The Montreal Premium Outlets will be the second Premium Outlet in Canada, following the popular Toronto Premium Outlets which opened in August. Included will be Canada's first MaxMara outlet, as well as possibly a Hudson's Bay Outlet

The mall will be located in the Montreal suburb of Mirabel.

Like its Toronto sibling, the outlets will be located far away from Montreal's downtown core in a car-dependent location on Highway 15. A new highway exit, Exit 28, has been created for the project.

Canada's first MaxMara outlet store (about 3,500 square feet) will be among the new tenants. A 27,333 square foot anchor retail space is located at one end of the mall, and speculation has it that it could become Canada's second Hudson's Bay Outlet. Canada's first Hudson's Bay Outlet opened in August at the Toronto Premium Outlets.

Other notable outlets will include Coach (with a whopping 9,567 sq ft), DKNY (with about 4,000 sq ft) and Lindt Chocolates. We've been told that lease negotiations are currently underway to add retailers Hugo Boss (4,093 sq ft), Elie Tahari (3,159 sq ft), J. Crew (5,006 sq ft), Cole Haan (3,770 sq ft), Lacoste (3,657 sq ft) and Polo by Ralph Lauren (14,956 sq ft) to the outlets. We've been told that the mall's landlords will announce more retailers today at the groundbreaking, including possibly some of these we've just mentioned. 

The mall's first phase will cover a total of about 366,000 square feet, with an expected 80,000 square foot addition as its second phase. The first phase will feature roughly 80 retailers, according to its lease plan. We've been told that the construction costs are expected to surpass $110 million for the mall's first phase.

The mall is a joint venture between Simons Property GroupSmartCentres and Calloway REIT.

The mall's groundbreaking is scheduled for 10:00am today. The mall currently has no website. Keep reading as we'll update you on any interesting retailers announced today for the Montreal Premium Outlets.

For a closer look at Montreal Premium Outlet's tenants, as of August 30th, we direct you to this lease plan