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U.S. women's wear retailer Windsor Fashions will expand into Canada with the opening of five stores this spring.

Windsor Fashions Expanding into Canada

U.S. women’s wear retailer Windsor Fashions will expand into Canada with the openings of five stores this spring.

All of the stores will be located in Southern Ontario.

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Windsor has leased spaces in Hamilton’s CF Lime Ridge Mall, the Oshawa Centre, Richmond Hill’s Hillcrest Mall, Newmarket’s Upper Canada Mall, and Toronto’s Dufferin Mall.

Windsor was founded in 1937 by the Zekaria family, which continues to own and manage the company under the guidance of brothers Leon and Ike Zekaria. The chain sells a wide variety of women’s clothing, from formal dresses to workwear.

The Canadian stores will add to about 300 Windsor outlets in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Photo: Windsor Fashions


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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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