Canadian Tire wants to relocate Okanagan store

Canadian Tire Store SignCanadian Tire Corp. is reportedly seeking to relocate its store in Kelowna, B.C., effectively doubling its size. In an email to local news outlet Castanet, the retailer wrote: “The proposed store will be a new building that will replace the existing building on the property” at Highway 97 and Highway 33 in the central-east part of Kelowna. That building was a Costco before it was relocated.

“Canadian Tire will invest an estimated $25 million in the project,” the retailer wrote. The old Canadian Tire location, less than two minutes to the west of the proposed new store, measures 51,000 square feet. The new store, which will need to go through the city’s development process for approval, would be 108,000 square feet.