The largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, T&T, is quietly preparing its very first location in Quebec. T&T Montreal was originally scheduled to open in the spring of 2022, but had its opening date postponed to make way for a vaccination clinic at its planned location. Since then, the company has remained tight-lipped about its timeline. But that is about to change.
Highway-side T&T billboards promising “opening soon” began popping up around the city. On Instagram, the company finally confirmed plans to unveil an opening date the week of November 14.
The announcement will follow months of eager teasing from Montreal. The first store signs were installed in October. And over the summer, CEO Tina Lee shared little previews of construction and hiring updates on her personal account.
A particularly intriguing article from June 22 showed Lee standing next to Montreal celebrity chef Antonio Park inside the grocery store under construction.
The management team of T&T Montreal, meanwhile, received training in the first week of July.
Lee also described the store’s offering in a January 2022 interview with MTL Blog. Montreal customers can expect a snack aisle, in-store bakery, hot food stations, fresh seafood and rare local produce.
With 6,500 square meters, T&T Montreal will be the largest in Canada. It is scheduled to open at 300, avenue Sainte-Croix near the interchange between highways 15 and 40 in the borough of Saint-Laurent.
T&T already has 29 stores spread across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.