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September 27, 2017

Get to know Manulife Centre differently


The Bloor Street and Balmuto Street entrances are a bit less accessible than they were last year. We apologize for that, but we can promise you that when Eataly opens, it’ll have all been worth the hassle.

In the meantime, try out our multiple alternative entrances and take the opportunity to meet some of our smaller retailers.

 

West side

Just south of the Indigo entrance is a set of upper and lower doors. If you go up, you’ll be on the First Level and in front of Bay Bloor Radio, perfect to start your visit with a little Hi-Fi window shopping (or real shopping if you’re in the market for some top-of-the-line audio equipment)!

Bonny Satchels ’n’ Duffles/De Catarina Leather’s new home is just down the hall on the other side. They used to have two stores down on the concourse level and we’ve always loved their bags. And now there’s even more room to browse through their showroom and speak with their knowledgeable staff before investing in some new luggage.

A little farther past the escalators, you’ll find Ron White Shoes and Petra Karthaus, a Euro-chic women’s clothing store with a pretty great blog. And just past that is Haartek, one of the best hair salons in the neighbourhood.

 

Concourse Level

The lower door takes you to the Concourse Level lounge (one of the area’s most convenient meeting spots), and what we’ve heard called “Errand Central.” You’ll find shoe repair, cleaners, a post office and Best One Convenience’s new location to help you keep crossing off your to-do’s.

Keep going past the lounge and you’ll come to Scaccia, our in-house Italian sandwich shop, Bloorstreet Market, our in-house grocery store, the Pharma Plus and the LCBO.

And while you’re down there, you should definitely check out the couches, beds, chairs and lamps in Nirvana’s new home, which they share with Gobelins Fine Linens. Like Bonny, they doubled down on Manulife Centre as the place to be, even through our construction. We’re very grateful for that, and we look forward to seeing what the “Eataly effect” does for them.

 

North Side

As the Balmuto Street entrance is now closed temporarily due to redevelopment construction, we recommend that you head north to Bloor Street to one of our two entrances.

The first entrance is on Bloor just east of Bay Street. We apologize for our looks as we continue to work on this area, but follow the tunnels and you will come out on the First Level near our Information Desk, with the rest of Manulife Centre at your fingertips.

Our second Bloor Street entrance is just West of Balmuto Street next to Birks’ temporary location on the corner. Follow the classic Birks’ Blue tunnel and you’ll come out near that same Information Desk. Just a little further along you’ll find Indigo, BMO and all of our other incredible retailers.

 

A note about driving here

If you’re coming by car, you’ll find the entrance to our parking garage on Charles Street (south side of the building). You’ll find three floors of parking and a car detailing shop on P3 so you can get that done as you cruise our corridors. This parking garage is even more convenient since construction has removed parking from Balmuto Street (cyclists please note that the bike parking on Balmuto has been relocated to Bay Street). When you park with us, don’t forget to keep your purchase receipts ¾ you can get two free hours of parking with a $25 purchase!

We know Manulife Centres not as pretty as it once was, but it’s for a noble and very tasty cause. Thank you for your patience as we make our space even better.