Let’s support our retailers this Holiday shopping season

December 7, 2021

The pandemic has had a severe impact on our retailers. While treating your loved ones this Holiday season, support our retailers and contribute to the Québec economy. Encourage our retailers by prioritizing them during your holiday shopping and help promote their financial health!

Need some ideas for gifting your loved ones? We have a solution: the Cominar gift card. This card is accepted in over 1 200 retailers from Cominar’s 18 shopping centres. You can order it online and have it shipped by mail or email. Click here for more information.

Thank you for supporting our retailers.

Holiday Schedule – Cominar Shopping Centres

November 26, 2021

As the holiday season approaches, we would like to remind you of the opening hours across Cominar shopping centres so that you can complete your shopping with peace of mind.

Holiday Extended Hours:

This year, extended holiday hours will begin on Monday, December 13.

We recommend that you visit your local Cominar shopping centre’s website to confirm its opening hours during the holiday season.

Schedule of our shopping centres, starting on December 24:  

  • December 24, 2021 – Schedule varies by centre
  • December 25, 2021 – Closed
  • December 26, 2021 – Open from 1 PM to 5 PM
  • From December 27 to 31, 2021 – Schedule varies by centre
  • January 1st, 2022 – Closed

The health and safety of our visitors, our tenants and their employees and customers remain our highest priority. Cominar is doing everything in its power to limit the spread of the virus throughout its properties and will adapt its protective measures as the situation evolves.

We wish you a wonderful visit in our shopping centres!

Cominar Announces New Dollarama Set to Open at the Galeries de Hull

November 8, 2021

Cominar is pleased to announce the official opening of a new Dollarama at the Galeries de Hull in Gatineau. This store will offer a broad assortment of affordable consumable products, general merchandise and seasonal items.

Set to open by early 2022, this store will enhance our local service offering as well as the customer experience at the Galeries de Hull. This is the 14th Dollarama to open in a Cominar shopping mall. 

“The Galeries de Hull is an active and dynamic shopping mall that has seen several new retail stores open since the start of the year,” stated Cominar Vice President,  Leasing - Retail Sébastien Dubois. “We are delighted to welcome Dollarama at the Galeries de Hull and wish them every success. This new store supports our commitment to diversify our service offering and meet our clients’ needs.”

“We are proud to announce the opening of a new store at the Galeries de Hull. We continue to extend our presence in key markets across Canada, and are pleased to contribute to the development of the City of Gatineau by offering customers with compelling value for every dollar spent,” commented Dollarama Real Estate Senior Vice President Jeff Boyd.


Store address:
320 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Gatineau, Quebec  J8Y 3Y8
2nd floor, near entrance 8

Cominar Announces New SAQ at the Carrefour Lachenaie

October 13, 2021

Cominar is pleased to announce the official opening of a new SAQ branch at the Carrefour Lachenaie in Terrebonne. This 3,240-square-foot store stocks some 1,100 products selected for the local market.

The space features a new store concept that includes a sales area and optimized retail furniture, as well as greater use of ecoresponsible materials in keeping with SAQ’s environmental criteria. This branch is the first of its kind in Cominar’s retail portfolio. 

“We are delighted to have completed a ninth project with the SAQ,” stated Cominar Leasing - Retail Vice President Sébastien Dubois. “This branch will enhance our local service offering and inspire our customers with a shopping experience that goes far beyond the ordinary.”

“Every year, we make sure to review part of our real estate holdings to improve customer experience. We are happy to offer our customers a new location at the heart of a vibrant retail hub,” said SAQ Property Development Director Lilli Prud’homme.

Branch address:

302 Montée des Pionniers
Terrebonne, Quebec  J6V 1S6

Regular branch opening hours:

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday: noon – 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the SAQ teams in their new branch!

Cominar announces new Avril set to open at Place de la Cité

August 30, 2021

Cominar is pleased to announce that a new Avril Supermarché Santé will be opening at Place de la Cité. The 37,000 square-feet store will occupy a prime space and feature an organic produce section, a grocery section, a supplement section and a cosmetics section as well as indoor and outdoor dining areas with seating for more than 150 people.

Set to open in summer 2022, this supermarket will enhance our local service offering while inspiring our customers with a shopping experience that goes far beyond the ordinary.

a It will be the third Avril to open within Cominar Retail portfolio, after Espace Bouvier in 2016 and DUO | Centre Laval in 2018.

“We are very pleased to complete yet another project with Avril, Quebec’s largest independent organic food and natural products grocery chain,” said Marie-Andrée Boutin, Cominar’s Executive Vice President, Retail and Chief Development Officer. “Avril’s human-centric approach fully aligns with our strategic plan to turn our malls into everyday destinations adapted to Quebecers’ new shopping habits. We are delighted to welcome Avril to Place de la Cité and wish them every success.”

