European Luxury Fashion Retailers, North American Fitness Phenomenon and New Dining Concept set to open in Yorkville Village

First Capital Realty is Revitalizing Yorkville by Bringing an Exciting Roster of New Retailers
to Toronto's Key Luxury Retail and Hospitality Destination

TORONTO, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Located in one of Canada's most prestigious neighbourhoods, Yorkville Village, owned by First Capital Realty (FCR), today announced new tenants and retailers coming to the redeveloped shopping centre in 2017 including; the US and Canadian cult-favourite spin studio Soul Cycle, luxury British sportswear brand Belstaff and Italian fashion house Eleventy.

Adding to the incredible array of existing concepts and retailers, Yorkville Village is set to become a go-to destination for guests and foodies alike with the opening of a new full-service restaurant, Palm Lane, by The Chase Hospitality Group (The Chase, Kasa Moto, Colette, and Planta) in late Summer 2017. The restaurant will have a strong focus on lunch but will also serve breakfast and dinner in both its take-out/café area and in the full-service seated area.

The mall component of Yorkville Village (formerly known as Hazelton Lanes) has undergone a dramatic revitalization led by FCR, transforming the centre into an entirely new shopping, dining and lifestyle destination with new and exclusive retailers joining the existing roster of tenants. In total, FCR has invested approximately $600 million in the Bloor-Yorkville area with a portfolio that now includes 400,000 square feet of space comprised of the mall, street front retail properties on Yorkville Avenue (future locations for Chanel and Jimmy Choo among others) and the retail component of One Bloor at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor.

"Our significant investment in the redevelopment of Yorkville Village reflects the transformation underway in the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood," said Adam Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Capital Realty Inc. "This transformation is being driven by the demographic tailwind that will see a meaningful increase to the local population and consequently the evolution of Bloor-Yorkville as a larger, stronger world-class retail destination in which Yorkville Village is very well positioned."

For a list of select retailers opening in the mall component of Yorkville Village in 2017, including dates and description, see below:

Alternative Café
Opening: Spring 2017
Square Footage: 925 SF
Description: Toronto's flagship location for celebrity chef Max Brenner's new café concept that will be serving espresso based beverages including Japanese Cold Brew, "Beer Latte", pour over, smoothies, and more. Alternative Café will also be serving fresh pastries, croissant sandwiches, and light breakfasts. 

Belstaff
Opening: Fall 2017
Square Footage: 1,100 SF
Description: This will be Belstaff's first Canadian Flagship Store as this internationally renowned UK brand continues its global expansion. The store will showcase the glamour of Belstaff and will feature luxury men's sportswear, outerwear, footwear and accessories.  The concept of the store is in keeping with the intimate mood of the newly redeveloped Yorkville Village while referencing elements of the British moto heritage of the brand.

Eleventy
Opening: Fall 2017
Square Footage: 2,200 SF
Description: This will be Eleventy's first stand-alone store in Canada. Eleventy is the modern expression of soft sartorial Italian style. Made in Italy; the fabrics and fits combine for a style that is perfect for every Man or Woman who desires quality, style, and value.

JP Fortin
Opening: Fall 2017
Square Footage: 2,400 SF
Description: This well-established Quebec shoe retailer will be opening their Ontario flagship this fall. They will be carrying both men's and women's shoes catered specifically to the Yorkville demographic. They are renowned for their exclusive European collections that marry style and comfort, and their curated assortment of brands that include Arche, AGL, Marc Cain, Peter Kaiser, Kate Spade NY, Michael Kors, Vince, Pretty Ballerinas, Beautifeel, Magnanni, Lloyd, Ted Baker and many more.

Mi'Hito
Opening: Spring 2017
Square Footage: Food Hall
Description: Mi'hito is a "sushi laboratory" that will be creatively serving poke bowls, sushi burritos, sushi tacos, and of course, regular sushi as well.

Nanni
Opening: Fall 2017
Square Footage: 1,100 SF
Description: This retailer will be opening a new multi-brand store offering a curated collection of exclusive, European designer brands for men. The operator already owns and manages "philip", a luxury menswear store in the shopping centre.

Rexall
Expansion Opening: Spring 2017
Square Footage: 5,700 SF
Description: Rexall has fully rebranded, renovated, and almost doubled the size of their previous location in the shopping centre. This will be their first store to include a high-end cosmetics section.

SoulCycle
Opening: Summer 2017
Square Footage: 4,150 SF
Description: This will be Soul Cycle's second location in Toronto. Soul Cycle has quickly become the preeminent spin studio in North America, offering a one-of-a-kind fitness experience.

Palm Lane, The Chase Hospitality Group
Opening: August 2017
Square Footage: 2,100 SF
Description: The Chase Hospitality Group will be opening a new concept, Palm Lane, inside Yorkville Village to add to its roster of already established best-in-class restaurants in Toronto such as The Chase, Kasa Moto, Colette, and Planta. The full service restaurant will be located in the middle of the main retail corridor on the street level of the shopping centre. More details on this exciting concept to come!

TNT Concept
Opening: Fall 2017
Square Footage: 6,000 SF
Description: TNT has established itself as one of the best retailers in Canada when it comes to supplying its customers with high-end, fashion forward international brands. With influences from New York and LA, "TNT Concept" will be expanding the retailer's range as they focus on integrating lifestyle and fashion with purposefully curated rotational shop-in-shop concepts, remaining at the forefront of discovering "The New Trend".  This expansion for TNT is a natural result of the success of their existing Canadian flagship store in the shopping mall.  

ABOUT YORKVILLE VILLAGE
Yorkville Village is a premier retail destination located in the heart of Toronto's luxury Bloor-Yorkville district. Owned and operated by First Capital Realty, Yorkville Village consists of the retail centre formerly known as Hazelton Lanes as well as a number of street front boutiques on Yorkville Avenue comprising of over 330,000 square feet of retail space (in addition to FCR's flagship retail space at Yonge and Bloor). The transformation of the centre will continue through the summer of 2017 and will welcome prime new retailers, including several first-to-market luxury brand introductions to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood.

For more information, visit www.YorkvilleVillage.com, or follow @YorkvilleVillage on Instagram, @YorkvilleVillageToronto on Facebook and @YorkvilleV on Twitter.

ABOUT FIRST CAPITAL REALTY (TSX:FCR)
First Capital Realty is one of Canada's largest owners, developers and managers of grocery anchored, retail-focused urban properties where people live and shop for everyday life. The Company currently owns interests in 161 properties, totaling approximately 25.2 million square feet of gross leasable area.

SOURCE Yorkville Village

For further information: Meaghan Moroz, 647.477.5909, meaghan@asc-to.com


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