Quebec City-based large format retailer La Maison Simons has revealed new details about its CF Rideau Centre store in Ottawa, opening on August 11 of this year. It will be the 13th store location for Simons and the second in Ontario, following the opening of its Mississauga Square One store in March.
The two-level, 100,000 square foot store CF Rideau Centre will be located in the mall’s expansion wing at the corner of Rideau Street and Nicholas Street. Simons will occupy the top two levels of the four level expansion, which will incorporate the facade for the former Ogilvy store which once occupied the site. The fourth floor, being Simons’ top floor, will be encased in glass which wraps up and over to form part of the roof. Simons’ bottom floor (third floor of the expansion), will include part of Ogilvy’s facade, which saw bricks carefully removed, cleaned, catalogued and reinstated to preserve its architectural significance.