“Our mission is to help Quebecers on their path to healthier lifestyles. With our vast organic and natural products offering and personalized pieces of advice from natural health experts, we want to give as many people as possible access to an inspiring shopping experience. This project will allow us to continue developing the relationship we’ve had since 2015 with people in the Quebec City area,” said Avril cofounder Sylvie Senay.

Our Commercial Spaces in Support of Montreal’s Visual Arts

July 22, 2021

Cominar is proud to be part of the partnership between the visual arts and commercial real estate communities by supporting Créer des ponts, an art initiative created by Art Souterrain in collaboration with the City of Montreal.

Starting today and until October 15, the Alexis Nihon and Rockland shopping centres will be converting vacant areas into creative spaces, featuring exhibitions and meetings with emerging artists.

For the next three months, customers and all contemporary art lovers will have the opportunity to discover the creative workshops and works of Yamina Sekhri at the Rockland Centre; and Delphine Kim Thériault de Carufel, Camille Lescarbeau, Dana Edmonds, and Florence Gagnon at Alexis Nihon.

Throughout the Créer des ponts event, close to 40 activities will be offered to the general public and to artists in downtown Montreal. Discover the exhibition locations and the complete schedule here.

We hope that our involvement in this initiative will bring contemporary art to a wider audience while contributing to the revitalization of downtown Montreal. 

Enjoy your visit!

State-of-the-art Medical Complex to Open at Rockland Centre

July 16, 2021

Montreal-based ELNA Medical, the largest network of medical clinics in Canada, and Cominar, one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the country, announce the opening of a brand-new medical complex at Rockland Centre in the Town of Mount Royal, by end of 2021.

The result of a first-ever agreement between ELNA and Cominar, the new healthcare facility will occupy 24,000 square feet in the shopping centre, serving the entire local community using leading-edge medical technology. It will include a family medicine group (FMG), urgent care, several specialty medical services with appointments covered by the RAMQ, as well as lab services, a private corporate medicine clinic, as well as esthetics and physical therapy clinics. As with other ELNA Medical operations, in-home and telemedicine services will also be available.

This new complex will maintain ELNA Medical’s signature experience of easy and timely access to quality care, including preventive and personalized medicine, while leveraging advanced technology. 

Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical said, "The addition of this new clinic to the ELNA network offers a greater range of high-quality care services to populations in the vicinity of Rockland Centre, in an ultra-modern and high-tech setting. Situating a medical complex within in a shopping centre is a thoroughly innovative concept; as there is a tendency today for such venues to redefine themselves, we are very proud to participate in our own way to a transformation that is beneficial for the population.”

“We’re really excited to bring ELNA Medical and Rockland Centre together. ELNA is Canada’s largest network of primary and specialty healthcare clinics,” affirmed Sébastien Dubois, Vice President, Leasing - Retail at Cominar. “We are certain that this new offering within Rockland Centre will enhance our guest experience while ensuring another successful operation for ELNA Medical in Quebec. This new medical complex will definitely be a highlight of our work to diversify use and turn our shopping centres into everyday destinations. In fact, this additional service will give more than 25,000 visitors a year the opportunity to take advantage of other services, retailers and restaurants at Rockland Centre.”

The new clinic will join ELNA’s 56 other facilities across Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, where 800 professionals provide in-person and telemedicine care to more than 1 million Canadians and 1,500 organizations every year.

Complete Reopening of Our Shopping Centres Starting February 8

February 5, 2021

We’ll be able to welcome you again in our shopping centres starting on Monday, February 8! We are delighted about this great news and we’re looking forward to seeing you again for your daily shopping.

UPDATE – Essential stores and services | Curbside pick-up service

January 8, 2021

Following our government's directives, we are once again joining the collective effort to fight the spread of the virus. Your safety has been paramount over the past year and it remains so for this new year.

As such, only our essential retailers and services will remain accessible through our shopping centres during the authorized business hours until February 8, 2021 inclusively. During this time, before your visit to the shopping centre, please review their opening hours on our website of your Cominar shopping centre.

Please note that as of January 9, our non-essential stores and services will be able to establish a curbside pick-up service, if they wish to do so, in a dedicated area outside of our shopping centres. For any information about this service, we invite you to contact your retailer directly.

We continue to follow the situation as it evolves and will adapt our activities accordingly. 

We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

UPDATE- Holiday Season: Essential Stores and Services

December 21, 2020

Following our government's directives, we are once again joining the collective effort to fight the spread of the virus during the holiday season, which we all know will be very different this year. Your safety has been our top priority throughout the year and it remains so today.

