Excited for the upgrade, shame it was downsized. What was the original plan and what caused the change?Some details:
Opens in October.
Downsized from the original plan but still considerably larger than the existing store. More than double the size. Still, it won’t be considered a flagship. This leads me to infer that other downtown Toronto store(s) have been confirmed. The One is all but sealed and there are negotiations happening about bringing Apple to The Well. It’ll be wider than it is deep, which will resolve the circulation problem of the current store. It’ll have illuminated ceiling tiles, giving the impression of a much higher ceiling than it really has. Limestone walls and pillars accented with wood inset shelves.
It’ll look a lot like this:
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There’s a long term plan to open the store to the outside via James Street into a new square coming to Old a City Hall when the courts vacate in 2023 and it becomes a Toronto museum. But the store as it will be in October doesn’t open to the outside. The back is being built for storage with knockout walls that can be reconfigured in 5 years.
It wasn’t downsized by much. I think that they opted for a slightly smaller store when they confirmed that they were building another downtown store and this one didn’t have to carry the entire load of downtown demand.Excited for the upgrade, shame it was downsized. What was the original plan and what caused the change?
I will certainly continue to keep an eye on the construction going on at the One @MetroManThe additional space would have been used for a “Boardroom” and other spaces that flagships have. I suspect this omission all but confirms that Apple at The One is coming and will have these amenities.
With your view, you’ll be the first to confirm that. We’ll be able to spot some telltale features in the construction that will come as they build the -1 below ground level and then as the main ground level space is constructed. This, even without the wall framing that will occur after the structure us up and activity inside is no longer seen.
You’re saying that to the person who discovered both of the big confirmations of Apple at The One.Sorry, but there is no question whatsoever about Apple going into The One. Despite the lack of a confirmation by Apple, who never confirm these things this far out, we know it's Apple, we've known for a long time.