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Canada 🇨🇦 is a country in North America, to the north of the mainland United States. The capital city is Ottawa.

Statistics[]

The land area of Canada is 9,093,507 km2, making it the second-largest country by geographical area. As of 2020, the population is estimated to be 37,694,085, making it the 38th most populous country in the world.[1]

Apple in Canada[]

Andre Sousan 1981 Spremo

Andre Sousan of Apple Canada Inc., with an Apple II computer in 1981.

The operations of Apple Canada Inc. were established in Montreal in 1980 by Andre Sousan, who had also founded Eurapple, Apple's first international subsidiary.[2][3] Apple's Canadian headquarters were expanded in Markham, Ontario and by 2011 had over $700 million in assets.[4] In 2015, it was relocated to 120 Bremner Boulevard in Toronto.[5]

The first Apple retail store in Canada was opened on May 21, 2005 at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto.[6] The chain was rated Canada's top retailer in 2011, with 22 stores opened by that time.[4] In early 2020, all 29 stores in Canada had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 17 locations reopened from May 20 to June 17.[7][8] Though all stores had reopened by the following year, Apple Sainte-Catherine in Montreal had re-closed in December 2021 due to an outbreak of the Omicron variant.[9]

References[]

  1. Canada. The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved on May 25, 2020.
  2. Apple II Euromod / Apple II Europlus by Steven Weyhrich / peddy...@gmail.com, Google Groups / comp.sys.apple2. 2013-10-02.
  3. Apple Canada Inc., Bloomberg. Accessed 2022-02-25.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Apple Canada Inc. by Jessica Potter, The Canadian Encyclopedia. 2012-01-15. Updated 2013-12-16.
  5. Apple moves Canadian HQ into downtown offices close to flagship Eaton Centre store by Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac. 2015-02-18.
  6. Canada's first Apple Store opens in Toronto, on Saturday by warrens, MacRumors. 2005-05-16.
  7. Apple Stores Start Reopening in Canada Today, Ontario and Quebec Locations Remain Closed by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors. 2020-05-20.
  8. US Apple Store reopenings continue this week with over 70 more locations by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac. 2020-06-16.
  9. Apple shuts 8 retail stores in US and Canada amid surge in COVID-19 cases, CNBC TV18. 2021-12-23.

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