List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada: Part 1

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Despite reports that Canada’s economy faces challenges, homegrown and international retailers continue to expand in Canada. There is so much movement, in fact, that it can be difficult to keep track of everything that is happening. We have identified dozens of retailers growing their operations nationally and below is the first of a series with our latest updates. Many of these have not been revealed until now. 

The following is a list of 35 retailers that are either entering the Canadian market or are expanding their operations. 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.

Aesop Vancouver (2-3 more), Toronto (at least one more freestanding, at least one Saks Fifth Avenue concession), Montreal Expanding 8+
AllSaints Toronto (CF Toronto Eaton Centre opening soon), more to follow Expanding 3+
Bailey Nelson Eyewear About 45 more stores coast-to-coast Expanding About 50
Bass Pro Shops Tsawwassen BC (spring 2016) Expanding 5+
BESTSELLER Winnipeg CF Polo Park (Spring 2016), more to follow Expanding About 12
Chocolates X Brandon Toronto New Unknown
David’s Tea Approximately 110 more Canadian locations across the country Expanding ~250
DSW Designer Shoes Oakville, Ottawa, Halifax, Regina, Calgary under negotiation Expanding 40-50 Nationally
Eileen Fisher Toronto (2016, details TBA), more to follow Explanding Unknown
Fendi Vancouver (2016, details TBA), more re: Toronto to follow TBA TBA
Holt Renfrew Mississauga Square One (spring 2016), possible 2nd Vancouver-area store Expanding 7+
Hyba by Reitmans Nationwide New/Expanding 20+
Ikea Pick-up Centres: Quebec City (opening Dec 2), all rest Ontario: London (opening Dec 2), 2016: St. Catherines, Windsor, Whitby,
Kitchener, more to come nationally
Expanding Unknown (conflicting information)
Illbury + Goose Toronto, Vancouver (retailer based in London, ON) Expanding 3+
Jeff de Brugges 50-60 Nationally, franchised Expanding 50-60
Jennifer Tattanelli Toronto (Yorkville site selection underway), Vancouver anticipated New Unknown
Jermyn Street 1664 Vancouver, Edmonton,
Toronto and Montreal (Calgary CORE opened August, 2015)
Expanding Unknown
Kate Spade Calgary (now open at CF Chinook Centre), Mississauga Square One (spring 2016) Expanding 10+
Kit and Ace Oakville ON (Dec 2015), Toronto (Briar Hill, spring 2016), Port Carling ON (summer 2016) Expanding 15+
La Cure Gourmande Quebec (6-7 before 2018), Ontario (12-15
eventually), national
Expanding 30-35
Ladurée Vancouver (early 2016), more TBA New Unknown
Le Creuset Montreal, Halifax site search Expanding 10+
Louis Vuitton Toronto: Saks CF Toronto Eaton Centre, February 2016 Expanding 9+
M0851 Toronto (seeking Bloor Street, Queen Street,
Yonge & Eglinton retail spaces)
Expanding 15+
Meinhardt Fine Foods Vancouver (Burrard Place, 2016) Expanding 3+
Nations Fresh Foods Toronto Expanding 3+
NYX Cosmetics Mississauga ON (Now open), Toronto (opening soon), more to follow nationally New Unknown
Piaget Toronto: Saks CF Toronto Eaton Centre, February 2016 New Unknown
Saks OFF 5TH Ottawa (2), Niagara-on-the-Lake ON, Vaughan ON,
Halton Hills ON, Mirabel QC, Calgary. Edmonton & Vancouver TBA
New ~25
Sephora Toronto (major expansion to be revealed, new locations and existing location expansion/relocation) Expansion Unknown
Shumaker National Expansion, details TBA New ~150 across Canada
Sporting Life Calgary Southcentre (fall 2016) Richmond Hill ON
Hillcrest Mall (2016), Toronto 2019 (TBA), Vancouver TBA, further national
Expanding 10+
Stefano Ricci Vancouver (spring 2016), possible Toronto location New 1+

Our next Peregrine-sponsored List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada will be published next week. 

Canadian Retail News From Around The Web: November 30, 2015

Article Author

Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. 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. Exiting stuff. Lots of new places to look forward to. Fendi will add another nice edition to Vancouver’s increasingly growing luxury retailers. Also surpised by the number of sweet/chocolate shops opening/expanding.

  2. I look after Ardene’s real estate needs – they presently have 400 stores and are looking to expand everywhere across Canada – not only expanding their existing stores but adding new ones as well. New size format varies between 8,000 – 20,000 sf depending on the market.


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