Upscale Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom has revealed the opening dates for its first two Toronto stores, both scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. A third Toronto location will open the following year. Nordstrom recently revealed these dates on its ‘Future Store Openings‘ website.
Nordstrom’s CF Toronto Eaton Centre flagship, measuring 213,000 square feet, will open on Friday, September 16, 2016, according to Nordstrom. As with its other Canadian store openings, a charity gala is expected be held two days prior — likely the evening of Wednesday, September 14. As with the Vancouver opening, Nordstrom may also host a designer runway presentation that same evening. Nordstrom will locate in part of CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s former Sears space, along with several smaller retailers as well as a 28,000 square foot Uniqlo and a significantly expanded H&M store.
Nordstrom’s 191,000 square foot Yorkdale Shopping Centre location is scheduled to open on October 21, 2016. The store will anchor a new wing within the mall, featuring smaller retailers as well as a 24,000 square foot Uniqlo store. Sources say that the new wing will feature several first-to-Canada retailers, with announcements expected to be made closer to the wing’s official opening date.
Nordstrom’s third Toronto location, measuring 138,000 square feet at Toronto’s CF Sherway Gardens, was scheduled to open on Friday, March 31, 2017, according to sources. That opening may now be delayed until the summer of 2017. The Sherway store will be Nordstrom’s smallest Canadian location, joining Canada’s first suburban Saks Fifth Avenue location. Saks will be only slightly smaller than Nordstrom, measuring 132,256 square feet.