Landlord Cadillac Fairview recently updated its leasing site to include plans showing CF Toronto Eaton Centre‘s new Nordstrom location, set to open the third week of September, 2016. Nordstrom will locate in some of the retail space formerly occupied by Sears, with some adjacent prime ground floor space going to Japanese retailer Uniqlo and an unknown retailer that some speculate could be an Apple Store flagship.
Nordstrom still occupy almost 213,000 square feet over three levels at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, at the south end of the former Sears space with entrances into the mall. Uniqlo will occupy about 28,000 square feet with its entrance from within a newly-renovated Yonge Street/Dundas Street mall entrance (see plans below), with about 10,000 square feet at street-level and almost 20,000 square feet upstairs.
Several sources speculate that a Yonge Street-facing multi-level retail space marked above as “mystery retailer” could become occupied by a large Apple Store flagship, though this rumour may be untrue, according to Buzz Buzz Home and a discussion at Urban Toronto.
A source provided us with a rendering of the exterior of the new CF Toronto Eaton Centre Nordstrom, which shows what appears to be a three-level cream-coloured box at the base of the existing (reclad) eight-level former Sears box. We were asked not to publish the rendering by the source, so we’re awaiting official renderings to be provided by Nordstrom.
Below Nordstrom, Sears’ basement level has been reconfigured to include multiple retailers, located down a new hallway joining Dundas Street to the rest of Toronto Eaton Centre via the mall’s ‘Level 2’. This is indicated in the plan below.
CF Toronto Eaton Centre will be Canada’s fourth Nordstrom location. Nordstrom’s first Canadian store, measuring 140,000 square feet opened at Calgary’s CF Chinook Centre in September of 2014 and on March of 2015, a 157,000 square foot location opened at Ottawa’s CF Rideau Centre. Earlier this month, a 230,000 square foot Vancouver location opened at CF Pacific Centre.
Thank you to Urban Toronto‘s ‘officedweller’ who initially drew our attention to this topic.