Target Announces LEED® Certification for Additional 44 Stores

MINNEAPOLIS - September 12, 2013

Target is pleased to announce that an additional 44 store locations in Canada have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This announcement means that all 68 newly launched Target locations have been awarded LEED certification - a first for a major retailer in Canada.

Target is pursuing LEED certification for all 124 stores scheduled to open in Canada this year. Target is obtaining LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Volume Program, which streamlines the certification process for buildings in both Canada and the U.S.

“Environmental sustainability at Target is fundamental to our business, and we have been working hard in Canada over the past few years to open our most sustainable collection of stores to date,” said Derek Jenkins, senior vice president, External Relations, Target Canada. “We are confident that all 124 store locations opening this year will be awarded LEED certification, making Target a leader among Canadian mass retailers when it comes to having sustainable store buildings.”

In order to obtain certification, remaining Target stores will undergo various rounds of audits throughout 2013, which must meet stringent criteria across five LEED categories including: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Target locations awarded LEED certification include:

British Columbia (12)

  • Campbell River - Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre
  • Coquitlam - Coquitlam Centre
  • Courtenay - Driftwood Mall
  • Cranbrook - Tamarack Mall
  • Delta - Scottsdale Mall
  • Kamloops- Sahali Centre Mall
  • Kelowna - Orchard Plaza
  • Langley - Willowbrook Shopping Centre
  • Nanaimo - Nanaimo North Town Centre
  • Prince George - Pine Centre
  • Vernon - Village Green Mall
  • Victoria - Tillicum Centre

Alberta (13)

  • Calgary - Chinook Centre
  • Calgary - Forest Lawn Shopping Centre
  • Calgary - Market Mall
  • Calgary - Shoppes at Shawnessy
  • Calgary - Signal Hill Centre
  • Edmonton - Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre
  • Edmonton - Mill Woods Town Centre
  • Edmonton - West Edmonton Mall
  • Grande Prairie - Prairie Mall
  • Medicine Hat - Medicine Hat Mall
  • Red Deer - Bower Place
  • Sherwood Park - Sherwood Park Mall
  • St. Albert - St. Albert Centre

Saskatchewan (3)

  • Regina – Northgate Shopping Centre
  • Saskatoon - The Mall at Lawson Heights
  • Saskatoon - Centre at Circle & Eighth

Manitoba (3)

  • Brandon - Shoppers Mall
  • Winnipeg - Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
  • Winnipeg - Southdale Centre

Ontario (13)

  • Ancaster - Meadowlands Power Centre
  • Brampton - Bramalea City Centre
  • Chatham - Thames Lea Plaza
  • Hamilton - South Hamilton Square
  • Hamilton - Queenston Place
  • Kingston - Cataraqui Town Centre
  • Kitchener - Laurentian Power Centre
  • Niagara Falls – 7190 Morrison Street
  • North Bay - 1899 Algonquin Avenue
  • Oakville – South Oakville Centre
  • Oshawa - Five Points Mall
  • Thunder Bay - Intercity Shopping Centre
  • Welland - Seaway Mall

“LEED is a rigorous leadership standard, and obtaining even a single certification is a significant achievement,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “For Target, securing certification for this portfolio of buildings is truly extraordinary. We congratulate Target and commend it for its demonstrated commitment to creating healthier buildings and communities throughout Canada.”

Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada throughout 2013. Currently the retailer has 68 stores open in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,856 stores – 1,788 in the United States and 68 in Canada – and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit

Press resources

Media hotline

We strive to return all of our media inquiries within one business day.

1 (612) 696-3400

Stay informed

Target rss feeds

Guest relations

Visit Target Help