CHICAGO - U.S. mass retailer Target released a much-awaited list of locations for its expansion to Canada Thursday morning. The company, which first announced it will be opening in the country in January, plans to open more than 100 stores in all ten provinces beginning in early 2013.
"We plan to hire tens of thousands of Canadians," said Tony Fisher, president of Target Canada.
The department store chain sells items such as home decor, apparel, groceries and electronics.
In British Columbia, 15 stores are slated including one each in Vancouver and Victoria, while 13 will be unveiled in Alberta. Calgary will have six and Edmonton three. Two will open in Saskatchewan and five in Manitoba, including four in Winnipeg.
Ontario will have 45 stores - three in Toronto (and many more in surrounding areas), two in London and three in Ottawa. Nineteen stores are in the works for Quebec, including two in Montreal and two in Quebec City, while the East Coast will have six locations, such as in St. John's, N.L., Saint John, N.B., and Charlottetown.