Cornwall Looking to Attract Retailers at ICSC Toronto

September 6, 2016
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Economic Development will be exhibiting at Canada’s largest commercial retail real estate event later this month.

The annual Canadian Convention of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is being held September 19-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference attracts North America’s largest retailers and commercial developers.

The Cornwall Booth is number 1024.

“We are looking to engage retailers in taking a closer look at Cornwall,” said Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer. “There are a number of commercial retail development projects underway in the city right now, and we feel there are opportunities for companies to become more active in our market.”

This represents the 3rd consectutive year that Cornwall has exhibited at ICSC Toronto, and it has attended other ICSC events over the past several years.

“ICSC brings together decision makers from both the retailer and developer side of the equation,” says Mr. Peters. “It is an excellent opportunity to promote Cornwall.”

Cornwall Economic Development has produced a brochure entitled Commercial Retail in Cornwall, which provides demographic information on Cornwall’s retail trade area, which includes Stormont Dundas and Glengarry.  The website has also been expanded to include information on commercial real estate opportunities, including available retail properties in the Downtown and Le Village districts. Other information, such as downloadable maps, is available in the Resources section.

Cornwall will be joined at the ICSC show by Canada’s largest commercial developers, many of which have active development projects underway in Cornwall.  These include CREIT, Harden, Smart Centres, Plaza Retail, RioCan, Iberville, Partners REIT, Irving and Choice Properties.

The above developers have been busy, and a number of new retailers/restaurants are currently establishing or have recently established shop in the City. These include:

  • A&W Restaurant – Ninth Street
  • Cardinal Wellness Centre – Cotton Mill Street
  • Cora Restaurant – Brookdale Avenue
  • Cotton Mill Pharmacy – Cotton Mill Street
  • Dollarama – Various Locations
  • Fit4Less – Ninth Street
  • Starbucks – Brookdale Avenue
  • Stomping Grounds Bistro – Cotton Mill Street
  • TanJay n Alia – Water Street
  • Ultramar – McConnell

A vibrant retail and restaurant sector is seen to help in the attraction of new residents to Cornwall and at the same time maximize the positive impact of consumer spending in the local economy.

About the ICSC

Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)  is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 63,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.


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