Rediscover, refuel and rekindle at the Manulife Centre

The new year has arrived and while not much has changed in the outside world, Manulife Centre and its retailers invite you on a journey to revive all your senses – online and at-home. Whether you’re looking to rediscover your personal style, refuel with amazing eats or rekindle a beloved pastime, Manulife Centre has it all.

Rediscovery of Your Personal Style

If you’re looking to add a little something new, different or unexpected to your wardrobe, Petra Karthaus, Studio D and Ron White all offer modern, Euro-inspired and unique selections including footwear, accessories and of course attire.  And for a more trendy, contemporary feel, Over the Rainbow has you covered with brands like Canada Goose, Smash + Tess and Mackage.

When clothing or shoes isn’t on the list, consider adding a chic new wallet, briefcase or backpack from Bonny & De Catarina Sachels & Duffels or get some new sunnies or specs from Toronto Eye Care.

Work-from-home space in need of some razzle dazzle? Breathe new life into your humble abode with stylish decor and multi purpose furniture from Nirvana Home Collection or add a fresh, floral arrangement or scented candle from Pistil Flowers.

Refueling with Amazing Eats at Home

Whether you’re in the mood to try something new or just want to stick with the fan favs, Scaccia and Eataly’s group of restaurants are sure fire hits for mouth watering tastes of Italy, the best selection of vintage wines and much much more. Both open and available for takeout and delivery.

Staying in and DIY’ing your meal? Independent City Market and Eataly’s Marketplace are your one-stop shops for all things fresh, high quality and locally sourced. Add a little sparkle to your evening with specialty drink recipes and mixes from LCBO’s new flagship store conveniently located at the corner of Bloor & Balmuto Street.

Rekindling a Beloved Pastime or Recharge with a Little Self Care

As they always say, there’s no time like the present to learn something new or perhaps not-so-new. Indigo is the perfect place to delve deep into your next “How To”, Health and Wellness or biography read. 

Indulge in nourishing spa-like treatments without the appointment with a facial mask, coupled with a therapeutic body bath, then finish off with a lux brand fragrance from Shoppers Drug Mart located on the concourse level of the Manulife Centre. Convenient self care services in the comfort of your own home!

Find everything you need to get your new year off to the right start, right here at Manulife Centre!

Holiday Favourite Moments Contest

Manulife Centre and its retailers are celebrating the holidays with their Holiday Favourite Moments Contest!

Here’s your chance to win a very special Manulife Centre Holiday Moments experience for two, with Eataly, Cineplex Cinemas Varsity and VIP and Haartek Salon.

For your chance to win, visit our Family Portrait display presented by Pistil Flowers located on the Concourse Level in front of Pistil Flowers!

To enter, simply:

  1. Snap a Holiday Portrait photo and share on Instagram using: #ManulifeCentreHolidayMoments and tag your friend you’d share this experience with
  2. Follow @ManulifeCentre
  3. For additional entries, share to your stories and feeds and don’t forget to tag us @ManulifeCentre

