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PetSmart opening late September 2017 at Empress Walk, Toronto (North York)

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  • Nov 17th, 2017 9:29 am
Penalty Box
Aug 26, 2001
15818 posts
470 upvotes
Oak Ridges, ON
That location must have some bad juju or something.

I mean, it was previously a Solutions (for just 1 year??), and shortly before that, a Staples.

For the sake of all the pet owners in that area, I hope this PetSmart lasts.
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Newbie
Jul 14, 2012
67 posts
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According to a window sign a restaurant will be opening upstairs (in what was Staples' & Solutions' 2nd floor). Interesting combination.
Penalty Box
Aug 26, 2001
15818 posts
470 upvotes
Oak Ridges, ON
Aliac9000 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2017 10:50 pm
According to a window sign a restaurant will be opening upstairs (in what was Staples' & Solutions' 2nd floor). Interesting combination.
I used to live in this area. I loved it. That said, it was a bit strange that the retail/restaurants had such mixed success.

I think that the retail outlets with the most success were those which were universally embraced; regardless of whether you were a condo-owner/house-owner OR new Canadian (lots of Chinese/Korean in the area) or old Canadian.

So basically, Loblaws and Best Buy are very succesful and always busy.

I suspect that PetSmart WILL be succesful, since owning pets is common for all of the socio-economic/ethnic groups in that area. I just wish one was there when I lived there! We used to drive up past Steeles to board our dog.

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