In January we reported that Kate Spade would open a store at 115 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto. That address was incorrect, technically. Our Toronto Retail Insider ACT7 of Urban Toronto gives us this update: The Kate Spade store will open at 138 Cumberland Street in space formerly occupied by HUGO/Hugo Boss.
The 115 Yorkville Avenue address was used by the City of Toronto’s Application Status website possibly as an “address of convenience”. The Yorkville Avenue Address and 138 Cumberland Street are part of a retail configuration along the eastern portion of neighbouring Old York Lane.
We apologize if staff at Remy’s restaurant at 115 Yorkville Avenue were alarmed by our speculation that it may close in our previous article. We and others expected Remy’s would close for Kate Spade. As far as we are aware, it’s business as usual at Remy’s.
Kate Spade’s first Canadian store opened in November at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
We spoke to a commercial real estate broker who informs us that Kate Spade is seeking other Canadian retail locations. They say we may expect Kate Spade store announcements to be made in Calgary, Vancouver and in suburban Toronto. We lack exact locations at this time but it’s safe to say at least one Toronto location will be either Sherway Gardens or Square One, especially now that Square One has upped its game by scoring a 120,000 square foot Holt Renfrew as an anchor.
Kate Spade website: www.katespade.com