If you haven't noticed, Target stores are popping up in Canada now! The affordable retailer steadily expanded from its small start-up in Minnesota back in 1962 to a booming business across borders. In Ontario, the Milton (Milton Mall Shopping Centre, 55 Ontario Street South), Guelph (175 Stone Road West) and Fergus (Gates of Fergus, 900 Tower Street South) locations are already open, with another 21 stores opening by by the end of the month (dates are still hush-hush). To find the location closest to you, browse their store finder.
In January, Target reps rounded up media to introduce their new product lines and collaborations, and I was lucky enough to check out the event.
It was held at Toronto's historic Evergreen Brick Works, and they tented off an indoor-outdoor area to keep guests cosy.
There was even an ice rink! I was waiting for them to start renting skates for us to try it out.
They had gorgeous new items on display that will be available in Canadian stores. This graphic lamp is from Threshold. The bird base is perfect for spring.
Target has some appealing collaborations with talented types like designer Nate Berkus, Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis and Roots co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green. This leaf tray from Nate Berkus's collection was just one of so many gorgeous items of his. Use it for serving nibblies in your backyard this spring.
This ombre-effect shower curtain is also from Nate Berkus. Use it in an all-white bathroom for a splash of fresh colour.
Giada de Laurentiis's stainless steel cutlery sets come in a sturdy bamboo block that would look great on any countertop.
Collaborators were even in attendance to introduce Canadians to their brands. Here is Target Canada's senior vice president of merchandising John Morioka with designer and TV host Nate Berkus.
And Food Network host Giada de Laurentiis up close and personal.
From left: Nate Berkus, Giada de Laurentiis, L.A. stylist-to-the-stars Kate Young and Roots co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green.
Turns out the ice rink wasn't for us, it was a fashion runway! The new collections at Target were modeled on the rink.
Be sure to check out your local Target for more home accessories that won't break the bank.
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