The Great Canadian Sox Shop is proud to announce the opening of its 5th location inside Union Spaces a permanent "pop-up" dedicated to showcasing local and international brands. Open now until the end of the year it features a nice selection of J.B. Field's & other prominent Canadian sock brands. Open from 10-6pm Monday to Saturday on the lower level next to Danish Pastry house. To celebrate we are offering a buy 4 get the 5th free promotion for the month of November. Currently less than 5% of garments are made in Canada, help support local manufacturing by shopping Canadian made products this holiday season and shopping local.
Opening a popup was a long time coming but it's crazy to think that it almost didn't happen. We were approached with the idea by Union Spaces nearly 2 years ago at the beginning of the pandemic. We hired a marketing firm and came up with a proposal, sent it to Union who liked the concept, and were happy to finally see this happen after debating if we should do it or not for so long. Thinking we would be able to open soon we signed the lease, sent the cheques for rent and then boom the first lockdown happened. Suffice to say that we decided to hold off until things got back to "normal" but this year we felt that the time was right and decided to go for it. Given the timeline we had to move fast and decided to modify the layout to get it set up as quickly as possible.
Actual photo of the final design
Anyone that that has opened a retail store before, knows how difficult this is. Months of work from finding and researching a location to coming up with a proposal, determining the layout, hiring contractors and setting up the space, coordinating with suppliers and staffing was all done by us in 2 weeks! How do you think it turned out?
Why Union Spaces
Union station gets a ton of foot traffic. All those feet need socks. That where we come in. As a company that's been around nearly as long as Union itself but whose shop rubs ankles with Toronto's trendiest stores on Queen West, our aesthetic is a similar blend of modern and historic.
Have you been there recently? With the current Union Station revitalization project underway you may be in for a big surprise! With the new food court, premier retailers like Sephora and Decathlon, and the connection of York and Bay now open it's going to get a lot busier. Especially with winter around the corner!
According to Guiness the path is largest underground shopping complex in the world. Union station get a ton of foot traffic, in fact in a regular day 300,000 people pass through to commute on the GO trains, buses, and the TTC. It's a national historic site and has been around since 1927. For more information about its history and unique architecture please visit this link.
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