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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: June 15

Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada.

New Lowe’s DC Will Be Western Canada’s Largest

Lowe’s Canada has unveiled plans to open a giant distribution center in the greater Calgary area. The facility, which will be 1.23 million square feet in size, is expected to open in the fall of 2021 and represent a total joint investment of more than $120 million.

Small Businesses Hail Ontario’s Eviction Ban

Ontario will protect businesses qualifying for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program from eviction until the end of August.

Home Resales on the Rise in May

Sales of existing Canadian homes rebounded by a record 56.9 percent in May 2020, according to data from the Canadian Real Estate Association.

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