Canadian outdoor chain MEC confirmed that its relocated Toronto flagship store will open April 13, 2019. MEC will occupy two levels of the 54,000-square-foot development located at 300 Queen Street West, offering the 490,000 Co-op members in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) a wider assortment of unique products and services. In addition to a better layout and inspiring store experiences, the retailer said the new flagship will serve as a community hub, offering clinics, events, member services and spaces for local outdoor groups and organizations to reserve and use.
Notable features of MEC’s new Toronto flagship include a “Basecamp” open-concept community space, a 1,000-square-foot bouldering wall for in-store climbing and a full-service bike repair and ski shop.
“We’re honoured to join the vibrant and historic shopping community on Queen Street West,” said MEC director of store development, George Bevan. “The new Toronto flagship will act as a hub for local residents, urban commuters and active people across the GTA, making it the place to start any adventure. By relocating to this highly accessible location, we are better able to serve our members, adding lasting value, vibrant in-store experiences and vitality through our services and programming