Ottawa’s Retail Real Estate Faces Challenges Amid Economic Headwinds: JLL Report

The dynamics of the Ottawa market are unique according to a report and broker Casdin Parr, who discusses retail leasing and where it's strong and where it's not.

New Retailers at CF Rideau Centre in Downtown Ottawa to Increase Foot Traffic [Interview]

The shopping centre is looking to the future after losing Nordstrom as an anchor tenant earlier this year amid a lack of downtown workers.

Large-Format Fitness Concept ‘Altea Active’ Opening Biggest Location to Date in Ottawa with National Expansion Plans [Interview]

Massive locations are planned for across the country for the innovative fitness/social concept that launched in 2019.

Uniqlo to Enter Ottawa Market with Ongoing Canadian Store Expansion

The Japanese fast-fashion retailer is targeting major cities across the country as it enters new markets with stores.

Ottawa Retail Strong as Consumers Return to Stores and Leasing Supply is Constricted [Report/Interview]

A lack of retail space means little is available, while local retail sales up substantially when compared to before the pandemic.

Kettlemans Bagel Opens New Location in Ottawa as Brand Continues Expansion

Ottawa-based bagel and sandwich quick service concept has opened its 5th location.

Canadian Eco-Conscious Loungewear Brand ‘Stacey Martin Lifestyle’ Expands with Limited Edition Collection

The BIPOC-owned Ottawa based brand has a storefront in Ottawa's Byward Market and it has plans for growth.

Retail Profile: CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa, Ontario (Summer 2021)

The top shopping centre in downtown Ottawa has seen very impressive updates in recent years, creating a draw for the region and beyond.

Judith & Charles Store Steps onto the Street with New Store in Downtown Ottawa

Montreal-based women's fashion brand moves store from CF Rideau Centre to Sussex Drive.

Ottawa Retail Leasing Seeing Rebound After Substantial Pandemic Drop: Report/Interview

A lack of tourists and office workers significantly impacted Ottawa’s retailers with light at the end of the tunnel.

Mad Radish Foodservice Concept Expanding with Partners

David Segal, who is also Founder of DAVIDs TEA, launched two new brands for the Mad Radish chain.

Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery Announces 2 New Locations Amid Aggressive Expansion Plans

This recent announcement is merely the first step in a larger plan to aggressively expand the Big Rig brand throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver.

Nordstrom Opens 2nd Canadian Location in Ottawa Next Month

The retailer's second Canadian store will be similar to its first, featuring bright interiors with maneuverable departments. 

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