Seattle-based Nordstrom has announced that its third Toronto location will open on Friday, September 15, 2017. The 138,000 square foot store will anchor the overhauled south wing of CF Sherway Gardens, which is currently under construction.
CF Sherway’s Nordstrom will be the second newly-built location for the company in Canada, following the opening of Nordstrom’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre store last week. Nordstrom’s first four Canadian stores are all in former Sears Canada retail spaces. Sherway’s Nordstrom is being built on land formerly housing Sporting Life, which relocated into the mall’s new expansion in the fall of 2015.
Nordstrom continues to innovate in its Canadian stores, hosting special events as well as pop-up shop-in-stores. For example, tomorrow (Friday October 28) between 6-8 pm at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre flagship, and Saturday between 2-4 pm at the Yorkdale store, Nordstrom is launching ‘Greats’, a luxe men’s sneaker line, founded by Ryan Babenzien. Nick Wooster will be there as well, and there will be food and a live DJ.
Nordstrom entered the Canadian market in September of 2014 with a 140,000 square foot CF Chinook Centre location in Calgary. A second Canadian location, measuring 157,000 square feet, opened in March of 2015 at Ottawa’s CF Rideau Centre, and a third 230,000 square foot location opened in September of 2015 at Vancouver’s CF Pacific Centre. Last month, we attended the opening of Nordstrom’s 220,000 square foot CF Toronto Eaton Centre location in Toronto, which continues to see crowds of shoppers in North America’s busiest shopping centre.
(Renderings of the CF Sherway Gardens Nordstrom, above, were supplied by Nordstrom)