off white toronto

Toronto store permanently closes after tragic passing of its founder

Designer Virgil Abloh tragically passed away on Nov. 28, and the Toronto location of his Off White store has closed.

While other locations of the store have filled their windows with flowers in honour of the passing of Abloh, Toronto's storefront is empty with a for lease sign in the window.

off white toronto

A small note has been taped to the window of Toronto's former Off White location. Photo by Kris Pangilinan.

There's also a small handwritten note taped to the window, reading: "Thank you for inspiring me. RIP VIRGIL - 1980."

Abloh was born in September 1980, and was a popular American streetwear designer. He was only age 41 at the time of his passing.

The Instagram account for the Toronto location of Off White posted an official statement on Nov. 28.

The Toronto storefront in Yorkville is now empty and up for lease with CBRE.

Lead photo by

Kris Pangilinan


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto restaurant known for its nachos permanently closes yet another location

Someone from Toronto fled city life to open a restaurant in a 130-year-old fire hall

Toronto auto shop just gave away 100 free tacos with oil changes

Toronto bar vows to reopen indoor dining early in protest of Ontario lockdown rules

Jagmeet Singh stops by popular Toronto mac and cheese spot

Ontario restaurant owner shocked to see indoor dining allowed at Toronto Airport

Toronto is getting a hot chocolate festival next month

Kraft Dinner just opened a Toronto restaurant but delivery prices are outrageous