Amazing news, my fellow shopaholics! Premium Outlets are expanding into Canada next summer!!! I almost fell off my chair when this email landed in my inbox.
Toronto Premium Outlets will be located in the Town of Halton Hills on Highway 401 at Trafalgar Road, adjacent to Highways 401 and 407. The new outlet center will house over 100 high quality outlet stores and is expected to be the Canadian entry point for selected upscale U.S. retailers and designer brands.
“Toronto Premium Outlets will feature an outstanding collection of many of the finest brands, offering value, quality and selection all in one convenient location,” said John R. Klein, President of Simon’s Premium Outlets division. “We already welcome large numbers of Canadian visitors to our centers in the U.S. and look forward to serving these valued shoppers closer to their home. We see tremendous opportunity to introduce our top merchants to the Canadian market.”
If you aren’t familiar with Premium Outlets, I have three words for you: Prada, YSL, Dior…and Barney’s, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo…and so many more outlets! Granted, we don’t know exactly which brands will make it across the border, but even a remote possibility of having a Prada outlet in Toronto is making me do a happy dance in my cubicle.
Construction is set to begin on April 25th, 2012. Are you ready to do some serious shopping? I know I am. Stay tuned for retailer announcements and more updates!
UPDATE: It’s confirmed!!! Toronto Premium Outlets are set to open on August 1, 2013! Are you ready to get your shop on?!
UPDATE 2: For a full list of retailers, please visit www.torontopremiumoutlets.ca
Photo Credits: Augustman.com (photos of Johor Premium Outlets)