Target Corp. has announced the first 105 locations that it will take over from Zellers when it begins opening stores in Canada in early 2013.
“This is just the first wave,” Target Canada president Tony Fisher told media in a presentation in Chicago Thursday.
The list includes properties in 10 provinces; 13 in Alberta, 15 in British Columbia, five in Manitoba, one in New Brunswick, two in Newfoundland and Labrador, two in Nova Scotia, 45 in Ontario, one in PEI, 19 in Quebec, and two in Saskatchewan.
The “vast majority” of those sites will become Target stores, he said, after securing construction approval for extensive renovations. “Our goal is to open as many Target stores as possible,” with the first wave opening in early 2013.
According to the list, the Zellers store at Milton Mall will become a Target in the first wave of the American retailer’s Canadian openings in 2013.
Target will pay half of the $1.82-billion purchase price to Zellers owner Richard Baker in coming days for Zellers leasehold interests. In January the retailer announced it was buying up to 220 leaseholds from Zellers, a unit of Hudson’s Bay Co.
Target also announced it will open its Canadian headquarters in 180,000 square feet of space in Missisauga, Ont. The Canadian leadership team will be moving to Canada this summer.
In September the retailer will announce a second wave of store sites, Mr. Fisher said.
The list of Target locations coming to Ontario is as follows:
- Durham Centre, Ajax
- Aurora Shopping Centre, Aurora
- Bramalea City Centre, Brampton
- Shoppers World Brampton, Brampton
- Trinity Common, Brampton
- Burlington Mall, Burlington
- Millcroft Centre, Burlington
- Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
- Woodbine Centre, Etobicoke
- Gates of Fergus, Fergus
- 175 Stone Road W., Guelph
- Centre Mall, Hamilton
- South Hamilton Square, Hamilton
- Hazeldean Mall, Kanata
- Cataraqui Town Centre, Kingston
- Lindsay Square Mall, Lindsay
- Masonville Place, London
- Westmount Shopping Centre, London
- Milton Mall Shopping Centre, Milton
- Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga
- Square One, Mississauga
- Meadowlands Shopping Centre, Nepean
- Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket
- 1899 Algonquin Ave., North Bay
- Centerpoint Mall, North York
- Orillia Square Mall, Orillia
- Place D,Orleans, Orleans
- Five Points Mall, Oshawa
- Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa
- Billings Bridge Plaza, Ottawa
- RioCan St. Laurent, Ottawa
- Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill
- Bridlewood Mall, Scarborough
- County Fair Mall, Smiths Falls
- Niagara Pen Centre, St. Catharines
- Stratford Mall, Stratford
- Sudbury Supermall, Sudbury
- Intercity Shopping Centre, Thunder Bay
- Cloverdale Mall, Toronto
- Shoppers World Danforth, Toronto
- East York Town Centre, Toronto
- Flamborough Power Centre, Waterdown
- Conestoga Mall, Waterloo
- Taunton Gardens Power Centre, Whitby
- Devonshire Mall, Windsor
From the National Post