*Contest closes December 24th at 11:59PM EST. One Manulife Centre Holiday Moments VIP Night Out for Two prize [valued at $750] is available and will be awarded at random.  An additional ten Manulife Centre gift cards valued at $50 each along with one movie pass for two [valued at $35] will also be available and be awarded at random. One prize or gift card and movie pass per winning entry. Visit ManulifeCentre.com/holiday for full giveaway terms and conditions.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Multiple entries per person allowed. Entrants must be residents of Ontario and be 19 years of age to enter.
  2. Entrants should have their accounts set to public so all entry criteria can be confirmed (we can’t see your post on the hashtag unless your account is public!).
  3. Contest period begins on December 1, 2021 and runs until 11:59PM EST on December 24th, 2021.
  4. Two prizes will be awarded: Grand Prize Holiday Moments Experience and 10 secondary prizes.
  5. One (1) grand prize winner and ten (10) winners will be randomly selected at 12:00 PM EST on December 27th
  6. The draw will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Winners will be contacted via Instagram direct messaging on December 29th following the draw.
  7. Winner for the Manulife Centre Holiday Moments Experience must be able to collect their prize in person at Manulife Centre on January 15th, 2022 or January 22nd, 2022 at 3:00pm EST.
  8. Winners for Manulife Centre gift cards and movie pass for two must be able to collect their prize in person at Manulife Centre by January 15th, 2022 at 3:00pm EST.
  9. Pickup instructions will be provided to the winners through Instagram direct message upon contact. To claim the Prize, the selected entrant must answer a skill-testing question to be administered via Instagram Direct Message.
  10. The prizes may not be sold and are not convertible to cash.
  11. In the event that the selected entrant cannot be reached by December 29, 2021, another entrant will be selected for the grand prize Holiday Moments Experience. Upon contact, the selected entrant will have until December 31, 2021 to claim the Prize.
  12. The chances of an entry being drawn depend on the total number of entries received at the time of the draw.
  13. The selected entrants must grant a full and final release, remise and discharge to the Sponsor and its directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, or affiliates (collectively the “Releasees”) from all obligations, representations, or responsibilities with respect to the Prize, including, without limitation, any injury, accident, loss of life or other misfortune relating to or emanating from the Prizes.
  14. Management Manulife Investment Management Canada (Holdings) Inc. retains copyright ownership of all entries.
  15. By entering the contest entrants agree to abide by these rules and regulations, and further agree that the decisions of the Sponsor are final. The Sponsor reserves the right at any time without prior notice to withdraw, cancel, terminate, amend, modify or suspend the Contest if for any reason in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of operating as planned or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond their control. The Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner with respect to the Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Sponsor also reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time because of any printing or other technical error. The Sponsor does not assume any responsibility for technical malfunctions, human or technical error, seeding or printing errors, lost, delayed, or garbled data or transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, software (including on account of traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site) or any combination thereof. The Sponsor shall not be liable for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest, including any injury or damage to the entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading of any materials relating to the Contest.
  16. The Sponsor will be collecting data about entrants through the Contest entry process. Any personal information will be handled in accordance with the privacy policy of Manulife Investment Management Canada (Holdings) Inc.
  17. By entering the Contest each entrant consents to the collection, use and distribution of his/her information. The Sponsor will not sell or transmit this information to third parties unless the entrant has specifically consented to same, the Sponsor believes in good faith that it is required by law, to their affiliates (provided that such affiliates and their agents and advisors and their respective employees are restricted from using the information for any other purpose other than as described in these rules and regulations), or to their respective agents for data processing purposes, their respective professional advisors and promotional and marketing agencies (provided that such agents, professional advisors and promotional and marketing agencies are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than as described in these rules and regulations). Any inquiry concerning the personal information held by the Sponsor should be addressed to the Chief Privacy Officer at Manulife, P.O Box 1602, Del Stn 500-4-A, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4C6.
  18. The name of the winners may be posted on the website located at https://www.manulifecentre.com.
  19. This Contest is not open to residents of Quebec. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  20. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering this contest each entrant completely releases Instagram from any and all claims.

It’s the Little Things Holiday at Manulife Centre

We’ve been expecting you! It’s been a long year and we’re so excited to finally share the holiday spirit with you. Now through December, Manulife Centre and its retailers are proud to present a festive mix of delectable treats, merry events and delightful surprises. Continue reading to see what’s in store for you this holiday season!

It’s the surprises.

Starting on November 27th and every Saturday thereafter, we’ll be handing out holiday treats along with unexpected surprises from Pilot Coffee and Eataly. Be there or you’ll never know what you’re gonna get.

It’s the sounds.

We’re proud to announce GTA Strings will be performing over the holidays this season. GTA strings represents an ensemble of Toronto’s finest classical musicians, many recognized internationally. Think classical music with a contemporary twist. Performances will take place for one hour on November 27th, December 11th and 18th.

It’s the memories.

