“Say, what’s the dividing line between upper-middle-middle class and lower-upper-middle class?” asks a character in an Edward Albee play. If Zoo Story had been set in Canada, the answer would have been the latter shops at Holts, the former at The Bay. The Canadian equivalent of Saks, the upscale retailer was founded in 1837 as a Quebec City fur shop that provided Queen Victoria with her luxe pelts. Today, Holts remains a favorite among the city’s upper crust; you’ll find all the big-name designers here, including Manolo Blahnik, Balenciaga, Roger Vivier, Valentino, and Prada, among many, many others. The department store anchors the Holt Renfrew Centre, a small underground concourse holding a range of shops (Zara, Gap, Aritzia, Fossil) that trend downscale, price-wise. Holt Renfrew Centre connects with the Manulife Centre, packed with even more posh shops, including William Ashley and Indigo Books, and the Hudson’s Bay Centre, yet another retail complex, holding the Bay Department Store (see above) and some 45 specialty shops.
50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 1A1, Canada
Our Rating Neighborhood Holt Renfrew Centre Transportation Subway: Yonge/Bloor Phone 416/922-2333 Web site Holt Renfrew
Map50 Bloor Street West Toronto ON M4W 1A1 Canada Toronto
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