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Sherway is ready to kick some Yorkdale butt.

I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg Sherway is planning in the next decade.

Yorkdale is on a similar streak.
 

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A Microsoft store sounds interesting, i've never heard of a Microsoft store before....doubt Apple will even have the slightest reaction to that lol...
 

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Microsoft is trying to emulate Apple with their Microsoft stores. Reportedly they will have 44 stores by mid-2013.

This article says "holiday pop-up stores" are coming to several cities. Vancouver is on the list, but Toronto is not. Of course, that does not mean that we won't be seeing a permanent store in TO (in Yorkdale or elsewhere) in the coming year.

Edit: Toronto Star article says Yorkdale will be the site of Microsoft's "first international retail expansion," with the store opening in the fall.

Pictures of Microsoft Store opening in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2009: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/qEWy...ns+First+Store+Scottsdale+Arizona/dt0T_dZ_hfL
 
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... and there is the Sony Store in Yorkdale, which was there before Apple or Microsoft.

This leaves with just Nintendo being the only major current video game company that has its own family of consoles without any official store in the Americas outside the island of Manhattan. To be fair - unlike Sony, Microsoft, or Apple - Nintendo only produces video games, video game consoles, and associated merchandise.

I wish there were a Nintendo store in Yorkdale, but I understand why Nintendo does not open more stores in the Americas outside of Rockefeller Center.
 
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The Microsoft store will open November 16th.
 

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Looks like Holt Renfrew in Yorkdale will expand to 120,000 square feet, and will be 2 floors. Previously they said it'd only be 84,000 square feet. http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/holt-renfrew-yorkdale-to-add-second.html

"Today, Holt's CEO Mark Derbyshire confirms that the Yorkdale store will add a second level (modifying a previous food court above Holt's) to create a 120,000 square foot Holt Renfrew store with a central, two-level atrium. This was a recent further expansion-decision and is expected to be comple by August 2013.

This expansion is partly in response to the entry of Nordstrom into Canada, and partly responding to Harry Rosen's increase in both store sizes and brands. Menswear seems to be the next frontier for larger-format retailers in Canada seeking to grow sales.

The Yorkdale store will include a new 18,000 square foot men's department (the current men's floor is 11,000 square feet) and the new floor will include several new upscale designers. A new unisex contemporary department will also be created, mixing men's and women's clothing brands so that women might influence men's purchases."
 

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Holt Renfrew Yorkdale to get 10,000 sq ft shoe floor: http://www.retail-insider.com/2012/09/the-news-is-shoes-holt-renfrew-yorkdale.html

"Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre Holt Renfrew will get a 10,000 square foot ladies' shoe department. This will be the largest shoe salon in the chain (until other Holts stores enlarge their shoe departments). The second-largest shoe floor at Holt's is 5,400 square foot on the main floor of their Calgary store."
 

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http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1285054--yorkdale-a-city-of-gold

Yorkdale Mall expansion to open Nov. 16. Here’s a sneak preview

Published on Friday November 09, 2012


Emmanuel Perrin removes a shiny watch from his wrist and wraps it around my wrist. It is large, gold and roughly the cost of a fully equipped Volkswagen Jetta.

“I think it looks nice, don’t you?” asks the CEO and president of Cartier North America.

Perrin is charming and persuasive. For a minute, I believe that subsisting on canned soup is worth it to have this enormous bauble on my arm from one of the world’s legendary jewellers.

Cartier is in expansion mode, and Toronto, a city that has withstood the rigours of a global economic slowdown, is firmly in its sights.


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While it’s true she can get a better cup of coffee at the mall, it’s no longer a place to hang out, “unless you want to buy a Tiffany diamond.”

Despite such criticism, John Crombie, a retail specialist at Cushman & Wakefields, the commercial property brokers, says the mall is in the driver’s seat when it comes to choosing tenants.

“Normally it’s the tenants coming to you and saying what can you do for us?” says Crombie. “But Yorkdale has the pick of the litter. There’s a waiting list of people trying to get in or existing tenants trying to expand.”
 

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So perhaps a silly question, but with the grand opening being November 16th, there is a list of about 15 stores that are currently slated to open - my question is, are ALL 40 stores opening on the 16th or will the rest be announced later? My understanding was that everything was opening on the 16th.
 

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So perhaps a silly question, but with the grand opening being November 16th, there is a list of about 15 stores that are currently slated to open - my question is, are ALL 40 stores opening on the 16th or will the rest be announced later? My understanding was that everything was opening on the 16th.

I think the rest will open in 2013 and maybe announced on the 16th. The rumoured stores are major names, so I'd imagine that they would already be announced if they were opening on the 16th.
 

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I think the rest will open in 2013 and maybe announced on the 16th. The rumoured stores are major names, so I'd imagine that they would already be announced if they were opening on the 16th.

Do you have any inside info as to who the rumoured stores are?
 

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