Zellers returning to Cataraqui Centre in 2023

Zellers at its previous location at the Cataraqui Mall, circa 2009.

Zellers, the red and white department store chain that went out of business in the early 2010s, is set to re-launch the “beloved Canadian brand” in 25 locations across the county.

Kingston’s Cataraqui Centre is one of nine locations in Ontario that will see a “brick-and-mortar” store, though that’s a bit of a misnomer. According to the Hudson’s Bay Company, which purchased Zellers in 1978, the physical stores will be set up inside Hudson’s Bay’s established stores.

“At launch, the Zellers experience within Hudson’s Bay will be between 8,000 and 10,000 sq ft., depending on location,” the company stated, noting that an e-commerce store will launch simultaneously with the physical store openings.

“Customers can expect a helpful, playful shopping experience packed full of low prices day in, day out. With a core focus on design and value – and a hint of the nostalgia that Canadians know and love –  Zellers is gearing up to become the new go-to, from lifestyle to home and almost everything in between,” reads the media release detailing the Zellers re-launch.

The Bay provided a list of all the soon-to-open Zellers locations across the country:

British Columbia

  • Pacific Centre, Downtown Vancouver
  • Aberdeen Mall, Kamloops
  • Guildford Town Centre, Surrey
  • 7 Oaks Shopping Centre, Abbotsford


  • Kingsway Garden Mall, Edmonton
  • Medicine Hat Mall, Medicine Hat
  • Sunridge Mall, Calgary


  • Midtown Plaza, Saskatoon


  • St. Vital, Winnipeg


  • Erin Mills, Mississauga
  • Burlington Mall, Burlington
  • White Oaks Mall, London
  • Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough
  • Pen Centre Shopping Plaza, St. Catharines
  • Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
  • Rideau Center, Ottawa
  • St. Laurent Center, Ottawa
  • Cataraqui Centre, Kingston


  • Place Rosemère, Rosemère
  • Galeries d’Anjou, Ville Anjou
  • Carrefour de l’Estrie, Sherbrooke
  • Les Promenades Gatineau, Gatineau
  • Les Galeries de la Capitale, Quebec City

Nova Scotia

  • Micmac Mall, Dartmouth
  • Mayflower Shopping Mall, Sydney

The store website is live, but simply reads as a “coming soon” notice. “To stay in the loop, beginning today shoppers can sign up for updates on Zellers.ca – the future home of Zellers’ fully integrated e-commerce platform,” the company said.

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