Uniqlo to Open First Toronto Store at Yorkdale in 2016?

If you are a fan of the Japanese Gap, otherwise known as Uniqlo, then you’re in luck! Well, kind of. It’s been reported that the Japanese fashion retailer is currently in talks to open theirfirst Canadian store in 2016.

“Uniqlo is negotiating a deal to lease a 35,000 square foot space in north Toronto’s high-traffic Yorkdale mall, industry sources said. “The negotiations are pretty advanced,” said one source familiar with the talks, who added Uniqlo aims to open both mall-based and street-front stores in this market.”

As Yorkdale’s Style Council member, I am both delighted and not very surprised that Uniqlo would choose Yorkdale as their springboard into the Canadian market, as many other retailers have done recently. The shopping centre is undeniably the best in Toronto, with an amazing mix of high-end and affordable retailers, and yet another expansion in the works. And while nothing has been solidly confirmed just yet, I am feeling quite optimistic about this one.

Photo Credits: Straight.com

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