List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada

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The following is a list of 20 retailers which are opening or expanding in Canada. The list is sponsored by Vancouver-based Peregrine, specializing in custom designs and building retail, display, furniture and architectural features for some of the country’s top retailers. 

This list is only a small representation of Canada’s vastly changing retail landscape. At the moment, we’re actively compiling retail industry research. Stay tuned for interesting reports and articles on the Canadian retail industry.  

Agent ProvocateurToronto: Bloor Street West flagship (now open)Expanding4+
American Girl (via Chapters/Indigo)Ottawa (opened October 11th), Canada-wideExpanding (currently 3 locations)15 (estimated)
Clarks ShoesCanada-wideExpanding (currently 13 locations)40-50
DesigualWest Edmonton Mall, Ottawa (Bayshore), Carrefour Laval, Canada-wideExpanding6+
EatalyToronto, possibly Montreal & VancouverNew1-3+ (unconfirmed)
Free PeopleVancouver (2 locations now open – Granville Street, Park Royal), Canada-wideExpanding4+
H&MCanada-wideExpandingIn excess of 70 stores (+other labels TBA)
Harry RosenVancouver (mentioned by CEO), Vaughan Mills outlet (opening soon)Expanding16 full-priced, 2+ outlets
Hudson’s Bay OutletMontreal (Premium Outlets Montreal, opened yesterday)Expanding2+
Laura SecordCanada-wideExpandingUnknown – in excess of current 104 locations.
LodingToronto (First Canadian Place), other Canadian cities TBAExpanding2+
L’Occitane en ProvenceVancouver (Robson Street – now open), Canada-wideExpanding30+
MujiToronto (Atrium on Bay), Vancouver, possibly Canada-wideNew7-8+
PatagoniaVancouver (West 4th Avenue), other cities TBA.Expanding2+
PomellatoVancouver (Pacific Centre, now open), possible Toronto franchiseNew1-2?
Pusateri’sOakville, ON, Saks Fifth Avenue food halls (as many as 8)Expanding (from 3 locations)4+ Pusateri’s, as many as 8 Saks food halls.
Saje Natural WellnessCanada-wide: very aggressive expansion plans.Expanding (from current 14 locations)50 by the year 2018.
Sandro/Maje (freestanding)TBA – currently 2 men’s and 5 women’s concessions within Hudson’s Bay in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal.ExpandingTBA
SparepartsTBAExpanding (from current 7 locations)TBA
Thomas SaboCalgary (Market Mall), recently opened in Winnipeg (Polo Park) and Mississauga (Square One)Expanding (from current 10 locations)12+


Article Author

Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Publisher & CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Advisor at the University of Alberta School Centre for Cities and Communities in Edmonton, former lawyer and a public speaker. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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