Lifestyle in Downsview
Downsview contains some of the best shopping in the Toronto area.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre is conveniently located at Dufferin/The Allen Expressway and the 401 highway. This large indoor shopping mall attracts shoppers from all over Toronto to it's high profile retail stores - amongst them the new J.Crew, Zara, Banana Republic, Holt Renfrew, Guess, the newly renovated Bay department store, H&M, The Gap, Williams Sanoma, The Pottery Barn and Indigo, just to name a few. Yorkdale is also a destination spot for its movie theatres, a public library, professional offices, and a fitness facility.
North York Sheridan Mall at Jane Street and Wilson Avenue is a local indoor mall with a nice mix of big department stores and independent retailers. Further east the Downsview Plaza at Keele Street and Wilson Avenue features a large Italian supermarket, and professional and medical offices. The Lawrence Square shopping centre located at Lawrence Avenue West and the Allen Expressway includes big department stores, small retailers and professional and medical offices.
At Downsview's eastern boundary you find the Sheppard Plaza catering to the neighbourhood's basic needs, including banking, groceries, health food, dollar store, pet shop, Starbucks and the Dairy Queen.
The Wilson Avenue and Bathurst Street shopping district includes Jewish gift shops, neighbourhood fruit and flower markets, bakeries and restaurants, nail salons, and local conveniences.