The main floor menswear department at Yonge & Bloor is undergoing some sort of renovation. Would be great if they could raise the ceilings.
We just got word from a Hudson's Bay management-office insider that talks with Bloomingdale's have stalled and that it is unlikely the American luxury department store will come to Canada. We previously reported that Bloomingdale's might move to Canada via Hudson's Bay, with a free-standing Bloor Street store in Toronto and two concessions within Bay stores in Vancouver and Calgary.
Bloomingdale's signature interiors and merchandise would have been a welcome addition to Canada's Hudson's Bay. We are quietly holding some hope that the deal isn't dead but we've been told, and we quote, "don't hold your breath about Bloomingdale's coming to Canada via The Bay".
I guess this is what happens when you alienate your customer base (you lose equity in your private brands).
Yes, that was my back-up plan. But those will be expensive and imported, and in limited quantity. Rather than the usual stuff you can find which is made in England, packaged in Canada, tastes the same, and a lot easier on the wallet. Tell the truth, I was in there a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't see much ... but I wasn't looking. Probably 6 weeks too late ... particularly if the usual suppliers don't have it this year.Try Empire on Queen (north side, east of Broadview). They sell all manner of Brit nosh.