Morgan's was a Montreal-based Canadian department store chain. At its peak, the company had stores in Ontario. In its last years, the chain was known in Quebec as Morgan without the possessive. Morgan's is the predecessor of The Bay department store chain in Ontario; the first store was opened in Montreal in 1845 by Scottish immigrant Henry Morgan as Henry Morgan and Company at 240 Notre Dame Avenue moved in 1852 to 208 McGill Street and again in 1866 to St. James Street at Victoria Square; the second store to operate under the Morgan's name opened in 1950 on Queen Mary Road in the Snowdon section of Montreal. Other stores opened on the island of Montreal, several Ontario cities. Ownership of the store was split evenly between Mr. Morgan and his partner David Smith. Smith's portion was purchased by Henry's brother, James Morgan; the store stayed in under the ownership and management of the original Morgan brothers and their descendents for over 100 years of business. Morgan's was purchased in 1960 by Hudson's Bay Company.
In 1964, the stores in Ontario were converted into the new name The Bay. At that point, the Morgan's logo was replaced with a new logo with a similar design to the Bay's logo for the Quebec stores still operating under the Morgan's name; the Quebec stores were converted in June 19, 1972. The Morgan's flagship store in downtown Montreal has been a Bay store since Morgan's was absorbed into The Bay; the Morgan locations in Montreal's shopping centres are all in operation as Bay stores. Only the Queen Mary Road site has been shut down. In 1945 Morgan's Department Store commissioned a Wedgwood bowl, designed by Keith Murray, to commemorate the store's 100th anniversary in Montreal. Black and white transfer prints on the front and back contrast Montreal as it was in 1845 and in 1945. Relief portraits on each side of Jean Baptiste and John Bull are surrounded by colourful maple leaves, rose and fleur-de-lis and celebrate the city's French and English heritage; the inside of the bowl is decorated with the coat of arms and motto Concordia Salus, colourful maple leaves, the following English and French inscriptions around the upper rim: "Discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1534, Founded by Maisonneuve in 1642, Decouvert par Jacques Cartier en 1534, Fonde par Maisonneuve en 1642".
The underside of the bowl has the Morgan's and Wedgwood logos and provides the population data for Montreal in 1845 and 1945. This footed bowl measures 12 1/4" in diameter, is 6 3/4" high. Montreal: St. Catherine St. Queen Mary Road, Le Boulevard Shopping Centre, Dorval Gardens, Centre Rockland Toronto: Lawrence Plaza, Cloverdale Mall, Eglinton Square, Bloor/Yonge Hamilton: Greater Hamilton Shopping Centre Ottawa: Sparks Street Hudson's Bay Company List of Canadian department stores The Bay
La Maison Simons
La Maison Simons known as Simons, is a fashion retailer in Canada, based in the province of Quebec. It is a family business operated by Richard and Peter Simons; the business was established in 1840 by the son of a Scottish immigrant to Quebec as a dry goods store. In the 1960s, the focus of the business changed to a department store, incorporating youth-oriented brands. Beginning in 1981, La Maison Simons began an expansion across Quebec. In 2012, the company expanded its business to the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta first, before opening up several more stores across Canada; the success of the location at the West Edmonton Mall led to the company being sought out as an key anchor tenant at malls across Canada. A held firm, La Maison Simons received outside investment for the first time in its history in 2018 when it sought to open a distribution centre in Quebec City. Peter Simons, born in Scotland in 1785, arrived in Lower Canada in 1812, settling on a small farm near Quebec City at Beauport.
Peter Simons raised a family of five, including a son, John Simons, who went on to open a small dry goods shop in Quebec City in 1840 at the age of 17. Placing an emphasis on quality merchandise, he made more than 70 crossings of the Atlantic Ocean in order to seek out quality English and Scottish goods to stock as merchandise. In 1870, John Simons moved his shop to 20 Côte de la Fabrique. Business increased following the move, in 1952 the post-World War II boom brought new market opportunities; this is when Donald Simons entered the company and led the store into a new era, transforming it into a department store where it became leader in popular fashion with the introduction of youth-centred and fashion forward brands such as Twik, based on Twiggy, a cultural icon of the time. 1961 marked a turning point for La Maison Simons as it entered a growth phase with its new store in Place Sainte-Foy where home decor was introduced as well as new brands for men and women in their thirties and forties.
