Even if you don’t love to ‘shop till you drop,’ shopping trips can feel magical when you spend them somewhere special. Mississauga is renowned for its spectacular shopping options, from boutiques, to markets to malls. During the winter months, they’re decked out in decorations – while offering some of the best deals of the year, so you can enjoy beautiful historic streetscapes or urban settings while you check off your list. Whether you’re collecting gifts for loved ones or simply looking for a fun day out, add these spots to your list.
1. Port Credit
If you’re looking for a picturesque stroll while you shop, look no further then downtown Port Credit. Filled to the brim with unique small businesses, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift here. With beautiful streetscapes to enjoy while you browse, delicious restaurants and bakeries, and a short walk to the waterfront with its striking lighthouse, this is the ideal spot to kick off a shopping getaway.
2. Square One Shopping Centre
Mix your shopping day with some fun! With over 330 stores, Square One is perfect for anyone looking for the biggest brands. From fashion to tech, you’ll find everything you’re looking for under one roof, along with lots of restaurants and activities when you’re ready for a break. Square One also offers a variety of convenient amenities, including stroller rentals and family washrooms. For a VIP experience, valet parking is available. Once your bags are full, visit The Rec Room to chill out with some games, or grab a bite at The Food District. From the exquisite décor, to the variety of stores, this is a mall made for anyone looking for an indulgent shopping experience.
3. Erin Mills Town Centre
For a quicker indoor shopping trip, Erin Mills is a perfect option. While it still features many of the name brands you love, the slightly smaller scale of this mall makes it quick and easy to find what you need on the fly, while also offering plenty of amenities, making it ideal for families with long shopping lists but not as much time. Bonus: there are always tons of mall events happening, from sales and contests to seasonal markets and entertainment.
4. Heartland Town Centre
Enjoy some open-air shopping in the 180 stores at Mississauga’s premiere open air shopping centre. Take advantage of discounts at some of the outlets, or snag finds at the big box stores you won’t find elsewhere. From clothing to appliances, home goods and craft supplies, you’ll be able to cover a lot of gift-giving ground here. Mixed in between the shops, you’ll also find a mix of restaurants for every taste, so you can stop for a quick snack or sit down and enjoy a relaxing meal.
5. Markets and Shopping Events
Mississauga’s many entertainment venues, such as Creative Hub 1352, feature unique markets throughout the year featuring a variety of artisans and local makers. Be sure to visit our events calendar to find out about special shopping events.