Tommy & Lefebvre sold to Sporting Life

The Toronto-based Sporting Life has bought Ottawa’s Tommy & Lefebvre, announced both sports retailers Tuesday.

Tommy & Lefebvre will continue to operate with its current management and sales team “for at least the next year,” according to a Sporting Life news release. The Tommy and Lefebvre team will join Sporting Life when the Toronto firm opens its new location at Lansdowne Park in the fall of 2014.

Tommy & Lefebvre has three stores in the city, with its flagship store located at 464 Bank St.

Skiers Art and Andy Tommy opened the company’s first shop on O’Connor Street with Reg Lefebvre in 1958.