In 1981, a new store opened in Galeries De La Capitale in Quebec City. La Maison Simons opened new locations in Sherbrooke and Montreal, Quebec in 1999. Two years in 2001, a store was opened at Promenades Saint-Bruno; the final new location in the burst of expansion was in 2002, when La Maison Simons opened a new store opened in Laval, Quebec. In 2012, Simons expanded to its seventh and largest location at West Edmonton Mall and first outside of Quebec, it spent nearly $50 million on the store alone. The success of the location led other shopping malls to seek out La Maison Simons as an anchor tenant. On March 27, 2013, Simons announced it would open a new location in Ottawa, Ontario's Rideau Centre in 2015; this was followed by an announcement on December 6, 2013 stating that a flagship store was to opened at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, in the spring 2016. The new store, which opened in March 2016, occupies a large portion of the former Sears Canada store. A new store in Gatineau, Quebec opened on August 2015, investing $21 million in the location.
Furthermore, in 2015, a location opened in the Park Royal mall in West Vancouver, British Columbia. A store in Calgary, Alberta opened on March 16, 2017 in the Lancaster Building as part of The Core shopping mall. In August 2017, La Maison Simons opened a new store in Alberta at Londonderry Mall. In May 2018, La Maison Simons received outside investment for the first time in its history as part of efforts to open a new distribution centre in Quebec City; the chain includes 15 stores throughout Canada. It has business offices in London and Hong Kong; the Core Shopping Centre, Calgary Londonderry Mall, Edmonton West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton Les Promenades Gatineau, Gatineau Carrefour Laval, Laval Downtown Montreal, Montreal Galeries d'Anjou, Montreal Galeries de la Capitale, Quebec City Old Quebec, Quebec City Place Sainte-Foy, Quebec City Promenades Saint-Bruno, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville Carrefour de l'Estrie, Sherbrooke Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga Rideau Centre, Ottawa Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver 2021: Fairview Pointe-Claire, Montreal As a gift to the city of Quebec for its 400th anniversary, La Maison Simons offered a restored fountain, the Fontaine de Tourny, imported from France.
The fountain was positioned in Bordeaux's Allées de Tourny, named after Aubert Tourny, a French intendant remembered for his contribution to the beautification of Bordeaux, Quebec City's sister city. It was built in the mid-19th century and won a gold medal at the Paris world exposition of 1855; the Fontaine de Tourny was installed in front of the National Assembly of Quebec in April 2007. In August 2008, the retailer chose to withdraw its fall catalogue after complaints its models were too thin. Simons store locations are each uniquely designed; the current CEO, Peter Simons, said in an interview with Canadian Business "We’re trying to hold on to this belief in creativity and architecture and art. We’re working with Doug Coupland, for instance, on an art piece in Vancouver, we try to do that with all the stores we build." All stores incorporate unique architectural elements. List of Canadian department stores Holt Renfrew, another fashion store founded in Quebec City in the mid-19th century Official website
