What’s The State Of Montreal’s Retail Sector These Days? [Interview]

Like most major markets in Canada, Montreal’s retail sector has experienced some challenging times over the past few years because of the COVID pandemic, says an industry expert.

Royalmount in Montreal Announces Major Retail Tenants for the 100% Carbon-Neutral Development [Feature]

Developer Carbonleo is leading the highly anticipated development which will include a substantial roster of top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and RH, with many more soon to be announced, and many opening in Quebec for the first time.

Montreal Retail Growing Stronger as Tourists Return and Downtown Re-Emerges [Interview]

Leasing activity is picking up significantly in the Montreal market according to JLL as dynamics improve both in the city and suburbs.

Escada Shuts Remaining Canadian Store and Exits Market After Decades 

The iconic brand once had beautiful stores across the country and was worn by many affluent women. 

Nike to Open Large Flagship store in Downtown Montreal 

It’s the second large-format Nike flagship store for the Canadian market and it will feature prominent frontage on Ste-Catherine Street West. More are expected.

Montreal Retail Leasing Seeing Improved Activity as Pandemic Slowdowns Ease: Report/Interview

The city's businesses are increasingly confident as fundamentals return, including a downtown core that was almost decimated due to lack of foot traffic for months.

Downtown Montreal Looks to Retail Revival Following Pandemic Struggles but Challenges Persist with Construction: Interviews

Brokers and industry experts are saying that brands are looking at opening stores in the city, but a lack of spending and ongoing construction is hampering recovery.

Montreal’s Gay Village Ready for Retail Revival Amid New Area Developments: Developer

Developments nearby include about 2,000 residential units and two office towers as well as the massive Quartier des lumières among other additions.

Montreal-Based Fashion Brand Gorski Opens 1st Flagship Store with Plans for More: Interview/Photos

About 98% of the brand's business is outside of Canada and plans are in place to grow market share.

Montreal Developer Lands Ciele Athletics’ 1st Retail Store: Interview

The storefront on Notre Dame Ouest was a major score for MTRPL which recently completed a development project to land the tenant.

Montreal Retail Sees Sales Growth Following Pandemic Struggles: Industry Interviews

Downtown Montreal is seeing increased leasing activity as foot traffic begins to return, and other parts of the city are also seeing developments as consumers gain confidence.

Moose Knuckles Opens Impressive 2-Level Pop-Up in its Hometown of Montreal

Montreal-based luxury outerwear brand debuts fifth Canadian storefront.

Home Furnishings Retailer Bouclair Unveils New Store Concept in Montreal Trendy Griffintown [Photos]

The unique retail space includes the largest outdoor interactive screen in Montreal

Restaurant Chain ‘Kisses From Italy’ Opens 1st Canadian Location with Plans for Massive Expansion: CEO Interview

About 100 locations are planned with offerings that include sandwiches, salads, Italian roasted coffee, coffee-related beverages, and other products.

Mélissa Lambert Opens Flagship Store in Trendy Le Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal [Photos]

Lambert bought the building on busy rue Saint-Dennis and is further expanding the brand with wholesale.

Uniqlo to Double Montreal Store Count in 2022 Despite the Pandemic

The Japanese fashion retailer is picking up the pace of its Canadian store expansion despite the pandemic. 

Arc’teryx Launches New Small-Format Store Concept in Canada

The Arc’type concept is being rolled out with smaller stores and modular fixtures as part of an effort to gain market share. 

Le Boulevard Centre in Montreal to Remain Open Following Reports of Closure for Transit Expansion 

In April we reported that one of Canada’s oldest malls would close after an expropriation, and plans have now changed. 

Quartz Co Launches WANT Les Essentiels Pop-Up in Montreal Flagship for Summer Residency

This collaboration will allow visitors to discover the timeless, minimalist, and functional products of WANT Les Essentiels, alongside the high-performance outerwear collections of Quartz Co.

Banana Republic Shutting Downtown Montreal Flagship Store

Gap-owned fashion brand is closing their iconic flagship location on Ste-Catherine Street in Montreal

James Perse Opening 2 Home Furnishings Stores in Canada

The upscale Los Angeles-based fashion brand is expanding its Canadian operations with two unique storefronts in affluent locations.

Pandemic Pummels Downtown Montreal Retail as Many Look to a Brighter Future when Students and Workers Return: Interviews

Montreal's downtown core is heavily reliant on visitors who stayed away because of the pandemic. Leasing activity is picking up along with optimism.

Point Zero at 1119 Sainte-Catherine St. W in Montreal has Closed

Montreal-based outerwear retailer Point Zero has shuttered its storefront at 1119 Sainte-Catherine St. W. in Montreal. Another storefront remains open nearby at 1395 Sainte-Catherine Street West. Another location also just shut at Quartier DIX30 according to Montreal correspondent Maxime Frechette. We...

Shopping Centre ‘Le Boulevard’ in Montreal to Shutter Entirely

One of Canada’s first shopping centres has been expropriated by the city and will be shutting down entirely.

BRIEF: Hudson’s Bay Shuts Last Outlet Store, Famous Kim’s Convenience Store Comes to Market

Other News: Kartell relocating in Montreal, eBay Canada opening authentication centre for sneakerheads, Mobile Klinik launches mobile van service, The Brick marks Earth Day with unique campaign.
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