Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada, Bullseye Target's bull terrier mascot, Blake Lively | Photo: CNW Group/Target Canada

It was a red-carpet affair at Victoria Park and Danforth of all places, formerly a Zellers department store, in a plaza called Shoppers World. After a few Target soft openings, this marked the official opening of 24 Target stores across Ontario as the red carpet was laid out with notable celebrities including Blake Lively, Elisha Cuthbert, Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf, and Adam van Koeverden. Another surprise special guest was revealed to be Sarah Jessica Parker.

Elisha Cuthbert, Sarah Jessica Parker | Photo: George Pimentel

Elisha Cuthbert, Sarah Jessica Parker | Photo: George Pimentel

The opening party event had tons of fun booths throughout the whole department store available for exploration:
Cold drinks from the Starbucks store inside Target
Grilled cheese sandwiches grilled with household irons
Oysters opened with a power drill
Hors d’oeurves and wine served from Target shopping carts and a bathtub
Food, dessert and drink stations
Cake pops with chocolate fondue and other toppings
Manicures and hand writing analysis
Wii Dance on a big screen
Photostar photo booth opportunities with Bullseye, Target’s official bull terrier mascot (he behaves so well for photo ops!)

This Target store is one of 24 now open in Ontario and is located at:
Shoppers World Danforth
3003 Danforth Ave.
Open Monday – Saturday from 8 am – 10 pm
Open Sunday from 8 am – 9 pm

Check here for all the Target store locations open in Canada.
http://www.target.ca/en/locations/

Here’s Target’s video from the opening event:

Bullseye with Kardinal Offishall | Photo: George Pimentel

Bullseye with Kardinal Offishal | Photo: George Pimentel

Karl Wolf | Photo: George Pimentel

Karl Wolf | Photo: George Pimentel

Bullseye with Adam van Koeverden | Photo: George Pimentel

Bullseye with Adam van Koeverden | Photo: George Pimentel

Photo: George Pimentel

Photo: George Pimentel

Our own instagram shots from the evening

Some notable tweets

More official photos:

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