Mastermind Toys, which bills itself as “Canada’s largest specialty toy and children’s books retailer,” will open stores in Dartmouth, Halifax and Moncton next month.
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (WERCC) partnered with the Greater Niagara, Sarnia Lambton and Thunder Bay Chambers to ensure local business interests are strongly represented in NAFTA. Given that NAFTA renegotiations appear to be going forward, the four Chambers recommend that the federal government maintain the current Canadian De Minimis level of $20 to prevent granting an unfair advantage to foreign online retail sellers operating in the Canadian marketplace. “Local retailers are already struggling to keep their heads above water with the rising costs of doing business in Ontario added to global competition from online shopping,” said Charla Robinson, President of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce. “An increase in the De Minimis limits could be the last straw for many small retailers.”
BTB Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BTB.UN) ("BTB" or the "Trust") is pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition announced on August 3rd, of a retail building in St-Hubert on the south shore of Montréal. This $23.2 million transaction, excluding transaction fees, brings to 72 the number of properties owned by the Trust. This accretive acquisition is in line with BTB's strategic review where it is selling its smaller properties while purchasing larger properties maximizing financial performance. Entirely leased, this power centre property has an approximate leasable area of 123,000 square feet and houses well-known national retailers such as Sportium (SAIL), Ashley Furniture and Dormez-vous.
The Comic Book Collector on Dundas St. was the only business of its kind when it opened its doors in 1979.
With over 25 different retailers in tow and over 500 opportunities up for grabs, you're sure to find something to help pay those bills.
There's another option for shoppers in St. John's looking for a deal — a fully accessible second-hand store on Ropewalk Lane with a "boutique" feel that sells clothing, shoes, housewares, children's items, books, CDs and DVDs. You might even find a bargain on a bridal gown or fancy dress. Take Two Gently Used Clothing & More also provides employment for people with disabilities, and all the proceeds are used to fund support services offered by Empower, the Disability Resource Centre...