Pandemic casualties in Canadian retail

Retail businesses are suffering mortal wounds during the pandemic. If you have gift cards from any of the retailers below, use them immediately as they may lose commercial validity imminently.

Closures in 2020, CANADIAN and AMERICAN:

Victoria’s Secret – 13 of the Canadian stores
Old Navy – Some of their stores in Canada closing
Banana Republic – Some of their stores in Canada closing
La Senza – 30 of their 100 stores in Canada closing
Sail – 6 of their stores (2 in ON) closing
Aldo Shoes – 40% of stores across Canada closing
Thyme Maternity – 54 stores closing
Nygard – All 169 stores closing
Moore’s Men’s Wear – Some of their stores closing
Le Chateau – All stores closing throughout 2020
Bootlegger – Some closing
Addition Elle – All 77 stores closing
Ricki’s – Some stores closing
Cleo – Some stores closing
The Gap – 130 stores closing
The Gap Kids – All stores
Children’s Place – 200 of their stores closing
Justice – All Canadian stores
Mendocino – 28 Stores across Canada closing
Bench 24 – Canadian stores closing
Forever 21 – Any remaining stores
David’s Tea – 124 of 210 locations Canada-wide closing
GNC – All locations in Canada closing
People’s Jewellers – Some of their stores closing
Scholar’s Choice – 13 of 16 stores closing
Starbucks – many locations across Canada closing
Hallmark Cards – All locations closing
Bath & Body Works – 1 store, not sure where
Bed, Bath & Beyond – Any remaining stores open
Pier 1 – Any last remaining stores
Carleton Cards – All 76 stores closing
Things Engraved – All locations


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