As much as I dislike seeing the dismantling of The Bay downtown, I am glad that there finally been some news as to it's future. Zellers, part of the HBC family, is moving into the basement and slated to open in November.
On the one hand, Zellers will be a welcome addition to downtown. A solid general retailer is something that is needed. Try buying a roll of electrical tape, sponge hockey puck or windshield wiper fluid in or around downtown. You might find them in three locations or none, depending on the week.
The downside could be a possible elimination of the Bay FoodMarket. Yes, a bit overpriced but, as with what Zellers will bring to general goods, if you were looking for a kiwi, big box of corn flakes or bit of steak for dinner you could at least be assured that you'd find it there.
Also see my other posts:
WDT The Bay Parkade
WDT 450 Portage The Bay