Review of Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall Expansion by DelectablyChic

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Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre opened its 145,000 square foot expansion early morning Friday November 16th. We received some excellent info and photos from retail insiders eager to give us the inside scoop. And we thank all of you who have enthusiastically responded to our invitation to become insiders! Keep the tips/photos emails coming!

We’re currently in Vancouver BC, so we were unable to attend the Yorkdale opening. We’ll defer to one of our Toronto-based correspondents…

Inside Canada’s first Kate Spade store: Image – Cynthia Cheng Mintz of DelectablyChic

Cynthia Cheng Mintz of DelectablyChic provided a fabulous article including photos and a description as follows: “It has finally landed!  Right in time for the holidays, Yorkdale‘s new expansion, which has 145,000 square feet of retail space has opened its doors to the public. 

Featuring Anthropologie’s third Toronto location and Ann Taylor’s second as well as first-to-market stores like Kate Spade and Ted Baker, Yorkdale continues to be the IT shopping destination in Toronto.  Ann Taylor’s sister store, LOFT, has also arrived, and has taken over Mango’s old home.  Media were lucky to get a preview of what the wing has to offer on November 15, as well as shop the stores the day before the official grand opening.In addition to fashion and accessories, the wing also includes places for food and drink as well as gadgets and other things. 

Toronto favourite, DAVIDs Tea has a spot there, as does olive oil emporium, Ta-ze.  Sit-down restaurant, JOEY Grill and Lounge has also opened a spot at the mall (and provided the much of the food for the event), making it the chain’s third location in the 416.  Telsa Motors, the electric car company, also has a showroom in the wing.  Yorkdale is also home to Microsoft’s first first brick-and-mortar store in Canada and rival Apple is moving into a much larger space. 

LOFT by Ann Taylor. Photo – Cynthia Cheng Mintz of DelectablyChic

For those looking for devices, but aren’t sure who to sign on with or which one to get, there’s Best Buy Mobile.Yorkdale’s new expansion is located in the southwest part of the mall, with Holt Renfrew being its closest anchor.  Holt Renfrew itself will be undergoing an expansion, which will, according to reports, include a huge shoe department.”

The link to Cynthia’s article is here. And Cynthia is right. Holt’s will have a huge shoe department. 10,000 square feet as we previously reported

Cynthia’s website, DelectablyChic, can be found here: www.delectablychic.com

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