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  1. I'm going over the details of Minto Yorkville...

    I'm going over the details of Minto Yorkville Park. For such a prime location, I'm surprised that there will be 200 units in a 25 story building, with 5,670 square foot floorplates. Ceilings will be...
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    If you look closely at the plans, it appears that...

    If you look closely at the plans, it appears that Cumberland Terrace's proposed expansion could include 37,000 sq ft for Holt Renfrew:...
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    I have to give credit for the tip to ACT7. Thank...

    I have to give credit for the tip to ACT7. Thank you.

    I'm taking a few days off to move offices, so I should have an article out some time next week. Have an excellent weekend, everyone!
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    I'll agree with you there - three decent...

    I'll agree with you there - three decent flagships could be more likely. It's no secret that some of the world's top luxury brand are scouting space on Bloor, and 100 Bloor will likely be leased...
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    Good point, and correct that there was a...

    Good point, and correct that there was a substantial rent increase. Last year I created this plan showing the space's possible subdivision. It's all speculative but gives you an idea of how the space...
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    On the contrary - imaging what can be done with...

    On the contrary - imaging what can be done with that space. Five substantial luxury flagships could move in, or possibly even Eataly (bAuHaUs and I were chatting about this earlier).
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    Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn & Pottery Barn Kids...

    Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn & Pottery Barn Kids will all be closing at 100 Bloor in early 2015. Confirmed by the company's VP of PR. Leaves about 37,000 sq ft of prime space beside the new Holt's...
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    Re: The Four Seasons retail space discussed, a...

    Re: The Four Seasons retail space discussed, a broker provided me the following clue:

    "It is a local jeweller who imports mid-range jewellery. She sells to Holt Renfrew. I think it is her first...
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    Ted Baker will replace Melanie Lyne in suite...

    Ted Baker will replace Melanie Lyne in suite 3123, next to Harry Rosen. It will be roughly 3,800 sq ft. Juicy's space will likely be replaced with Kate Spade.
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    Apple just opened a 23,000 sq ft Portland, Oregon...

    Apple just opened a 23,000 sq ft Portland, Oregon store - very impressive. Toronto will likely see something similar within the next couple of years. Photos of the enormous new Portland store, here:...
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    The Yonge & Bloor Hudson's Bay does a bit over...

    The Yonge & Bloor Hudson's Bay does a bit over $50 mill/yr according to one of its managers. The Queen Street flagship does more than 4x that amount.

    Holt's Bloor Street store has been known to do...
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    Tngrn, Did you create that layout based on having...

    Tngrn, Did you create that layout based on having a lease plan of the expansion? Because you're pretty much bang-on as to where Nordstrom and everything else will go. We've got the lease plan if...
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    Uniqlo will open in Canada via Nordstrom,...

    Uniqlo will open in Canada via Nordstrom, according to sources. Given that Nordstrom's Canadian headquarters will be in Toronto, it would be surprising for Uniqlo not to open in Toronto (if these...
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    VERSACE will open a free-standing store next to...

    VERSACE will open a free-standing store next to Salvatore Ferragamo. Thank you ACT7 for providing this tip! Our article (with mall lease plan showing the location) is here:...
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    Both restaurant and retail: Italian food concept...

    Both restaurant and retail: Italian food concept Eataly will open in Toronto - we're waiting to get confirmation of its exact address:...
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    We had a guest author do an article about Eataly....

    We had a guest author do an article about Eataly. It explains the concept if anyone is interested: http://www.retail-insider.com/2014/02/eataly-will-bring-its-innovative.html
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    Correct, Holt's will open a men's store, as it...

    Correct, Holt's will open a men's store, as it has leased the Roots store space at 100 Bloor W.: http://www.retail-insider.com/2014/02/holt-renfrew-to-replace-torontos-roots.html
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    The Hudson's Bay flagship/tower has been sold to...

    The Hudson's Bay flagship/tower has been sold to TEC landlord for $650million. Renovated Hudson's Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue to become part of Toronto Eaton Centre:...
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    The Roots space has already been leased to a...

    The Roots space has already been leased to a large fashion retailer already on Bloor Street.
  20. We've got some updates: Saks will replace the...

    We've got some updates: Saks will replace the majority of Sears at Sherway Gardens with a 130,000 square foot Saks store. Included will be a 25,000 square foot Saks 'food hall' -...
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    Not the best career move, unfortunately. We've...

    Not the best career move, unfortunately. We've got a source telling us that there will be mass layoffs and further store closures announced in January. As well, a large Canadian retailer (not HBC)...
  22. The Hudson's Bay Co. has purchased Saks Fifth...

    The Hudson's Bay Co. has purchased Saks Fifth Avenue. We did a lengthy analysis of potential Saks locations in Canada: http://www.retail-insider.com/2013/07/saks-fifth-avenue-likely-to-open-in.html
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    We did an analysis on where we think Saks could...

    We did an analysis on where we think Saks could go within existing Hudson's Bay real estate: http://www.retail-insider.com/2013/07/saks-fifth-avenue-likely-to-open-in.html
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    89 Bloor Street West has been leased to Roots:...

    89 Bloor Street West has been leased to Roots: http://www.retail-insider.com/2013/07/roots-will-open-at-89-bloor-st-w-in.html
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    Amarynth is only about 1,450 sq ft. Unless...

    Amarynth is only about 1,450 sq ft. Unless adjoining retail space is secured, it would likely be too small for Suitsupply. We've been told Suitsupply wants over 5,000 square feet. 150 Bloor W....
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