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Canada's Largest Indoor Home Improvement Center to Open June 25th in Vaughan

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Canada's Largest Indoor Home Improvement Center to Open June 25th in Vaughan

http://www.improvecanada.com/stores

Rejoice homeowners! No more driving around to visit various vendors or contractors and see/compare everything under one roof!


About improve
This 320,000 sq.ft. building is strategically located in the Greater Toronto Area (Vaughan). Improve is a permanent, one-stop home improvement centre, dedicated to providing both consumers and the trades with approximately 400 construction and design related businesses, all under one roof. Improve will provide the quality of an international selection and the choice of dozens of categories of home improvement products.
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what's strategic about its location? convenient for people who are in Vaughan?
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so it's basically a home show that's going to be open every day?
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assuming it's free to check out? if it is, sounds great to me since I live in Vaughan!
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JimU wrote: what's strategic about its location?
i think thats code words for cheapest to rent
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburders eat people
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Keele and Steele's, not really Vaughan , I guess Concord doesn't sound prestigious enough ?
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Now that's a weird thing to have running all year round.

I thought it was going to be a massive Lowes or something.

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JimU wrote: what's strategic about its location? convenient for people who are in Vaughan?
No idea - just copying pasting their website :D
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nx6288 wrote: so it's basically a home show that's going to be open every day?
Judging from the facebook page, you can actually see more "finished product" of various contractors instead of the temporary setup in home shows.
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They were advertising on CP24 for awhile. But I haven't seen their commercials in a long while.
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Their original commercials on CP24 were so amateurish, it was painful to watch. They spent all that money building the place but couldn't spend the money to market the place properly.
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This place is too large to survive for long I think. Plenty of Lowes/HD's, etc around where the same stuff can be had.
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I'd probably check them out initially.

I'm hoping there won't be sales hounds pushing their stuff.

It would be nice if this makes it easier to haggle.
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They came to us, desperate for us to buy into a location (high pressure style). Yes, I said BUY. They weren't offering leasing, though obviously that's changed now since nobody was buying in. This was probably 3-4 years ago now. It's been under construction for a long time. I don't expect it to last.
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Drew_W wrote: They came to us, desperate for us to buy into a location (high pressure style). Yes, I said BUY. They weren't offering leasing, though obviously that's changed now since nobody was buying in. This was probably 3-4 years ago now. It's been under construction for a long time. I don't expect it to last.
You should have asked for a ridiculous price, like $1 a year :D
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... at least you can find these contractors in that one place now ... should the completed jobs are not to the homeowners' satisfaction. :)
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booblehead wrote: ... at least you can find these contractors in that one place now ... should the completed jobs are not to the homeowners' satisfaction. :)
Yes but you forget that these showrooms must be tended to, have a cost to maintain (and to keep updating with current trends), and all of these have to be paid by client projects. This overhead drives pricing up and makes being competitive more difficult. Smart contractors for non-decor type items have ways of showing you jobs. GCs should have good enough relationships with past clients to have prospective clients (serious and vetted ones in a final decision process) tour completed jobs. This happens a lot for mega bucks jobs. These guys are NEVER going to sit around in a home improvement showroom and wait for business. You're hunting, not fishing.

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