Markham is a city that genuinely cares for the experience of shoppers. There are tons of shopping malls and stores in and around the city that you’d have to be looking for something rare to venture beyond its boundaries. Stores here stock everything from branded fashion apparels to outdoors gear. Here are some of the best places to go shopping in Markham ON.
Markham Shopping Centre
The shopping destination at Unionville is one of the most popular among residents and visitors. Markham Shopping Centre, following a high-end makeover from Cadillac Fairview, has lots of open spaces, a high-end food court, and lots of brand name stores. Stores here are mostly Asian with brands from Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong taking up most of the shelves. Due to its proximity to Markville Secondary, lots of students hang out here over lunch and after school. It can get a bit crowded during those hours; a put off for some shoppers off. Shoppers get free Wi-Fi and charging stations located conveniently around the shopping center.
First Markham Place
First Markham Place is another traditional shopping destination in the city. While it does tend to get packed during peak hours, the Brown’s Corners shopping plaza is where you want to go for jewelry, cellphone accessories, wedding gifts, hair salons, and optical supplies. There are multiple food court shops to keep you fueled during your visit. There’s plenty to be had at the foods courts like barbecue duck noodle soup, and home cooked pork bone soup. Being an Asian-styled shopping destination, there are tons of Asian delicacies on the menu too. For the best experience, plan your visits before the evening when there’s less traffic.
Pacific Mall Toronto
Located along Steeles Avenue East, Pacific Mall Toronto has everything from high-end stores to thrift stores where you can spend as little as $2 on items. The food court here is liked for its deliciously wicked bites as well as the ever-smiling staff. What you might find a bit overbearing is the number of repeatable stores. There are lots of similar eyeglasses and phone accessories stores in the mall that it is hard to walk a couple of steps without one popping up. If you get to explore the mall though, there are lots of treasures hidden all over the place.
Main Street Markham
Main Street Markham on Unionville is a shopping destination pigeonholed with architectural beauty, thriving fauna, sidewalk cafes, acres of free parking space and lots of cute shops. Most shoppers come here for specialty items and the food.