Minneapolis-based Target Corporation announced Thursday the locations of the first 105 stores it will open in Canada when it formally takes over from Zellers early in 2013.

The locations include 45 in Ontario, 19 in Quebec ,15 in British Columbia, 13 in Alberta, five in Manitoba, two each in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and one each in New Brunswick and PEI.

"This is just the first wave," Target Canada president Tony Fisher told journalists at a presentation in Chicago, saying a second wave of store sites will be announced in September.

Target's offerings in Canada will likely be familiar to what cross-border shoppers already know, Jim Danahy, CEO of management consultants customerlab.com told CBC News.

"I think you should expect to see all of their core brands and then you will see some local Canadian add-ons," Danahy said.

Target said it will pay Zellers owner Richard Baker half the $1.82-billion purchase price for leasehold rights in the next few days. The company announced in January it would as many as 220 leaseholds from Zellers.

Danahy said it will be interesting to watch other U.S. retailers take aim at Canada in the coming years and how Canadian firms respond.

"Will the Bay's reinvestment in store upgrades over the next couple of years, which they announced on Monday, be done to ensure that they have the nice shiny new stores two years from now when shiny new Target doors are opening," he asked.

"Will JCPenney have made a move? Will Macy's have made a move, in some cases picking up the stores that Target didn't take from Zellers, and in other cases opening new locations?"

Target also announced it will open its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ont., this summer.

Ontario

  • Durham Centre, Ajax
  • Aurora Shopping Centre, Aurora
  • Bramalea City Centre, Brampton
  • Shoppers World Brampton, Brampton
  • Trinity Common, Brampton
  • Burlington Mall, Burlington
  • Millcroft Centre, Burlington
  • Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
  • Woodbine Centre, Etobicoke
  • Gates of Fergus, Fergus
  • 175 Stone Road W., Guelph
  • Centre Mall, Hamilton
  • South Hamilton Square, Hamilton
  • Hazeldean Mall, Kanata
  • Cataraqui Town Centre, Kingston
  • Lindsay Square Mall, Lindsay
  • Masonville Place, London
  • Westmount Shopping Centre, London
  • Milton Mall Shopping Centre, Milton
  • Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga
  • Square One, Mississauga
  • Meadowlands Shopping Centre, Nepean
  • Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket
  • 1899 Algonquin Ave., North Bay
  • Centerpoint Mall, North York
  • Orillia Square Mall, Orillia
  • Place d'Orleans, Orleans
  • Five Points Mall, Oshawa
  • Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa
  • Billings Bridge Plaza, Ottawa
  • RioCan St. Laurent, Ottawa
  • Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill
  • Bridlewood Mall, Scarborough
  • County Fair Mall, Smiths Falls
  • Niagara Pen Centre, St. Catharines
  • Stratford Mall, Stratford
  • Sudbury Supermall, Sudbury
  • Intercity Shopping Centre, Thunder Bay
  • Cloverdale Mall, Toronto
  • Shoppers World Danforth, Toronto
  • East York Town Centre, Toronto
  • Flamborough Power Centre, Waterdown
  • Conestoga Mall, Waterloo
  • Taunton Gardens Power Centre, Whitby
  • Devonshire Mall, Windsor

Quebec

  • Galeries d,Anjou, Anjou
  • Faubourg Boisbriand, Boisbriand
  • Carrefour Angrignon, Lasalle
  • Mega Centre Notre-Dame, Laval
  • Galeries Chagnon , Levis
  • Place Longueuil, Longueuil
  • Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal
  • Place Vertu, Montreal
  • Terrarium Shopping Centre, Pointe Claire
  • Les Galeries De La Capitale, Quebec City
  • Place Fleur De Lys, Quebec City
  • Place Laurier, Quebec
  • Le Carrefour Rimouski, Rimouski
  • Promenades Saint-Bruno, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
  • Carrefour Saint-Georges, Saint-Georges
  • Carrefour Richelieu,  Saint- Jean sur-Richelieu
  • Carrefour du Nord, Saint Jerome
  • Carrefour de L,Estrie, Sherbrooke
  • Les Rivieres Shopping Centre, Trois Rivieres

British Columbia

  • Abbotsford Power Centre, Abbotsford
  • Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby
  • Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre, Campbell River
  • Cottonwood Mall, Chilliwack
  • Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam
  • Driftwood Mall, Courtenay
  • Tamarack Mall, Cranbrook
  • Scottsdale Mall, Delta
  • Willowbrook Shopping Centre, Langley
  • Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge
  • Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo
  • Pine Centre, Prince George
  • Oakridge Shopping Centre, Vancouver
  • Village Green Mall, Vernon
  • Tillicum Mall,  Victoria

Alberta

  • Chinook Centre, Calgary
  • Forest Lawn Shopping Centre, Calgary
  • Market Mall, Calgary
  • Shoppes at Shawnessy, Calgary
  • Signal Hill Centre, Calgary
  • Sunridge Mall, Calgary
  • Bonnie Doon, Edmonton
  • Kingsway Garden Mall, Edmonton
  • Mill Woods Town Centre, Edmonton
  • Prairie Mall, Grande Prairie
  • Bower Place, Red Deer
  • St. Albert Centre, St. Albert
  • Sherwood Park Mall, Sherwood Park

Manitoba

  • Shoppers Mall, Brandon
  • Grant Park, Winnipeg
  • Kildonan Place Shopping Centre, Winnipeg
  • Polo Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg
  • Southdale Centre, Winnipeg

Saskatchewan

  • Northgate Mall, Regina
  • The Centre, Saskatoon

Nova Scotia

  • Bedford Place, Bedford
  • Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth

New Brunswick

  • McAllister Place, Saint John

Prince Edward Island

  • Charlottetown Mall, Charlottetown

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Corner Brook, Corner Brook
  • Cabot Square, St. John's