller, community-owned pop-ups. You can find everything here, including the latest in fashion, beauty, personal care, tech, and home decor; anchor stores include Walmart and Hudson’s Bay. Recent campaigns have drawn attention to female-led style brands and Black-owned businesses—there is always lots to choose from here as the selection of goods and services evolves and they continually innovate. The newly redesigned TASTE MRKT offers more than 25 different quick-service food options, so if you need some fortification after shopping, be sure to head there.
Sky City Shopping Centre
This busy, popular shopping centre on the northwest corner of Midland and Finch is a huge outdoor mall with a wide array of stores. While food and drink make up the bulk of the offerings and draw most of the traffic, you can also shop for fashion, housewares, electronics, travel, beauty, and personal care services here. Shoppers should definitely take advantage of the many Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants available in one location, and there are so many different bubble tea shops, you can try a different one with every visit.
CF Fairview Mall
Everyone knows CF Fairview Mall, a favourite shopping destination for many in the area and beyond. The mall has four main anchor tenants and just under 200 stores and services for you to explore. There’s a good mix of everything here, including fashion, beauty, home goods, personal care services (including health and medical) and jewelry—plus some of the heavy hitters such as Apple, Lego, and Nike. You can also watch a movie here, so be sure to check the listings and find out what’s playing before you head out.
Living on Cowdray Court gives you easy access to a number of great shopping destinations nearby. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more tips on making the most of this central location.