Latest News

Costco to Open Seven New Stores in Canada in 2017

Costco to Open Seven New Stores in Canada in 2017

By Kate Musgrove

Great news, everyone! Costco revealed yesterday that they're planning on opening seven new Canadian stores in 2017! Costco currently operates 91 stores across Canada and typically opens one to three new stores in any given year.

So far no information has been released as to the specific locations of the new stores. Are you hoping one opens in your neighbourhood?

39 Comments

    • According to Addicted to Costco (http://addictedtocostco.com/costco-locations/) the new locations are as follows:

      Waterloo, ON
      Calgary, AB
      Leduc, AB
      Orillia, ON
      Saskatoon, SK

      Another location is opening in Vaughan at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 as well which isn't listed.

      There was rumor of another Toronto location at 42-46 Overlea Blvd. not sure what happened about that location.

      A Costco Business Center is opening in Toronto at 2000 Eglinton Avenue East as well not sure what happened about that location.
    • Report Post
    • According to Addicted to Costco (http://addictedtocostco.com/costco-locations/) the new locations are as follows:

      Waterloo, ON
      Calgary, AB
      Leduc, AB
      Orillia, ON
      Saskatoon, SK

      Another location is opening in Vaughan at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 as well which isn't listed.

      There was rumor of another Toronto location at 42-46 Overlea Blvd. not sure what happened about that location.

      A Costco Business Center is opening in Toronto at 2000 Eglinton Avenue East as well not sure what happened about that location.
    • Report Post
    • Last mention of Costco in the Waterloo newspapers in early October said it was going to be open by "the end of the month". I wonder if they've pushed that back to 2017.
    • Report Post
    • No love for GVRD apparently.
      Also why don't we get a business center?
      I love the US business centers.
    • Report Post
    • Wish they would open a store here, but 90,000 people might not be large enough city.
    • Report Post
    • RFD Facebook post says to click for full details...the link takes me here where I am told " no information has been released". I expect better from RFD.
    • Report Post
    • Rumors have been rife for the last 2 years that there is a new Cosco opening in West Brampton along with a new flagship Ikea store. The site is being worked on at the moment for both stores but I can't seen them being opened before Christmas next year, if then. The site is on Mississauga Road with the junction of Williams Parkway, opposite the Walmart and Home Depot stores. Work is also suppose to start on the second largest mall in Canada next year too, between Mississauga Road and Bovaird (Hwy 7) Where the Apple Factory is, if anyone knows it. That site will run from Mississauga Road to Heritage Road and fronted by Bovaird.
      The Cosco site can be seen on google maps, it's the 2 big farm fields opposite the Walmart complex.
    • Report Post
    • spooky wrote: According to Addicted to Costco (http://addictedtocostco.com/costco-locations/) the new locations are as follows:

      Waterloo, ON
      Calgary, AB
      Leduc, AB
      Orillia, ON
      Saskatoon, SK

      Another location is opening in Vaughan at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 as well which isn't listed.

      There was rumor of another Toronto location at 42-46 Overlea Blvd. not sure what happened about that location.

      A Costco Business Center is opening in Toronto at 2000 Eglinton Avenue East as well not sure what happened about that location.
      Overlea is still in the works. It's on the old Coca-Cola property. Costco has to use the old building in the design of the new warehouse.
    • Report Post
    • JustinL733617 wrote: Wish they would open a store here, but 90,000 people might not be large enough city.
      If Orillia can get a Costco, surely your city can too.

      It will be interesting to see how much impact, if any, this location will have on the Barrie location.
    • Report Post
    • spooky wrote: According to Addicted to Costco (http://addictedtocostco.com/costco-locations/) the new locations are as follows:

      Waterloo, ON
      Calgary, AB
      Leduc, AB
      Orillia, ON
      Saskatoon, SK

      Another location is opening in Vaughan at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 as well which isn't listed.

