Something for Dad

The sun is finally shining, the trees are showing their colours again and the smell of freshly mowed grass is fills the air, which means it’s that time of year again! No, not Summer – Father’s Day of course! Looking for something to help you celebrate the dad in your life? Look no further than these stylish selections from around Manulife Centre.

The Gift of Quiet Time

“Dad! Dad! Dad! Dad!” is the soundtrack of every young Dad’s life, so give him the gift of a little quiet time with a pair of quality Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones from Bay Bloor Radio. These noise cancelling headphones will give him the break he deserves along with a fun new piece of tech to play with. Time to rock out!

For the “Cool Dad”

Of course, all dads are cool dads, but only some can pull off these stylish sunglasses from Toronto Eye Care. While they have an incredible selection of unique eyewear, this pair in particular have all of the best 80’s dad glasses vibes with none of terrible haircuts. Pick a pair up for Dad and let him know that you know.

The Gift of Organization

We all know at least one dad who suffers from the “Dad Pocket”. You know the one. Usually the back pocket of a well-loved pair of jeans, totally misshapen and faded around edge of his overstuffed wallet. For the sake of his jeans (and his posture), it’s time to streamline. Pick him up a colourful and fun leather RFID card wallet from DeCatarina Leather. It makes finding cards a breeze and protects from unwanted tapping.

A Gift to Satisfy

Picture this: Dad’s spent all day in the yard mowing the lawn, building a fence, and digging out that fire pit he’s always wanted. What better way to enjoy the spoils of his labour than sitting down in front of the fire with a wee dram of delicious whisky. The Bruichladdich 10 is a great whisky that is sure to satisfy in any situation. Pick up a bottle at the LCBO on our Concourse Level!

Something Special

It’s not every day that you get to treat Dad to something special, so make this Father’s Day the time you do. With its striking blue face, this watch from Birks will happily take him from the work week to the week end, and will be cherished for a long time to come.

Decked & Prepped

December is here, which means holiday celebrations galore! But with holiday celebrations comes seemingly endless to-do lists and shopping lists. Luckily, Manulife Centre’s one-stop shops and services have everything you need to get holiday-ready.



From fashion and electronics to all of your holiday hosting essentials, we’ve got you covered. Get your shopping done at Manulife Centre this season for an unmatched experience.


Gift Wrapping at Manulife Centre 

Give more with your gifts this season by having them wrapped here. Starting December 9th, Manulife Centre will wrap your gifts in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation. For purchases not made a Manulife Centre, we are accepting donations of $5 (small gift), $10 (medium gift), $15 (large gift) or $20 (extra large gift.) Plus, receive complimentary gift wrapping for your Manulife Centre purchases. Find our gift wrapping station on the Concourse Level near Guest Services from December 9th – 24th.



Mail your packages, drop off your dry cleaning and check all of your errands off your list. With many of our services all located in our Concourse Lounge, you can truly get everything done, all in one place.


Complimentary Valet Parking

Starting Monday, December 4th we are offering Complimentary Valet Parking in our parking garage! Simply enter our garage via Charles Street and follow signage on P1 to the Valet Services Booth. We will then park your car for you so you can tackle your to-do list without spending valuable time searching for a spot. As always, you can get 2 hours of parking free with a purchase of $25 or more at any of our retailers. Simply validate your parking at Guest Services on the Concourse Level before you go.



Treat yourself at the salon or the movies, and enjoy a warm holiday atmosphere. With great places to eat and Toronto’s best movie theatre, a visit to Manulife Centre also makes for a relaxing holiday afternoon.


Holiday Entertainment

We are excited to welcome back to the Centre the talented a cappella trio from Countermeasure Music. On the following dates the trio will be roving Manulife Centre, singing the classics and spreading cheer!

