Prince George Lowe’s, Rona not among list of closures

Neither the Prince George Lowe’s store nor Rona store are among the list of 27 that the company will be closing across Canada.

In fact, only one store in British Columbia is facing closure, that being the company’s Rona store in New Westminster.

Lowe’s Canada has announced the completion of the consolidation of Lowe’s Canada’s operations at the Boucherville, QC head office, which will lead to the closing of the Mississauga, ON and St. John’s, NF regional support centres in 2019. Lowe’s Canada further announced that it will close 27 underperforming corporate stores across the country, representing approximately three per cent of its total retail network square footage, before the end of January 2019.

“Having our operations under one roof will allow us to improve collaboration between our banners to better serve our customers,” said Sylvain Prud‘homme, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lowe’s Canada, in a news release. “The decision to close stores is never one that we make lightly. However, following a detailed business review, we believe that this is the right path for the organization’s future. Everything will be done to ensure a smooth transition until the stores are closed, and Lowe’s Canada will support impacted employees, including by transferring eligible employees to other locations within our network whenever possible.”

Lowe’s bought the Quebec chain Rona, in 2016.

In addition to the above-mentioned closures, a truss plant located in St. John’s, NF and a block plant located in Kamloops, BC, will also be closed. Lowe’s Canada will continue to serve customers in markets formerly served by closing stores through the other Lowe’s, RONA, Reno-Depot, Ace Canada, Dick’s Lumber and Contractor First corporate and affiliated dealer locations within its Canadian retail network, as well as through its online offer and parcel delivery service.

Store closures:

British Columbia

RONA New Westminster (Colombia Square)

105 – 1015 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Alberta

RONA Calgary (Douglasdale)

11520 – 24th Street SE, Calgary

Reno-Depot Calgary West

12330 Symons Valley Road NW, Calgary

Ontario

RONA Mississauga (Westdale Mall)

1133 Dundas Street West, Mississauga

RONA Mississauga (Lakeshore)

1692 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga

RONA Sault Ste. Marie

132 Black Road, Sault Ste. Marie

RONA Sudbury

943 Barry Downe Road, Sudbury

RONA Peterborough

1575 Chemong Road, Peterborough

RONA Kingston (Bath Road)

1452 Bath Road, Kingston

RONA Lakefield

178 Water Street, Lakefield

Lowe’s North York (Centerpoint Mall)

6600 Yonge Street, Toronto

Lowe’s Sault Ste. Marie

248 Northern Avenue East, Sault Ste. Marie

Québec

RONA Sainte-Clotilde

335, Route 209, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay

RONA Iberville

870, boulevard d’Iberville, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

RONA L’Assomption

723, boulevard de l’Ange-Gardien, L’Assomption

RONA Granby Moeller

788, rue Moeller, Granby

RONA Sainte-Rose

134, boulevard Sainte-Rose, Laval

RONA Rivière-des-Prairies

9200, boulevard Maurice-Duplessis, Montréal

RONA Rouyn-Noranda (Mantha)

1200, rue Mantha, Rouyn-Noranda

RONA Ange-Gardien

194, rue Principale, Ange-Gardien

RONA Saint-Elzéar

100, rue du Parc Industriel, Saint-Elzéar

Newfoundland

RONA Conception Bay South

825 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South

RONA Goulds

53-5, Main Highway, Goulds

RONA St. John’s (Topsail)

1297 Topsail Road, St. John’s

RONA St. John’s (O’Leary)

60 O’Leary Avenue, St. John’s

RONA St. John’s (Torbay)

710 Torbay Road, St. John’s

RONA Bay Roberts

239 Conception Bay Highway, Bay Roberts