Thus, from December 26 to January 10 inclusively, only our essential retailers and services will continue to operate and will remain accessible through our shopping centres. Before your visit, kindly check their status and opening hours on the website of your Cominar shopping center.

We will continue to monitor developments closely and will adapt our activities accordingly. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation throughout the year.

We wish you happy holidays and all our best wishes for a very happy New Year. We’re looking forward to seeing you healthy in 2021! 

Yellow Signs to Continue our Efforts Against COVID-19

December 14, 2020

We have recently deployed a new colourful and playful signage campaign across our properties. This initiative aims to reinforce our COVID-19 messaging, by (gently) surprising people who were getting used to see our previous signage, installed last spring.     

Together, let’s continue our efforts to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Cominar is proud to showcase Quebec-based technological solutions to empower retailers

December 10, 2020

Cominar is partnering with the Centre québécois d'innovation en commerce (CQIC) to help retailers take part in the API (Achetons.Plus.Ici) initiative.

This initiative aims to accelerate the adoption of Quebec-based technological solutions by retailers in order to improve their appeal and thus revitalize shopping centres.

Initially, teams of students go meet with retailers to capture data and present them with various technological solutions to help them in their digital transformation.

A living lab have also been established at Centropolis to offer both a new gift shopping destination for consumers and a hub of innovative solutions for retailers. This living lab includes:  

  • A smart pop-up store featuring Quebec-based products,
  • A full showroom of Quebec-based technological solutions made for retailers,
  • A live shopping studio*,
  • Connected lockers to retrieve online orders,  
  • A drop-off point for express deliveries, and
  • Training on-site.

"We are proud to support our retailers in their digital transformation," said Jean-Marc Rouleau, Vice President, Retail Operations, Cominar. "By putting them in touch with CQIC and their local purchasing initiative, they will have access to the tools and resources they need to tackle this important shift.”

* Live shopping is a concept similar to Facebook live events, where people present or test various products that can be purchased in real time by consumers.

Together, let’s support our retailers

November 17, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted our daily lives and brought considerable impacts on many businesses. Retailers are on the front lines of this crisis, and they were unable to open their doors for several weeks last spring. 

As the holiday season approaches, we can support them by choosing to shop in their stores.

To Avoid Nonessential visit, Santa Claus Won’t be Present in Cominar Shopping Centres

November 16, 2020

As the situation pertaining to COVID-19 continues to evolve, Cominar has decided not to hold physical experiences with Santa Claus in its shopping centres, in an effort to limit nonessential visit.

Special activity programs to do at home will be made available to customers, to help preserve the magic of the holiday season.  

Décathlon Opens a New Store in DUO Centre Laval!

November 5, 2020

We are very happy to announce the opening of a new Décathlon store at DUO Centre Laval.

A Halloween Rally as an Alternative to Traditional Trick-or-Treating

October 30, 2020

As Halloween dawns, Cominar shopping centers have joined forces to offer a fun themed activity as an alternative to traditional candy picking.

Four New Openings in our Commercial Portfolio

July 27, 2020

We would like to welcome Mayrand Food Depot and Boulangerie Ange at Mail Champlain, as well as IGA Extra and SAQ at Rockland.

Opening of our Shopping Centres

July 6, 2020

Following the government of Quebec’s announcements allowing shopping centres to reopen in the greater Montreal area as of June 19, we have been able to welcome our customers back in our 18 centres across the province. All our food courts and restaurants have been open as well since Monday, June 22.

Our commercial recovery plan, based on accountability, included every aspect of the customer experience in order to meet the following objectives:  

  • Enforcing social distancing and manage risks pertaining to gatherings
  • Ensuring our seniors’ safety
  • Creating a safe and secure environment, both for our customers and our employees

Remarkable efforts were achieved to make sure that everything was in place to promote a safe and inviting environment, while ensuring the strictest compliance with government requirements in the following aspects:

Traffic and distancing

  • Security guards posted at every entrance and circulating inside the premises to limit the number of occupants and promote distancing between people
  • Restricting the duration of visits to the minimum necessary to carry out purchases
  • Separately entrances and exits at designated access points and traffic “lanes” inside the centres
  • Clearly marked locations dedicated to package pickup
  • Planning of delivery and reception routes to minimize contacts with customers
  • Promoting the use of stairs instead of elevators

