Expansion will bring an additional 210,000 square feet of new retail space; home to 50 new premium retailers
Harry Rosen, Sporting Life, Ted Baker London, Judith & Charles, Uno De 50, Maison Birks and DAVIDS among some of the leading retail partners set to open their doors
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - CF Sherway Gardens will tomorrow celebrate the grand opening of their newly renovated retail expansion. Three years in development, the new North Expansion marks the first beat of the $550 million redevelopment that further solidifies CF Sherway Gardens as the leading west-end fashion destination.
"Cadillac Fairview is cementing their position as offering cutting-edge retail destinations and the CF Sherway Gardens North Expansion demonstrates just that," said Wayne Barwise, Executive Vice President, Development for Cadillac Fairview. "The significant investment we are making in CF Sherway Gardens kicks off a chain of redevelopments to come. Canadians can expect to see changes happening in Cadillac Fairview properties from coast-to-coast, bringing an impressive mix of leading retail destinations to communities."
The expansion will bring a roster of leading fashion retailers to the new space, in order to deliver the premium shopping experience expected from Cadillac Fairview's best in class retail properties. Fashion-loving west-enders will no doubt be thrilled to shop the new 24,000 square foot flagship Harry Rosen, a relocated 38,000 square foot Sporting Life, a completely renovated 225,000 square foot Hudson's Bay along with Ted Baker London, Uno De 50 and coming soon: Kate Spade New York, Free People, De Beers, Indigo, Eileen Fisher and Samsung. The beautiful new design and interior of the property includes dramatic 30 foot ceilings topped with customized glazing, bringing plenty of natural light to the space. In addition to the retail mix, the expansion will open with a state-of-the-art Gourmet Fare and shortly thereafter, two new premium dining experiences with Joey's and The Keg. Shoppers will also see improvements with the new parkades strategically designed to allow customers to arrive quickly and easily. All property updates are focused on enriching the space, offering a second-to-none brick and mortar shopping experience.
"It's about bold thinking. At CF Sherway Gardens we are owning the standard of excellence in the industry and it doesn't stop here," said Andy Traynor, General Manager, CF Sherway Gardens. "The launch of the North Expansion solidifies Sherway Gardens as an authority on fashion; we are pleased to be continuing our commitment to bring best-in-class retail to the more than 10 million shoppers we see every year."
FROM THE RUNWAY TO RETAIL, SHERWAY GARDENS KNOWS FASHION
In celebration of so many retail favourites, CF Sherway Gardens will tonight host THE FRONT ROW, an exclusive fashion show and cocktail party to preview the latest fall trends from leading retail partners, including: Ted Baker London, Sporting Life, Harry Rosen, Free People, Ron White and more. Curation of the fashion show is being done by well-known producer Hans Koechling of The Image is ... who has worked with international fashion houses such as Chanel, Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta. Set within the new North Expansion THE FRONT ROW guests will receive a first look at the expansive retail space and a chance to experience new services and gourmet fare from new property partners, Joey's.
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY
An official unveiling ceremony will also take place tomorrow, September 22, 2015 at 9:30a.m. to mark the occasion. Local dignitaries, including Councillor Vincent Crisanti, Deputy Mayor, West and Councillor Justin Di Ciano, Ward 5 Etobicoke Lakeshore will be in attendance to celebrate the North Expansion unveil, further raising the fashion footprint in Toronto's west end.
Customer appreciation will continue throughout the week with the CF Sherway Gardens Style Square. Beginning on Friday September 25, in Sherway Gardens Square shoppers are invited to 'get the look' with a first-class indulgent experience, providing with a free consultation with a personal stylist, a complimentary manicure and light refreshments.
WHAT'S TO COME …
The redevelopment culminates with Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom set to open in 2016 and 2017. Each update is focused on elevating Sherway Gardens' roster of high fashion options, as well as heightening the overall experience; a perfect equation to suit the ever-changing needs of today's shopper. With the upcoming expansions in properties across the country, CF remains the largest retailer home to luxury and premium retailers across Canada.
CF SHERWAY GARDENS SOCIAL
Going hand-in-hand with the trendsetting brands, #StyledbySherway will take charge of the CF Sherway Gardens social channels. Shoppers are invited to turn to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as a go-to resource for head-to-toe fashion, as well as beauty-related inspiration with #StyledbySherway
About CF Sherway Gardens
Home to one of the most diverse collections of upscale retailers in Canada, CF Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion destination delivering an unparalleled shopping experience. Already one of Canada's most beloved shopping centres, the $550 million multi-phased redevelopment, consisting of both expansions and renovations has reinvented the already unique shopping experience. The investment provides an additional 210,000 square feet of retail space to the centre, bringing the total size 1.3 million square feet. CF Sherway Gardens is located at 25 The West Mall, just west of downtown at the junction of highway 427 and QEW. For more information download the CF Shop app or visit www.sherwaygardens.ca.
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About Cadillac Fairview
CF Sherway Gardens is owned by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office, retail and mixed-use properties in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $28 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage nearly 36 million square feet of leasable space at 66 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 311,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.
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Image with caption: "Today, CF Sherway Gardens unveiled their new North Expansion. Executive Vice President, Development for CF Wayne Barwise was joined by Finley McEwen (SVP Development, CF); Andy Traynor (GM, CF Sherway Gardens), Coun. Vincent Crisanti (Deputy Mayor, West Toronto), Coun. Justin Di Ciano (Ward 5, Toronto) and a representative for Peter Milczyn (MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore). (CNW Group/Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150921_C3300_PHOTO_EN_503650.jpg
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