Juscott wrote in post #15543658
For someone who traveled quite extensively, they really should have a better idea of commercial real estate. Calgary's commercial real estate is the quite the opposite of your statment; Unavailable and quite expensive.
Well, relative to suitable sites in Toronto and Vancouver, I can promise you Calgary is certainly less expensive.
Anyway, I contacted Canon Canada. They graciously responded in less than twenty-four hours. This was their response:
We chose Calgary as the site for Image Square, the Canon Experience Centre, for a number of reasons, the first being that Calgary is an innovation and creativity hub in Canada. Calgarians are culturally engaged and there is a very active photography community in the city. Furthermore, Canon Canada has a branch office in Calgary (it's been there almost 30 years), so we're familiar with the market and are eager to support our dealers and customers there.
A lot of people have asked if we're planning on building another Image Square in Toronto or Vancouver, and the answer is that we don't have any plans for new centres at this time. Our main goal is to give our customers the best experience they can have with our products, and that will include listening to Calgarians and finding out how we can use Image Square to best meet their needs. Those learnings will certainly help us if and when we decide to build another centre in the coming years.