Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Pacific Mall


I took a field trip from downtown Toronto on Sunday and went to the Pacific Mall which required crossing Steeles Ave from Toronto and entering the town of Markham (which has a HUGE Chinese population) on the north side of the street. The Pacific Mall is the largest Chinese indoor mall in North America and is totally unlike our usual malls and is instead just like the malls in Hong Kong with lots of small kiosks arranged along narrow aisles and large restaurants upstairs serving Dim Sum. This is one of the larger kiosks with a huge assortment of the most unusual products.

21 comments:

LĂșcia said...

I love this kind of place, there are so many interesting things to see and try! ;-)

Sandy said...

I agree with LĂșcia! Love these places and colors. =)

EG Wow said...

I keep saying I'm going to go there... and so far I haven't made it!It really sounds like a great place.

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful places they are!

La Principessa Errante said...

Love these kinds of stores, and dim sum to boot, lucky you.

Regina K said...

Asian markets are have the most interesting products.

Halcyon said...

We have a similar market at Downsview, but it's not all Asian. I may have to check this place out. Looks interesting.

VioletSky said...

Like EGWow,I also keep saying I should go check this place out. I'd prefer to go with someone I knew who was Chinese who could translate and explain.

RedPat said...

Violet - I had a friend with me who was originally from Hong Kong and it sure helped!

Jack said...

This is certainly a change of pace from what we have usually seen in your Toronto pictures.

Lowell said...

This looks most interesting to me and I'd enjoy spending an hour or two there! Looks very light and colorful!

Randy said...

Bet there is some good stuff there.

Michael Rowland said...

Such lovely flavours,,,M

Virginia said...

INteresting place. Of course we have nothing like that here. Thanks for sharing!
V

Virginia said...

INteresting place. Of course we have nothing like that here. Thanks for sharing!
V

Birdman said...

I NOW know what I'm having for lunch... thanks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love exploring this kind of market, interesting 'stuff' can be found. Have a great weekend Red.

llandudnopictures said...

Could spend hours in there... and probably lots of money too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

That definitely looks worth a visit!

Mike Laplante said...

I grew up in Scarborough not far from Markham. We'd go up there to crash parties, drink, hassle patrons at the local movie theatre when I was a teen back in the 70s. Sounds like a totally different place now...

Tom Hardy said...

Wow this looks like a pretty great place to be. Is there still a Bell store in Pacific Mall? My good mate told me he saw a killer deal for cellphones and I was looking for one anyway, figure why not give this a shot.