York Durham Headwaters is the ideal day trip destination for shoppers who love antiques and sweet boutiques. Ditch the crowdf and clamor of the big city in favour of the laid back pace and fresh air that comes with shopping in our sweet little villages.
Your day trip begins with a scenic one-hour drive north of Toronto. Take your time and enjoy the scenery as it changes from concrete jungle to rolling green countryside to charming small town.
But which small town should you visit? Read on for insider tips on our three regions. Then set call your friends, set your GPS and set off for the ultimate shopping adventure!
Things to do in York
In eclectic Newmarket, you’ll score a range of treasures from fresh flowers to handmade jewellery and eco-friendly scooters! Georgina takes you back in time with an adorable general store and apothecary, as well as local gifts and art supplies. Shopping highlights in Unionville include handmade confections like fudge and chocolate, trendy boutiques and whimsical home décor.
Things to do in Durham
Head to Bowmanville for unique gifts, home décor and the handicrafts of talented local artisans. For books, fashion and flowers, historic Uxbridge has you covered! And evoking the seaside shopping experience, Port Perry houses local fashion designers, goldsmiths, eco-friendly boutiques and miniatures.
Things to do in Headwaters
Downtown Orangeville has sinful shortbread, home décor and a jam-packed farmer’s market – and guess what? Broadway St. earned a People’s Choice award for best street in Canada! In Caledon, you’ll find unique clothing and gifts, art and craft pieces as well as a mindful spa experience. For the best antiques, head to Erin, where you’ll also find a fine chocolatier and the cutest boutique!