Rona, Inc. is a Canadian retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. Founded in 1939, the company operates a mixture of company-owned and franchised retailers under multiple banners, including Rona, its big box formats Rona Home & Garden and Réno-Dépôt, as well as smaller brands such as Rona Cashway, Marcil Centre de Rénovation, Dick's Lumber. In May 2016, American retailer Lowe's acquired Rona for $3.2 billion CAD. 1939 - Rona is founded in September as "Les Marchands en Quincaillerie", an alliance of independent Montreal-area hardware retailers who sought the buying power to bypass wholesalers and deal directly with manufacturers. 1960 - July 20, 1960 Ro-Na name adopted, after ROlland Dansereau and NApoleon Piotte, two of the founders of Les Marchands en Quincaillerie. Ro-Na member stores begin adding the Ro-Na logo to identify themselves as members of the buying co-operative. 1982 - Rona purchased the assets of Botanix. 1984 - Rona created a purchasing alliance with Ontario-based Home Hardware Stores Ltd. through Alliance Rona Home Inc. 1988 - Rona merged with Dismat, another building materials company, to create Rona Dismat Group Inc. 1990 - Rona formed an alliance with Hardware Wholesalers, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
1997 - ITM Entreprises S. A. a France-based group, invests $30 million in the Rona Dismat Group Inc. ITM forms a purchasing alliance with Rona. 1998 - Rona eliminates Le Quincailleur and Dismat names and introduces Rona L'express, Rona L'express Matériaux and Rona Le Rénovateur Régional. It changes its name from Rona Dismat Group Inc. to Rona Inc. 1999 - Rona opens a new warehouse adjacent to its headquarters, measuring 654,000 square feet, doubling its warehousing capacity and achieving considerable cost savings. 2000 - Rona acquires Ontario-based Cashway Building Centres, with 66 stores. It opens its online store on the rona.ca website. 2001 - Rona acquires 51 Revy Home and Garden, Revelstoke Home Centres and Lansing stores, thus owning many more stores in the Greater Toronto Area. Revy was a BC-based company. 2002 - Rona closes a public offering consisting of a total offering of $150.1 million of Common Shares. Rona's Common Shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "RON".
2003 - Rona acquires Réno-Dépôt Inc. from British Kingfisher plc, including The Building Box stores. Rona opens its third large distribution centre in Calgary, Alberta. 2004 - Rona acquires Totem Building Supplies Limited, an Alberta company. Rona Dream Home airs on Global. Rona joins the Air Miles Reward Program. 2005 - Rona Dream Home 2 airs on Global. 2006 - Rona acquires Stephens Home Centre/Castle Inc. of Sydney N. S 2006 - Rona acquires a majority stake in Matériaux Coupal Inc. 2006 - Rona acquires Curtis Lumber Building Supplies 2006 - Rona acquires Chester Dawe Limited of St. John's, Newfoundland 2007 - Rona acquires Dick's Lumber of Burnaby, BC 2007 - Rona acquires Noble Trade of Concord, Ontario 2010 - Rona acquires Pierceys, based in Nova Scotia and, through Noble Trade, Plomberie Payette & Perreault based at Boucherville, Don Park Canada and TruServIn 2012, the U. S. hardware store chain. On February 3, 2016, Rona announced that it had accepted an offer to be acquired by Lowe's for CDN$3.2 billion, pending regulatory and shareholder approval.
Post-merger, Lowe's plans to maintain Rona's retail banners, "continue to employ the vast majority of its current employees and maintain key executives from Rona's strong leadership team". Lowe's Canada will be operated from Rona's headquarters in Boucherville, but remain under the leadership of its current CEO Sylvain Prud'homme; the purchase was closed in May 2016. In December 2016, Lowe's announced that it planned to convert selected Rona-branded stores to the Lowe's brand. In the 1990s, under competitive pressure from the Home Depot and other big box retailers, Rona established the Rona Home & Garden stores. Rona Home & Garden stores are large, ranging from 85,000 to 150,000 square feet, with a warehouse-style similar to the Home Depot and Lowe's. Faced with chronic under-performance in some markets outside of Quebec, Rona closed six big boxes in 2012, five in Ontario and one in British Columbia. While the Home Depot and Lowe's stores are all company owned, Rona Home & Garden stores are a combination of corporately owned and franchised, despite the massive investment required to build such a store.
