All 49 Canadian Gymboree stores closing after retailer files for bankruptcy

Jan 18 2019, 3:33 am

Children’s retailer Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy and has announced that all of its stores will be closing for good.

In a statement, the San Francisco-based company said that all Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores will shutter and it will also look to sell its Janie and Jack business.

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“The Company has worked diligently in recent months to explore options for Gymboree Group and its brands, and we are saddened and highly disappointed that we must move ahead with a wind-down of the Gymboree and Crazy 8 businesses,” said company CEO Shaz Kahng, in a release.

“At the same time, we are focused on using this process to preserve the Janie and Jack business – a strong brand that is poised to grow – by pursuing a sale of the business as a going concern. As we move ahead, we are working to minimize the impact on our employees, customers, vendors and other stakeholders.”

Gymboree previously announced in it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2017.

Thy Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8 stores and online platforms are currently open to serve customers.

The company says it will provide more details regarding store closing “in the near term.”

According to the company website, Gymboree currently operates 900 retail stores in the US and Canada. There are 49 stores that will close in Canada:


CF Richmond Centre, Vancouver
Guilford Town Centre, Surrey
Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby
Orchard Park Shopping Centre Kelowna
Tsawwassen Mills, Tsawwassen
Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam
Mayfair Shopping Centre, Victoria
Oakridge Centre, Vancouver
Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver


CF Chinook Centre, Calgary
Crossiron Mills, Rocky View
Southcentre Mall, Calgary
West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton
CF Market Mall, Calgary
Kingsway Mall, Edmonton
Southgate Centre, Edmonton


Bayshore Shopping Centre, Ottawa
Cataraqui Centre, Kingston
CF Fairview Park, Kitchener
CF Markville Mall Shopping Centre, Markham
CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa
CF Shops at Don Mills, Toronto
Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga
Mapleview Centre, Burlington
Oshawa Centre, Oshawa
Pickering Town Centre, Pickering
Promenade Mall, Thornhill
Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough
St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Ottawa
The Pen Centre, St. Catharines
Vaughan Mills, Vaughan
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto
Bramalea City Centre, Brampton
CF Fairview Mall, Toronto
CF Lime Ridge Mall, Hamilton
CF Masonville Place, London
Cf Sherway Gardens, Toronto
Devonshire Mall, Windsor
Georgian Mall, Barrie
Oakville Place, Oakville
Place d’Orleans, Ottawa
Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
Stone Road Mall, Guelph
Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket
White Oaks Mall, London

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