Quebec department store Simons is coming to Mississauga’s Square One mall
After much anticipation, the Quebec department store Maison Simons has secured its first GTA location. In Spring 2016, the upper-middle-end chain will open a 113,000-square-foot flagship in Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre, which already houses outlets of Hudson’s Bay, Target and Walmart. Simons is beloved among loyal Quebecers for its unique blend of high-low merchandise—think $20 tees from in-house line Twik sold alongside $1,200 3.1 Phillip Lim bags. The family-run chain opened its first non-Quebec store in West Edmonton Mall last year, and has another scheduled to open in Ottawa’s Rideau Centre in 2015. The Toronto launch will coincide with the opening of a new Holt Renfrew at Square One, which, needless to say, is set to give Yorkdale and Sherway Gardens a run for their money. Or rather, your money.