MUJI to Expand Downtown Toronto Store
Minimalist Japanese retailer MUJI has publicly announced that it will be expanding its first Canadian store, located at the Atrium in downtown Toronto, and that it will temporarily relocate into a temporary space during the construction. The expansion is expected to grow the Toronto store to become more in line in terms of size of MUJI’s two West Coast locations, which are both larger than its current four Toronto stores.
MUJI opened at the Atrium in November of 2014 in a 4,373 square foot retail space formerly occupied by a Blacks Camera store. MUJI then proceeded to open larger stores in some of Canada’s leading malls — its second Canadian location spanning 5,225 square feet opened at Mississauga’s Square One in November of 2015, followed by the October 2016 opening at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre (6,375 square feet) and the Summer 2017 debut of a 6,000 square foot space at CF Markville, north of Toronto
Brokerage CBRE has been involved with MUJI’s negotiations across Canada, led by Arlin Markowitz, Senior Vice President of CBRE’s Downtown Toronto Urban Retail Team. CBRE Vancouver‘s office, including Martin Moriarty and Mario Negris, were involved in the two Vancouver deals.