Yorkville Village Opens Food Hall

Toronto’s Yorkville Village shopping centre is continuing with renovations and this month, opened a food hall on its lower level. So far five tenants have opened in the new space, and more will follow as construction continues. 

The food hall is located adjacent to the mall’s ‘Oval Square’ – an atrium area providing natural light to the mall below. This fall, a new Yorkville Avenue mall entrance will direct shoppers into the new food hall, drawing traffic to the mall, while adding an attraction to the neighbourhood. 

New food hall tenants include Toronto-based health-focused Freshii, Kebaberie (gourmet Lebanese food), Pannizza (quick-serve pizza/Panini), The Fresh Tea Shop, and Corner – a new concept by Toronto-based Spoon & Fork, offering Thai cuisine. 

Landlord First Capital Realty is in the process of renovating the 40-year old, 210,000 square foot Yorkville Village mall, which rebranded from its former name ‘Hazelton Lanes’ in December of 2014. The new Yorkville Village is being renovated to reflect a modern, light aesthetic, and it recently saw the addition of new retailers such as Maska Mode and Sarah Pacini, as well as the relocation of luxurious menswear retailer ‘philip’ into a new retail space that some are saying is among the most beautiful in Canada. 

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: July 29, 2016