As big box home improvement stores entered the market, Rona countered by bringing together successful owners of small Rona affiliate stores in Quebec to invest in one or more big box format stores. Many Rona Home & Garden locations in that province thus have local ownership, a tradition of the family hardware store, a great deal of flexibility to adapt to the market at store level. Most of Rona's big-box format stores in the rest of Canada are corporate-owned. In December 2016, Lowe's Canada announced that 40 large-format Rona stores outside of Quebec would be rebranded under the Lowe's name, as part of an effort to re-position the Rona brand for mid-size stores. Official website
Victoria's Secret is an American designer and marketer of women's lingerie and beauty products. Founded in 1977 as a response to packaged underwear, which the company's founder considered to be "ugly, floral-print nylon nightgowns", the company is now the largest American retailer of women's lingerie. Victoria's Secret was founded by Roy Raymond, his wife Gaye Raymond, in San Francisco, California, on June 12, 1977. Eight years prior to founding Victoria's Secret, in the late 1960s, Raymond was embarrassed when purchasing lingerie for his wife at a department store. Newsweek reported him looking back on the incident from the vantage of 1981: "When I tried to buy lingerie for my wife," he recalls, "I was faced with racks of terry-cloth robes and ugly floral-print nylon nightgowns, I always had the feeling the department store saleswomen thought I was an unwelcome intruder." Raymond spent the next eight years studying the lingerie market. At the time when Raymond founded Victoria's Secret, most women in America purchased "dowdy", "pragmatic", "foundation garments" by Fruit of the Loom and Jockey in packs of three from department stores and saved "fancier items" for "special occasions" like honeymoons.
"Lacy thongs and padded push-up bras" were niche products during this period found "alongside feathered boas and provocative pirate costumes at Frederick's of Hollywood" outside of the mainstream product offerings available at department stores. In 1977, Raymond borrowed $40,000 from his parents and $40,000 from a bank to establish Victoria's Secret: a store in which men could feel comfortable buying lingerie; the company's first store was located in Stanford Shopping Center in California. Raymond picked the name "Victoria" after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom to associate with the refinement of the Victorian era; the "Secret" was. The "angels" comes from his wife being in Pi Beta Phi, where their mascot was an angel. Victoria's Secret grossed $500,000 in its first year of business, enough to finance the expansion from a headquarters and warehouse to four new store locations and a mail-order operation. By 1982, the fourth store was added at 395 Sutter Street. Victoria's Secret stayed at that location until 1990, when it moved to the larger Powell Street frontage of the Westin St. Francis.
In April 1982, Raymond sent out his 12th catalog. Catalog sales accounted for 55% of the company's $7 million annual sales in 1982; the Victoria's Secret stores at this time were "a niche player" in the underwear market. The business was described as "more burlesque than Main Street." In 1982, Victoria's Secret had grown to five stores, a 40-page catalog, was grossing $6 million annually. Raymond sold Victoria's Secret Inc. to Leslie Wexner, creator of Limited Stores Inc of Columbus, for $1 million. In 1983, Wexner revamped, he discarded the money-losing model of selling lingerie to male customers and replaced it with one that focused on female customers. Victoria's Secret transformed from "more burlesque than Main Street" to a mainstay that sold broadly accepted underwear; the "new colors and styles that promised sexiness packaged in a tasteful, glamorous way and with the snob appeal of European luxury" meant to appeal to female buyers. To further this image, the Victoria's Secret catalog continued the practice that Raymond began: listing the company's headquarters on catalogs at a fake London address, with the real headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
The stores were redesigned to evoke 19th century England. Howard Gross took over as president from his position as vice-president in 1985. In October of that year, the Los Angeles Times reported that Victoria's Secret was stealing market share from department stores; the New York Times reported on Victoria's Secret's rapid expansion from four stores in 1982 to 100 in 1986, analysts' expectations that it could expand to 400 by 1988. In 1987, Victoria's Secret was among the "best-selling catalogs". In 1990, analysts estimated that sales had quadrupled in four years, making it one of the fastest growing mail-order businesses; the New York Times described it as a "highly visible leader", saying it used "unabashedly sexy high-fashion photography to sell middle-priced underwear." Victoria's Secret released their own line of fragrances in 1992. By the early 1990s, Victoria's Secret faced a gap in management that led the company to be "plagued by persistent quality problems". Howard Gross, who had grown the company since Wexner's 1982 purchase, was moved to the poorly performing L Brands subsidiary Limited Stores.
