Three more Target stores are set to open in Hamilton.

The U.S. department store giant is opening three stores on July 16:

  • Ancaster - Meadowlands Power Centre
  • Hamilton - South Hamilton Square
  • Hamilton - Queenston Place

"After opening stores in Ontario and Western Canada, we're excited to bring the unique Target brand shopping experience to additional locations in these markets and to welcome our first guests in Saskatchewan," said Tony Fisher the president of Target Canada.

These three stores join Centre Mall and the Flamborough Power Centre in Waterdown, which opened back in March. The company is opening 20 new stores in Canada from July 16 to July 30.

Derek Jenkins, senior vice-president of external relations for Target Canada, says the company is seeking to differentiate itself from the existing stores in the United States. Canadian stores will be using mannequins, which the U.S. stores do not have, for example. The Canadian chain will also feature limited-time partnerships with suppliers such as Roots and Hollywood stylist Kate Young.

"If you're Canadian, why would you want to go across and shop there [in the U.S.] anyway?" said Jenkins. "Now you can do that fun day trip without all the travel in between."

The majority of the 20 locations have a Starbucks, and an in-store pharmacy Target said in a press release.

The stores will carry brands like C9 by Champion, Circo, Archer Farms, and limited time collaborations with Roots and footwear brand Sam & Libby.