List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada

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The following is a list of 22 retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. All of these retailers have been discussed in Retail Insider in 2015 thus far, and this list therefore can be used as a summary. 

The list is sponsored by Vancouver-based Peregrine, which custom designs and fabricates retail, display, furniture and architectural features for some of the country’s top retailers.  

STORE NAMELOCATIONS TO OPEN IN CANADANEW OR EXPANDING?ESTIMATED # OF LOCATIONS POST-EXPANSION
Alton GrayToronto, Vancouver, other cities TBAExpanding6
AritziaMontreal, Halifax, Oshawa, Saint Bruno, QCExpandingUnknown
DSW ShoesEdmonton, CalgaryExpandingUnknown (40+ expected)
Jaeger Le-CoultreVancouver, Toronto (TBA)New2+
Judith & CharlesTorontoExpandingUnknown
Kate SpadeOttawa, Toronto, VancouverExpandingUnknown
La Maison SimonsEdmonton (2nd location), Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Toronto, Ottawa, Gatineau, more to be revealed shortly.Expanding20+
Lao Feng ZiangVancouverNewUnknown
LolëTBAExpanding30-40
Maison BirksEdmonton, Ottawa, MississaugaExpanding35
MCMFormally unknown, but sources indicate Toronto and Vancouver to start.NewUnknown
NordstromOttawa, Vancouver, Toronto, rumoured: Edmonton, WinnipegExpanding7-10
PradaVancouver (free-standing)Expanding2+ free-standing, 4+ concessions
RockportCalgary, Toronto, Vancouver, WinnipegExpandingUnknown
RudsakOntario, Quebec, AlbertaExpanding~50
Saks Off 5thOttawa, Edmonton, other locations TBANew20-25
Saje Natural WellnessAlberta, BC, Ontario, others TBAExpanding50+
SuitsupplyMontreal, Vancouver, CalgaryExpanding4+
Tiffany & Co.Ottawa, rumoured – downtown Calgary free-standingExpanding12+
Tory BurchToronto, rumoured: Edmonton, OttawaExpandingUnknown
UNIQLOToronto, Vancouver, other cities TBANewUnknown
Whole FoodsCalgary, Edmonton, VictoriaExpanding40

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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