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Valentino to Open 1st Standalone Flagship in Canada

Italian luxury brand Valentino will open its first standalone Canadian store this winter at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It’s the latest luxury brand to open at Canada’s most productive mall, which is on track to become a global leader in brands as well as retail innovation. Valentino will occupy about 4,700 square feet on one… View Article

Selina Tao
October 4, 2018
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Davids Footwear Kicks Off National Retail Expansion with 1st New Store

Toronto-based has opened its first store outside of Toronto at Ottawa’s CF Rideau Centre, and the company plans on eventually operating about 15 stores across the country. Davids carries some of the world’s top luxury brands in its stores, and it is expanding its brand matrix as well as operations following a strategic partnership with… View Article

Selina Tao
October 3, 2018
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Ossington Avenue Continues to Transform as it Adds Innovative New Retailers

Ossington Avenue in Toronto continues to transform into a unique strip of retailers and restaurants. Once a seedy address known for its bars, the character street is being repositioned as an upscale, diverse neighbourhood that is becoming a favourite for first-to-market retail concepts. The particular stretch of Ossington Avenue between Queen Street West and Dundas… View Article

Selina Tao
September 28, 2018

Toronto tops list for most new international retailers in North America

For the second year running, Toronto has attracted the most new international retailers out of any North American city.  According to a new CBRE report, Toronto welcomed 40 new international retailers in 2017, the most on record for the city, and more than double New York City’s 15 debuts. Toronto is the only North American location… View Article

Selina Tao
June 5, 2018

All Birds Opens 1st Standalone Brick-and Mortar Store in Canada

San Francisco-based footwear brand Allbirds has opened in a retail space on one of the world’s trendiest areas — Toronto’s ‘West Queen West’, as the brand expands its Canadian presence after opening a Canadian online store in March of this year as well as two pop-ups at Nordstrom. The Queen Street pop-up is being used… View Article

Selina Tao
May 30, 2018

Yorkville Retail Pedestrian Passage to See Impressive Transformation

Toronto’s upscale Yorkville area is known for its north-south pedestrian passages that connect its blocks, and one of these is seeing an overhaul that will be a very welcome addition to the neighbourhood. Already, Canada’s top rated restaurant Alo is confirmed to be opening in the new ‘Yorkville Lane’ that has an address of 162… View Article

Selina Tao
May 24, 2018

Strellson Officially Opens New Canadian Flagship on Toronto’s Mink Mile

Upscale Swiss men’s fashion brand Strellson has relocated its Toronto flagship store to 95 Bloor Street West, in a retail space just up the street from one it vacated late last year. The company officially opened the store (which ‘softly’ opened several months ago) last week with an event hosted in partnership with Sharp Magazine…. View Article

Selina Tao
May 22, 2018

Barry’s Bootcamp Kicks Off Canadian Expansion with Multiple Locations

The high intensity workout at Barry’s Bootcamp is described as the best workout in the world and it recently entered the Canadian market with its first location in Toronto’s Entertainment District, with plans to expand further across the country. Laurie Campbell, one of the owners and vice-president of operations for Canada, says the concept invovles… View Article

Selina Tao
May 16, 2018

Ermenegildo Zegna Launches Canadian Store Expansion in Unique Partnership

Iconic Italian luxury brand Ermenegildo Zegna is expanding its Canadian operations this year with a new standalone flagship in Toronto, as well as a renovation to its Vancouver store. More standalone stores could be on the way in a unique partnership with menswear retailer Harry Rosen. Harry Rosen has had a partnership with Zegna brand… View Article

Selina Tao
May 14, 2018

Why International Luxury Brands Want a Spot in Canada

Canada represents a significant opportunity for global luxury brands looking to expand by opening stores: that’s the message being conveyed by experts that see this country as a market with room for further growth. Canada is a market that features a growing population of affluent residents, as well as a growing number of Chinese residents,… View Article

Selina Tao
March 27, 2018

Samsung Just Opened its Largest Canadian Store in Toronto

Toronto might be getting a new flagship Apple Store at Yonge and Bloor, but in the meantime, tech heads can immerse themselves in the enormous Samsung Experience store that just opened at the Eaton Centre.  The largest of its kind in Canada and one of the most impressive retail spaces the brand boasts in the… View Article

Selina Tao
January 8, 2018

List of International Retailers that Entered Canada in 2017

About 50 international retail brands entered Canada by opening stores in 2017, which could be a record. As a comparison, we counted 21 brands that entered Canada in 2016, 28 in 2015, and 20 in 2014 when we began counting. Granted, the 2017 list of retailers generally occupy smaller footprints than some retailers that have entered… View Article

Selina Tao
January 5, 2018

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… View Article

Selina Tao
January 4, 2018

Hermes Unveils Impressive Mink Mile Flagship

Iconic French luxury brand Hermès has reopened its Toronto flagship, in a retail space that is considerably larger than its former location up the street. The expanded Hermès marks a milestone in the transformation of Bloor Street West, as it continues to attract global flagships. Now located at 100 Bloor Street West, Hermès’ new Toronto flagship includes… View Article

Kaitlyn Filip
November 30, 2017

Burton Snowboards Launches Canadian Retail Store Expansion

A world-renowned snowboard brand has opened for business in Toronto with its first flagship Canadian store and it’s poised for future expansion across the country.  The CBRE Toronto Urban Retail Team acted on behalf of the landlord and retailer, under the direction of Jackson Turner, Arlin Markowitz, and Alex Edmison. Cody Sturge, marketing lead with Burton Snowboards,… View Article

Selina Tao
November 14, 2017

New Buca Restaurant Coming to Yonge and St. Clair

King Street Food Company will be opening a new Buca restaurant at the northwest corner of Yonge and St. Clair in 2018. The move was revealed by Slate Asset Management, a development company that has invested heavily in the neighbourhood acquiring 10 properties. Arlin Markowitz, Alex Edmison & Jackson Turner of CBRE represented the Landlord in this transaction…. View Article

Selina Tao
November 3, 2017

Barry’s Bootcamp: L.A. workout studio bulks up for Toronto Location

The newly opened Barry’s Bootcamp, on Richmond St.W. near John St. is both the first in Canada and the largest in the world. High energy, high-end group fitness gyms seem to get big in a major U.S. city, attract celebs fans, and then spread out. Evenutally, they set up digs in Toronto, usually near King or Queen. Barry’s… View Article

Selina Tao
October 27, 2017