Cleaning and hygiene measures

  • Making hand sanitizing mandatory for every visitor prior to entering the centre
  • Installation of hand sanitizing stations at various locations throughout the shopping centre
  • Increased frequency of cleaning procedures for all contact points, to every hour
  • Eliminating furniture and vending machines in common areas, as well as certain services and equipment such as coat check and consignment services, breast-feeding rooms, locker rental, public phones, water fountains, children’s rides and play areas, photo booths, and lending of portable chargers, baby carriages and wheelchairs
  • Eliminating cash handling for gift card purchases

Mechanical systems and personal protective equipment

  • Increasing the influx of fresh air in HVAC systems and ensuring that all air filtration systems are working properly
  • Installation of acrylic panels and other physical measures to ensure distancing with customers
  • Personal protective materials available for customers upon request

Communication and support

  • Creation of a signage and display communication toolkit for use across our properties
  • Reopening guide posted on every one of our centres’ website
  • Communication on every centre’s social media pages redirecting the audience to the reopening guide
  • Signs posted in the parking lot, at every entrance, at delivery docks and other locations throughout each shopping centre
  • Stickers on the mirrors in public restrooms promoting proper hand-washing procedures
  • Broadcast of the visitor’s code of conduct messages on digital screens in common areas
  • Employee training on new customer service protocols, the visitor’s code of conduct and new cleaning procedures
  • Close collaboration with our leading housekeeping and security partners

Our shopping centres reopened with an enthusiastic response from our retailers and our customers, with respect of safety instructions put in place. Almost all retailers have now reopened their doors and their respective schedules have been posted and are regularly updated on our shopping centres’ websites.   

We are incredibly pleased to see that shopping centres are still at the heart of our communities’ purchasing habits and we will continue to ensure that their shopping experience is positive and safe.   

We would like to thank our employees, our retailers, and our customers.

Physically distant – but more united than ever.  

Cominar Announces the Marilou Design Tour!

March 6, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the exclusive tour of the Québec-based online company, Marilou Design, in several of our shopping centres.

Alexis Nihon – March 13 to 17

Galeries Rive Nord – April

Galeries de Hull – August

Les Rivières – September

Mail Champlain – October

Rockland – November

Place de la Cité – End of November until Christmas

Marilou Design features local fashions that are both accessible and durable that transcend the notion of apparel. The styles are well-thought-out, trendy, encourage smarter shopping, and reflect the true needs of women. The fabrics are carefully selected to maximize comfort. What’s more Marilou Design are entirely designed and made in Québec.

During each stop at our shopping centres, designer Marie-Lou Boucher will be on hand to present her creations and meet with her customers.

We are proud to encourage local entrepreneurs and give our clients the opportunity to discover emerging brands on the web.

Make sure you check out the Facebook pages of our shopping centres to find out the exact dates of the Marilou Design tour.

Bamboo is not just on the Internet anymore

December 18, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Bamboo Underwear has chosen Cominar to meet its fans! Exclusively on December 20 and 21, the company’s four founders, including world-renowned influencer Élisabeth Rioux, will welcome their customers  in their first-ever pop-up store at Place de la Cité.

Bamboo Underwear is an underwear brand for men and women made using bamboo. Several high-profile influencers are associated with the brand thanks in part to the exceptional quality, comfort and softness of its underwear.

Bamboo Underwear is now part of a group of Québec-based companies, including Womance, AllCovered and Plantzy, that have entrusted Cominar with their pop-up stores in one of our shopping centres.

Read the press release.

Unveiling of the 7 creators of the 2nd Tournée éphémère FMD

December 3, 2018

We are thrilled and proud to announce the seven designers that have been selected to participate in the 2nd edition of the Fashion & Design Festival Pop-up Tour, which will be organized collaboration with the Montréal Fashion & Design Festival.

The selected companies are: Birdz Children, Caprice & Co, Rue St-Patrick, DDD and

Kanevas. Along with hese first five companies, Kemmi Collection and Gipsea Bags, which both won the hearts of many when they won the Pop-up Coup de Coeur Contest, will also be featured. Nearly 1500 festival-goers participated in FMD 2018.

The Fashion & Design Festival Pop-up Tour’s goal is to give up-and-coming retailers the opportunity to showcase their products in several of Cominar’s shopping centres across the province of Québec thanks to pop-up stores.

Over the course of the next year, Cominar will create unique window displays for each business in its shopping centers. By doing so, Cominar is offering an exceptional means to raise brand awareness of these great Québec designers and create closer ties between emerging companies and the general public.

The winners will benefit from support from Cominar’s team throughout the entire Fashion & Design Festival Pop-up Tour. They will also participate in a mentoring sessions with entrepreneur Andréanne Marquis, who achieved amazing success her store,  Womance,  in all four corners of Québec.

Cominar Announces the Allcovered Tour!