Saturday, December 16th, 12pm-3pm

Sunday, December 17th, 1pm-4pm

Friday, December 22nd, 5pm-8pm


The Steve Koven Duo will also be on site during the holidays, this time in our Concourse Lounge. Catch them on the following dates:

Thursday, December 21st, 12pm to 2pm.  

Friday, December 22nd, 2pm to 5pm

Saturday, December 23rd, 12pm to 2pm

Sunday, December 24th, 12pm to 2pm


Happy holidays to all of our guests. We hope to see you at Manulife Centre this season, where you can get Decked & Prepped, all in one place.

Ready, Set, Holiday Event

The days have gotten shorter and colder, which means one thing: the holiday season is almost here! But with the holiday season comes shopping lists (and to-do lists) that never seem to end. That’s why on Saturday November 18th we’re inviting you to Manulife Centre to kick-start your holiday preparations and get on top of your errands & gift buying before the holiday panic sets in.

Our Ready, Set, Holiday event is designed to give you the opportunity to do everything you need to get ready for the holiday season – press your party dress, mail your holiday cards, shine your shoes, and get ahead on your holiday shopping – all in one place. From 12-3 we’ll even have a variety of activities and entertainment on the go in our Concourse Lounge. Cupcake decorating and colouring, complimentary hot chocolate and holiday movies, and even live music from a local a cappella trio will keep the kids entertained while Mom & Dad get everything done early, making this holiday season a total breeze.

So bring the family and join us on Saturday, November 18th for our Ready, Set, Holiday Event and tackle your to-do list all in one place. Convenience. That’s Bloor and Better.

Ready, Set, Holiday Event
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Time: 12-3 PM
Where: Manulife Centre, Concourse Lounge

Mom Time at Manulife Centre

Looking for the perfect way to honour your mother? How about some quality time with her? Better yet, how about some quality time with her at Bay and Bloor? Better yet still, how about some quality time with her 51 floors above Bay and Bloor?


Take her to the moon (almost)

Ride the back elevator up to The One Eighty for a special Mother’s Day brunch that includes complementary pink prosecco and rosé for the ladies of the hour, in addition to the most breathtaking view of the city. Brunch is being served from 11AM to 4PM this Sunday, but it’s filling up quickly so reserve your tickets.


Let yourselves be pampered  

You can smell the Haartek Salon before you see it. And you can hear people talk about how relaxed they are as they leave. Have your skin exfoliated, your body massaged and your fingers and toes expertly gel polished.

Feeling like lavishing a bit more love? Book facials at GRATiAE. Sourced from a hidden hot spring in The Sea of Galilee on Israel’s northeast border, their legendary minerals have been opening and rejuvenating pores since Roman times. Treat yourselves with a two-for-one Mother’s Day facial special.


Talk over a book and a coffee

Stop by Indigo for a drink in the Starbucks Café, then walk the stacks to check out some of the hottest rising reads including:

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

A moving memoir about two women, and the strength and preciousness of a mother-daughter bond. With Angelou’s trademark good humour and fierce optimism, this book is everything you want in a feel-good read. Perfect for a post-Mother’s Day book club!

Why a Son Needs a Mom: 100 Reasons by Gregory E. Lang

Show your appreciation for your mom with this classic book full of true-to-life moments you can reflect on together. A beautiful gift to show her how a mom’s love is the constant compass her son needs to be a great man.

Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Meyer

And, if there are grandkids in the picture, this is a definite favourite you and your mom can pick out just for her and the little one. Funny, heartwarming and celebratory of the special bond between a child and their grandmother. Plus, it’s a charming gift idea that promises even more memory-making for grandma.


For the last minute decision makers, a quick reminder that Indigo’s running a promotion right now where you have a chance to win your entire purchase if you pick up a greeting card AND a super cute perfect-for-summer tote for $14.50 when you spend $40 or more.

And, as always, you’ll get two hours of FREE PARKING when you spend $25 or more at Manulife Centre, which, in between sipping rosé and perusing the latest must-reads, shouldn’t be too hard.


Happy Mother’s Day!