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UNIQLO opens at Yorkdale on October 20

UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, today announced that it launches in Canadawith the opening of its first two stores in Toronto: one in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre on September 30 and one in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre on October 20.

"We are very excited to launch UNIQLO in Canada and introduce our LifeWear - innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort and made for everyone, everywhere - as well as our exceptional value and customer service to Canadian customers," said Yasuhiro Hayashi, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Canada. "At UNIQLO, we constantly improve our products to be able to offer more warmth, more lightness and more comfort. Torontonians are known for celebrating individuality and continuous reinvention, and these qualities make Toronto the perfect place to open our first doors."

The UNIQLO CF Toronto Eaton Centre location is a two-level store with a total sales floor of 27,400 square feet, located on the 3rd floor of the city's shopping centre facing Yonge-Dundas Square. UNIQLO Yorkdale Shopping Centre is a two-level store featuring a total sales floor of 25,500 square feet in the new wing expansion of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

Recognized for its innovative functional apparel, as well as its high-quality wardrobe staples, UNIQLO will present a range of core items for men, women, kids and babies at its two stores. In addition to the brand's signature items such as Ultra Light Down, HEATTECH,Cashmere, Extra Fine Merino, Jeans and Oxford Shirts, the stores will carry designer collaborations like the Inès de la Fressange and Carine Roitfeld collections.

UNIQLO takes pride in establishing relationships in the communities where it lives and works, and as a first step ahead of the official launch, UNIQLO Canada is pleased to partner with local shops across Toronto. These shops will introduce a selection of UNIQLO items to Torontonians for a period of two weeks ahead of UNIQLO Canada's official launch, while stocks last.

UNIQLO Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Opening date

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2T9, Canada

Hours

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sales floor

Approx. 25,500 square feet across two levels
 

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Once Upon A City: Yorkdale Mall brought shopping into the 20th century
By Janice BradbeerSpecial to the Star
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
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It was the T. Eaton Company that got the ball rolling on the construction of Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The retail giant bought a 40-hectare site in North York Township at Dufferin St. and Highway 401 in the mid-1950s — considered the suburbs at the time. Not to be outdone by its Yonge St. rival, Simpson’s then purchased an eight-hectare site to the east in 1958.

A plan to build the complex was announced later that year. The decision was predicated on the construction of the Spadina Expressway (part of the proposed highway is now Allen Road) as the developers refused to proceed until the expressway was approved for construction.

The mall’s design was awarded to the Seattle, WA. firm of John Graham Consultants, with the exception of the Simpson’s store, which was designed by John Andrews of John B. Parkin Associates.

And while other Canadian shopping centres had their receiving doors at the back, Yorkdale was constructed with a one-way, two-laned road for trucks running beneath the centre and leading directly to the retailers’ basement storage area.

The original mall, which took two years to build, opened under Trizec Corporation ownership.
https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto...l-brought-shopping-into-the-20th-century.html

John Graham also designed Seattle's Northgate Mall - which also has a serviceway road under the mall for delivering goods.
 

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Some recent shots:

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Expanded H&M and Old Navy frontages, Zara rebuilding above.

Marciano's glittery front, above and below.
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new mall entrance
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…with public art. This is called Ambiguous Response, and was created by Albert Paley in 2013. It and 12 related works were exhibited along Park Avenue in New York that year, meant to be moved to new homes afterwards.
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Y bike rings:
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New Aritzia in the north hall, after closing:
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Where to find parking, including handicap spots:
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Saw in Retail Insider Sporting Life is coming Yorkdale next year. As part of the Restoration Hardware expansion?
 

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Saw in Retail Insider Sporting Life is coming Yorkdale next year. As part of the Restoration Hardware expansion?
You're correct -- if you're familiar with the way the mall is laid out, Sporting Life will have a corner entrance roughly where the Sears entrance was, south of Harry Rosen. RH will be further in. Watch for more announcements as Yorkdale prepares to launch its next expansion phase.
 

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Can't understand the long line to get into the Canada Goose store. No lines at the more stylish fellow Cdn outerwear store Mackage across the corridor (reminds me of a cheaper Moncler). Nadège is sublime...I could eat there every day. Interested in seeing the new Sandro flagship.

Is it just me, or does Yorkdale have great public washrooms?
 

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Is it just me, or does Yorkdale have great public washrooms?
They do. I remember when they started upgrading them like a decade ago and it's been a trend for many shopping centres. For someone who hates using public washrooms it's nice that they made it so I don't have to touch anything.
 

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From the Yorkdale Mall website, at this link:

Underground electronic parking is complimentary up to 5 hours. After the initial 5 hours, the cost is $6 every 20 minutes, to a maximum of $35.00.
TTC COMMUTER PARKING
TTC Commuters will be able to park Monday to Friday from 5:30am to 9:30am in Yorkdale’s “E” Parkade on parking levels P3, P4, P5 only. This is only accessible via the entrance located on the South Road. This designated lot will offer parking for up to 1,010 vehicles.

Those parking in the lot will be required to pull a ticket and park. A TTC Commuter Parking rate of $7 will apply and is subject to change. Payment is accepted at the pay machine or at the exit gate upon return to the property. Pay stations will accept cash and/or credit card.
VALET
To elevate your shopping experience drive up to our curbside valet which offers you the convenience and service that you expect from Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

Valet, $15; located on the South-West side of the shopping centre as well as a new location near the East Parkade entrance beside Nordstrom. Yorkdale Gift Cards can also be used for Valet.

When you have completed your shopping experience here at Yorkdale, please call our Valet service 5 to 10 minutes prior, in order to have your vehicle waiting for you when you arrive at the designated area.
 

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