Toys are making a big return to Hudson’s Bay stores across the country.
The national department store chain announced this week that over 60 of its stores will boast dedicated toy departments. Toy sections range in size from 500-square-foot outposts to 5,000-square-foot flagships, which are located at the Hudson’s Bay stores in downtown Toronto, downtown Vancouver, and downtown Montreal.
The Vancouver store, amongst the largest of the toy departments, is located on the lower level of the building – on the same level as SkyTrain. This will be the largest and only toy store in downtown Vancouver; the nearest major toy store to the city centre is the Toys “R” Us on West Broadway.
“We are excited to launch toys at Hudson’s Bay this Fall,” said Liz Rodbell, President of Hudson’s Bay, in a statement. “Our mission has always been to offer all our customers the very best brands across all categories whether it is fashion, cosmetics or home. Toys are a natural fit for our business and strengthens our position as a destination shopping experience for all generations.”
Over 40 brands are featured at the toy departments, including Lego, Playmobil, Star Wars, Nerf, Barbie, Our Generation Dolls, Melissa & Doug, Fisher Price, Paw Patrol and Hasbro. Additionally, there are also a curated assortment of pre-school and construction toys, dolls, plush, toys, arts and crafts, games action figures and toy vehicles.
All of the toy stores within Hudson’s Bay locations officially open on October 1.