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Don Mills
Travel Guide

Don Mills featuring a park and a fountain

In spite of constant and exciting development, one of greater Toronto’s most multicultural districts remains a warm and friendly place. 

Visit the impressive mall that brings modern style and appeal to the idyllic landscapes and architecture of Don Mills. Use the fantastic local facilities to play tennis and soccer or amble along secluded trails and through charming gardens.

After frequently undergoing changes since its original opening in 1960, Shops at Don Mills has transformed from a strip mall to an indoor mall to a characterful open-air shopping experience. Head to this delightful town within a town to find plenty of North America’s leading brands, including Calvin Klein, New Balance and Pandora.

Stop for a break in the pretty central square to rest your legs and enjoy a coffee or meal. Check out the peculiar clock tower and gaze at the fountain that shoots plumes of spray into the sky twice an hour. Designed by Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland, the strange symbols on the clock tower, Supernova, represent the different types of houses found in the Don Mills area.

Away from the retail hub, stay active in green spaces such as Bond Park and Ames Park, offering baseball fields and tennis courts. Alternatively, rent a bicycle and explore the 6-mile (9-kilometer) paved trail that follows the scenic western valley of the Don River east toward Scarborough and Warden Woods Park.

Edwards Gardens, next to the Toronto Botanical Garden, was once the garden of an estate. Visit it in the spring to see wildflowers and rhododendrons and in the summer for roses and perennials. Cross the stream on a quaint bridge and listen to the sound of a small waterfall. See the Canadian geese grazing and look at the rookery in the garden valley.

Don Mills is in the North York district of Greater Toronto, a 30-minute drive north of the city itself. The area has a handful of fairly basic hotels and plenty of restaurants of all types in and around the town center.

Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
175 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $100 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
This family-friendly Toronto hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Aga Khan Museum and Ontario Science Centre. Toronto Eaton ...
3.7/5Good! (2,218 reviews)
"The ravine view was beautiful. Didn't feel like I was in the city."

Reviewed on Jun. 17, 2021

Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
Pan Pacific Toronto
Pan Pacific Toronto
4 out of 5
900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $127 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 15
Located in North York, this golf hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Toronto Botanical Garden, Aga Khan Museum, and Ontario Science Centre. Royal Ontario Museum and ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Great despite COVID!
"The staff were very friendly and helpful despite their small numbers. It is a beautiful and comfortable hotel and I would definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

Pan Pacific Toronto
One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $155 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (5,564 reviews)
"Great hotel. Excellent location and the staff were courteous and helpful. The lobby is pleasant and very clean. I would love to go back in the future."

Reviewed on Jun. 16, 2021

One King West Hotel & Residence
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
3 out of 5
7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, ON
The price is CA $96 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Situated in Markham, this spa aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Fairview Mall, Ontario Science Centre, and Scarborough Town Centre. Sunnybrook Hospital and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (657 reviews)
"Front desk staff are always pleasurable when I stay here."

Reviewed on Jun. 3, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Toronto Northeast/Markham
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
4 out of 5
3888 Duke of York Blvd, Mississauga, ON
Located in Downtown Mississauga, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Mississauga Celebration Square and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paramount Fine Foods Centre ...
3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
"The floor was not cleaned properly The dishes in the cupboard were not cleaned properly and we had to re-wash them The towels were still in the dryer and not finished yet. We had to wash the bed covers before using them For 6 nights there were just one toilet paper roll in each washroom"

Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020

PlanURstay - Mississauga Downtown Square One
Luxury Penthouse Suite
Luxury Penthouse Suite
4 out of 5
3880 Duke of York Boulevard, Mississauga, ON
Located in Downtown Mississauga, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Mississauga Celebration Square, Mississauga Central Library, and Art Gallery ...
Luxury Penthouse Suite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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