Beginning next year and into 2017, the popular Quebec-based retailer, Simons, will be expanding outside their province and into five new cities across Canada! The family-owned company currently has eight existing stores, all based in Quebec and are looking to expand into Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec. “We’ll still be a very small company in the context of competition today, but we had to expand our footprint a bit to give us the freedom and flexibility to accomplish what we wanted to do,” CEO Peter Simons told the Toronto Star.
The new stores will be built within existing structures and from scratch, ranging from 80,000 to 113,000 square feet. We reported late last year that the Mississauga location would take over the old Sears location in Square One Mall and now it is confirmed that the location will open March 2016 at Square One Mall. Les Promenades Gatineau in Quebec will open August 2015, Park Royal in West Vancouver in October 2015, Ottawa’s Rideau Centre in August 2016 and at The Core in Calgary in March 2017.