      There was rumor of another Toronto location at 42-46 Overlea Blvd. not sure what happened about that location.

      A Costco Business Center is opening in Toronto at 2000 Eglinton Avenue East as well not sure what happened about that location.
      Can't find this list on that page.....I can say with certainty that the Calgary location is already open, and from reading the comments on that webpage the Saskatoon store is open this month.
    • Report Post
    • JustinL733617 wrote: Wish they would open a store here, but 90,000 people might not be large enough city.
      Your profile doesn't show your location, so no one has any idea where "here" is.

      (On RFD it seems that the general belief is that the only place in Canada is the GTA, and I'm quite sure the GTA has more than 90,000 people. :) )
    • Report Post
    • Chilliwack, BC.


      MexiCanuck wrote:
      JustinL733617 wrote: Wish they would open a store here, but 90,000 people might not be large enough city.
      Your profile doesn't show your location, so no one has any idea where "here" is.

      (On RFD it seems that the general belief is that the only place in Canada is the GTA, and I'm quite sure the GTA has more than 90,000 people. :) )
    • Report Post
  • Gee
    • What is a Costco Business Centre?
    • Report Post
    • The Okanagan could use another as the one in Kelowna is small and always very busy.
    • Report Post
  • Gee
    • Keigotw wrote:
      Gee wrote: What is a Costco Business Centre?
      http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/costco-t ... -1.3096220
      Business centres are about two-thirds the size of a regular Costco and offer a wider selection of business-oriented merchandise and services -- but no consumer products like apparel, toys and bakery items.
      Thanks

      The article mentions a membership fee hike of 10% every 5 to 6 years. I guess we can expect a hike next year to help pay for the new stores.
    • Report Post
    • Gee wrote: What is a Costco Business Centre?
      Remember like 10 years ago where Costco was actually a warehouse and not a large retailer?
      This is what Costco business is. It's geared for businesses so things are actually jumbo sized.
      Instead of a flat of drinks containing 4 things it's a flat of one flavor.
      Instead of a 4 pack of retail squirt bottles it's one bottle and one giant refill (or just the giant refill)
      There's also things like primals (and far more selection) at least in the US.

      Take a look at their website for the US:
      http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/

      I doubt we'll get as much stuff here, but it'll give you an idea of what's available.
    • Report Post
    • There's a sign at the Costco Ottawa East that a new location is opening soon in Barhaven. They may have changed the plans about moving the East location.
    • Report Post
    • death_hawk wrote:
      Gee wrote: What is a Costco Business Centre?
      Remember like 10 years ago where Costco was actually a warehouse and not a large retailer?
      This is what Costco business is. It's geared for businesses so things are actually jumbo sized.
      Instead of a flat of drinks containing 4 things it's a flat of one flavor.
      Instead of a 4 pack of retail squirt bottles it's one bottle and one giant refill (or just the giant refill)
      There's also things like primals (and far more selection) at least in the US.

      Take a look at their website for the US:
      http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/

      I doubt we'll get as much stuff here, but it'll give you an idea of what's available.
      Real Canadian Wholesale Club caters to businesses. No membership fee.
      https://www.wholesaleclub.ca/store-locator
      Across the country, they also go by National Grocers Cash and Carry and Atlantic Cash and Carry
    • Report Post
    • Has Brantford been denied a store?

      Costco spokesman Ron Damiani declined to confirm plans for a Brantford store.

      "I can only tell you Brantford is a market we find very interesting," Damiani said. "Beyond that we can never comment because when we work on any deal there are so many variables that come into play and deals can go sideways.
    • Report Post
    • Vaughan, Ontario at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 probably is distribution centre.
    • Report Post
    • coupondiva2012 wrote:
      death_hawk wrote:
      Gee wrote: What is a Costco Business Centre?
      Remember like 10 years ago where Costco was actually a warehouse and not a large retailer?
      This is what Costco business is. It's geared for businesses so things are actually jumbo sized.
      Instead of a flat of drinks containing 4 things it's a flat of one flavor.
      Instead of a 4 pack of retail squirt bottles it's one bottle and one giant refill (or just the giant refill)
      There's also things like primals (and far more selection) at least in the US.

