Disney has updated its website to state that the Disney Store at CF Polo Park will close on or before August 18, 2021. If you were looking to buy some last minute items before it closes for good, now is the time.
Back in April, Retail Insider reported that Disney will be permanently closing all 18 of its retail stores in Canada, including the one at CF Polo Park in Winnipeg. The move is largely due to the pandemic increasingly shifting consumer shopping patterns to online channels.
All Canadian Disney stores are expected to close on or before August 18, 2021.
Winnipeg’s CF Polo Park location is one of the smallest in Canada at 3,000 square feet. Most of the other Disney stores in Canada are between 4,000-to-5,000-square-feet with the largest one at West Edmonton Mall spanning more than 5,600 square feet.
Though the official online Shop Disney store will ship to Canada, products will ship from a United States warehouse which results in high shipping fees as well as tax/duties. Disney has yet to establish an actual e-commerce presence in Canada.
Let’s hope Disney launches a Canada-friendly online shop soon.