Target Canada closing 30 more stores by April 1

Target Canada will be closing 30 more stores to the public by April 1. Last week, the retailer closed its first 16 locations. That leaves 87 Canadian stores that don’t yet have a closing date.

Latest shutdowns will leave 87 Canadian Target stores expected to cease operations by mid-May

Target Canada is closing another 30 stores by April 1. Last week, it closed its first 16 locations. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

Target Canada will be closing 30 more stores to the public by April 1. Last week, the retailer shut down its first 16 locations.

That leaves 87 Target stores that don’t yet have a closing date. The U.S.-based company is expected to shut down all its Canadian locations by mid-May, putting about 17,600 employees out of work.

Currently, Target Canada is advertising liquidation sales with discounts of between 40 and 60 per cent. It also informs the public in signs in the stores that say, “Time is running out!”

A Target Canada store manager told CBC news that the latest locations slated to close will be offering different discounts.

"They are going to be more aggressive, but selection will likely be a lot less," he said. 

Target stores in the following locations will close at the end of the shopping day on these dates:

Closing March 27:

  • Montreal (Alexis Nihon Plaza).

Closing March 30:

  • Toronto (Centerpoint Mall).
  • Orillia, Ont.
  • Sudbury, Ont.
  • Maple Ridge, B.C.
  • Vernon, B.C.
  • Saanich Tillicum, B.C.

Closing April 1:

  • Dartmouth, N.S.
  • Sherbrooke, Que.
  • Lasalle, Que.
  • Saint-Bruno, Que
  • Québec City, Sainte-Foy.
  • Saint-Jérôme, Que.
  • Montreal (Place Versailles).
  • Saint-Laurent, Que.
  • Gatineau, Que.
  • Hamilton, Ont. (Meadowlands Power Centre).
  • Welland, Ont. 
  • Bowmanville, Ont.
  • Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • Kanata, Ont.
  • Nepean, Ont.
  • Pickering, Ont.
  • Ottawa (Billings Bridge Centre).
  • Ottawa (Place D'Orleans Shopping Centre).
  • Saskatoon (The Mall At Lawson Heights).
  • Nanaimo, B.C.
  • Courtenay, B.C.
  • Prince George, B.C.
  • Surrey, B.C.

A worker at an Ontario Target store that closed last week told CBC News that her last day on the job was bittersweet.

"The store looked so empty, and all the [employees] were sad to say goodbye," she said. "A few people teared up as they were leaving."

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