Business Week reported that "both divisions have suffered". Grace Nichols, who became President and CEO beginning in 1992, worked to resolve the quality problems. Victoria's Secret introduced the Miracle Bra selling two million within the first year, but faced competition from Sara Lee's WonderBra a year later; the company responded with a TV campaign. By 1998, Victoria's Secret's market share of the intimate apparel market was 14 percent; that year Victoria's Secret entered the $3.5 billion cosmetic market. In 1999, the company aimed to increase its coverage with the Body by Victoria brand. In May 2000, Wexner installed Sharen Jester Turney of Neiman Marcus Direct, as the new chief executive of Victoria's Secret Direct to turn around catalog sales that were lagging behind other divisions. Forbes reported Turney stating, as she flipped through a Victoria's Secret catalog, "We need to quit focusing on all that cleavage." In 2000, Turney
The Lego Group
Lego System A/S, doing business as The Lego Group, is a Danish toy production company based in Billund. It is best known for the manufacture of Lego-brand toys, consisting of interlocking plastic bricks; the Lego Group has built several amusement parks around the world, each known as Legoland, operates numerous retail stores. The company was founded on 10 August 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen; the word "lego" is derived from the Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well". In the first half of 2015, The Lego Group became the world's largest toy company by revenue, with sales amounting to US$2.1 billion, surpassing Mattel, which had US$1.9 billion in sales. On 11 August 2017, Lego announced that Niels B. Christiansen would become the new CEO, effective 1 October of the same year; the history of Lego spans nearly 100 years, beginning with the creation of small wooden playthings during the early 20th century. Manufacturing of plastic Lego bricks began in Denmark in 1947, but since has grown to include factories throughout the world.
In 1961, Lego was managed by Samsonite until 1986 in Canada. Below are historical images of the Lego logo throughout the company's existence. Since the expiration of the last standing Lego patent in 1989, a number of companies have produced interlocking bricks that are similar to Lego bricks; the toy company Tyco Toys produced such bricks for a time. These competitor products are compatible with Lego bricks, are marketed at a lower cost than Lego sets. One such competitor is Coko, manufactured by Chinese company Tianjin Coko Toy Co. Ltd. In 2002, Lego Group's Swiss subsidiary Interlego AG sued the company for copyright infringement. A trial court found many Coko bricks to be infringing. On appeal, the Beijing High People's Court upheld the trial court's ruling. In 2003, The Lego Group won a lawsuit in Norway against the marketing group Biltema for its sale of Coko products, on the grounds that the company used product confusion for marketing purposes. In 2003, a large shipment of Lego-like products marketed under the name "Enlighten" was seized by Finland customs authorities.
The packaging of the Enlighten products was similar to official Lego packaging. Their Chinese manufacturer failed to appear in court, thus Lego won a default action ordering the destruction of the shipment. Lego Group footed the bill for the disposal of the 54,000 sets, citing a desire to avoid brand confusion and protect consumers from inferior products. In 2004, Best-Lock Construction Toys defeated a patent challenge from Lego in the Oberlandesgericht, Hamburg; the Lego Group has attempted to trademark the "Lego Indicia", the studded appearance of the Lego brick, hoping to stop production of Mega Bloks. On 24 May 2002, the Federal Court of Canada dismissed the case, asserting the design is functional and therefore ineligible for trademark protection; the Lego Group's appeal was dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal on 14 July 2003. In October 2005, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that "Trademark law should not be used to perpetuate monopoly rights enjoyed under now-expired patents" and held that Mega Bloks can continue to manufacture their bricks.
Because of fierce competition from copycat products, the company has always responded by being proactive in their patenting and has over 600 United States–granted design patents to their name. Lego products are mass-produced and shipped on a large scale. Lego Produktion AG was a major production facility for Lego, it was founded in Switzerland in 1974. At the time of its announced closing in 2001, 30% of the world production of Lego was produced at the Swiss facility in Baar; the Baar facility closed in 2004 with the remaining Swiss production facilities closing in 2005. Today, finance department of Lego is located in Switzerland. Lego acknowledges the impact of its operations on the environment, in particular in areas such as climate change and energy use and waste. All manufacturing sites are certified according to the environmental standard ISO 14001; the first Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind turbines off the coast of Germany began producing electricity in February 2015, which will help The Lego Group reach its goal of being based 100% on renewable energy by 2020.
