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not your usual shopping experience

outlet collection at niagara

not your usual shopping experience
melinda cheevers

With Canada’s largest open-air retail outlet having opened its doors in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Shoppers take note: you no longer have to travel to locales like Paris, Milan or big cities in the United States to get a sophisticated shopping experience.

With the opening of the Outlet Collection at Niagara, you can get that unique shopping experience right here within your own country. Montreal-based real estate giants Ivanhoé Cambridge opened the $200-million shopping centre in May, bringing the open-air retail outlet concept to the next level. With large, airy, open walkways, stone design features and an immaculate attention to detail, the outlet collection is home to more than 100 retailers – including some making their foray into the Canadian market for the first time, like Bass Pro Shops Outpost concept store, a Pandora Outlet and a White House Black Market Outlet — and will be the largest retail centre of its kind in Canada.

“We are very proud to have chosen Niagara-on-the-Lake to open our first Outlet Collection location,” said Daniel Fournier, chairman and chief executive officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge. “Outlet Collection at Niagara redefines the outlet shopping experience in Canada through its outstanding offering of prestigious retailers. It is our vision of a modern shopping centre: an experiential destination that is fully integrated with its community, that celebrates and promotes local culture and focuses on customer convenience and service.”

Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Outlet Collection at Niagara is set in the heart of Niagara’s wine country. It’s a fact that wasn’t overlooked by the design team and is part of what attracted Ivanhoé Cambridge to the area.

“We invite all 10 million annual visitors to the Niagara region to stop by and see us the next time they are in the area,” said David Baffa, Senior Vice President, Retail Development, Ivanhoé Cambridge, on opening day. “Our stores, the fabulous prices, the food court pavilion, complete with an outdoor fireplace, Muskoka chairs and an onsite tasting venue for Peller Estates Winery, will ensure your first visit isn’t your last.”

For more information on the Outlet Collection at Niagara, including a full list of retailers, visit


  • 102 retailers including J. Crew Outlet, BOSS Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, White House Black Market
  • 520,000 square feet of retail space
  • 2,700 parking spaces
  • 216 wine barrels make up the outdoor “barrel wall”
  • Community event space for local farmers market and Food Truck Fridays this summer
  • Visitor kiosk booth hosted by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce

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