SIMONS COMES TO ONTARIO WITH A NEW LOCATION AT SQUARE ONE SHOPPING CENTRE MISSISSAUGA
Originally founded in 1840 as a dry goods store in Quebec City, the family-owned Simons has expanded to include 12 locations across Canada. It’s new venture in Mississauga at Square One Shopping Centre is a two-storey 110,000 square-foot space housing the company’s trendy but moderately-priced apparel and housewares from its own private label as well as a mix of international designers like Cédric Charlier and Vivienne Westwood alongside rising Canadian talent. Toronto-based design firm Figure3, who worked alongside Simons’s longtime partner Lemay Michaud, have created distinctive departments for its different collections, such as graffiti art and porta potty fitting rooms for Djba, which is geared towards young men, while suspended wire clouds denotes its iFive activewear.
—Linda Luong Luck