Starting in December, visit our holiday portrait display presented by Pistil Flowers, and capture a #ManulifeCentreHolidayMoment or two for your chance to win the grand prize of a Manulife Centre Holiday Moments experience for two, with Eataly, Cineplex Cinemas Varsity and VIP and Haartek Salon. The holiday portrait display is conveniently located on the Concourse Level. Make a new joyous memory with us!

It’s the traditions.

Charitable Gift Wrapping

We’re proud to welcome back our Charitable Gift Wrapping station. With every donation we will wrap your gifts of any size, adding our special touch, making it easy to give and to give back. All proceeds have been supporting the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto for the past 25 years and this year we thank you for your continued support. Come find us down on the concourse under the escalator, near Shoppers Drug Mart and next to Guest Services.

Complimentary Valet Parking

For your added holiday shopping convenience, take advantage of our valet parking service located on P1 at the Valet Parking booth. We will park and retrieve your car for no added cost. Plus, if you spend $50 at one of our stores, Guest Services can validate your parking and you can receive up to two hours of free parking – yes way, free valet!

Coat & Parcel Check

As winter fast approaches, we understand how cumbersome it can be to haul around your jacket and any parcels you have on hand. With this in mind, we have our Coat & Parcel Check on the ready. Located on street level, near the Balmuto Street lobby entrance. Let us help you take the load off so you can shop hands free!

Pistil Flowers New Location is Now Open

We’re excited to announce the grand opening of Pistil Flowers on November 19th, located on the Concourse level – Beside Eataly, between Manulife Centre and Holt Renfrew, facing Bloor Street W.

This will be their third location, following First Canadian Place and Brookfield Place.

Pistil Flowers brings a contemporary twist to the art of floral design. With their distinctive fresh flower collections and vibrant colour options, Pistil Flowers goes above and beyond to create the perfect custom floral arrangement when words are simply not enough.

Pistil Flowers’ unique services include:

Custom designer flower arrangements for any special occasion from birthdays to weddings, corporate events and everything in between.

DIY workshops to learn and create your very own blossomy masterpiece.

Shop in store or online their vast selection of flowers, plants, greeting cards and more!

Pistil Flowers is a lavish new addition to Manulife Centre that is sure to give customers a modern perspective on these stylish blooms.

Store hours are:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

For more details, visit Pistil Flowers online at www.pistilflowers.com.

Embracing the People and Moments that Matter this November

The leaves have fallen, the cooler weather has set and we’re two months away from the new year. We are all getting a grasp of a new normal and what better way to do that than embracing the people and moments that helped us make it through. As we gear up for the first holiday season where we can officially gather, Manulife Centre and its retailers are here to make shopping and dining for those we appreciate easier in every way!

Sensational Selections

Maison Birks

Discover a perfectly curated selection of fine jewelry, watches and gifts for that special someone that really made this time memorable. Located at the corner of Bay and Bloor St.


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Nirvana Home Collections

Is there any place like home? The place where we have spent most of our time over the last year and two. Why not show it some love, by outfitting it with a new sofa, office chair or bedding set.

Ron White Shoes

Provides a sophisticated collection of style and fashion when it comes to luxury footwear. Made from the finest Italian leathers and materials, their offerings will be sure to put a pep in that special someone’s step.


Food always makes the heart and soul happy. Why not treat loved ones to any one of their vast in-dining options, shop for fresh imported meats and cheeses in their market or learn a thing or two at their wine club or cooking class events.

New This Month

Pistil Flowers is Opening November 19th

We’re proud to welcome the arrival of Pistil Flowers on November 19th.  Pistil Flowers brings a contemporary twist to the art of floral design. With their distinctive fresh flower collections and vibrant colour options, Pistil Flowers goes above and beyond to create the perfect custom floral arrangement when words are simply not enough. 

Look Out for Our Upcoming Holiday Events

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, we have some delightful surprises in store for you! Look out for more memorable moments, tasty giveaways and rewarding contests starting November 15th. We can’t wait to see you, stay tuned!

For more inspiration follow us on Instagram @ManulifeCentre.