October 29, 2018

We are proud to announce that Quebec-based company Allcovered will participate in an exclusive tour of our shopping centres that will begin as soon as November 1st at Place de la Cité.

Much more than a pop-up shop, Allcovered will offer an experiential store, including an interactive journey as well as a tailoring service.

Here are the tour dates:

  • Place de la Cité: November 1 to 11, 2018
  • Mail Champlain: March 13 to 17, 2019
  • Les Rivières: April 10 to 14, 2019
  • Les Galeries de Hull: May 8 to 12, 2019
  • Galeries Rive Nord: September 4 to 8, 2019

Cominar Unveils its New Kiosk!

October 15, 2018

From October 1 to 3, we participated in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) convention in Toronto and used this opportunity to test out our brand new kiosk!

We were delighted to meet clients in this lounge-type atmosphere that is both welcoming and open, in the image of the new Cominar 2.0.

Launch of Central Station’s New Website

October 3, 2018

The Central Station Complex launched its new website today and revealed its new signature and brand identity. The website will serve to promote this Cominar property as well as the overall offer in terms of transportation, food and other services. The Halles de la Gare’s shops and restaurants and the Station's many transportation options (long-distance or commuter train, Metro and bus) will be promoted to facilitate customers’ daily activities.

Discover the brand new website here.

Centre Laval to Welcome Quebec’s First Lee Valley Store

August 30, 2018

Centre Laval is pleased to announce the upcoming arrival of Quebec's first Lee Valley store. The 25 000 square-foot store, which is set to open on October 3, 2018, will offer an extensive array of woodworking, gardening, hobby, hardware, gift and seasonal merchandise.

"Lee Valley will enhance the retail mix at Centre Laval, alongside recent additions Sportium and Avril Supermarché Santé. Marshalls and HomeSense are slated to follow in their footsteps in September. We are very proud to be home to the first Lee Valley in the province" said Manon Larose, Cominar's Vice President, Leasing – Retail.

To read the full press release, click here.

Cominar presents the Pop Up Coup de Cœur Contest at the Fashion and Design Festival

August 23, 2018

From August 22 to 25, Cominar participates in the Fashion and Design Festival by presenting the Pop Up Shop Village, a gathering of approximately forty boutiques and fashion trucks. 

Festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite shop as part of the Pop Up Coup de Cœur Contest. The public's choice will automatically recieve a spot in the Tournée Éphémère FMD. Furthermore, a mystery jury established by Cominar will select the other stores that will be part of the Tournée. 

The winners will thus benefit from an incredible platform by taking part in this shop that will visit four of Cominar's shopping centres. This will be a second edition for the Tournée Éphémère FMD after a great success last year. 

IKEA Opens in Quebec City

August 22, 2018

More than 3 000 people attended IKEA’s much-awaited opening in Quebec City’s new Ilot Mendel development on August 22. Gift cards and other prizes were given to some lucky clients, many of whom were waiting for at least a couple of hours in the queue surrounding the 340 000 square-foot store.  

This new store remains faithful to the brand’s concept, with more than 10 000 Scandinavian-inspired articles, a restaurant and a children’s play area.

By 2021, approximately thirty retailers should settle in the Ilot Mendel commercial hub, which will combine innovation, art and architecture.

Cominar Presents the Pop-Up Shop Village at the Fashion & Design Festival

July 27, 2018

Cominar is proud to partner once again with the Fashion & Design Festival to present the Pop-Up Shop Village, a gathering of more than thirty boutiques and fashion trucks showcasing local designers, jewelry, eco-friendly fashion, accessories and decoration. These pop-up shops will be located in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles from August 22 to 25.

The Fashion & Design Festival, which will be held from August 20 to 25, offers activities including fashion shows, live creative sessions, design showcasing and musical performances, as well as conferences with international fashion icons.

For the complete program, click here.

IKEA to Open in Quebec on August 22

July 25, 2018

Quebec City’s new IKEA located in the Ilot Mendel development will officially open on August 22. In addition to the shopping area, the store will include a showroom, a children’s play area, a Swedish market, a bistro and a 600-seat restaurant.

Approximately thirty local and international retailers should settle in Ilot Mendel’s commercial hub by 2021. Among those who have confirmed their presence is the French sporting goods company Decathlon, whose first Canadian branch opened last April in Brossard.


Galeries Rive Nord Walmart to Undergo Major Remodel

July 24, 2018

Cominar recently announced the start of important construction work in order to modernize the Galeries Rive Nord Walmart, which will be made into a Supercentre. This remodel represents a major investment of over 15 million dollars and is set to last until 2019.

