List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada: July 2015

  Photo: De Beers

Photo: De Beers

The following is a list of 33 retailers which are either new to Canada, or expanding their operations nationally. Although some of these retailers have recently been discussed in Retail Insider, many are new and haven't been mentioned 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.

STORE NAME LOCATIONS TO OPEN IN CANADA NEW OR EXPANDING? ESTIMATED # OF LOCATIONS POST-EXPANSION
Aesop Montreal (2), Toronto, Vancouver (2nd locations in each) New, now expanding 6+
Abercrombie & Fitch Vancouver (Pacific Centre, opening soon) Expanding 5
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Alberta, Ontario (about 16 locations in total) Expanding Unknown
Bass Pro Shops Dieppe (Moncton) NB (fall 2015), Tsawwassen BC (spring 2016) Expanding 5+
Breitling Toronto (Bloor Street East, details TBD) New Unknown
Brunello Cucinelli Vancouver (Fall 2015/Winter 2016), Toronto site search ongoing New 2+
Cabela's Abbotsford BC (fall 2016), Calgary (fall 2015), Moncton NB (May 28, 2015), Ottawa (Spring 2016) Expanding 11+
Choices Market Abbotsford BC Expanding 10+
Christian Dior Toronto (details TBA), Vancouver (now open) New/Expanding 2+
De Beers Toronto (fall 2015) Expanding 2+
Detox Market, The Toronto (2nd location now open) Expanding 2+
Dollarama Canada-wide (another ~450 locations) Expanding 1,400+
Dollar Tree Canada-wide (another ~700-750 locations) Expanding 1,000+
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Sherwood Park AB, Victoria BC, Moncton NB, Barrie ON, Toronto, London ON (all fall 2015) Expanding 40-50
F21 Red by Forever 21 Ottawa (Place d'Orleans), Windsor ON (Devonshire Mall) both fall 2015. National location search continues. New Unknown
Gerry Weber Calgary (Chinook Centre), Western Canadian store search ongoing, 8 GTA locations now open, as are 4 franchised stores nationally. Expanding 15+
Gulf (Gas Stations) Nationwide New 100+
Indochino Vancouver (Yaletown, replacing Water St. flagship), possibly Calgary, Ottawa, 2nd Toronto location Expanding Unknown
iStore Edmonton (West Edmonton Mall), Toronto (Scarborough Town Centre) - both opening this fall, more locations to follow. Expanding Unknown
Jaeger Le-Coultre Toronto (Yorkdale Shopping Centre, opening soon), Vancouver (1012 Alberni St., fall 2015) New 2+
Judith & Charles Toronto: Yorkville Village (formerly Hazelton Lanes), Sherway Gardens - both fall 2015 Expanding Unknown
Kate Spade Calgary (Chinook Centre, fall 2015) Expanding 7+
La Maison Simons Gatineau QC (August, 2015), West Vancouver BC (Park Royal, October 2015), Mississauga ON (Square One, March 2016), Ottawa (Rideau Centre, August 2016), Calgary (CORE, 2017) Edmonton (Londonderry Mall, 2017), Toronto, ON (Scarborough Town Centre 2018, Yorkdale Shopping Centre 2019), Richmond BC (date TBA), potentially Winnipeg, Saskatchewan & Halifax locations, according to CEO. Expanding 25-30
Longo's Toronto (Imperial Plaza, St. Clair Avenue) Expanding 28+
MEC Kelowna BC (spring 2016), Toronto (North York, summer 2016), Toronto (replacement location, Queen Street West, fall 2017) Expanding 19+
Microsoft Store Vancouver (Pacific Centre, August 6 2015) Expanding 7+
Moncler Vancouver (748 Thurlow Street, opening fall 2015) Expanding 2+
Neal's Yard Remedies Calgary (Southcentre, November 2015), possibly Toronto, Vancouver, and 3rd Calgary store Expanding 10+
Prada Vancouver (1098 Alberni St., early 2016), Toronto Bloor St. W. Expansion (early 2016), Mississauga ON (Square One, concession, spring 2016) Expanding 8+
Rudsak Calgary (Market Mall, fall 2015), Ontario, Quebec. Ultimately looking to open a further 20-25 locations nationwide. Expanding 50+
RYU Vancouver (September, 2015), Toronto (2016) New Unknown
Save-on-Foods (Overwaitea Group) Saskatchewan, Manitoba Expanding ~40
THECloset YVR (theclosetyvr.com) Vancouver (360 Carrall Street in Gastown, August 22, 2015)
New Unknown