Crate and Barrel to Enter Canada

Toronto, Crate and Barrel will open its first store in Canada, in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, in the fall of 2008, according to a report by The Toronto Star. "It's the only one we have in Canada so far," said Crate and Barrel spokeswoman Bette Kahn. "We hope to have more in Toronto and our expansion plans call for more stores in Canada. We feel Canada is a very sophisticated and interesting market and a natural choice for our first international expansion."

Construction on the two-level, 35,000-sq.-ft. store is scheduled to begin in June.