In addition to these important investments, new stores such as Optik Farhat, Miniso and Bodyskin will soon be opening. According to Manon Larose, Vice President, Leasing – Retail, "Galeries Rive Nord is located in a dynamic and rapidly evolving region, both on a population growth level and a commercial and cultural growth level, which represents a promising future for our current and future retailers."

To read the full press release, click here (in French only).

Place de la Cité Welcomes La Voie Maltée

July 18, 2018

La Voie Maltée officially opened on July 12 at Place de la Cité. Offering more than a dozen beer varieties as well as beer-based cuisine, Place de la Cité’s branch will mainly focus on happy hour with its 250-seat restaurant, including a large terrace facing Laurier Boulevard.

This is the fourth branch of the Saguenay-based microbrewery, which already has locations in Quebec, Jonquière and Chicoutimi.

Avril Supermarché Santé to Open on June 7 at Centre Laval

June 1, 2018

Avril Supermarché Santé, an independent Québec-based chain of specialty grocery stores, will be opening on June 7 at Centre Laval, allowing local workers, students and residents to enjoy a wide array of affordable health food options. Avril Supermarché Santé will include a 178-seat bistro including a terrace, a café, juice and smoothie bar, and a raw food and vegan counter.

The Centre Laval location spans over 44 000 square feet and will be the largest retailer of health food and natural products on Montreal’s North Shore.

Cominar Announces the Plantzy Tour!

May 18, 2018

It is now Plantzy’s turn to participate in an exclusive tour of our shopping centres all year long!

Here are the tour dates:

- Galeries Rive Nord: May 24 to 27

- Les Rivières: June 7 to 10

- Mail Champlain: June 28 to 30

- Promenades Beauport: August 2 to 5

- Les Galeries de Hull: September 20 to 23

- Mail Montenach: October 11 to 14

- Place Longueuil: November 8 to 11 

Cominar Innovates in Commercial Real Estate

May 14, 2018

Sylvain Cossette, President and CEO of Cominar, has a unique mission for the company: to innovate, get things moving, improve employee engagement and create a healthy, energizing workplace.

Profiled in the recent edition of Immobilier Commercial magazine, Mr. Cossette unveiled new offices in Montreal, which were designed to foster collaboration and contact with colleagues. With an open-plan concept, varied common areas, refreshing new colours, and stunning windows and lighting, these offices will inspire employees and unleash their creativity. Cominar hopes to lead by example and show its clients they can build better work environments for their personnel.

To read the full article (in French only), click here:

Cominar Reveals its Ilot Mendel Project

May 2, 2018

Cominar's Ilot Mendel project was unveiled today. This new commercial and eco-friendly hub will be located in Quebec City's Duplessis sector. 

Two major players have already confirmed their presence: Swedish giant IKEA and French sporting goods company Decathlon. 

The entire project will be revealed shortly, including a number of environmental initiatives.

Find out more in Le Soleil's article (French only).

An interactive shopping experience at Galeries Rive Nord

May 1, 2018

From April 6 to April 29, Galeries Rive Nord, a CIETECH Smart Retail and Experiential Technologies Innovation Hub partner, collaborated with companies Stefanka, MOOV Activewear and Sports Experts to offer clients an interactive shopping experience.

During the event, Sports Experts clients could experience a unique shopping trip thanks to a new technology that allowed them to identify the ideal sizing of certain clothes without having to try them on.

The tool will be available on MOOV Activewear’s online store this summer.  

Cominar receives 5 nominations for ICSC’s Visual Victories Awards

April 24, 2018

Cominar received five nominations for the prestigious ICSC Visual Victories Awards, a visual merchandizing competition that recognizes the outstanding visual presentations of cart, kiosk, and temporary in-line retailers. Pop-up shops Kanevas (Place de la Cité), Literie Fine Bigarade (Mail Champlain) and Tournée Éphémère Festival Mode & Design (Rockland) were all nominated in the "Most Creative Pop-Up Store Design" category.

Mandy’s food truck (Rockland) was also nominated in the "Most Creative Promotional Cart or Kiosk" category. Maison Elama (Rockland) received a nomination in the "Most Creative Temporary Store" category.

Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony, which will be held in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018 .

Decathlon Opens at Mail Champlain

April 20, 2018

Cominar and Mail Champlain are proud to welcome the first Decathlon store in North America. The Quebec branch of the French chain will open this Saturday, April 21, and will reveal its innovative concept, which includes in-store testing stations as well as a free gym reserved for the sports community.

The retailer will occupy an area of 60 000 sq. ft. in the shopping centre.

For more information about Decathlon, click here.

