Yorkdale renovations pulse24 did a story about yorkdale's expansion. i had no idea it was going to be like this... "It was the first indoor mall in Canada. But while Yorkdale Shopping Centre at Dufferin and the 401 may be the granddaddy of retail spaces in Toronto, itâ€™s certainly not showing its age. The complex is about to renew itself, opening 40 new stores by the middle of this month, including H&M, Old Navy and Sephora. And thatâ€™s not all. â€œWe will open Apple, the first store in Canada,â€ boasts mall consultant Anthony Stokan. â€œAnd Mango, out of Spain, but well located throughout Europe.â€ Anyone whoâ€™s ever seen one of our Citytv Eyes of Toronto shots trained on the mallâ€™s parking lot might wonder where theyâ€™re going to put all those extra customers. The answer? â€œWe added 200 additional parking spaces,â€ explains architect Chris Brown. â€œWe added a three-level elevator connection here that is open and â€¦bridges into the parking deck.â€ And thereâ€™s the store that used to be the flagship, Eatonâ€™s. Itâ€™s now been gutted and a retail phoenix has risen from the ashes â€“ along with a unique skylight. â€œThe skylight is the first of its kind in Canada. It is all structural glass supported from the top with steel and it opens the mall up to the sky and that's what we're trying to achieve,â€ Brown reveals. â€œWe have internal escalators and elevators. We are trying to emulate an external experience.â€ But with so many big box stores and megamalls like Vaughan Mills coming to take its place, what Yorkdale really wants to do is get a ringing endorsement from shoppers, while making sure its cash registers keep ringing, too. And come April 13th, it will have 40 more chances to try." check out the video. i thought it was the eaton centre at first glance.. www.pulse24.com/Business/Top_Story/20050401-004/page.asp in other retail news, harry rosen is opening up a flagship store at FCP. it's going to be huge.