Central/Eastern Canada News

What can be done to fill Montreal's empty storefronts? City hall plans to find out

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has asked the city's economic and urban development commission to look into the problem this fall, with a report to be made public in December. At a news conference Monday, Plante said every street and neighbourhood faces its own challenges when it comes to ensuring commercial space is rented out.

She rejected the idea there was a quick-fix solution to the vacancy-rate problem. "Some of the local business streets in Montreal are doing well; some not so well," Plante said. "It's not a one-fit-for-all solution. We need to put all the right people around the table."


Metro Ontario expands ready-to-eat meal delivery | Canadian Grocer

Fresh items are now available for delivery at six stores across the province through SkipTheDishes


Let's go shopping! Montreal wants stores to succeed on St. Denis and elsewhere

The city of Montreal is going to spend months studying failing storefronts in multiple neighbourhoods in order to figure out how to help merchants succeed.


Showcase to open a new location in the Avalon Mall in St. John's. | The Telegram

Showcase, purveyors of the latest and popular home, health, toys and beauty trend items and “As Seen On TV” products, will unveil its second St. John’s store in October


WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? New Canadian Tire store in Niagara Falls

Work has begun on transforming a vacant space in a Big Box mall on Morrison Street into a new location for iconic Canadian retailer Canadian Tire.


Cocktail Emporium gearing up to open new downtown Toronto location | Dished

Stocking up on all your needs for a boozy night is about to get a lot more accessible. Because Toronto’s beloved bar and cocktail supply shop, Cocktail Emporium, is gearing up to open a location inside Union Station.