Crate and Barrel looking to open Toronto CB2 location
The rumours of U.S. decor retailer Crate and Barrel opening a CB2 store in Toronto began last Tuesday when Toronto realtor Andrew LaFleur tweeted that Bloor Street would be home to the design shop next year. (CB2 carries furniture that blends minimalist Italian design with mod ’60s style, as well as sleek housewares for the kitchen and bath.) So far, there are no CB2s north of the border and only seven in the States, so budget-conscious decorators will be delighted to hear that the rumours are partly true.
“We’re actively looking at locations and hope to have a CB2 in Toronto by the end of 2010, but Bloor Street is not on the map,” said Crate and Barrel PR rep Bette Kahn. “Well, it’s on the map, just not ours. I can’t get into specifics about potential locations.”
We’re looking forward to scouting inexpensive furniture in a non-labyrinth setting. We’ll miss the Swedish meatballs, though.
5 thoughts on “Crate and Barrel looking to open Toronto CB2 location”
I’m thrilled that the folks at Crate & Barrel have recognized that Torontonians appreciate the aesthetic CB2 has to offer. I’ve been waiting for this announcement for years!!! I’ve been getting my friends all curious and excited as well. Can’t wait!
I was thrilled to hear that CB came to Toronto. I have loved the store for years now. But when it finally arrived here and I went, I was so sad to see only brown and beige colours. What happened to the European colourfull approach they have in San Francisco, New York,…?
Please give me colour. Toronto is so beige anyway.
Hopefully the new downtown location will be bright.
Heard a rumour this will be located at the SE corner of Bathurst/queen west where the Big Bop/Reverb/Holy Joes currently is. The Gentrification keeps marching westward.
I heard the same about the CB2 location at Queen and Bathurst. I think it’ll be a great location as it’s been cleaning up in the last few years with the Starbucks across the street…they’re getting in there at just the right time!
Also, to Kerstin’s comment: if you want colour you should go back to Crate&Barrel now that Christmas is over! Their spring collection is out and it looks fantastic!
I asked someone at our Crate & Barrel and they were told it was gonna open in 2010 in the Queen/Bathurst area but they didn’t know the exact address.
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