Shopping is something we all have to do, whether we love to spend a day wandering around and browsing through shops, or are someone who just likes to get in and out quickly. This post will list some areas you might want to check out regardless of which kind of shopper you are.
In Ajax, a visit to Pickering Village will make the effort enjoyable for even the most reluctant shopper. This historic district dates to the early 1800’s, when it was a Quaker settlement. It is now home to restaurants, shops, professional services, as well as the St. Francis Centre, a restored church that now acts as a arts and culture centre and provides live entertainment.
Oshawa Centre, in Oshawa, has over 230 stores and services all under one roof, and is the largest shopping centre in Durham Region. Enjoy national franchises as well as specialty shops, a GoodLife Fitness Centre, a seasonal farmers market, and a meal at the food court or at one of several restaurants.
Downtown Oshawa is a great place to shop and eat as well. From casual to fine dining, you will find Thai, Mexican, local fare, espresso bars, and more downtown, amongst boutique shopping, the Oshawa Public Library, the McLaughlin Art Gallery, and the Canadian Automotive Museum.
Pickering has it’s own great shopping as well. Check out the 200 stores at Pickering Town Centre, the Brock Power Centre or the Shops at Pickering Bridge, or stop by Nautical Village and browse through shops, galleries and cafes with a view of Lake Ontario.
Do you have a favourite place to shop in Durham Region? Share your favourite stores, malls, markets, and shopping districts with us in the comments!