PHOTO: the spookily empty Eaton Centre space where Sears used to be

PHOTO: the spookily empty Eaton Centre space where Sears used to be

(Image: Vik Pahwa/Flickr) (Image: Vik Pahwa/Flickr)
 

Over the weekend, Sears hauled the last fixtures out of its space at Toronto Eaton Centre. The frantic sale signs and jumbled bargain bins were sad in a chaotic way, but this empty, featureless concourse is far eerier. American retailer Nordstrom will move in by December 2016, so construction should get underway soon enough. Until then, the retail dead zone will just be sitting there. Waiting.