Walmart Canada says it will spend about $165 million for the leases and properties and a further $185 million on renovations as it purchases 13 of the former Target Canada stores, along with a distribution centre in Cornwall, Ont.
Walmart expects renovations to start in a few months and to employ about 1,500 trade and construction workers plus another 2,400 people to set up and staff the stores and another 1,000 for the distribution centre. This initiative is still subject to court approval is set to cost about $350 million dollars.
Here is a list of the locations involved:
- Pen Centre, St. Catharines, Ont.
- Scottsdale Mall, Delta, B.C.
- Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam, B.C.
- Surrey Place/Central City, Surrey, B.C.
- Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge, B.C.
- Southdale Centre, Winnipeg, Man.
- Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
- Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa.
- Billings Bridge Plaza, Ottawa.
- Candiac Power Centre, Candiac, Que.
- Terrarium Shopping Centre, Pointe Claire, Que.
- Galeries Chagnon, Levis, Que.
- Place Fleur De Lys, Quebec City, Que.
- Distribution Centre, Cornwall, Ont.
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