by Brian Lipton

nordstrom-rack-1024x683Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc has announced plans to open its first Nordstrom Rack store in Canada, which will be located at One Bloor in Toronto. The 38,600-square-foot store is scheduled to open in 2018.

The off-price store will be located in Yorkville on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Bloor Street, a well-known shopping district in Toronto. The new Rack will join Bloor Street retailers that include Holt Renfrew, Prada, Gap, Michael Kors, H&M, and Zara.

Nordstron has previously opened three full-line stores in Canada: at the CF Chinook Centre in Calgary; the CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa; and the CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver. The company will open three additional full-line stores in the Toronto area: at the CF Eaton Centre on September 16, 2016; the Yorkdale Shopping Centre on October 21, 2016; and CF Sherway Gardens, in fall 2017.

“We’re excited to announce our first Nordstrom Rack in Canada in such a wonderful location and provide Canadian customers another way to shop their favorite Nordstrom brands at great prices,” said Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Canada. “We want to be a part of compelling locations across the country and this is a great first step. We look forward to getting our doors open to serve customers in Toronto.”