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The Robert Simpson Company, or Simpson's, was a Canadian department store chain, founded by Robert Simpson in 1872. Robert Simpson had no male heir and on his death in 1897, the business was sold to a consortium of investors made up of Albert Ernest Ames, Joseph Flavelle and Harris Henry Fudger. The chain was eventually bought by the Hudson's Bay Company, and the Simpson's brand is no longer in use. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 400 pixel Image in higher resolution (1296 × 648 pixel, file size: 137 KB, MIME type: image/gif) Taken from an ad of a 1975 phone directory yellow pages. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Robert Simpson (September 16, 1834-December 14, 1897) was the founder of Simpsons Department Store. ... Sir Joseph Wesley Flavelle, ca. ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ...

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History

The Simpson's store in downtown Toronto included one of Toronto's most famous and exclusive restaurants, the Arcadian Court, which opened in 1929. The store was acquired by Hudson's Bay Company in 1978, and the Arcadian Court is still in operation today. The Arcadian Court is an Art Deco restaurant and banquet hall on the the 8th floor of the Canadian department store The Bays downtown Toronto, Ontario store, whose wrought iron railings, arched windows and huge chandeliers made it one of Torontos most exclusive dining spots for many years. ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ...

Simpson's entrance as seen in a 1983 episode of Today's Special.

In 1952, Simpson's partnered with Sears, Roebuck and Company, a U.S. department store chain, to create Simpsons-Sears Limited, a Canadian catalogue and department store chain separate from the Simpson's chain. The terms of the partnership agreement stipulated that no Simpsons-Sears store could be built with in a 25-mile radius of existing Simpson's stores in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Regina and London, Ontario. Simpson's agreed not to build any new stores outside of those cities. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Todays Special was a childrens television show produced by Clive VanderBurgh at TV Ontario from 1981 to 1987. ... This article refers to Sears as it existed prior to its merger with Kmart. ... Sears Canada Inc. ... Nickname: City of Mary Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1] [2]    - City 185. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ... Nickname: The Queen City Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: Country Canada Province Saskatchewan District Assiniboia Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Joanne Crofford... Nickname: The Forest City Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes...


In 1972, Simpson's and Simpsons-Sears Limited agreed to end the 25-mile restriction, and permit Simpson's and Simpsons-Sears Limited stores anywhere. In 1973, when Simpsons-Sears opened a store in the city of Mississauga, just west of Toronto, the company decided to use only the "Sears" name in order to prevent confusion with Simpson's stores operating in Toronto. Through 1973 and 1974, the remaining Simpsons-Sears stores and the catalogue operation were converted to the "Sears" name, although the legal partnership continued under the Simpsons-Sears name. Motto: Pride in our past, Faith in our future Location of Mississauga in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Peel Established 1968, as a town Incorporated 1974, as a city  - City Mayor Hazel McCallion  - Local government Mississauga City Council (9...


In 1978, Simpson's was acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company. Under federal competition law, the partnership had to be ended, and Simpson's and Simpsons-Sears Limited could not longer share facilities. Simpsons-Sears Limited became Sears Canada, although some Sears stores continued to carry the Simpsons-Sears name informally well into the 1980s. The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... Sears Canada Inc. ...


In 1989 the flagship downtown Toronto Simpson's store completed a $30 million facelift with a relaunch known as the "Miracle on Queen Street", including a cosmetics area reputed to have been the largest in the world. The basement featured the addition of a gourmet food hall like Macy's in Herald Square in New York City or Harrods in London, and the St. Regis Room was expanded. Upscale shops such as Alfred Dunhill of London were included. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ... Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... The Harrods storefront Harrods is a department store on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England that caters to upmarket customers. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Queen Street facade of Simpson's flagship store in Toronto, now operated by The Bay.
Queen Street facade of Simpson's flagship store in Toronto, now operated by The Bay.

The Hudson's Bay Company attempted to run Simpson's as a more upscale brand than its main brand The Bay, but was unsuccessful. The Simpson's operations were merged with The Bay in 1989 in the province of Quebec, and 1991 in the rest of the country. Since then, all of the stores have either been converted to The Bay or been closed, and the Simpson's name is no longer used. Download high resolution version (1960x1470, 502 KB)Robert Simpson Company, Queen Street facade. ... Download high resolution version (1960x1470, 502 KB)Robert Simpson Company, Queen Street facade. ... La Baie on Montreals Saint Catherine Street, with 1501 McGill College in the background The Bay is a chain of 98 fashion department stores that operate across parts of Canada. ... La Baie on Montreals Saint Catherine Street, with 1501 McGill College in the background The Bay is a chain of 98 fashion department stores that operate across parts of Canada. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


St. Regis Room and West End Shop

The two most "exclusive" clothing departments in the former Simpson's downtown Toronto location, the St. Regis Room for women and the West End Shop for men, are still in operation at The Bay's downtown Toronto Queen Street store. Designers in the St. Regis Room include Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, Armani Collezioni, Louis Feraud, Karl Lagerfeld, Balmain, Andrew Gn, Lida Baday, Belville Sasoon, David Hayes, and others. The West End shop designers include Hugo Boss, Strellson, and others. Queen Street West refers to both a major east-west downtown street and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts within the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Givenchy (pronounced gee-von-shee) is a line of clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics. ... Christian Marie Marc Lacroix (May 16, 1951 in Arles, France) is a French fashion designer. ... Valentino is a fashion house created by Valentino Garavani, among the most famous Italian fashion designers today. ... Karl Lagerfeld portrayed on the cover of the Karl Lagerfeld Diet, the book about his weight loss. ... Hugo Boss AG is a fashion house based in Germany, which specializes in menswear. ...


