Target Canada readies to open 21 more stores in Ontario
Brian Beeksma pushes a cart of goods as employees work on preparing the new Target store in Guelph, Ontario. (Dave Chidley / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, March 18, 2013 12:23PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 18, 2013 12:34PM EDT
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Target's expansion into Canada is continuing in big way over the next two weeks as the American retailer opens 21 new stores in Ontario.
On Tuesday, Target is opening 17 stores in various communities across the province, while four more will be opened on March 28, adding to the three pilot stores launched earlier in Guelph, Milton and Fergus, Ont.
Overall, Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada throughout 2013.
"The soft openings follow the launch of three pilot stores and will allow Target to continue to engage in volume testing to ensure stores are prepared to deliver the true Target brand experience to guests ahead of grand opening in early April," the company said in a release.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) operates almost 1,800 stories in the United States in addition to its new Canadian stores, many of which are at being set up at locations formerly occupied by Zellers stores.
Locations opening to the public on March 19 include:
Ajax - Durham Centre
Aurora - Aurora Shopping Centre
Brampton - Shoppers World Brampton
Burlington - Millcroft Centre
Cambridge - Cambridge Centre
Etobicoke - Cloverdale Mall
Hamilton - Centre Mall
Lindsay - Lindsay Square Mall
London - Masonville Place
London - Westmount Shopping Centre
Newmarket - Upper Canada Mall
Orillia - Orillia Square Mall
Toronto - Centrepoint Mall
Toronto - East York Town Centre
Waterdown - Flamborough Power Centre
Whitby - Taunton Road Power Centre
Windsor - Devonshire Mall
Locations opening to the public on March 28 include:
Brampton - Trinity Common
Burlington - Burlington Mall
Mississauga - Square One Shopping Centre
Toronto - Shoppers World Danforth