Comfort Hotel Downtown
15 Charles St. E.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1S1
Phone: (416) 924-1222
Fax: (416) 927-1369
Kitchen Stuff Plus is the place of choice for chefs, culinary experts or those just looking to stock their kitchens with state-of-the-art gadgetry, tools and appliances. The sheer variety of products may leave you breathless, but you are sure to find something of value, whether you are a beginner or an expert in cooking. Shop for Santoku knives and knife sets, peelers, seafood tools, milk carton holders, ladles, spatulas, tea servers, muffin and pizza pans, shot glasses, saute pans and pot lids. You can even hunt for the perfect accessory for the home or bathroom including mirrors, clocks, tabletop frames, wine bar furniture, bath shelves, toilet brushes and bath mats.
Shoppers Drug Mart is a drug and healthcare store that has several outlets across the city. This store is a good place for some regular shopping for skincare and cosmetic products from several affordable as well as top brands. You can also stock up on your health supplies such as vitamins and supplements, fitness products, personal care and more. A one stop shop for all your everyday needs.
Rabba Fine Foods is a one stop location for all your daily grocery shopping needs. From fresh flowers, to ready-made food products such as sandwiches and sushi, this supermarket has it all. One can also buy freshly baked bread and other bakery items here, in addition to chocolates, pickles and your other canned foods. The highlight of this store is that it is open 24/7, making it a convenient place to stop by for some last minute shopping.
Cumberland Terrace is a small 70s mall located in the trendy Yorkville neighborhood of the city. Now overtaken by big shopping complexes with even bigger brands all around, this place is good for a quick stroll to find something you may like, or to have a quick meal in their food court. One can find a Tibetan store selling knick knacks here, as well as a toy store, shoe stores, as well as a Swarovski outlet.
The Holt Renfrew specialty store carries exclusive designer fashions comparable to Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's in the United States. The chain began early as a hat shop in Quebec City, Canada. You can browse through the private Holt Renfrew collection to find stuff that will still set you apart. Call ahead for more details.
Part of the famous LCBO chain, this outlet in Toronto offers an internationally diverse range of spirits, beers and alcohol. So much of variety can be overwhelming especially for a novice but don't worry, the very knowledgeable sales staff are at hand and will help you make an informed decision. Also stop by for the wine tasting sessions which are held regularly. Gift certificates are available should you want to present a fine wine to your boss, lover or friend.
This "modern-living center" offers an arcade of shops and restaurants open to all and an apartment complex above for people to live in the downtown area at the corner of Bloor and Bay. With bookstores, wine shops and a variety of stores geared for urban living, the shopping concourse has something for everyone. Also worth enjoying is the Panorama Lounge and Restaurant, on the 51st floor with a view of the city that is second to none.
With hundreds of books under one roof, Indigo Books & Music is a perfect place for book lovers. Indigo is one of the largest book retailers in Canada and has several stores across the country. They have books for everyone covering several genres such as fiction, non fiction, self help, literature, sci-fi, history, biographies and many more. Besides this, they also store excellent books for children and teenagers. In addition to best sellers expect rare books here. You can also shop for music toys, games and much more. Check their website for a comprehensive book list. Drop in to buy a book that you have been looking for.
Chic shops and posh restaurants like Sassafraz and Yamato Japanese Restaurant, and the perpetually crowded sidewalk cafes make Bloor-Yorkville a quaint spot for those with expensive tastes. During the evening, wrought-iron lampposts light your way as you dip into art galleries, cocktail lounges and tiny boutiques selling haute couture. The area is frequented by celebrities, so you never know whom you will bump into next.
Gap has rightly earned the status of a cult brand. Because of its distinctive designs and styles it has won young hearts around the globe. The Bloor Street West location of this fashion brand offers customers a convenient shopping experience in a spacious store. They do change the store layout quite often but the offerings remain targeted towards men, women, girls, boys and children. And if you ever feel lost in this fashion maze their helpful staff will happily oblige to show you to your desired aisle. Gap is upbeat with seasonal fashion, so as you see the leaves falling off or you feel chills on your skin, head to Gap to redo your wardrobe.
Who would have thought there would be so many kinds of mustard? Gourmets gather at this Yorkville shop for the myriad choices available in kitchen essentials, like coffee and tea, pasta, sauces, oils and dressings. What makes this store so special is the seemingly limitless variety available in all categories. There is also a takeaway counter, where you can buy ready-made sandwiches, salads and desserts. As well, Dinah's has a selection of kitchen items like teapots and cups.
For almost two decades, this store has been a source for cooks of all skill levels. The space is small but it is packed with more than 4000 titles. Shelves are divided according to topic, which range from ethnic recipe collections to books featuring specific ingredients. There's also a section for general reference, where novice chefs can find materials that cover the basics. The store is a stopover for authors promoting their cookbooks and is always a great source of culinary inspiration.