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It's also possible for Apple to move in, in advance of decisions being made for James Street, and have the new store designed in a way to take advantage of a future opening to the street—if Cadillac Fairview wants to wait for decisions to be made at Old City Hall first. (Or they may not want to wait. We shall see!)

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That’s what I’m expecting. The new store will be built anticipating an opening on to James street in the future but it’s unlikely that it will right away. Apple isn’t going to open on to a narrow sidewalk, facing parked cars. Their goal for their new stores is to turn them into “town squares”. That’ll be possible when (if?) James Street closes and old City Hall is redeveloped into a museum surrounded by a park or a square.
 

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1. There were *months* of “chatter” of his imminent arrest. Who’s revising history here? Why do you think you were all but driven out of that thread?

2. And before, it was the corner of Yonge & Dundas. You’ve gone so far as to make mockups of floorplans with the Apple logo.

3. You use words like “verified”. Nothing has been verified. The article even says CF and Apple have refused to comment. You might want to think before posting. You have a vast tendency to act as though things are sure and set in stone with as much as the loosest of rumours. Whether your info is correct or not doesn’t discount the zeal you have in being the communicator of that info. And that’s the issue here. If you had any of *this* info two weeks ago, you’d not have been posting what you did re: 2 Queen.

In two weeks you’ve talked to a few people and run to tell MacRumors. Any proof, or just word of mouth? Floorplans? Blueprints? Construction contracts? Keep gunning for that Pulitzer, Pedro. I’m sure it’s “imminent”.
so @MetroMan was right all along
 

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More info: Canada Goose is taking the existing Apple Store space on L3 later this year, indicating that Apple will be moving into their new store downstairs before the holidays. There’s no way Apple closes their only downtown store through the holidays without a replacement ready.

Abercrombie has a Kids one level down. It could be repurposed as a temporary general Abercrombie & Fitch so that Apple can take over their space and start building their new store right away, before the new Abercrombie is built.
 

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More info: Canada Goose is taking the existing Apple Store space on L3 later this year, indicating that Apple will be moving into their new store downstairs before the holidays. There’s no way Apple closes their only downtown store through the holidays without a replacement ready.

Abercrombie has a Kids one level down. It could be repurposed as a temporary general Abercrombie & Fitch so that Apple can take over their space and start building their new store right away, before the new Abercrombie is built.
Interesting developments! So it looks like Canada Goose settled on a space with a smaller footprint, which to me makes a lot more sense than the former J.Crew space. This confirms that a two-story Apple Store is out of the cards, though. It didn't seem that possible to me, especially with the walkway path above on Level 3.

Abercrombie's new store is slated to open sometime this Spring. The space is already kitted out for clothing retail, so it probably won't take too long for them to complete construction within that timeframe, especially with their newer open concept design stores, which are a lot less claustrophobic.
 

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More info: Canada Goose is taking the existing Apple Store space on L3 later this year, indicating that Apple will be moving into their new store downstairs before the holidays. There’s no way Apple closes their only downtown store through the holidays without a replacement ready.

Abercrombie has a Kids one level down. It could be repurposed as a temporary general Abercrombie & Fitch so that Apple can take over their space and start building their new store right away, before the new Abercrombie is built.
Unfortunately, it'll take decades for the Abercrombie musk to vacate its former premises.
 

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Unfortunately, it'll take decades for the Abercrombie musk to vacate its former premises.
It’ll be just across the hall so I hope Apple retail specialists get used to the scent. o_O

Speaking of Musk, I have confirmation of the Tesla showroom that I had posted earlier:

More news: visitors to the Eaton Centre coming in from the Queen Street entrance will be greeted by a flagship Tesla Showroom.

Tesla is replacing both M0851 and Armani Exchange. This will also give Tesla a Yonge Street address.

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Along with the redevelopment of 2 Queen W into an extension of Harry Rosen and a glass showcase for a Tesla car, the Eaton Centre’s Queen Street presence is going to change quite a bit over the next year or two. My hope is that Oakley either moves out or is forced to open up their windows, inexplicably closed up with iron grating.
An application has been posted:

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Tesla has had their cars on display over the christmas shopping season, so this doesn't surprise me. Now if I could just afford a $60,000 car!
 

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As I understand it, Lululemon might be moving into the vacated J Crew space. Lulu is above Abercrombie, with Ann Taylor in between it and current Apple. Does that mean Apple might expand up from Abercombie into a few units?
 

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As I understand it, Lululemon might be moving into the vacated J Crew space. Lulu is above Abercrombie, with Ann Taylor in between it and current Apple. Does that mean Apple might expand up from Abercombie into a few units?
I had been considering that myself and upon investigating, I found that Canada Goose is actually taking Apple’s current space. What’s happening is that CF is reorganizing that end of the mall with quite a big shuffle, moving high end flagships closer to Saks whereas Queen Street would be high end brands like Harry Rosen, Tesla, and Apple and Dundas more accessible, lower end brands like H&M, GAP, and Samsung (lol, sorry had to).

This isn’t a perfect model since stores like Abercrombie would be near the Queen end of the mall and Nordstrom near the Dundas end but the Queen Street side of the Eaton Centre is going to change considerably over 2019.
 

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I have some new details. The new Apple Eaton Centre is being modelled on Melbourne's Chadstone mall update.

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The one exception to the design is that there won't be trees inside the store. Instead, Apple has secured rights to extend the aesthetic of their store out into the mall with their signature tree planters and benches under the Eaton Centre's atrium.

The new Abercrombie across the hall is opening in April or early May. Apple will take possession of the space then and start building their new store which is expected to open in time for the holidays.
 

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I have some new details. The new Apple Eaton Centre is being modelled on Melbourne's Chadstone mall update.

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The one exception to the design is that there won't be trees inside the store. Instead, Apple has secured rights to extend the aesthetic of their store out into the mall with their signature tree planters and benches under the Eaton Centre's atrium.

The new Abercrombie across the hall is opening in April or early May. Apple will take possession of the space then and start building their new store which is expected to open in time for the holidays.
Too bad, so boring. Had a lot of potential to do something different but they go the easy way and just do a generic store.....
 

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