Rendering of the Yorkdale Nordstrom. Image: Yorkdale Shopping Centre
This morning Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre announced an expansion along the eastern-portion of the mall that will include a new 188,000 square foot Nordstrom store. Yorkdale landlord Oxford Properties has been negotiating with Nordstrom for months after previous attempts at securing a 165,000 Yorkdale Nordstrom store stalled last summer.

This will be the second-largest Nordstrom store scheduled to open in Canada after the announcement of a 230,000 square foot Vancouver store. In January we reported on the generally 'smaller-sized' Canadian Nordstrom stores. The Yorkdale Nordstrom store will likely become the third-largest Canadian Nordstrom location after negotiations for a Downtown Toronto flagship Nordstrom store are concluded.

The mall expansion will involve demolishing a parking structure. Replacement parking will be provided under the expansion. 
Rough Floorplan showing Yorkdale's 2012 expansion area as well as the proposed 2016 expansion including Nordstrom. We are awaiting updated lease plans from Oxford Properties.
The latest Yorkdale Shopping Centre expansion will be almost 300,000 square feet at a cost of over $330 million. The expansion and the new Nordstrom store are expected to open in the Fall of 2016.  Other retailers will be announced as part of the new Yorkdale expansion. We'll update readers as information becomes available.

In November 2012 we reported on Yorkdale's $220 million, 145,000 square-foot expansion. Last month we reported on Yorkdale's securing multiple luxury retail tenantsYorkdale's latest announcement of an expansion including Nordstrom solidifies Yorkdale's status as Canada's number-one shopping centre.
Latest expansion renderings: Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Yorkdale's Nordstrom will join a 138,000 square foot Nordstrom store scheduled to open at Toronto's Sherway Gardens in the Fall of 2016. We can expect between three and four more announced Canadian Nordstrom locations. We expect these to be in Edmonton, Downtown Toronto and possibly Winnipeg.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre's Nordstrom joins an expanded and renovated 120,000 square foot Holt Renfrew store expected to be completed by late Spring, and a renovated 300,000 square foot Hudson's Bay department store. A 190,000 square foot Sears store will continue to operate in the mall.

We will update you with Yorkdale expansion floorplans and images when available. We will also present readers with a floor-by-floor guide of the new store being provided by a source at Nordstrom head office. 

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