List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada

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The following is a list of 28 retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. Although some of these retailers have recently been discussed in Retail Insider, most are new and haven’t been revealed until now.

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
Abercrombie & FitchVancouver (Summer 2015)Expanding5+
AllSaintsVancouver (Summer 2015)Expanding2+
AritziaVancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Oshawa, Saint Bruno, QCExpanding60+
Atlantic FabricsTruro, N.S. (Spring 2015)Expanding5+
Bailey Nelson EyewearToronto (now open)Expanding2+
Cabela’sAbbotsford BC (fall 2016), Calgary (fall 2015), Moncton NB (May 28, 2015), Ottawa (Spring 2016)Expanding11+
Choices MarketVancouver (Commercial Drive)Expanding10+
Cole Haan OutletVancouver (Richmond: Summer 2015)Expanding3+
Consonant SkincareToronto (now open)Expanding2+ (unknown)
COS by H&MToronto (fall 2015), Montreal (winter 2015)New4+
DollaramaAcross CanadaExpanding1200+
Drake General StoreToronto (Union Station, spring 2015)Expanding5+
DSW ShoesSherwood Park AB, Victoria BC, Moncton NB, Barrie ON, Toronto, London ON (all fall 2015)Expanding40-50 estimated
Famous FootwearVaughan, ON (March 2015)ExpandingUnknown, but substantial
Kit and AceToronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Halifax, possibly Kelowna – all by early 2016Expanding15+
LEGO StoreWinnipeg, TorontoExpanding11+
LodingToronto (3rd location), MontrealExpandingUnknown
NordstromVancouver (1+), Toronto (3+), Edmonton speculatedExpanding7 to 10
Pan Am Games StoreTorontoNewOne?
Polo Ralph Lauren OutletVancouver (Richmond: Summer 2015), Edmonton TBDExpanding5+
Rider StoreSaskatoon (May 2015)Expanding5+
Saks Fifth AvenueToronto (Spring 2016), Etobicoke ON (Spring 2016), Vancouver (TBD), Montreal, Calgary TBDNew7 estimated
Secret Location OutletVancouver (Richmond, Summer 2015)NewPossibly only one
SitkaVancouver (now open), possibly Calgary, southern Ontario, and another Vancouver unit.ExpandingUnknown
Strong’s MarketNorth Vancouver, BC (early 2016)Expanding2+
Urban FareCalgary (Mount Royal Village)Expanding6+
VersaceVancouver (TBD)Expanding5 estimated
West ElmCalgary (Mount Royal Village)Expanding4+

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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  1. Do you guys have any information on the expansion happening at Masonville Place in the former Sears location? It’s supposed to feature many first to London stores.

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