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Target adds 17 stores Tuesday to Ontario roster

Shopping carts at Target Canada in Guelph Ontario is seen here Monday, March 4, 2013.

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Customer demand at the recently opened Target Corp. stores in Ontario is so overwhelming that it hasn't been able to keep up with demand, the chain's senior vice-president of merchandising says.

Target, which opened its first three test stores in Canada on March 5, will open 17 more outlets on Tuesday and four on March 28, all in Ontario.

"We opened them a little earlier than we would have thought typically," said John Morioka, senior vice-president of merchandising at Target Canada, said after a media tour of the East York store in Toronto on Monday morning. "We'll be better prepared for these store openings. But I won't guarantee anything as the response has been overwhelmingly positive."

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Stores opening on March 19:

  • Durham Centre in Ajax
  • Aurora Shopping Centre in Aurora
  • Shoppers World Brampton
  • Millcroft Centre in Burlington
  • Cambridge Centre in Cambridge
  • Cloverdale Mall in Toronto
  • Centre Mall in Hamilton
  • Lindsay Square Mall in Lindsay
  • Westmount Shopping Centre in London
  • Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket
  • Orillia Square Mall in Orillia
  • Centrepoint Mall in Toronto
  • East York Town Centre in Toronto
  • Flamborough Power Centre in Waterdown
  • Taunton Power centre in Whitby
  • Devonshire Mall in Windsor

Stores opening on March 28:

  • Trinity Common in Brampton
  • Burlington Mall in Burlington
  • Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga
  • Shoppers World Danforth in Toronto
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