Microsoft to open first store in Canada

Hot on the heels of the announcement of their Surface tablet, Microsoft has announced they will be opening their first store in Canada to give customers an opportunity to experience the Surface tablet (and other technologies) firsthand. The new store, which will be Microsoft's 26th store, will be opening in Toronto (Yorkdale) in the same mall as Apple's first Canadian store. The Star has the details and full story.

Microsoft will open its first retail location in Canada at Yorkdale, the Star has learned.

On Tuesday, the technology giant announced it would begin selling its new Surface tablet later this year, to compete with Apple’s iPad.

Building permit notices reveal Microsoft has also been approved to build a store in the Yorkdale shopping centre.

Apple already has a retail location at Yorkdale, one of 23 across Canada. Microsoft has 25 stores in the U.S. – six in California.