Cornwall Attending Commercial Retail Conference

September 25, 2018
By Dana McLean

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Economic Development will be exhibiting at Canada’s largest commercial retail real estate event this fall. In fact, this year is the fifth consecutive year that Cornwall will have a presence at the annual Canadian Convention of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Cornwall at ICSC Toronto 2018 - Booth 1024

“We are looking to engage retailers in taking a closer look at Cornwall,” said Bob Peters, Division Manager, Economic Development. “The conference attracts North America’s largest retailers, and we feel there are opportunities for certain companies to become more active in our market.”

The ICSC Toronto is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 1-3. The Cornwall booth is number 1024.

“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. 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.

Two of the more talked about future developments are the proposed Irving Big Stop Restaurant complex at Brookdale and the 401, and the proposed redevelopment of Cornwall Square to accommodate new residential units overlooking the St. Lawrence River (pictured above). Other developers have been busy, and a number of new retailers/restaurants are currently establishing or have recently established shop in the City. These include:

  • BMO – Ninth Street
  • Cailuan Gallery – Pitt Street
  • Captain George’s – Cornwall Square
  • Celtic Treasures – Pitt Street
  • Cline House Gallery – Second Street
  • David’s Tea – Cornwall Square
  • Dollarama – Various Locations
  • Eastcourt Mall – Second Street
  • Edward’s Bistro – Second Street
  • El Amigo Jalapeno – Montreal Road
  • Labels – Cornwall Square
  • Rogers – Brookdale Avenue
  • Starbucks – Brookdale Avenue
  • Stomping Grounds Bistro – Cotton Mill Street
  • Tandoor House – Second Street
  • WholeHealth Pharmacy – Second Street

A vibrant retail and restaurant sector helps to attract new residents to Cornwall and at the same time maximizes 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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