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Target readies Canadian stores for opening

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target will soft open 21 locations across Southwestern Ontario, including 17 locations on March 19 and four locations on March 28.  The soft openings follow the launch of three pilot stores and will allow Target to continue to engage in volume testing ahead of grand opening in early April. The 21 new locations are in addition to pilot stores in Guelph, Milton and Fergus, and will complete the 24 stores scheduled to open in March. Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada throughout 2013.

"Welcoming the first Canadian guests at our pilot stores was a great moment for all team members at Target," said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada. "We have learned quickly from the results of our pilot stores and are committed to delivering on Target's Expect More. Pay Less. brand promise as we approach our grand opening in early April."

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

Stores are expected to be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.  Guests will be welcomed into bright, clean stores with wide aisles, great guest service and a trend-right merchandise assortment. The majority of the 21 locations will  feature a licensed Starbucks, as well as an in-store pharmacy designed to provide guests with superior patient-centered healthcare.

 

 

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