The company claims to recycle 90% of its waste and that it had made its operations nearly one-third more energy efficient over the five-year period ending 31 December 2013. It is seeking alternatives to crude oil as the raw material for its bricks; this results in the establishment in June 2015 the Lego Sustainable Materials Centre, expected to recruit more than 100 employees, as a significant step towards the 2030 ambition of finding and implementing sustainable alternatives to current materials. In 2011, Lego bowed to pressure from the environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace agreeing to drop supplier Asia Pulp and Paper, pledging to only use packaging material certified by the Forest Stewardship Council in future; the environmental group had accused Lego, Hasbro and Disney of using packaging material sourced from trees cleared out of the Indonesian rainforest. Lego partnered with the oil company Royal Dutch Shell in the 1960s, using the company's logo in some of its construction sets.
This partnership continued until the 1990s, was renewed again in 2011. In July 2014, Greenpeace launched a global campaign to persuade Lego to cease producing toys carrying the oil company Shell's logo in response to Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Shell's PR company valued the
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is an American retailer headquartered in Overland, that sells teddy bears and other stuffed animals and characters. Customers go through an interactive process in which the stuffed animal of their choice is assembled and tailored to their own preferences during their visit to the store. Build-A-Bear Workshop is the largest chain; the company has been acclaimed for the quality of its working environment for teenagers who are just starting their first jobs. The company's slogan was "Where Best Friends Are Made" from 1997-2013, when it was changed to "The Most Fun You'll Ever Make". After Toys "R" Us announced plans to close all 735 of its U. S. stores in March 2018, Build-A-Bear Workshop remained as the only major toy retailer to survive the retail apocalypse. Build-A-Bear has engaged in various charities, including the WWF Collecti-bear series which has given over $1,000,000 to the World Wildlife Fund; as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, the company built 11 playgrounds throughout the U.
S. and Canada in partnership with KaBOOM! and announced that it had donated over $11,000,000 to various child and family causes since 1994. A Build-A-Bear Workshop video game was developed by The Game Factory and released for the Nintendo DS platform for Christmas 2009. Build-A-Bear created several tie-in stuffed animals for various promotional events, including a toy The Cat in the Hat, a toy Shrek, a toy Cody Maverick penguin from Surf's Up, a toy Mumble from Happy Feet, a toy E. B. from Hop, both Alvin and Brittany from the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series, a Jonas dog, a Shake It Up bunny and a Wizards of Waverly Place bear. Build-A-Bear workshop has released several lines of miniature toys included in Happy Meals at McDonald's restaurants, running first in May 2006 followed by a second promotion in August 2007, a third in October 2009, a fourth one in February 2012, fifth in November 2013. In November 2015, they came back to McDonald's; these were only available at McDonald's branches in the United States.
Build-A-Bear has been licensed since 2013 by Hasbro to sell characters based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. In 2010, in honor of the Sanrio company's fiftieth anniversary, Build-A-Bear released limited edition Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty, Chococat, My Melody, Keroppi; this included the release of mini-keychains of the four characters along with Deery Lou. Starting in 2011, Build-A-Bear added Victoria Justice as their new spokesperson. In the mid-year, she began appearing in all Build-A-Bear Workshop commercials. Build-A-Bear released a feature film available on the iPad through MoPix in December 2011. On July 12, 2018, Build-A-Bear held an event in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada where patrons could pay their child’s age for a bear; the relative low price of the stuffed bears for the ages of small children compared to their normal prices at £52 for a first-rate stuffed animal accounted for the massive numbers of people who overwhelmed the franchise's stores as well as shopping malls that rent space to the franchise.
