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MAC Cosmetics‘ former space at 89 Bloor Street West, Toronto, has sat empty for over 2 years. It is located on what is arguably Canada’s most upscale retail strip. Speculation has been rampant as to who might lease the space. ACT7 of Urban Toronto has discovered which tenant has finally secured the space, and we’ll announce who the tenant is tomorrow.
The space is narrow and under 1,700 square feet. This poses a challenge for merchandising, especially for a clothing retailer. And in fact, we’ve been informed that the new tenant at 89 Bloor Street will sell clothing.
The vacant retail space has gained plenty of online attention. Jacob Ritka of The Grid (Toronto) wrote on its continued vacancy last year, and it has been discussed at length on the discussion forum at Urban Toronto.
Speculated tenants have included Links of London, Jimmy Choo, Breitling, Roberto Coin (to be run by Birks Jewelers) and others. We can confirm that the tenant will be none of these.
Check back tomorrow when we’ll announce who the new retail tenant will be for 89 Bloor Street West.