Walmart and Condor Properties recently broke ground on a signature brand new state-of-the-art distribution center in Vaughan, ON. On the heels of announcing a major $3.5 billion investment into all aspects of the business, Walmart’s new facility is a next generation 550,000-square-foot distribution center.
“This is a very exciting time for Walmart Canada and our customers across the country. Our new distribution centre is going to be a world-class facility, which will help us grow and make our business better and simpler for our customers,” said Horacio Barbeito, president and CEO of Walmart Canada. “These are challenging times for everyone, but we are investing for growth because we believe in Ontario and Canada’s future and are proud to do business in this great country.”
When the modern facility is operational in 2024, the site will handle ambient general merchandise and food products. More than 70 million cases of Canadians’ favourite products from more than 3,000 suppliers, including big brands to small businesses, will flow through this distribution centre annually — the highest volume of any Walmart facility in the country. The project is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs in Vaughan and benefit the local economy.
The new facility in Vaughan is in addition to a brand new 300,000-square-foot distribution center currently under construction in Surrey, BC. Walmart is also renovating an existing distribution centre in Cornwall, ON.
The distribution centers are part of a suite of investments Walmart Canada is making to generate significant growth and to make the online and in-store shopping experience simpler, faster and more convenient for Walmart’s customers. The investment over the next five years will lead to the use of advanced technologies working alongside associates in a state-of the-art facility to move products as quickly as possible.