Police were needed for crowd control at the Leeds store branch because disputes between customers escalated to the point of immediate danger for other customers. When asked by a journalist for The Guardian what it was like to be manager at the Fenwick store location during the chaos, the manager called her boss in a panic and replied “We’re not allowed to talk to anyone. No interviews.” "Make Your Own Mascot" stores trade at Progressive Field, Great American Ball Park, AT&T Park, Nationals Park, Busch Stadium featuring the home team's respective mascots, as well ones for Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace store and Mr. Met, the mascot of the New York Mets, at their Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City. Official Website
Fairview Pointe-Claire known as Fairview Centre, or Fairview, is one of the biggest super regional shopping malls on the island of Montreal, Canada. It has about 1,000,000 square feet spread on two levels of shopping space, it is located in the city of Pointe-Claire at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Saint-Jean Boulevard. More than 200 stores occupy the mall. Fairview Pointe-Claire is jointly owned at 50 % by 50 % by Ivanhoé Cambridge. Fairview Pointe-Claire is the oldest of Cadillac Fairview's self-branded "four Fashion centres" that include the Carrefour Laval, Les Promenades Saint-Bruno and Les Galeries d'Anjou; the major tenants are Hudson's Bay, Déco Découverte, HomeSense, Sports Experts/Atmosphere and Best Buy. Fairview Pointe-Claire was inaugurated in 1965 with Simpsons, Steinberg's, Eaton's, Pascal's, some 70 other stores. Notable tenants included Woolworth's. Fairview Pointe-Claire was a single level mall at the time. Simpsons purchased a replica of Michelangelo's Statue of David and installed it in the mall's hallway, a move, met with criticism.
Fairview Pointe-Claire was the joint property of Simpsons Limited and Cemp Investments, managed by Fairview Shopping Centres Ltd. It had a size of more than 580,000 square feet. At the time of its opening, Fairview Pointe-Claire was the first enclosed shopping mall in the West Island, the first shopping centre in Quebec with either a Simpsons or Eaton's store, as well as the second largest mall in all of Canada; the mall was built by Cadillac Development Corporation, the same company that merged with Fairview Corporation in 1974 to create Cadillac Fairview. On May 20, 1976, Simpsons opened a third floor to its store to go from 127,000 to 170,000 square feet of retail space; the addition of an extra floor did not bring any change to Simpsons' outdoor appearance because though it and Eaton's inaugurated in 1965 as two-level stores, they were both built with the capacity to house up to four floors each. In 1985, Fairview Pointe-Claire was extensively converted to a two-level shopping mall whose renovation was completed to the day of its 20th anniversary.
The mall increased in size to 1,100,000 square feet with nearly 200 tenants as a result of this expansion. Among the additions were the introduction of the current food court and a third floor for Eaton's which, like Simpsons nine years earlier, changed nothing to the exterior look of the store; the expansion allowed Fairview Pointe-Claire to be the largest mall belonging to Cadillac Fairview in Quebec in 1985. Simpsons became The Bay on March 1989. Pascal's declared bankruptcy in 1991. Aventure Électronique took over the space. Pascal's former indoor entrance was not reserved for Aventure Électronique and was instead broken up into space for boutiques. A Sears was built on the south side of the mall in 1992, it relocated in 2001 to Eaton's former location. Sears's original location is now home to Winners/HomeSense, Sports Experts/Atmosphere, Renaud-Bray, Old Navy and Starbucks Coffee. Déco Découverte opened its first Quebec store during the summer of 2001 in Super C's former space. In 2005, a Best Buy was built in the place of the demolished Pascal's/Aventure Électronique building.
Like Aventure Électronique, Best Buy can only be accessed from outdoors. It was announced in September 2017 that the Sears at Fairview Pointe-Claire was targeted for closure along with nine other stores all located outside of Quebec; the Pointe-Claire location closed in late 2017. The second and third floors of the location is scheduled to be replaced by Simons in 2021 and the first level repurposed for dining. List of largest shopping malls in Canada List of malls in Montreal List of shopping malls in Canada Pointe-Claire Official website