Dec 26, 2023
By Angus Gillespie
Harry Rosen, one of the most successful businessmen in Canadian fashion retail, has died.
Rosen’s son Larry confirmed his father’s passing on December 24th in a written statement.
The statement read:
“It’s with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our founder and visionary Harry Rosen. His passion for menswear and fashion was contagious; his ability to teach and inspire were unparalleled.”
Founded in Toronto in 1954, the Harry Rosen retail chain grew from a single store in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of central Toronto on a $500 dollar investment, to an iconic leading name in high-end menswear, with 15 locations and five outlet stores across Canada.
Rosen is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn, their four children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday.
Harry Rosen was 92.