March 8, 2017

Outlet collection Winnipeg Grand Opening is May 3

Job fair to be held March 25 and 26; more than 1,000 positions to fill 45 retailers announced; more than half making their market entry

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Central Canada’s only dedicated outlet shopping centre will celebrate its public grand opening on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Outlet Collection Winnipeg will feature 400,000 ft² (37,160 m2) of retail space and as many as 100 retailersproviding a new level of shopping experience that will cater to all tastes and budgets. Overall, more than 1,300 full- and part-time retail jobs and 400 construction related jobs will have been created by the project.An Outlet Collection Winnipeg job fairwith 45 participating retailers will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 2017, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg to help fill the first 1,000 positions.

“Outlet Collection Winnipeg will be a unique place to shop and to work,” said Dimitrios Cotsianis, General Manager, Outlet Collection Winnipeg. “We are very excited to provide our tenants with the opportunity to meet with potential candidates as hundreds of positions are filled.”

Outlet Collection Winnipeg also confirms the first group of 45 retailers below with as many as half of them new brands in the Manitoba market. Outlet Collection Winnipeg will also feature six anchor tenants, including Saks OFF 5TH, Old Navy, F21 Red, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Winners.

“Job creation is the backbone of every economy and we are proud that the significant investment we and our partners have made in Winnipeg has translated into thousands of construction and retail employment opportunities for its residents,” commented Blair Forster, President, Forster Projects.

Media are invited to attend the job fair:

Date:             Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 2017

Time:             11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (includes continental breakfast)

Location:       Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg

350 St-Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2

Retailers to attend the job fair include:


  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • F21 Red
  • Saks OFF 5TH
  • Old Navy
  • Winners*


  • Aldo
  • Ardene
  • Banana Republic Factory Store
  • Bentley
  • Bluenotes
  • Boathouse
  • Bombay
  • Bowring
  • Browns Outlet
  • Call it Spring Outlet
  • Calvin Klein Outlet
  • Chatters Salon & Beauty Supply
  • David’s Tea
  • Dynamite/Garage
  • Ecko Unlimited
  • Famous Footwear Outlet
  • Gap Factory Store
  • GNC
  • Guess Outlet
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Levi’s Outlet
  • Lids
  • Lindt Outlet
  • Lucky Brand Jeans Outlet
  • Michael Hill
  • Mountain Warehouse
  • Naturalizer Outlet
  • Perfumes 4 U
  • Quarks Outlet
  • Roots
  • Samsonite Outlet
  • Skechers
  • Softmoc Shoe Rack
  • Suzy Shier
  • The Body Shop
  • Think Kitchen
  • Tommy Hilfiger Outlet
  • Under Armour
  • Urban Kids
  • West 49

* Opening September 2017

Underlined tenants are first-to-market outlet stores

The retailers present at the job fair will be on hand to provide information and receive applications from job hunters.

About Outlet Collection Winnipeg

Outlet Collection Winnipeg will be Manitoba’s only dedicated outlet shopping centre. With over 400,000 ft² (37,160m2) of retail space, it will feature 100 outlet retailers, including six anchor tenants, including Saks OFF 5TH, Old Navy, F21 Red, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Winners. It is located at the corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway. Designed specifically for the Winnipeg market, the unique property will offer a new level of shopping experience that caters to all tastes and budgets.

About Ivanhoé Cambridge

Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently with a long-term view to optimize risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in close to 500 properties, consisting primarily in office, retail, residential and logistics real estate. Ivanhoé Cambridge held close to Cdn$56 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (, one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For further information:

About Harvard Developments Inc.

Harvard Developments Inc. is one of Western Canada’s most highly respected full-service real estate companies. Since 1903, Harvard has been committed to providing expertise in all facets of real estate operations including asset management, development management, property management and leasing, along with the acquisition and divestiture of properties. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, the organization sets the standard for leadership, flexibility, quality and performance in the development of numerous major office, retail, residential and industrial projects. Currently, Harvard’s portfolio of owned and managed properties is comprised of approximately 6.5 million ft2, with an additional 3.5 million ft2 under development. For more information:

About Forster Projects

Forster Projects is a full service real estate development company focusing on retail, residential, office, mixed-use, industrial and raw land projects. Established in 2012 and based out of Regina, Saskatchewan, Forster Projects is committed to developing superior-quality and highly sustainable properties with the goal of maximizing the economic value and efficiency of every project. From conceptualization to completion, all projects, both large and small, are managed with precise attention to detail and exceptional customer service.  Forster’s portfolio of owned and managed properties is comprised of 1,100 acres of residential and retail projects, which at full build out will represent 2.5 million ft2 of commercial space and over 3,000 residential lots.  For more information:


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