The beauty will be in the details. Limestone walls, chargers hidden in the tables, perfectly calibrated lighting and mercifully, better ventilation.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.....
According to this article Tesla will be closing most of their retail stores. i wonder if that includes this one?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.
Neither the previous blank wall nor the inspiration-free new glass wall do any real favours to Holy Trinity Church, the Rectory, nor the Henry Scadding House. They are all gems of a mostly disappeared past, which the Eaton Centre has mostly turned its back on since it went up. I still say it's better to have windows facing the buildings than not, but I wish some more consideration had been given to a more textural framing of the new window bays to add some visual warmth instead of the all too common blue/green/gray back-painted spandrel that Toronto developers cannot currently get enough of.^I disagree, that beige blank wall was more aesthetically pleasing than this run-of-the-mill glass we're seeing. I'm really hoping that the glass the ends up fronting Yonge Street isnt this bad.