International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
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34th World Vegetarian Congress
Sharing the Vision

Toronto, Ontario, Canada • July 10-16, 2000
Hosted by the Toronto Vegetarian Association

Shopping Malls and Areas
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Downtown St. Lawrence Market
92 Front Street East. TTC: Union Station. Bringing a bit of country to the city, fresh baked goods, specialty foods and produce make you feel like you're on the farm.

Queen's Quay Terminal (beside Harbourfront Centre) 
TTC: Streetcar from Union or Spadina Stations. Situated at the foot of Lake Ontario, this upscale retail shopping mall sells everything from books to lingerie. Queen's Quay Terminal is a good place for interesting and unique tourist souvenirs. The adjacent Harbourfront Centre — home of TVA's Annual Vegetarian Food Fair — hosts cultural activities and music and art festivals, as well as outdoor craft markets in the summer.

Eaton Centre
290 Yonge Street between Queen and Dundas Streets. TTC: Dundas or Queen Stations. Toronto's busiest tourist destination, the Eaton Centre is bordered by two of Canada's largest department stores and offers a broad selection of fashions for both men and women. The mall itself has hundreds of retail establishments.

PATH – The Underground City
Toronto has North America's largest continuous underground pedestrian system. Over 10 km (6 miles) of subterranean tunnels wind their way through more than 50 buildings throughout the downtown area linking underground shopping, services and entertainment. It runs all the way from the Air Canada Centre and Skydome to the Atrium on Bay (across from the Bus Terminal at Dundas and Yonge Streets.). The walkway is marked by the colour coded P-A-T-H signs (east is yellow, west is orange, north is blue and south is red).

The signs appear on free-standing outdoor pylons. Door decals identify entrances to the walkway; directional signs tell which building you are in and the next building you will be entering. Street names are identified as you walk under them and some elevators have a small P-A-T-H logo beside the button for the floor leading to the walkway.

First Canadian Place
TTC: King station. Part of the city's financial district, this mall serves the food needs of many who work in the area and is a shopping paradise for discerning business executives: men's and women's shops, cigars, fine spirits and other luxury items abound.

Village by the Grange
TTC: St. Andrews station. Shops and restaurants close to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), off Dundas between Simcoe and McCaul at 122 Patrick. This is a convenient place to park for the AGO.

Mirvish Village and the Annex
TTC: Bathurst Station. Located in the Annex, not far from the University of Toronto, Mirvish Village has a unique atmosphere with interesting gift and specialty books stores and, of course, Honest Ed's, a bargain lover's haven that's become a city institution.

Bloor/Yorkville Shopping Area
TTC: Bay Station. In the last decade, Bloor Street has truly turned into a Fifth Avenue of the north. Chanel, Hermes, Cartier, Tiffany's, Versace. Exclusive is the word that best describes shops of the Bloor/Yorkville area.

Uptown Yonge/Eglinton Centre
TTC: Eglinton Station. This shopping centre, located at one of Toronto's most exclusive intersections, is nearing completion of several renovation projects, including the addition of a Toys ‘R’ Us and a large Famous Players cinema. The Toronto Vegetarian Association has its office in one of the office towers here.
Suburban Yorkdale
A major mall with easy highway access to the airport, as well as subway and GO bus access via the Yorkdale station.

The Shops on Steeles & 404
More than 60 shops and services located just north of Toronto, easy access if you are visiting Thornhill, North York, Unionville or Richmond Hill.

Square One Shopping Centre
Mississauga’s largest mall is relatively close to the airport and is next to Sega Playdium and Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre.

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