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Construction starts early 2017

Redevelopment Updates

With redevelopment comes change. Stay current with the latest news.

  • Construction to the exterior of Manulife Centre has begun at the corner of Bloor and Balmuto Streets. Over the next few weeks, construction barriers will be built along the sidewalks of the two streets including a covered walkway.
  • We are pleased to share that Over the Rainbow, an iconic Toronto denim and clothing retailer, will be joining Manulife Centre in 2018 with a new flagship store.
  • Some of our retailers are moving to temporary spaces within Manulife Centre to help facilitate construction. This month, Bonny Satchels ‘n’ Duffles and DeCatarina will relocate to the former Bloor Street Diner space.
  • Access to the concourse between Birks and Bonny’s via Bloor street will be closed for construction.
  • The spiral staircase at the main entrance of Manulife Centre is targeted to be removed in June. Access to the office tower will be available via escalators and elevators.
  • In June, the main entrance to Manulife Centre will close. A temporary entrance will be created off Bloor street.

As part of the construction barrier design, we will be including an art component. We asked artists and designers to show us what makes their Toronto better, using the Manulife Centre ampersand as inspiration. Look out for this art inside and outside the Centre, as well as for an online gallery of all the designs coming soon.


In case you missed it…

  • Birks has closed their concourse entry but remains open on the ground level with an entrance off Bloor Street.
  • The Bank of Montreal retail branch has relocated across from Indigo Books on the ground floor. BMO ATMs can now be found at the ground and concourse levels.
  • More Than Words has closed.

During construction, some of your usual pathways and entrances to the building may also be rerouted. We will make it a priority to communicate with all our tenants during construction to minimize disruption. We hope that you are as excited as we are about the changes taking place at Manulife Centre.

General information and press releases


The $100 million redevelopment at Manulife Centre will add 35,000 square feet of new retail space. The redevelopment will include a complete overhaul of the exterior of the Centre, as well as a reconfiguration of the interior space. We are also pleased to welcome Eataly to Manulife Centre – their first location in Canada.


Urban Hotspot

Redefining Bloor & Better as your urban hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment. A $100 million redevelopment of Manulife Centre will add 35,000 square feet of new retail space and will include a complete overhaul of the exterior of the Centre adding a glass façade and welcoming new retailers. Inside, there will be some reconfiguration of the Centre as well as the renovation of several of our key tenant spaces.

Welcome Eataly

We’re proud to welcome Eataly to Manulife Centre. Eataly, a vibrant Italian food marketplace including a mix of food market, restaurants, and eataries will span three stories for a total space of 50,000 square feet. Ours will be the first-ever Eataly in Canada. It’ll be like food shopping in Italy, but right here in Toronto.

We can’t wait.

Visit Eataly

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Landmark Transformation

“The transformation of this landmark property and the modernization at the corner of Bloor and Bay will build on the tremendous changes that are taking place in Yorkville,” said Kevin Adolphe, President & Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Real Estate. “Manulife Centre will feature a premier shopping experience and offer some of the most exciting dining in the city. We’re looking forward to bringing this to Toronto.”