Les Rivières Welcomes Shaker Kitchen & Mixologie

April 5, 2018

Les Rivières shopping centre’s restaurant offer is now better than ever with the arrival of Shaker Kitchen & Mixologie, an already well-established player in Quebec City. The restaurant, located in Sports Experts’ former store, includes a 54-seat central bar as well as three private lounges. It also has an 80-seat terrace. The Trois-Rivières branch is the 9th of the franchise, which has plans for even more locations in the future.

Learn more about Shaker Kitchen & Mixologie.

Cominar Partners the Jeux de la communication 2018

March 22, 2018

On March 9, Cominar participated in the 22nd edition of the Jeux de la communication as a partner of the Digital Strategy challenge. Representatives from the communications and marketing department judged the eight teams from different universities on their presentation of an innovative digital strategy applicable to a shopping centre environment. Our sincerest congratulations to all participating teams and especially to the delegation from Université du Québec à Montréal, who came out victorious!

For more information about the Jeux de la communication, click here (in French only).

Agility. Creativity. Connection. Introducing the new Cominar 2.0

March 13, 2018

On March 8, Cominar announced its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2017, as well as introducing its transformational "Cominar 2.0" strategy.

According to Sylvain Cossette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cominar, balance sheet stabilization, refocussing on core Quebec markets and governance are key drivers in this initial transformational phase.  

Learn more about "Cominar 2.0"

Cominar to Present the Mandala Nomad Tour

March 12, 2018

Cominar is pleased to announce that Mandala Wear will be organizing an exclusive Mandala Nomad Tour in Cominar's shopping centres all year long. "Pop-up boutiques allow us to create major events in places where people gather together, such as shopping centres. Thanks to our partnership with Cominar, we are proud to present our first tour across Quebec." said Maryse Gagnon, Mandala Wear's Co-owner.

The tour will kick off in Quebec City at Place de la Cité in March. It will then travel to Les Rivières, Galeries Rive Nord, Galeries de Hull, Carrefour Rimouski, Centre Laval and Mail Champlain.

Hop! Le Sommet du Commerce de Détail 2018: Cominar Among the Speakers

March 5, 2018

Cominar is pleased to announce its participation in Hop! Le Sommet du commerce de détail 2018, which will be held on March 20 and 21 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Guy Charron, Executive Vice President, Operations – Retail, will be part of the panel of experts who will answer the question: what will make up the shopping centre of 2028?

Hop! is the most important annual event in the Quebec retail sector and brings together 1,300 participants, 70 speakers, 85 exhibitors and hundreds of retailers from across the province.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here (in French only).

Cominar Invests to Revitalize Rockland’s Food Court

February 23, 2018

Cominar is proud to announce an investment of over 10 million dollars to revitalize Rockland Centre’s food court, which will welcome a unique concept inspired by the latest trends in design and food service starting next fall.    

The new food court will host culinary demonstrations where professional chefs will present unique gastronomic events. A wide selection of food trucks will set up for periods of three months, whereas a central bar will offer a fresh visual and tasting experience.

For more information, click here.

Cominar Featured on Télé-Québec

February 19, 2018

Cominar was recently invited to share its vision on the future of shopping centres during a report broadcast for the TV show Ça vaut le coût on Télé-Québec. Manon Larose, Vice President, Leasing – Retail, chatted with reporter Myriam Fehmiu about the renewed offer and the experience proposed by shopping centres. 

To view the TV report (in French only), click here.

L’USINE Arrives at Place de la Cité

February 6, 2018

The furniture and decoration store L’USINE officially opened on January 23 at Place de la Cité, in Flash bistro’s former premises.

Keeping with the company’s concept, the boutique presents a unique and wild design with a store on two floors connected by a huge slide. The large bar found in the former Flash bistro was also preserved to add a touch of warmth to the decor.

This is a second branch location for the Quebec-based company, which specializes in manufacturing custom furniture.

More about L’USINE (in French only)

Cominar Offers a Showcase for Emerging Designers

December 1, 2017

Starting today and over the next few months, the Fashion & Design Festival Pop-Up Tour will travel to the cities of Montreal, Trois-Rivières and Quebec to allow five winners of a contest held during the 17th edition of the Fashion & Design Festival to showcase their achievements.

This initiative, created by Cominar and in collaboration with the Fashion & Design Festival, supports future entrepreneurs and designers by giving them opportunities to prom

Decathlon Settles in Québec

November 22, 2017

The French sporting goods retail chain Decathlon will open in the Cominar’s new commercial area, near of the future IKEA store. It will be the second point of sale in the province of Quebec for the French giant, which will open its store at the end of the summer 2019.

The first store, located at Mail Champlain, will begin its activities at the beginning of spring 2018. It will be the first store of the chain on North American soil.

