Ralph Lauren Expands in Canada with 1st Full-Price Luxury Store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre [Photos]

The US-based brand has opened a concept store featuring a mix of luxury and Polo products, and is expected to open more in Canada after launching an e-commerce site next month. 

Inside the New KITH Store on Yorkville Avenue in Toronto [Photos]

The stunning storefront took months to build, features Kith Treats and a restaurant concept from New York City, and could be a game changer for the Bloor-Yorkville area. 

Browns Shoes to Return to Toronto’s Bloor Street with New Storefront

The Canadian footwear retailer had a presence in the area for decades until recently, and now it returns in a space that is steps from Holt Renfrew.

Ferragamo Opens Largest Canadian Storefront on Toronto’s Bloor Street Luxury Run [Interview]

The Italian luxury brand is growing its retail presence in Canada under a new creative director with a contemporary vision. It’s the latest brand to open on the rapidly transforming Bloor Street luxury run.

Hudson’s Bay Launches Outlet Store Concept 

The department store retailer’s new location features outlet pricing, following the shuttering of a previous Hudson’s Bay Outlet concept during the pandemic. 

Yorkdale Launches Unprecedented 100,000 Square Foot Luxury Retail Expansion in Toronto [Feature/Photos]

Oxford Properties will re-tenant Yorkdale's centre run in an effort to create one of the world’s leading clusterings of luxury brand stores. 

New Brands Transforming Toronto’s Yorkville Avenue into Youthful High-End Retail Destination [Feature]

Kith, John Elliott, and other brands are expected to drive considerably more foot traffic into the Bloor-Yorkville area coming this fall. 

Swarovski Opens Unique One-of-a-Kind Canadian Concept Store on Bloor Street in Toronto [Photos]

Toronto is one of only a handful of cities globally to feature Swarovski’s new Instant Wonder concept store design. 

Large Food Hall to Open at CIBC Square in Downtown Toronto’s Financial District [Renderings]

The food hall in the Financial District will compete with others downtown at a time when many office workers are working remotely.

Fabricland Lands at Yonge & Bloor in Toronto [Photos]

Fast fashion shifts to slow fashion as Canada’s largest fabrics retailer opens in a prominent location at Yonge & Bloor, one of the most iconic retail corners in Canada.

Yorkdale Breaks Records as the Highest-Performing Shopping Centre in Canada [ICSC Study/Analysis] 

The luxury-heavy Toronto shopping centre saw higher sales per square foot sales last year than ever, while surpassing two billion dollars in sales for the first time.

Toronto Designers Market Relocates Permanent Storefront to the Holt Renfrew Centre on Bloor Street from Parkdale [Interview/Photos]

The retailer was founded in 2015 and has a unique business model that supports Canadian designers.

Iconic Retail Space Comes Available at Yonge & Dundas on the Busiest Pedestrian Corner in Canada

The space previously occupied by Adidas at 10 Dundas Street East is available for lease with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure an iconic retail corner in downtown Toronto.

Fabricland to Replace H&M on Toronto’s Bloor Street Luxury Run

Fabricland will be located across from Holt Renfrew on the most prestigious retail street in Canada.

Upscale US-Based Women’s Fashion Brand Veronica Beard Expands into Canada with 1st Store in Toronto

Another international brand has entered the Canadian market, spelling confidence in brick-and-mortar retail in this country.

Holt Renfrew to Relocate Standalone Men’s Store on Toronto’s Bloor Street Back into Flagship

The standalone Holt Renfrew Men opened in 2014 in a former Roots location, about 500 feet west of the 50 Bloor flagship. Big changes are in store according to the retailer.

Dolce & Gabbana to Open Store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Replacing Bloor Street Flagship

Its opening will coincide with the closure of a Bloor Street flagship store which debuted almost a decade ago.

Alo Yoga to Enter New Markets and Open Several More Stores in Canada

The Los Angeles-based athleisure brand is expanding more rapidly than expected in the Canadian market which includes plans for multiple locations in its largest city and two for Alberta.

Hakim Optical Store at Prominent Bloor-Bay Corner in Toronto Shuts Due to Non-Payment of Rent

The prominently-located store opened during the pandemic and was quietly not welcomed by nearby retailers.

Major Condo Tower Rezoning Application Threatens a Block’s Worth of Toronto Restaurants

Developers say that they're responding to shifting urban trends, though only two small commercial spaces are proposed where a block of businesses currently operate.

H&M Closing 2nd Store in Downtown Toronto in Two Months

Soon the Swedish fast-fashion retailer will have only one downtown store after shutting two under-performing street-front units.

Large Food Hall to Open at South End of CF Toronto Eaton Centre [Photos]

Oliver & Bonacini will host 10 food vendors in a space formerly home to Richtree Market, steps from an existing Saks Food Hall.

Saks Fifth Avenue Food Hall to Shut at CF Sherway Gardens in Toronto

The Pusateri’s-operated grocery store was the first in the world for Saks Fifth Avenue when it opened in 2016, and was meant to drive foot traffic to the luxury retailer upstairs.

Le Labo Opens ‘Rustic’ Storefront in Toronto’s Yorkville Area [Photos]

The luxury fragrance brand, known to have limited distribution, has opened its third Canadian storefront in a historic building.

Podcast: Saks Fifth Avenue Renovates Downtown Toronto Store After Brands Exit

Craig and Lee discuss the new renovations to the Saks Fifth Avenue store in downtown Toronto, which looks different after several concessions closed earlier this year. Women's shoes relocated to the main floor and something could be in the works as store hours have been reduced for the three Canadian Saks locations.
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