Hamilton’s Lime Ridge Mall is about to become a lot less magical.
That’s because The Disney Store – which has taken up prominent residence in the Hamilton Mountain shopping centre for decades – will be permanently closing its doors this coming summer along with all other Disney Store locations across Canada.
🇨🇦 Every Disney store in Canada is set to shut down before the summer is over https://t.co/HqU52biTK4
— Neil Saunders (@NeilRetail) April 28, 2021
The Disney Store currently has 18 operational locations all over the country, with stores in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, and British Columbia; five of which are in the GTA alone.
The move to close all Canadian locations of the entertainment giant’s retail stores comes as the company shifts its strategy for operations; particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact brick & mortar shopping experiences.
The brand will instead be focussing on e-commerce going forward, with their products and merch still available through other channels; including within Disney parks.
Lime Ridge Mall’s location of The Disney Store has been a mall mainstay and family destination for decades, and just recently underwent a massive renovation and upgrade in 2014.
Disney has indicated that all locations across Canada will be shuttered by the end of summer 2021.
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