Uniqlo to Open First Toronto Store at Yorkdale in 2016?

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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 their first 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.

Are you excited about Uniqlo in Toronto and in Canada? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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2 Responses to “Uniqlo to Open First Toronto Store at Yorkdale in 2016?”


  • Comment from Stellar

    Gosh, YES. This makes me want to go to Yorkdale more if they enter the Canadian market.

  • Comment from Nelia

    Not to sound like an infomercial, but Yorkdale is amazing. So many stores choose it as their point of entry into Canadian market and for a good reason too. If you haven’t been in a while, I highly recommend you to stop by. So many wonderful changes in the last couple of years!


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