With Target opening its doors this morning in three select Ontario locations (Fergus, Guelph, and Milton), shoppers nearby are able to get a taste of what’s to come later this month: the opening of 21 more stores in Ontario. Long lines at the border to get to the famed one-stop shopping spot will soon be a thing of the past, and we have no doubt that shoppers will be eager to stock up on affordable fashion finds, home goods, food and more—we know we are! The rest of Canada will have to wait a little longer, as the store isn’t expected to move throughout the country until later on in the year.
Our Target locations will have a distinctly Canadian touch, as beloved Canadian brand Roots will sell their clothing for a limited time when the stores first open. The new buzzed-about commercial entitled “Can’t Wait To Meet You, Neighbour” is also exuberantly Canadian, filled with beautiful landscapes and landmarks as Target’s mascot, Bullseye, rides sidecar from coast to coast. Can we really blame the famous pooch for wanting to cross the border? After all, Target’s colours are our colours.
The new distinctly Canadian Target commercial:
Here’s a list of the stores (124 in total!) opening this year:
Ontario: Durham Centre Ajax, Meadowland Power Centre Hamilton West, Aurora Shopping Centre, Clarington Town Centre, Bramlea City Centre, Shoppers World Brampton, Brampton Trinity, Burlington Mall, Millcroft Shopping Centre Burlington, Cambridge Centre, Thames Lea Plaza Chatham, Gates of Fergus, Guelph, Hamilton Centre Mall, South Hamilton Square, Hazeldean Mall Ottawa, Cataraqui Town Centre Kingston, Laurentian Power Centre Kitchener, Lindsay Square Kawartha Lakes, London Masonville Place, London Westmount Shopping Centre, Milton Mall Shopping Centre, Missasauga Square One Mall, Westdale Mall Missasauga, Ottawa Meadowlands Shopping Centre, New Market Upper Canada Mall, Niagara Falls Morrison St., North Bay Algonquin Ave., Toronto Centrepoint Mall, Hopedale Mall Oakville, Orilla Square Mall, Place D’Orleans Ottawa, Oshawa Five Points Shopping Centre, Billings Bridge Plaza, Pickering Town Centre, Hillcrest Mall Richmond Hill, County Fair Mall Smith Falls, Niagara Pen Centre, Stratford Centre, Sudbury Supermall, Thunder Bay Intercity Shopping Centre, Toronto Cloverdale Mall, East York Town Centre, Shoppers World Danforth, Flamborough Power Centre Hamilton, Conestoga Mall Waterloo, Seaway Mall Welland, Taunton Power Centre Whitby, Windsor Devonshire Mall
British Columbia: Abbotsford Power Centre, Burnaby Metropolis @ Metrotown, Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre Campbell River, Cottonwood Mall Chilliwack, Coquitlam Centre, Driftwood Mall Courtenay, Cranbrook Tamarack Centre, Scottsdale Mall Delta, Sahali Centre Mall Kamloops, Kelowna Orchard Park Plaza, Willowbrook Shopping Centre Langley, Haney Place Mall Maple Ridge, Nanaimo North Town Centre, Prince George Pine Centre, Lansdowne Centre Richmond, Surrey Place Central City, Village Green Mall Vernon, Tillicum Centre Victoria
Alberta: Calgary Chinook Centre, Forest Lawn Shopping Centre Calgary, Market Mall Calgary, Calgary Shoppes @ Shawnessy, Signal Hill Centre Calgary, Sunridge Mall Calgary, Edmonton Bonnie Doon, Mill Woods Town Centre Edmonton, West Edmonton Mall, Prairie Mall Grand Prairie, Medicine Hat Mall, Red Deer Bower Place, St.Albert Centre Edmonton, Sherwood Park Mall Edmonton
Saskatchewan: Regina Northgate Mall, Saskatoon East The Centre, Lawson Heights Saskatoon North
Manitoba: Shoppers Mall Brandon, Grant Park Winnipeg, Kildonan Place Shopping Centre Winnipeg, Winnipeg Southdale Centre
Quebec: Galeries d’Anjou, Faubourg Boisbriand, Place Portobello Brossard, Les Galeries Gatineau, Les Galeries Joliette,Carrefour Angrignon Lasalle, Méga Centre Notre-Dame Laval, Centre Laval, Les Galeries Chagnon Lévis, Place Longueuil, Place Alexis Nihon Montreal, Place Versailles Montreal, Centre Terrarium Pointe-Claire, Les Galeries de la Capitale, Place Fleur-de-Lys Quebec, Laurier Sainte-Foy, Carrefour Rimouski, Promenades St-Bruno, Carrefour Richelieu, Carrefour du Nord Saint-Jérôme, Place Vertu Saint-Laurent, Carrefour de l’Estrie, Carrefour St-Eustache, Carrefour St-Georges, Centre Commercial Les Rivières
New Brunswick: Fredericton Uptown Centre, Moncton Northwest Centre, McAllister Place Saint John
Nova Scotia: Bedford Place Halifax, Mic Mac Mall Dartmouth, Bayers Lake Power Centre, Sydney Shopping Centre
Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown Mall
Newfoundland and Labrador: Cabot Square St. John’s