Thirty-one Rona and Lowe’s hardware stores are closing in 2019, the company announced Monday during a “strategic reassessment.”
The company named 27 affected stores are from New Westminster, B.C., Calgary, Alta., along with various locations in Ontario and Newfoundland. That amounts toto about three per cent of the company’s Canadian footprint.
They will be closed by Feb. 1, 2019.
“The decision was informed by the strategic reassessment work we have been doing over the last few months. … We plan to continue to evaluate all businesses and elements of our portfolio annually,” the company told Reuters.
There is so far no news on how many employees will be affected or let go because of the closures.
“Everything will be done to ensure a smooth transition until the stores are closed, and Lowe’s Canada will support impacted employees, including by transferring eligible employees to other locations within our network whenever possible,” said Sylvain Prud’homme, chief executive of Lowe’s Canada, in a statement.
Here’s where the stores are closing:
RONA Columbia Square – 105-1015 Columbia Street, New Westminister
RONA Calgary – 11520 – 24th Street SE, Calgary
Reno-Depot Calgary West – 12330 Symons Valley Road NW, Calgary
RONA Mississauga – 1133 Dundas Street West, Mississauga
RONA Mississauga – 1692 Lakeshore Rd, Mississauga
RONA Sault Ste. Marie – 132 Black Road, Sault Ste. Marie
RONA Sudbury – 943 Barry Downe Road, Sudbury
RONA Peterborough – 1575 Chemong Road, Peterborough
RONA Kingston – 1452 Bath Road, Kingston
RONA Lakefield – 178 Water Street, Lakefield
Lowe’s North York – Centerpoint – 6600 Yonge Street, North York
Lowe’s Sault Ste. Marie – 248 Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie
RONA Ste-Clotilde – 335, Route 209, Sainte-Clotilde-de-Chateauguay
RONA Iberville – 870, boulevard d’Iberville, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
RONA L’Assomption – 723, boulevard L’Ange-Gardien, L’Assomption
RONA Granby Moeller – 788, rue Moeller, Grandby
RONA Ste-Rose – 134, boulevard Sainte-Rose, Laval
RONA Rivière-des-Prairies – 9200, boulevard Maurice-Duplessis, Montréal
RONA Rouyn-Noranda – 1200, rue Mantha, Rouyn-Noranda
RONA Ange-Gardien – 194, rue Principale, Ange-Gardien
RONA Saint-Elzéar – 100, rue du Parc Industriel, Saint Elzéar
RONA Conception Bay South – 825 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay
RONA Goulds – 53-59 Main Highway, Goulds
RONA St. John’s – 1297 Topsail Road, St. John’s
RONA St. John’s – 60 O’Leary Avenue, St. John’s
RONA St. John’s – 710 Torbay Road, St. John’s
RONA Bay Roberts – 242 Conception Bay Hwy, Bay Roberts
*with a file from the Canadian Press and Reuters