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Toronto Premium Outlets to Open Summer 2013 in Halton Hills

I’ve been talking NYC summer travel plans this week and, naturally, telling everyone who will listen that Woodbury Common, the outdoor outlet mall about 1.5 hours outside of Manhattan, is an absolute must-visit and one of my favourite shopping destinations in the world. Based on an exciting media release that landed in my inbox this morning, though, we may no longer have to make that long trek south of the border for upscale outlet shopping soon enough – we’re getting our very own Woodbury Commons! Toronto edition.

Canadian company Calloway and U.S.-based The Simon Property Group, owner and operator of 70 Premium Outlet Centers in the U.S., announced today a joint venture that will bring Toronto Premium Outlets to the city in summer 2013. Construction will begin later this month on the 500,000-square foot centre, which will house over 100 outlet stores and is expected to include several upscale U.S. retailers and designer brands that will be new to the Canadian retail landscape.

“Toronto Premium Outlets will feature an outstanding collection of many of the finest brands, offering value, quality and selection all in one convenient location,” said John R. Klein, President of Simon’s Premium Outlets division, in a press release.  “We already welcome large numbers of Canadian visitors to our centers in the U.S. and look forward to serving these valued shoppers closer to their home. We see tremendous opportunity to introduce our top merchants to the Canadian market.”

The centre will be located in the Town of Halton Hills (on Highway 401 at Trafalgar Road), an area I plan to get quite familiar with if Toronto Premium Outlets makes good on its promise to bring the types of retailers we’re accustomed to seeing at Premium Outlet Centers in the U.S. A quick scan of Woodbury Common’s store directory has my heart racing at the mere thought of some of my favourite outlet stores potentially coming north of the border: Barneys New York Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Gucci, YSL, Burberry

I simply cannot wait.

UPDATE: Toronto Premium Outlets is slated to open on August 1, 2013. Find out more here.

xx, S

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21 comments to Toronto Premium Outlets to Open Summer 2013 in Halton Hills

  • I wonder if this means that Holts Last Call is going to move out of Vaughan Mills and into this mall.

  • Audrie

    This is possibly the best shopping news in a long time… oh beside the fact that Ann Taylor is finally coming to Canada (Yorkdale). My work wardrobe basics needed an alternative to BR.

    • Is Ann Taylor (and Kate Spade) official-official? I had a post up on my site last week about it, and was told by people at Oxford Properties that it wasn’t (and was required to take the floor plan down because it wasn’t supposed to be public). I had to replace the image with a generic Yorkdale picture and make a few tweaks so that the post was more along the lines of speculation than real.

  • Victoria

    Yeh! I’ll be first in line at Barneys :)

  • Hutch

    I enjoy the premium outlet centers in the U.S. If those mentioned above are the type of stores going in then I might as well keep going down to Grove City where they have things we’ll actually buy.

    • The Backseat Stylers

      The stores listed in the post are on our wish list, but hopefully there will be a good mix of brands that will please everyone.

  • Michelle

    why do they call it Toronto outlets….this is not Toronto! I live in Toronto and will save my time and money for when I am in NYC…Woodbury Common is a total hit or miss…guessing that this “Toronto” outlet will be more of a miss.

  • WASSUP

    ABOUT TIME FOR NEW SHOPPING EXPERIENCE IN CANADA, THIS TYPE OF OUTLET WILL HAVE A GREAT SUCCESS IN CANADA FOR SURE. HOPE TO SEE THIS IN QUEBEC AS WELL.

  • Star supper

    As long as they bring the same price point to Canada as the US. If they think they can bring goods in for the usual 15% more then I will continue to shop outside of Canada. Premium, if you want it to work make the pricing consistent with the prices an hour away in NY.

  • Valerie

    I’m sure the prices will be Canadian standards, I’ve never seen US pricing in Canada.

  • Lindsey

    Retail in Canada rarely uses us pricing unless it’s on the product tag then customer can get the us price if you ask a manager they should let u have it
    I’m happy to see some of these stores come into halting instead of having to deal with heart land towncener traffic.

  • Trish

    Wow does that Michelle person have any idea how arrogant she sounds. Lots of money down here in Oakville and don’t think everyone from Toronto will think this is very far. NYC is a bit farther and a lot more expensive. Maybe she can’t afford a car?

  • Jenna

    They are pretty quiet on who will be in so far, only a few stores released. I work for a recruiting company that deals with retail and even we can’t get all the info.

    Some stores that we know for sure are They Bay’s first outlet, plus American Eagle, Lucky Brand Jeans, True Religion, Bose, Cole Haan

    Obviously a lot more to come, but for some reason they are being really tight lipped about this. In the industry we normally hear about it 6-12 months in advance.

  • Astrid Sanabria

    It will be a nice place for shopping :)

  • Marianne

    I’m glad to see that a premium mall is away from the busy Toronto core. Toronto is great, but there is enough shopping to be had down there. The area that this mall is built on is a nice, uncongested area with lots of FREE parking. I’m looking forward to it.

  • marisa

    what is the address?

  • Sam

    What’s the hours of operation like

  • liza

    pls email me the complete address for easy driving & hours of operation…tanx

  • Stella

    I was not really impressed that the opening of the stores had no big discounts.

    Lets see how the stores work with the consumers.

    Profit, sales and more profits.

    Stella

  • Fanny

    What time done this place open and cloth .

  • vera

    Please email me time of operation and also correct address and diraction from
    Burlington ontario thanks

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