When Sears announced that they were selling off their lease at the Eaton Centre, we all had suspicions that a Nordstrom would be popping up and today, our suspicions were confirmed. In a press release released this morning, Nordstrom announced plans to begin construction of the approximate 213,000 square-foot, three-level store in March 2014. The store opening is scheduled for fall 2016.
“We’re excited to be coming to downtown Toronto at Toronto Eaton Centre,” said Karen McKibbin, President of Nordstrom Canada. “We want to serve those who live and work downtown as well the many visitors to the city and think Toronto Eaton Centre is a great place to do so.”
The Eaton Centre joins Yorkdale Mall, Sherway Gardens, the Chinook Centre in Calgary, the Rideau Centre in Ottawa and the Pacific Centre in Vancouver as the sixth Canadian retail location announced. Nordstrom plans to open additional full-line stores and Nordstrom Rack stores as the company continues to grow in Canada.