      Take a look at their website for the US:
      http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/

      I doubt we'll get as much stuff here, but it'll give you an idea of what's available.
      Real Canadian Wholesale Club caters to businesses. No membership fee.
      That too, but they're actually quite small and do not stock a lot of things.
      Their meat department is a joke (also Loblaws meat) and quite a few of their dry goods are retail sized (and priced)
      Don't get me wrong, there's still wholesale sizing on a lot of products but their retail sized easily outnumber their commercial sizing.
      But I wouldn't buy my Frank's anywhere else. Or my marinating yogurt. Not that I could anyway....
    • Report Post
    • Dealiberator wrote: Has Brantford been denied a store?

      Costco spokesman Ron Damiani declined to confirm plans for a Brantford store.

      "I can only tell you Brantford is a market we find very interesting," Damiani said. "Beyond that we can never comment because when we work on any deal there are so many variables that come into play and deals can go sideways.
      This would be amazing. The land right off the highway and Wayne Gretzky has been sold. It was rumored to be a Costco but I guess our MP said it fell through for now because of some sort zoning issues with the area.

      But wow it would be an amazing location as Brantford is up and coming !
    • Report Post
    • Passed by Barrhaven a week ago - looks almost done; signs announcing "Opening Fall 2016", and they are hiring already.
    • Report Post
    • I would love if they opened a store in Chilliwack. I was dumb enough to go to the abbotsford store today and even the old Rona parking lot beside it was full too. Won't ever go back on a Saturday.

      90,000 isn't too small as Kamloops has had a Costco for close to 20 years and they're the same size.
    • Report Post
    • death_hawk wrote:
      Gee wrote: What is a Costco Business Centre?
      Remember like 10 years ago where Costco was actually a warehouse and not a large retailer?
      This is what Costco business is. It's geared for businesses so things are actually jumbo sized.
      Instead of a flat of drinks containing 4 things it's a flat of one flavor.
      Instead of a 4 pack of retail squirt bottles it's one bottle and one giant refill (or just the giant refill)
      There's also things like primals (and far more selection) at least in the US.

      Take a look at their website for the US:
      http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/

      I doubt we'll get as much stuff here, but it'll give you an idea of what's available.
      I would say that Costco business centers are a smaller, quieter Costco. You will notice that their parking lot is maybe a quarter of the size of your normal Costco, since over 50% of their sales are through their delivery option. There are no books, clothes, linens, or toys. No sporting goods either. No small electronics, but a fabulous selection of "refurbished" tv's that are mostly open box returns that have been recertified and given a one year Costco warranty. Smoking deals if you hit this at the right time. (I found an $1800 Samsung TV here for $450)

      These business centers have a lot of kitchen/restaurant supply goods, janitorial goods, and hotel/convenience store goods. For example, instead of getting two six-packs of the Costco muffins, you get a twelve pack of individually wrapped muffins. Same muffins, just different packaging. If you ever thought that you might like a 5 gallon pail of pickles, this is the place for you! At least 2 aisles full of convenience food packaging. Bulk pizza boxes, every type of different takeout container under the sun is available here for dirt cheap. Convenience store goods are really interesting too. For instance you can get a box full of little 2-packs of Advil instead of a big bottle of Advil. Perfect for the purse or wallet! Tons of candy and snack goods at this Costco. Need a bag with 10 heads of lettuce? You are in luck! Super cheap massive jars of spices. 1 whole aisle of coffee syrups!

