*****UPDATE: The Hudson's Bay Outlet opened on schedule (August 1st 2013). It is about 25,000 square feet. It carries discounted product from all Bay departments, including merchandise from luxury department 'The Room'.*****
Hudson's Bay will open its first Canadian outlet location at the Toronto Premium Outlets. The opening date is tentatively set for August 1st. Other Canadian Hudson's Bay outlet locations will follow.
We first reported on the Hudson's Bay Outlet in April where we compared the concept to Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom Rack is negotiating Canadian real estate and has already secured one Canadian store location.
The Toronto Premium Outlets will be located North-West of Toronto in Halton Hills. It will be located at the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Trafalgar Road. The mall will open in two phases with the first 350,000 square-foot, 85-store section set to open this summer.
Toronto Premium Outlets website:
Hudson's Bay website: www.TheBay.com