Followed by pompous fashion show featuring many other art events, the brand new shopping centre in Toronto called Bloor Yorkville was recently opened. Once known as Hazelton Lanes , the mall hosted Toronto Fashion Week launched with a guest appearance by designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Canadian designers including Lucian Matis, NARCES, Bustle, UNTTLD, House of Suri, Hayley Elsaesser, and Pink Tartan also presented their collections stressing out the importance of this new luxury retail destination. Many celebrities were present and numerous parties during the three days kicked off the fall season. One of the featuring events was a new Salvador Dali exhibit, located at Yorkville Village. All the visitors will be able to purchase artwork in the same space and to admire the selection of dresses from leading designers, inspired by great Dali – all that until 30th of September.
It is believed the renovation, that was worth more than $100 million, will position the Bloor-Yorkville as one of the most prestigious shopping places in the region.
Some of the old retailers are re-opening their stores like Via Cavour, Nanni Couture or Belstaff, while others such as TNT Concept, Eleventy and Palm Lane restaurant will open later this fall. It is, also, planned many of international luxury brands to be part of Yorkville area, so this will be a reason more for people from abroad to visit this neighbourhood. Over the next several years Yorkwille Avenue will be a hot spot for all the high fashion lovers, since huge Chanel store is scheduled to open in November and another famous tenant will be Jimmy Choo, not before early 2018. Visitors can already come and check out the collections of Christian Louboutin, Richard Mille, CNTRBND and Off-White, since they already welcomed first guests at Grand opening.
The whole area will flourish having in mind the innovations that will appear soon in the future - at the northeast corner of Cumberland Street and Avenue Road a condominium tower is under construction that will feature several full-floor units at the top.
The Mink Mile area will be proud host of several new luxury retailers this fall. Popular fashion brand MCM has opened it’s first Canadian store here while Hermes will unveil it’s 12,000 square foot ‘maison’ at 100 Bloor Street West. Transformation of the area spaning all the way to the intersection of Yonge Street and Bloor Street will also include opening two grand stores of Dior and Moncler in the The Colonnade.
Having in mind the financial construction of this renovation and effort invested in it, it is believed that exciting new retail and residential projects will make Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville one of the best shopping areas among the capitals of the world.