Toys “R” Us formally pronounces they’re shifting into Uptown Buying Centre

Gertrude Aziz
(Toys “R” Us / Seanna Wainman)

Canada’s favorite toy retailer is making a triumphant return to Victoria only a hop, skip and a leap away from their former Mayfair Buying Centre location. 

The hearsay mill had been churning with the place Toys “R” Us would find yourself after they introduced their closure at Mayfair Buying Centre in early January. 

Since then, the previous location has been taken over by H Mart, and the Korean centered grocery retailer introduced they’d take over the area and open someday in late 2023 or early 2024. 

On Wednesday, Might seventeenth, the CEO of Toys “R” Us and Infants “R” Us, Doug Putman introduced that since he had acquired the vast majority of the now defunct Canadian Mattress Bathtub & Past places, he had the chance to convey a number of new Toys “R” Us places to many areas throughout Canada.


There can be three new places in BC and one is correct right here in Victoria, situated in Uptown’s former Endlessly 21 location beside H&M.

The brand new location can be a a lot completely different format than the Mayfair Buying Centre iteration of Toys “R” Us which was round 30,000 sq. toes. The brand new Uptown Mall spot can be a bit smaller at simply over 23,000 sq. toes and unfold out over two ranges.

“Uptown is proud to welcome Toys R us to our property this fall,” stated Kristy Lowes, Common Supervisor of Uptown. “This two degree 23,285 sq. toes retailer will occupy the area subsequent to H&M.”

“We’re delighted so as to add one other nice retailer to our robust mixture of nationwide and native manufacturers.”

This announcement means the brand new location may have 30 to 40 new job positions opening up and the plan is to open the brand new location someday this summer time. 

Burnaby and Kamloops are the opposite two BC cities to get new Toys “R” Us places and there are eight extra places introduced by means of the remainder of the nation.

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