August 25, 2014 09:20 ET

Toronto FC's Dwayne De Rosario Kicks off Grand Opening of The Stockyards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 25, 2014) -

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Shopping and soccer fans alike gathered to celebrate the grand opening of The Stockyards, Toronto's newest go-to shopping destination at St. Clair Avenue West and Keele Street on Sunday. Soccer star Dwayne De Rosario of Toronto FC was there to help "kick-off" the event, which included an autograph signing, family fun and activities and loads of complementary food and refreshments from the centre's retailers.

"We are thrilled to celebrate our official grand opening with the community today," said Edward Sonshine, Chief Executive Officer of RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. "The initial success of this unique urban development demonstrates that this is the go-to retail destination in Toronto's Central West end, offering a distinct and urban shopping experience to the community that fulfills the needs of this vibrant neighbourhood."

Local community leaders and residents joined in on the festivities, which included an autograph signing with De Rosario, soccer ball giveaway, complementary food and drink, and prizes that included an autographed jersey from De Rosario and a $1,500 shopping spree at Winners and HomeSense.

With over 50 retail shops and eateries, The Stockyards is the newest go-to shopping destination in the city's central west-end, located at the northwest corner of St. Clair Avenue West and Keele Street. Participating retailers include: Target, Winners and HomeSense, Sport Chek, Second Cup, Marble Slab Creamery, Menchies Frozen Yogurt, Michaels, Carter's Babies and Kids and Osh Kosh Bigosh.

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About RioCan

RioCan is Canada's largest real estate investment trust with a total capitalization of approximately $14.9 billion as at June 30, 2014. It owns and manages Canada's largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of 340 retail properties containing approximately 81 million square feet, including 47 grocery anchored and new format retail centres containing 13 million square feet in the United States as at June 30, 2014. RioCan's portfolio also includes 16 properties under development in Canada. For further information, please refer to RioCan's website at

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