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Don Mills

Lifestyle in Don Mills

Shops at Don Mills located on the southwest corner of Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East is a family friendly neighbourhood landmark and meeting place. This contemporary open-air shopping centre is designed with an urban village theme where shoppers can partake in exciting year round events. The venue for these events is the Town Square which features a dramatic clock tower, a robotic water feature and an oval ice rink. Gourmet food shops and restaurants are part of the mix.



Shops at Don Mills Open – Toronto Newest Shopping Destination Is Definitely Worth A Visit

Everything old is new once again. When the former Don Mills Shopping Centre opened in the 1960s it began as an outdoor shopping plaza and eventually as times and tastes changed it was retrofitted into an indoor shopping centre.

The old shopping centre has now been transformed once again into the new Shops at Don Mills where once again shoppers can enjoy an outdoor retail experience. While outdoor shopping plazas may not be new to Toronto the Shops at Don Mills is like no other outdoor shopping experience ever seen before in Toronto. This well conceived and designed retail showpiece has been built in accordance with the City of Toronto’s Green Development Guidelines. The new urbanism look and feel of this place is accentuated by the Town Square located in the middle of the development.

The Town Square is flanked on one side by a magnificent water feature that twice every hour, erupts into a four minute choreographed show. At the other end of the Town Square is an eye popping clock tower that is actually a sculpture designed by famed Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland. The symbols on this unique clock tower are models of houses that resemble those found in the Don Mills neighbourhood.

Shops at Don Mills already boasts Canada’s first Anthropologie store, Ontario’s first McNally Robinson bookstore, and Salomon Sports’ first North American non-resort store. The highly anticipated McEwan gourmet food market, the Prairie Ink Restaurant and Bakery located inside the McNally Robinson bookstore and the Glow Fresh Grill and Wine Bar headline an impressive list of restaurants and food markets. Special events and festivals will be held at the Shops at Don Mills throughout the year, Check their website for more information.

The Shops at Don Mills water feature

The Shops at Don Mills Clock Tower



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