List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada


The following is a list of 28 retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. Although some of these retailers have recently been discussed in Retail Insider, most are new and haven't been revealed until now.

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.

Abercrombie & Fitch Vancouver (Summer 2015) Expanding 5+
AllSaints Vancouver (Summer 2015) Expanding 2+
Aritzia Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, Oshawa, Saint Bruno, QC Expanding 60+
Atlantic Fabrics Truro, N.S. (Spring 2015) Expanding 5+
Bailey Nelson Eyewear Toronto (now open) Expanding 2+
Cabela's Abbotsford BC (fall 2016), Calgary (fall 2015), Moncton NB (May 28, 2015), Ottawa (Spring 2016) Expanding 11+
Choices Market Vancouver (Commercial Drive) Expanding 10+
Cole Haan Outlet Vancouver (Richmond: Summer 2015) Expanding 3+
Consonant Skincare Toronto (now open) Expanding 2+ (unknown)
COS by H&M Toronto (fall 2015), Montreal (winter 2015) New 4+
Dollarama Across Canada Expanding 1200+
Drake General Store Toronto (Union Station, spring 2015) Expanding 5+
DSW Shoes Sherwood Park AB, Victoria BC, Moncton NB, Barrie ON, Toronto, London ON (all fall 2015) Expanding 40-50 estimated
Famous Footwear Vaughan, ON (March 2015) Expanding Unknown, but substantial
Kit and Ace Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Halifax, possibly Kelowna - all by early 2016 Expanding 15+
LEGO Store Winnipeg, Toronto Expanding 11+
Loding Toronto (3rd location), Montreal Expanding Unknown
Nordstrom Vancouver (1+), Toronto (3+), Edmonton speculated Expanding 7 to 10
Pan Am Games Store Toronto New One?
Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Vancouver (Richmond: Summer 2015), Edmonton TBD Expanding 5+
Rider Store Saskatoon (May 2015) Expanding 5+
Saks Fifth Avenue Toronto (Spring 2016), Etobicoke ON (Spring 2016), Vancouver (TBD), Montreal, Calgary TBD New 7 estimated
Secret Location Outlet Vancouver (Richmond, Summer 2015) New Possibly only one
Sitka Vancouver (now open), possibly Calgary, southern Ontario, and another Vancouver unit. Expanding Unknown
Strong's Market North Vancouver, BC (early 2016) Expanding 2+
Urban Fare Calgary (Mount Royal Village) Expanding 6+
Versace Vancouver (TBD) Expanding 5 estimated
West Elm Calgary (Mount Royal Village) Expanding 4+