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    Hudson's Bay Company (including Top Shop / Top Man)

    Retail Insider also states the same: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/10/the-hudsons-bay-company-drops-company_17.html October 17 2012: "We found out today that Canada's 342 year-old Hudson's Bay Company will drop the word 'Company' from its name, now to be known simply as 'Hudson's...
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    Yorkdale Shopping Centre

    Holt Renfrew Yorkdale to get 10,000 sq ft shoe floor: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/the-news-is-shoes-holt-renfrew-yorkdale.html "Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre Holt Renfrew will get a 10,000 square foot ladies' shoe department. This will be the largest shoe salon in the chain...
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    News on retail chains (was: New Mall Retail)

    Henri Bendel will open its first Canadian location at Sherway Gardens: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/henri-bendel-coming-to-canada-first.html "NYC-based Henri Bendel will open a 3212 square foot store at Toronto's Sherway Gardens shopping centre. Several other Canadian locations in the...
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    Toronto | Sherway Gardens Expansion | ?m | 2s | Cadillac Fairview | DIALOG

    Henri Bendel will open its first Canadian store at Sherway Gardens: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/henri-bendel-coming-to-canada-first.html "NYC-based Henri Bendel will open a 3212 square foot store at Toronto's Sherway Gardens shopping centre. Several other Canadian locations in the...
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    Nordstrom

    Yes, Sporting Life will build a replacement store near the new Holt Renfrew at the North end of the mall: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/07/nordstroms-location-in-torontos-sherway.html "Sporting Life will be relocated to a new expansion of Sherway Gardens at the North end of the mall, along...
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    Nordstrom

    Looks like Toronto's first Nordstrom will be 138,000 sq ft in Sherway Gardens opening Fall 2016, and that two more may open in Toronto as well: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/nordstrom-press-release-names-first.html "The Toronto Sherway Gardens store will be about 138,000 square feet...
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    Toronto | Sherway Gardens Expansion | ?m | 2s | Cadillac Fairview | DIALOG

    It appears Holt Renfrew at Yorkdale WILL be larger than the Sherway Gardens store, as per this website: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/holt-renfrew-yorkdale-to-add-second.html stating: "Holt's CEO Mark Derbyshire confirms that the Yorkdale store will add a second level (modifying a...
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    Nordstrom

    Looks like Holt Renfrew in Sherway will expand to 102,000 square feet from its current 33,000 square foot store: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/07/new-holt-renfrew-store-for-sherway.html "Holt Renfrew will open a new 102,000 square foot (gross square footage) store in the expanded north-end...
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    Yorkdale Shopping Centre

    Looks like Holt Renfrew in Yorkdale will expand to 120,000 square feet, and will be 2 floors. Previously they said it'd only be 84,000 square feet. http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/holt-renfrew-yorkdale-to-add-second.html "Today, Holt's CEO Mark Derbyshire confirms that the Yorkdale store...
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    Toronto | 50 Bloor Street West | 230.11m | 70s | Morguard Corporation | Pellow + Associates

    I came across this blog mentioning that Holt Renfrew will expand its Toronto store: "Today we were reviewing plans for an expanded/renovated Holt Renfrew flagship store at 50 Bloor Street West in Toronto. Plans include eight (8) levels of Holt Renfrew retail totalling about 200,000 sq ft, plus...
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    Holt Renfrew Bloor Street Expansion? I came across this blog mentioning that Holt Renfrew will expand its Toronto store: "Today we were reviewing plans for an expanded/renovated Holt Renfrew flagship store at 50 Bloor Street West in Toronto. Plans include eight (8) levels of Holt Renfrew...
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    Toronto | Yorkdale Shopping Centre | ?m | ?s | Oxford Properties | MMC Architecture

    I believe the 'old' food court will be reconfigured to be the new 19,000 square foot second floor of Holt Renfrew. Holt's is expanding: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/738515/a-new-holt-renfrew-yorkdale
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    Nordstrom

    I was speaking to a manager at Nordstrom in Seattle last week, and this person says Nordstrom's major challenge right now is Canadian law relating to their bringing in American managers to run Canadian operations. According to him/her, it's as much of a hurdle as securing real estate at the...
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    Department Stores then and now

    Does anyone remember the old Creeds store in the Manulife Centre? It was a smaller (~35,000 sq ft), very high-end women's fashion/department store... it was a shame when they went under: http://www.torontolife.com/features/big-bang/?pageno=2 It had Canada's first Chanel boutique, and included...
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    Nordstrom

    I spoke to the Regional VP of The Bay today, and they won't bring Lord & Taylor to Canada. They are, however, bringing some L&T brands to The Bay, including Z-Spoke by Zac Posen handbags (they're currently at your Queen St. store). America's Lord & Taylor will also get their own version of The...

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