There’s nothing like a midday macaron to help you get through your work day, and luckily for downtown Toronto folks, a famed French patisserie is opening its second Toronto location in the Financial District.
Ladurée has plans to open a location in the heart of the financial district November 2019.
According to an interview with Retail-Insider, the upscale French bakery will be opening its fourth Canadian location in The Exchange Tower, right across from the Starbucks in the PATH.
As you might already know, Ladurée opened its first Toronto location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre at the end of 2017. While the new Financial District location will be smaller, sitting at just under 700-square-feet vs. the Yorkdale location’s 1,185-square-foot space, it will be no less delicious.
The new location will fuse a contemporary design with the classic Ladurée look.
It will feature seating for 16 guests and additional seating at a “macaron bar.” Guests can expect 14 different flavours of classic and seasonal macaron flavours throughout the year.
With the new space located in the bustling Financial District, you can expect plenty of to-go food and beverages.
Catering to those working in the area, Ladurée will offer a variety of to-go salads and quiches, as well as coffees and teas for afternoon lunch breaks. Ladurée’s Canadian licensee Olesya Krakhmalyova told Retail-Insider that the new location will also accept corporate orders and offer delivery.
And those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed by a selection of madeleines, loaf cakes, ice creams, chocolates, and more. Shoppers will also be able to pop into the Ladurée downtown Toronto location to buy giftables and accessories.
Toronto can expect to see a pastry laboratory sometime in the future.
Back in 2018, Ladurée opened its first dedicated bakery space in Vancouver, offering fresh baked pastries to customers. While no date for a dedicated Toronto bakery space has been set yet, when it does open, it means that fresh croissants and other baked goods in-store will follow suit.
No exact opening date has been announced for the Ladurée downtown Toronto space, but we’ll keep you posted as more details arise.