More about Decathlon (in French only)

Centropolis Welcomes Café Ricardo

November 20, 2017

Successful chef Ricardo Larrivée begins the roll-out of his innovative café-boutique concept by adding a second store, this time at Centropolis in Laval.

Espace Ricardo, which occupies an area of almost 9,500 square feet, has 80 seats on the coffee side, allowing customers to come and enjoy various meals, all of which can be found in its magazine and on its website.

Learn more about Café Ricardo

Mandy’s Food Truck Now at Rockland

October 27, 2017

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads’ food truck is newly installed right in Rockland’s Central Court. Rockland innovates by becoming the first shopping centre to welcome a real food truck. This is also a first for Mandy’s restaurant, which has five locations in Montreal and whose ʺCreate your own saladʺ concept is already attracting a large customer base.


This December, Mandy’s will also take part in La Forêt d’étoiles Cominar: for each salad of the month sold during the month of December, $1 will be donated to Opération Enfant Soleil, in collaboration with Rockland and Cominar.

Womance Celebrated at eCommerce-Quebec 2017

October 10, 2017

The 4th edition of the eCommerce-Quebec event, organized by the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail (CQCD), took place on October 4 and 5. The organization took the opportunity to highlight the engaging marketing initiatives of six Quebec companies, including Womance. The young company, founded by Andréanne Marquis, was recognized for its Web strategies and its tour of Cominar’s shopping centres across Quebec, which helped Womance to substantially increase its notoriety and its online store's visibility.

The tour is still underway and will conclude in spring 2018.

Cominar Shines at the ICSC’s Maple Leaf Awards

October 8, 2017

On October 4 was held the highly anticipated Canadian Shopping Centre Awards ceremony during which the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) rewarded the industry’s best and brightest.

Four of our nine finalists had the honour of being presented with a Maple Leaf Award.

Gold Maple Leaf:

  • Centropolis: The Eco-Gourmet Event (Cause-related marketing category)
  • Dixie Outlet Mall: Virtual Reality Adventure Lounge (Multi-channel marketing category)

Silver Maple Leaf:

  • Carrefour Charlesbourg: “The Giving Tree” campaign (Cause-related marketing category)
  • Centre Rockland: “Le Banquet” (Public relations category)

Decathlon at Mail Champlain

August 15, 2017

Mail Champlain is very proud to announce the upcoming arrival of the French sporting goods retail chain Decathlon, which will open in the spring of 2018. It is going to be its first Canadian store, also the first in North America. The company was born in France in 1976 and has more than 1 100 stores in 28 countries, with more than 78 000 employees.

This retailer will occupy an area between 35 000 sq. ft. and 45 000 sq. ft. in the shopping centre.

More about Decathlon (in French only)

Coco Rocha (Rockland) at Global News

July 24, 2017

Coco Rocha is one of Rockland's creative collaborator. She is an international model and fashion maven.

"Canadian model Coco Rocha joins Global’s Laura Casella to talk about her new look, life as a mom, and her career as a top model." (Global News).

Watch the clip

L’Usine in Place de la Cité

July 19, 2017

L’Usine, an extremely successful custom furniture store with great decor finds, will open a second store in Quebec, near the bridges in Place de la Cité. The changes and improvements made to the premises will create an atmosphere of proximity with the customers, while being at the cutting edge of technology. The store is expected to open next October.

More about L'Usine (in French only)

Méga Centre Saint-Jérôme Welcome a Mega Amusement Center

June 30, 2017

"The Megamaze will be the largest in Canada in terms of square space, but also in terms of game diversity" (source: Le Mirabel)

Fun for the whole family:

  • Area for 0-5 year olds
  • Labyrinth
  • Trampolines
  • Restaurant
  • Candy bar
  • And more

Opening: Summer 2017

More about Megamaze (in French only)

Womance on Tour Exclusive

May 25, 2017

Womance sort du web! The online store specializes in made-in-Quebec designer fashions and accessories. The one-year tour will be coming to Place de la Cité, Carrefour Rimouski, Alexis Nihon, Les Rivières, Galeries de Hull, Centre commercial Rivière-du-Loup, Mail Champlain, Place Bathurst Mall and Galeries Rive Nord.

"We are daring to step outside the box and rethink the traditional owner-tenant relationship by putting additional emphasis on consumers and female entrepreneurs in our strategy," said Manon Larose, Vice President, Leasing-Retail.

H&M at Les Rivières

May 15, 2017

Les Rivières is proud to announce the upcoming opening of H&M, a Swedish fashion concept for men, women and children. The company, created in 1947, is now recognized worldwide.


This retailer will occupy an area of ​​more than 24,000 sq. ft. in the shopping centre and the store is expected to open in fall 2017.