While operated by Simpson's, the St. Regis Room, offered some of the most exclusive fashion collections in Canada. Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana, Courreges, and many others were featured in this luxury department. Oscar de la Renta (born July 22, 1932) is a leading fashion designer. ... Yves Saint-Laurent (born August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria) is a French fashion designer. ...


Simpson's in popular culture

From 1981 to 1987, children across the United States and Canada saw Simpson's as the setting for the television show Today's Special, which used the Yonge Street location for certain scenes. The store was never explicitly mentioned by name except in the closing credits, though the store's name was visible in certain scenes. [1] Todays Special was a childrens television show produced by Clive VanderBurgh at TV Ontario from 1981 to 1987. ...


Simpson's is seen and mentioned in the 1988 movie Short Circuit 2. Short Circuit 2 is a 1988 motion picture, sequel to Short Circuit. ...


Locations

Simpson's distribution centre in Toronto was at the corner of Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West (now the site of Lawrence Square Mall). Fairview Mall is a shopping centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Hillcrest Mall is located on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Carville Road. ... Markville Shopping Centre is a large shopping mall located in Markham, Ontario with 215 stores. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is my subpage to help people get nice signatures. ... Yorkdale Shopping Centre is an upscale shopping mall located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the former City of North York, and in the community of Downsview. ... 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Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: Country Canada Province Nova Scotia Established April 1, 1996  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs Alexa McDonough, Geoff Regan, Michael Savage, Peter Stoffer, (Bill Casey), (Gerald Keddy), (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs Barry Barnet, Keith Colwell, Kevin Deveaux, Darrell... The largest mall in Canada east of Montreal. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... This article, image, template or category belongs in one or more categories. ... Motto: Ex industria prosperitas (Latin: Prosperity through industry) Location of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Government  - Mayor Carl Zehr Area  - Land 136. ... Fairview Park Mall, situated at 2960 Kingsway Drive, is the largest shopping mall in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Unité, progrès, grandeur (Unity, Progress, Greatness) Area: 247. ... Carrefour Laval is a Canadian super regional mall located in Laval, QC, Canada at the intersection of the Laurentian Autoroute (A-15) and Laval Freeway (A-440). ... Nickname: The Forest City Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes... White Oaks Mall is a major shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ... Motto: Pride in our past, Faith in our future Location of Mississauga in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Peel Established 1968, as a town Incorporated 1974, as a city  - City Mayor Hazel McCallion  - Local government Mississauga City Council (9... The Erin Mills Town Centre is a shopping mall located in Meadowvale, Ontario at 5100 Erin Mills Parkway. ... Nickname: City of Mary Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1] [2]    - City 185. ... The Bay on Saint Catherine Street next to the Christ Church Cathedral Place des Arts Saint Catherine Street (officially rue Sainte-Catherine) is the primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal. ... Les Galeries dAnjou is a shopping mall located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Motto: Avancez (French: Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Halton Region Wards 6 Neighbourhoods 12 Established 1827 Town Mayor Rob Burton. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8... Sparks Street at Bank Street Sparks Street is a street in downtown Ottawa, Canada that was converted into an outdoor pedestrian street in 1966, making it the earliest such street or mall in Canada. ... Pointe-Claire within the Island of Montreal. ... Fairview Pointe-Claire is one of the largest, super regional shopping malls in the Island of Montreal with over 200 stores. ... Nickname: The Queen City Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: Country Canada Province Saskatchewan District Assiniboia Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Joanne Crofford... Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, east of Montreal. ... Les Promenades Saint-Bruno is a shopping mall built in St-Bruno, Quebec in 1979, making it the youngest of the four Fashion centres owned by Cadillac Fairview. ... Downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia. ... The Mayflower Mall is a shopping mall in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, which opened in 1980. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Devonshire Mall is a shopping center located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... William R. Allen Road, known more commonly as Allen Road or simply The Allen is a short expressway/freeway in Toronto, Ontario, which runs from Kennard Avenue(Wilson Heights Blvd. ... Lawrence Avenue is a major east-west thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


See also

// This is a list of department stores. ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ...

External links

  • Simpson's - The Store
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization - Company histories: Simpson's
  • Hudson's Bay Company - Acquisitions timeline
  • Emporis Listing of Toronto flagship

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