Simons to open first Ontario store

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Square One Shopping Centre announces the opening of a 113,000-square-foot flagship La Maison Simons store in spring 2016. This will be the first location of the Quebec fashion specialty retailer to open in Ontario. The two-level Simons store represents a $52 million investment and will occupy a large portion of the existing Sears store as part of Square One’s ongoing development projects. Originally a dry goods store, La Maison Simons was founded in 1840 by John Simons in Quebec City.