Cornwall Promoting Retail Opportunities at ICSC Canada

September 29, 2023
By Dana McLean

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Economic Development will be looking to attract new retailers to Cornwall at a major commercial retail real estate event this month.

Cornwall attending ICSC@Canada

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is once again holding their Canadian Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 2-4.  The event is Canada’s largest retail real estate conference and attracts North America’s largest retailers and commercial developers.

“We are looking to engage retailers in taking a closer look at Cornwall,” said Bob Peters, Manager of Cornwall Economic Development. “There are a number of commercial retail development properties with available space in the city, and we feel there are opportunities for companies to become more active in our market.”

The Cornwall Booth is 115.

This is the 8th consecutive year that Cornwall has exhibited at ICSC. The city has also exhibited at previous ICSC events over the past several years, including Montreal and Whistler.

“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.”

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 some of Canada’s largest commercial developers, many of which have active development projects underway in Cornwall.  These include Harden, Smart Centres, Plaza Retail, Iberville, Weaving Baskets Group 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, including HomeSense, which is scheduled to open a new store on October 3rd and Ren’s Pets, with opened earlier this year.

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.

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About the International Council of Shopping Centers

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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