An urban new look for an uptown retail hub

The Yonge Eglinton Centre in mid-town Toronto will soon be home to a new Urban Outfitters location, and with a major makeover looming, the complex could soon attract more big names in the retail business.

The large new two-level Urban Outfitters store is set to open in December. It will join Jacob, Smart Set, M for Mendocino and several other clothing retailers currently operating in the shopping centre.

Plans for the bright new interior for the soon-to-be-renovated Yonge Eglinton Centre.

The store arrives as RioCan embarks on a $100-million revitalization project of the Yonge-Eglinton Centre – a complex that combines office space and retail.

The project proposes to improve the existing retail space in the mall by making it brighter, more visually appealing and easier to navigate, and by adding more gathering places and seating.

The project will also add a modern new section of retail space, called ‘The Cube’, which will feature three levels of shops in a glass structure offering an abundance of natural light.

Altogether, the renovation will add 40,000 square feet of new space to the complex. The proposal is ambitious, but if RioCan pulls it off as planned, it will freshen up a part of the city that could certainly use a modern new look.

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