Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

October 18, 2006 12:33 ET

Scarborough to join Giant Tiger Family

Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open its newest location in Scarborough, Ontario on Saturday, October 28th. The 34,367 square-foot store will be located at 682 Kennedy Road, just south of Eglington.

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Photo Editor OTTAWA/ ONTARIO/ MEDIA RELEASE, --(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2006) - Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open its newest location in Scarborough, Ontario on Saturday, October 28th. The 34,367 square-foot store is located at 682 Kennedy Road, in the former Food Basics grocery store location.

"We are all very excited about opening our fourth Giant Tiger store in the GTA" says Jeff York, the President of Ottawa-based Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Our customers have been asking us for a store in Scarborough for some time, and we believe that this location will be ideal for us to serve this community."

"Customers in and around Scarborough will find us to be an affordable and convenient destination for fashion clothing, groceries, everyday basic needs and more," adds York. "Giant Tiger, your all-Canadian family discount store is a convenient, clean, neat, bright, friendly, and fun place to shop, and saves customers both time and money!"

"We have everyday low prices and great values on current fashions and footwear for the entire family. We also carry great home decorating items, groceries, frozen food, dairy products, health and beauty needs, cleaning supplies, toys, electronics, and terrific seasonal merchandise," notes York. "Our customers tell us that shopping at Giant Tiger is like a 'treasure hunt' because new merchandise arrives daily and there are always great deals in the store."

The new Scarborough store has hired more than 70 new team members in both full- and part-time positions.

Giant Tiger has a buying office in Montreal, Canada's fashion capital. Clothes to keep customers dressed in style arrive at our stores every day of the year. At Giant Tiger, each store has control over the merchandise that is purchased, to best suit the needs of its community. "You'll find that identical quality and fashion items offered by the major chain stores are sold at Giant Tiger at remarkably lower prices," says York.

In Giant Tiger tradition, the community will be invited to have a roaring good time at the Grand Opening. Customers will enjoy free coffee, clowns, face painting, tattoos, balloons and treats, a climbing tower and they will be able to meet the Giant Tiger mascot himself. As well, a charity fundraiser will be held for a worthwhile local cause at the Grand Opening.

The Scarborough Giant Tiger will be the fourth location to open in the GTA this year. On March 18th, a store was opened at 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga, and on April 1st, a second store was opened in Brampton at 370 Main Street North. On September 9th, a third store was opened in Markham at 7200 Markham Road, two blocks north of Steeles Avenue East. Each of these stores have been extremely well received by the community. There are also Giant Tiger store locations nearby in Ajax, Stouffville, Sutton, Newmarket, Bolton and Bradford.

Giant Tiger, Canada's leading junior discount retail store, was established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market. This All-Canadian success story has grown into a network of 170 locations across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and New Brunswick, employing more than 6,500 Canadians.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited is a privately-held Canadian company.

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Contact Information

  • Dave Thorpe, Director of Marketing, Giant Tiger Stores Limited
    Primary Phone: 613-521-8222 ext. 2355
    E-mail: dthorpe@gianttiger.com