      Oh boy! Didn't realize how much I miss going here! Time for another day trip to Lynnwood WA for me!
    • Report Post
    • titleeboy wrote: Vaughan, Ontario at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 probably is distribution centre.
      I can confirm that it isn't a distribution center. As far as Costco gas being there, not sure yet.
    • Report Post
    • I believe there's one opening in Brantford at Wayne Gretzky at the 403.
    • Report Post
    • CaptainCrash wrote: I believe there's one opening in Brantford at Wayne Gretzky at the 403.
      See my post on the first page ... post #11
    • Report Post
    • HearHere wrote:
      The Cosco site can be seen on google maps, it's the 2 big farm fields opposite the Walmart complex.
      More farmland being tilled under for consumers greed. 😈
    • Report Post
    • willdacanucker wrote:
      HearHere wrote:
      The Cosco site can be seen on google maps, it's the 2 big farm fields opposite the Walmart complex.
      More farmland being tilled under for consumers greed. 😈
      It's not like we're running out of farm land in Canada.
    • Report Post
    • beth1791 wrote: I would love if they opened a store in Chilliwack. I was dumb enough to go to the abbotsford store today and even the old Rona parking lot beside it was full too. Won't ever go back on a Saturday.

      90,000 isn't too small as Kamloops has had a Costco for close to 20 years and they're the same size.
      Medicine Hat has a store, no where is too small. ;-)
    • Report Post
    • titleeboy wrote: Vaughan, Ontario at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 probably is distribution centre.
      I believe the new distribution center is located at Langstaff and Hwy 27.
    • Report Post
    • Fort McMurray wrote:
      beth1791 wrote: I would love if they opened a store in Chilliwack. I was dumb enough to go to the abbotsford store today and even the old Rona parking lot beside it was full too. Won't ever go back on a Saturday.

      90,000 isn't too small as Kamloops has had a Costco for close to 20 years and they're the same size.
      Medicine Hat has a store, no where is too small. ;-)
      It's a really weird feeling walking into Medicine Hat's store from Vancouver.
      It's like a ghost town. 3 people in the store, 1 lane open and no one in said lane.
      I wonder if they actually make any money.
    • Report Post
    • Any idea when the Costco Vaughan will be opening? For now they're just flattening the land over there... I'm assuming Summer 2017.
    • Report Post
    • coupondiva2012 wrote:
      death_hawk wrote:
      Gee wrote: What is a Costco Business Centre?
      Remember like 10 years ago where Costco was actually a warehouse and not a large retailer?
      This is what Costco business is. It's geared for businesses so things are actually jumbo sized.
      Instead of a flat of drinks containing 4 things it's a flat of one flavor.
      Instead of a 4 pack of retail squirt bottles it's one bottle and one giant refill (or just the giant refill)
      There's also things like primals (and far more selection) at least in the US.

      Take a look at their website for the US:
      http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/

      I doubt we'll get as much stuff here, but it'll give you an idea of what's available.
      Real Canadian Wholesale Club caters to businesses. No membership fee.
      https://www.wholesaleclub.ca/store-locator
      Across the country, they also go by National Grocers Cash and Carry and Atlantic Cash and Carry
      They're definitely not the same as Costco Business Centers. 20 types of microwave ovens, commercial appliances, 10 types of cash registers, etc...
    • Report Post
    • blind56 wrote:
      spooky wrote: According to Addicted to Costco (http://addictedtocostco.com/costco-locations/) the new locations are as follows:

      Waterloo, ON
      Calgary, AB
      Leduc, AB
      Orillia, ON
      Saskatoon, SK

      Another location is opening in Vaughan at Hwy 7 and Hwy 427 as well which isn't listed.

      There was rumor of another Toronto location at 42-46 Overlea Blvd. not sure what happened about that location.

      A Costco Business Center is opening in Toronto at 2000 Eglinton Avenue East as well not sure what happened about that location.
      Can't find this list on that page.....I can say with certainty that the Calgary location is already open, and from reading the comments on that webpage the Saskatoon store is open this month.
      Really? Where is the new Calgary location? I thought it was going to be in Seton, near the new hospital.
    • Report Post