Cornwall Promoting Retail Opportunities at Major Conference

September 12, 2019
By Ryan Kuhn

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

ICSC Toronto 2019

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is once again holding their Canadian Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from September 23-25.  The event is Canada’s largest retail real estate conference and attracts North America’s largest retailers and commercial developers.

The Cornwall Booth is number 2428.

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

This is the 6th consecutive year that Cornwall has 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.”

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 some of Canada’s largest commercial developers, many of which have active development projects underway in Cornwall.  These include Harden, Smart Centres, Plaza Retail, RioCan, Iberville, Groupe Quint, 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:

  • BMO – Ninth Street
  • Cailuan Gallery – Pitt Street
  • Celtic Treasures – Second Street
  • Continental – Cornwall Square
  • Cline House Gallery – Second Street
  • David’s Tea – Cornwall Square
  • Dollarama – Various Locations
  • Eastcourt Mall – Second Street
  • Labels – Cornwall Square
  • Remingtons – Montreal Road
  • Rogers – Brookdale Avenue
  • Starbucks – Brookdale Avenue
  • Stomping Grounds Bistro – Cotton Mill Street
  • SmartCentres Commercial Plaza – Ninth and Cumberland
  • The Local Fill – Pitt Street
  • Tilly’s Deli – Pitt Street
  • Treasure Hunt – Second Street
  • WholeHealth Pharmacy – Second Street
  • Urban Planet – Cornwall Square

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 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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