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Don Mills
Travel Guide

Don Mills showing a garden 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.

Where to stay in Don Mills

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 Rs6,001 per night from 14 May to 14 May
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! (2,248 reviews)
"A clean hotel. A good bed for the night. Easy access to everything."

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
Pan Pacific Toronto
Pan Pacific Toronto
4 out of 5
900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON
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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 3 Nov 2020

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One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is Rs7,400 per night from 25 May to 25 May
Located in Financial District, this romantic hotel is steps away from The Path and PATH Underground Shopping Mall. Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (5,670 reviews)
"Great deal for location and quality. Because of COVID there is no room service but our Pillows were super flat and they provided new ones and extra towels super quickly. Pretty busy hotel considering it’s a lockdown but wasn’t noisy or bothersome."

Reviewed on 11 May 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 Rs5,600 per night from 15 May to 15 May
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! (652 reviews)
"Love the layout of their desk with cubbies above and beside for storage. Room seems a little too small with 2 queen beds. No space to move around with 2 person occupies the room. Staff were great, very polite."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 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 within 9 mi (15 km) of Paramount Fine Foods Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga and Mississauga Convention ...
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 2 Nov 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 is within a 5-minute walk of Mississauga Celebration Square, Mississauga Central Library and Art Gallery of Mississauga. ...
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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