Versace will open a free-standing store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, according to the City of Toronto Development Applications website. Versace will occupy space #160 in the mall's 'luxury hallway' beside Salvatore Ferragamo and neighbouring luxury retailers Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Cartier, David Yurman, Mulberry and others.
According to Yorkdale's lease plan, space 160 is about 2,500 square feet. We're not sure if Versace will expand into the adjacent 3,873 square foot space formerly occupied by a Holt Renfrew 'pop-up shop'.
This will be Canada's second Versace store location, though it will technically be Canada's only free-standing Versace store. Vancouver has a licensed Versace boutique located within Luxury retailer Leone at the Sinclair Centre. This Vancouver Versace location opened along with Leone in 1987.
Since the 1990's, Toronto has seen several franchised Versace store locations. Versace locations on Hazelton Avenue, at the Hazelton Lanes shopping centre and on Bloor Street have opened and closed over the years. Rumour has it Versace is currently looking for Yorkville store space as well, though we can't confirm a location.
Thank you to source ACT7 of Urban Toronto.