One interesting thing about it is that flagship stores are always multi-level and never within a mall , since by nature multilevel stores in a mall would require an entrance on each floor the only places in a mall where this is possible are usually operated by big name stores like eatons,sears etc, and the floor space on the single level would be too much. All existing flagsips, have first level entrance with stairs going up toa contained upper level. implementing this within a mall would require extensive rennovations, or a change in the layout ccompared to existing flagship designs. It is possible that the Apple store will be a self contained store elsewhere, although the benefit on being within the eaton's center will be more visitors to the store, who may not have noticed the store if it had been by itself elsewhere. Maybe it won't be a flagship, or maybe there'll be a new single floor flagship design, only time swill tell.
1. It was confirmed that Apple was negotiating terms with the Eaton Centre
2. No Guarantees on the flagship (though it only makes sense)
3. I doubt the store will be located on Queen St. - only because a majority of shopping during a Toronto winter is done indoors...at malls, and Apple knows this
I dont understand why BOTH stores need to be in toronto. True, i live in toronto and its only better for me but i think that montreal is large enough to have an Apple store no?
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Not too sure about that. I live on Queen West and I don't see any room for that to happen. +, trying to go to QW is such a pain for anyone with an auto. City of Toronto must do the most ticketing in this area.
I like the chances of Eaton Ctr to have the multi level store with the soft seater (a must).
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What about that Dundas/Yonge Music Hall of Fame area that's being built? Eaton's Center could have a "small" flagship (there is a larger store space beside Sephoria but it says it's for a "Canadian retailer"?)