UK-based JD Group has opened it’s first ‘Size?’ sneaker and apparel store at the corner of Queen and Ossington in Toronto.
Located at 1000 Queen Street West, the 2,200 square foot location made its debut last month to a large crowd that collectively braved the rain to be one of the first to experience the Canadian launch.
Retail Insider’s Editor-in-Chief Craig Patterson covered the initial announcement back in March, with an in-depth article on the positioning of the brand in Canada with expansion plans.
“size? will be a huge addition to the sneaker/streetwear scene in Toronto,” shares Jake Biggs, Toronto Store Manager. “We are on an iconic corner for the city and we are excited to tell our story and connect with everyone. Customers can expect the latest product drops from some of the best brands in the game as well as exclusive products only offered through size?.“
Jordan Karp of brokerage Savills Canada represents the brand in Canada and he negotiated the Queen Street Size? lease deal on behalf of the retailer. Arlin Markowitz and the CBRE Toronto team acted on behalf of landlord Hullmark which owns 1000 Queen Street West as well as numerous other commercial buildings nearby on Queen Street as well as on Ossington Avenue.
Ossington is undergoing an identity transformation coming out of the pandemic. Retail Insider broke the news that Peace Collective will be opening a new flagship location in the Distillery District after shuttering a long-term Ossington store. There was also coverage for Sundays Company, which opened a pop-up furniture storefront.
We’ll be circling back with size? with future expansion plans.