The Bay in general has always been a go to store for me for good quality affordable basic items (pajamas etc). Unfortunately someone is in the process of changing it and it appears to be becoming more of a brand name store. I prefer the other way.
The Bay downtown ... a big department store that may not have changed in the last 20 years, including the staff. But it's good for what it is. Furniture here is reasonably priced, clothing is department store quality, but they have name brands. Shoes, purses, lingerie, jackets, toys ... you can find it all here.
Went for a girls day downtown on Friday. Hadn't been to the Bay Downtown there for ages. My usual Bay is the Southcentre one; modern, clean and accessible.
Pros- Great selection and quality in women's wear and prices showed good variety too.
Cons- the facility itself is looking dodgy and tired; all escalators were "broken" which meant a superhuman climb up or the hidden elevator
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Make a major mistake and shopped at the Bay on Christmas Eve. The lower level was filled with a bunch of clueless, rude, friggin' male idiots. The were in droves like zombies roaming around looking for last minute gifts. One friggin' idiot was waiting in line at the gift registry section and he cut in front of me in the checkout line. Karma is a b*tch so hope the jack*ss gets his due.
Wonderful staff at the shoe department! There's a male employee there, who is very attentive and soft spoken! He is obviously very knowledgeable of the shoes in stock, and gives you well informed opinions for the type of shoes that you are looking for!
However, every single other department really pales in comparison. There really is a lack of care from the service people, and it's difficult... more
Bay The offers these services: optician, shop, department store.
The centuries old Hudson Bay Company's local flagship presides over downtown's Stephen Avenue Mall. Its white terra-cotta building boasts five floors of merchandise. The goods run the spectrum from inexpensive house brands to designer duds, often set up in well-defined areas. In other words, Tommy Hilfiger has his space while Ralph Lauren is down and over a bit on the men's wear floor. The... more