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Eaton Centre is probably the best known shopping mall in Toronto. It stretches two city blocks and is a 5 storey glass building connecting three office towers.

It all started with Timothy Eaton, immigrant from Ireland who opened his first store in 1869. Later in 1883 he built a four storey department store at the corner of Queen and Yonge Streets. In the 1960s, Eatonís partnered with Fairview and TD Bank, to create what would become known as the Eaton Centre.

Eaton Centre was built in 2 stages -the north section was opened in 1977 and the south section was opened in 1979. It was created by Eb Zeilder who modeled Eaton Centre after Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, Italy. The mall has glass-domed roof and during the Christmas season is beautifully decorated and a giant Christmas tree is installed in the centre.

In 1999 Eatonís filed for bankruptcy and the Centre was acquired by Sears Canada but didnít change its name.

Eaton Centre is still a very popular destination for local shoppers and a quarter of the visitors are tourists.

Where is Eaton Centre: 220 Yonge Street, Yonge & Dundas

How to get to Eaton Centre: Subway Yonge-University-Spadina line to Dundas or Queen Station

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM; Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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francine says:
its really big looks nice too cant wait to go visit sometime soon

bash says:
Dundas Square is the Times Square of Toronto :)