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Cynthia Avila

Bloor Street Luxury Run in Toronto Adds Saint Laurent Flagship as Area Transforms

Toronto’s Bloor Street luxury run is seeing an unprecedented number of luxury brands opening flagship stores. Last week, Kering-owned Saint Laurent opened a 10,400 square foot location at 110 Bloor Street West, featuring a brutalist facade and updated design concept. The new store features the full range of Saint Laurent’s ready-to-wear for women and men… View Article

Cynthia Avila
April 23, 2024

Anine Bing to Open 2nd Canadian Storefront at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto

Los Angeles-based women’s contemporary fashion brand Anine Bing is opening its second Canadian storefront in a retail space at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area this spring. It follows the recent opening of Bing’s first Canadian storefront at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The new Anine Bing location at the Four Seasons, in a retail space… View Article

Cynthia Avila
February 14, 2024

Bloor St. West’s retail evolution: ‘A place for all,’ says CBRE insider

The opening of a new Browns Shoes store on the fashionable Bloor Street West retail strip is the latest indication that an uptick in leasing velocity may be on the horizon in the upcoming quarter. “There’s a lot more leasing activity on Bloor Street than one would assume,” says Brandon Gorman, senior-vice president, broker, agency… View Article

Cynthia Avila
December 5, 2023

CBRE’s Urban Retail Team Joins Forces With Joey Restaurants To Expand Presence In Downtown Toronto And Ottawa [Interview]

Real estate company CBRE’s Urban Retail Team is working with the Joey Restaurant Group as their exclusive broker to assist with site selection for expansion of the brand across downtown Toronto and Ottawa. Teddy Taggart, Associate Vice President of CBRE’s Urban Retail Team, is working with Arlin Markowitz, Executive Vice President of the Team, to find locations in urban… View Article

Cynthia Avila
June 5, 2023

Record Price Obtained For Yorkville Retail Building Containing Isaia Flagship Store

The historic building at 77 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto, currently housing a beautiful Isaia flagship store, was recently sold at a record-breaking price to an unnamed investor. Arlin Markowitz of CBRE and Kevin Gillen of real estate firm Gillen were the listing brokers representing the vendor ProWinko Canada, and Jordan Karp and Ryan Morein of Savills Canada represented the buyer. We were asked not to reveal the purchase price publicly… View Article

Cynthia Avila
March 28, 2023

Upscale US-Based Women’s Fashion Brand Veronica Beard Expands Into Canada With 1st Store In Toronto

Upscale New York City-based women’s fashion brand Veronica Beard has opened its first Canadian storefront at 111 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto. The location features a unique facade in a double-townhouse that was recently renovated. The new store spans about 1,800 square feet and houses Veronica Beard’s women’s ready-to-wear collection and staples such as the Dickey Jacket, scuba… View Article

Cynthia Avila
March 21, 2023

Feature: Massive ‘The Well’ Development to Transform Western Section of Downtown Toronto [Interviews]

It’s not often that a single development poses the potential to impact a neighbourhood or district so dramatically that it completely changes the gravitational attraction within the area. And, just as seldom are these types of endeavours completed within a single phase of construction. Afterall, the magnitude of any project hoping to impose this kind… View Article

Cynthia Avila
March 8, 2022