November 30, 2011

He Shops, He Scores!

This morning marked the opening of the much-hyped new Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Located on the ground floor, the store promises their Joe Fresh clothing line and a whole range of “food experiences” including a sushi bar, chocolate-by-the-chunk and “The Amazing Wall of Cheese,” an 18-foot-high wall of world cheeses complete with a 100-pound wheel of Stilton.

The upper two floors of the Gardens is being renovated into a new athletic facility for Ryerson University.

I have not visited the new store yet (it only opened 10 minutes ago!) but I applaud this creative mixed redevelopment of the Gardens, located in a part of the downtown core that is rather dilapidated. Hopefully it will help anchor a revitilization of the neighbourhood.   

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