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The Outlet Collection

As you drive by on the QEW, you can't help notice that it's big. In fact, it will be Canada's largest open-air outlet mall, the "Outlet Collection" under construction by Ivanhoe Cambridge. It will feature 100 retail stores, including one of three Bass Pro Shops in Canada. Pro Bass will occupy 80,000 square feet of over 520,000 square total feet of space at Glendale Avenue and Taylor Road, across from White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa.

With an estimated cost at $200 million and a wide selection of retail stores such as Forever 21, Banana Republic, Bench Outlet, Brooks Brothers Outlet, Calvin Klein, Gap Outlet, Izod, Michael Kors Outlet, Naturalizer, Osh Kosh, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen, the mall will create 1500 full and part-time jobs.

But why outdoor, one might ask, particularly in our winter climate? That's the Penn Centre's advantage; however, the new mall will also feature a farmer's market in which local produce will be sold.

Addressing the outdoor decision, David Baffa, senior vice president of retail for Ivanhoe Cambridge, says that the design of the mall's open-air concept ideally fits the Niagara-on-the-Lake climate with this region getting little snow. He expects 6-8 million visitors per year and expects a drop in cross-border shopping. I have news for Mr. Baffa. In the winter, you will sell lots of gloves and scarves and tuques!

The Outlet Collection is planned for an opening date of May 15, 2014.

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