Microsoft to open retail store in Toronto by end of 2012

According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning to open four new stores over the coming months and its first international stores in Canada later this year.

Microsoft’s Kevin Turner revealed last July that the company plans to open up 75 new stores over the next two years and it now appears that one of those stores will be in Toronto.

Following the trend of locating in malls that already have Apple as a tenant, look for the Toronto location to open in Eaton Centre in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season.