It has finally landed! Right in time for the holidays, Yorkdale‘s new expansion, which has 145,000 square feet of retail space has opened its doors to the public. Featuring Anthropologie’s third Toronto location and Ann Taylor’s second as well as first-to-market stores like Kate Spade and Ted Baker, Yorkdale continues to be the IT shopping destination in Toronto. Outside of the expansion one can find LOFT taking over Mango’s old home. Media were lucky to get a preview of what the wing has to offer on November 15, as well as shop the stores the day before the official grand opening.
In addition to fashion and accessories, the wing also includes places for food and drink as well as gadgets and other things. Toronto favourite, DAVIDs Tea has a spot there, as does olive oil emporium, Ta-ze. Sit-down restaurant, JOEY Grill and Lounge has also opened a spot at the mall (and provided the much of the food for the event), making it the chain’s third location in the 416. Telsa Motors, the electric car company, also has a showroom in the wing. Yorkdale is also home to Microsoft’s first first brick-and-mortar store in Canada and rival Apple is moving into a much larger space. For those looking for devices, but aren’t sure who to sign on with or which one to get, there’s Best Buy Mobile.
Yorkdale’s new expansion is located in the southwest part of the mall, with Holt Renfrew being its closest anchor. Holt Renfrew itself will be undergoing an expansion, which will, according to reports, include a huge shoe department.