In September 2015, GAP (Canada) Inc. has commenced a major investment in the City of Brampton, investing $20 million in the expansion of its facility and adding 330,000 square feet to the existing space.
In September 2014, the Economic Development and Tourism Office met with executives from GAP (Canada) Inc. to assess the feasibility of reinvesting in the Brampton facility for industrial expansion and comparing multiple facility options in Canada and the United States.
The Economic Development and Tourism Office created an investment package providing detailed information to assist the GAP in making its investment decision in its distribution facility at 9500 McLaughlin Road North.
According to the executives of GAP (Canada) Inc. Brampton's strategic location, extensive transportation network and labour force were important factors in the decision for the investment in the city and brings the company closer to its key Canadian markets.
History of 9500 McLaughlin Road North
· The facility located at 9500 McLaughlin Road North in Brampton was originally built by Carlton Cards in 1987.
· GAP (Canada) Inc. purchased the 55 acre property and the approximately 737,000 square foot facility in 1999 for the launch of the Old Navy brand in Canada (the first international expansion of the brand).
· With the new expansion, this facility will total over one million square feet in size.
About GAP / Old Navy Inc.
GAP Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2014 net sales were $16.4 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites.