Eataly chooses Toronto as clear favourite with two new locations set to open

Get ready for a tasty takeover, Toronto! Eataly, the Italian food hot spot, is stepping up its game with a new spot slated for next year.

Set to open in the first half of 2024, this luxury food hall is staking out nearly 9,800 square feet, at CF Shops at Don Mills. This marks Eataly’s third venture in Toronto, following its grand entrance in 2019 in the upscale Yorkville neighbourhood.

Eataly Yorkville’s Bay Street patio @eatalytoronto/Instagram

The first Canadian location, a sprawling 50,000 square feet, made a statement with three floors packed with over 10,000 local and imported goods. Eataly brought the full Italian experience to Toronto with its four restaurants, cafés, bars, a bakery, seafood counter and even a hands-on cooking school.

Eataly’s Don Mills spot, under the wing of Cadillac Fairview, is in good company. Soon it will be rubbing elbows with other chic establishments like the Mexican eatery Añejo, Japanese tapas restaurant and lounge Nomé Izakaya and McEwan Fine Foods,  celeb chef Mark McEwan’s market for gourmet products and prepared meals.

Eataly’s second location is set to make its debut on November 2 at CF Sherway Gardens, encompassing an impressive 25,000 square feet. It will be situated adjacent to Saks Fifth Avenue.

“Eataly reflects the most authentic experience of Italian cuisine, and Toronto shares our passion for high quality food, drink, and experience. We knew when launching in Canada in 2019 that this would be an important market for us, and the last four years have continually reinforced this,” said Tommaso Brusò, CEO of Eataly North America.

Established in 2003, Eataly is the world’s premier Italian retail and dining destination, with a global footprint in cities like Rome, New York City, Tokyo, Dubai, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas and San Jose, California. Offering markets, counters, cafés, restaurants  and educational opportunities, Eataly has become synonymous with the best of Italian cuisine and culture.

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