Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

November 10, 2011 14:00 ET

Giant Tiger in Smiths Falls Unveils Its New Look With a Grand Celebration!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2011) - On Saturday, November 12, 2011 Giant Tiger Smiths Falls will reveal a bigger and better store where the store's selling space was increased from 12,220 square feet to approximately 19,075 square feet. The store also received additional attention to the interior decor, merchandising and signage, making this new look sure to impress.

Doors open on Saturday at 8 a.m. after speeches and a ribbon cutting ceremony. As community is at the core of the Giant Tiger brand, a charity barbecue offering a hot dog and a drink for one dollar will be held during the day, with all proceeds raised to support the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. Customers can also get a coffee and a cookie for one dollar to support the same worthwhile cause.

Store Owner Ross Muir states, "We responded to our customers. They needed more space to shop and we are proud to offer them this beautiful new store. Our connection to our community is important to our customers as well, which is why our celebration wouldn't be complete without partnering with our charitable organization of choice. Our Giant Tiger team is committed to raise funds to help local organizations and today presents a great opportunity to do so."

The fun-filled day will have plenty of free activities for customers of all ages including gift card giveaways to the first one hundred customers in store, entertainment, music, face painting, balloons, treats, temporary tiger tattoos, in-store specials and even a visit from the Giant Tiger himself!

"We are very excited to reveal our new look" says Ross Muir, Smiths Falls Store Owner. "Customers will continue to find the same low prices they have come to expect from Giant Tiger, outstanding value for their family's money and a unique & friendly place to shop in one convenient destination for fashion clothing, groceries, and everyday basic needs. Giant Tiger is guest friendly with brand new features and new treasures to discover every day. We are looking forward to celebrating this special day with our local community while raising money for the Smiths Falls Community Food Bank and we look forward to your support."

WHAT: Giant Tiger Grand Re-Opening Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2011
7:45 a.m.: Opening ceremonies, speeches and the ribbon cutting.
8:00 a.m.: Giant Tiger Smiths Falls officially opens.
WHERE: 29 Chambers Street in Smiths Falls

About the Smiths Falls Giant Tiger:

  • 19,075 square feet of shopping space (expanded from 12,220 square feet).
  • 45 team members in both full and part-time positions.
  • Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

About Giant Tiger:

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs at low prices that Canadians have come to love and expect. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow tiger logo are more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers, they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2010, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit and, or join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries contact:
    Giant Tiger
    Janie Aker
    Manager Special Events and Community Involvement