Sail closing two Ontario stores

by Editorial Staff | June 5, 2020
SAIL location in Oshawa
The Sail location near Highway 401 and Stevenson Road in Oshawa. (Photo by Meghan Sutherland)

Two days after announcing it had filed for bankruptcy protection, Sail Outdoors confirmed it is closing two stores in Ontario and four stores in Québec.

The Laval, Québec-based retailer said the decision, which comes after locations were closed for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will affect some 500 workers, The Canadian Press (CP) reported on Thursday, June 4.

Sportiums closing

Sail stores in Vaughan and Etobicoke will close as part of the restructuring, while the Sportium brand will be eliminated — liquidation sales will start at locations in Quebec City, St-Hubert, Laval, and Kirkland in a few days, CP reported.

The company, which employs about 1,800, will reportedly focus on its four remaining Sail locations in Ontario and eight in Québec, as well as its e-commerce business.

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  1. Terry Conroy wrote: Will there b a sale?
  2. Tom Howell wrote: I guess they are going to sail off into the sunset. Too bad. Bass Pro needs the competition
  3. Stephen Garrison wrote: What stores are closing
    • Meghan Sutherland wrote: Stephen, the Vaughan and Etobicoke stores will be closing.
  4. Meagan wrote: Where is the Vaughan store located I can’t find the address I can only see if off the 400
    • Editorial Staff wrote: Meagan, now that the location is closed, I am having a hard time finding it as well, but I believe it was located just off the 400.
    • Meghan Sutherland wrote: Meagan, The Vaughan and Etobicoke stores are permanently closed. Here is a list of the stores currently open in Canada, though it would be wise to call ahead to double-check the hours and/or ensure the product you're looking for is in stock: