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Our Vision

What makes King’s Crossing work? Location. Concept. Experience.

Location

Located along the busy highway corridor between Montreal/Ottawa and Toronto, King’s Crossing Fashion Outlets is built on a highway-fronting site along Highway 401 at the Division Street exit – the busiest off-ramp on the TransCanada Highway. With such high traffic and high visibility,
it is the logical “halfway rest stop” for over 100,000 vehicles that travel past it on a daily basis. And to entice travelers to plan their stop, King’s Crossing welcomes them with upgraded restrooms and food services, together with ample parking. During this travel break, a walk to stretch their legs will allow visitors to enjoy an experience that only King’s Crossing can offer.

In addition to these “passing-through” visitors, Kings Crossing will boast a wide range of
other constituents:

 

  • Over 2.6 million tourists flock to Kingston annually to enjoy numerous festivals, as well as cruises and visits to the nearby 1000 Islands.
  • 1.4 Million people live within a 75 minute drive of Kingston
  • Over 200,000 people live in the Greater Kingston area, many of whom are well-educated and high-income consumers.
  • Kingston is the location for 3 major post-secondary institutions, including Queen’s University. The students attending these schools can be both eager consumers and a stable and readily available labour force.
Map showing Kingston relative to other major cities in the area

Over 2.6 million tourists clock to Kingston annually to enjoy numerous festivals, as well as cruises and visits to the nearby 1000 Islands.

Concept

We see a lot in the news about how Canadian shoppers flock to US outlets, so they know what they are supposed to be – nice environments with a full depth and breadth of merchandise and a strong value proposition.

But, Canadian outlet centers have lost something in the translation. They have evolved into strip malls with a large percentage of vertically integrated retailers selling on the 30/30/30 concept.

Calling them “outlets” alone hasn’t provided customers with the true “outlet experience” that they have sought, and they have been disappointed.

King’s Crossing changes that…

King’s Crossing redefines and elevates the level of outlet centers in Canada – a return to the roots of the outlet industry and what makes it work – manufacturers and retailers with quality merchandise selling at a strong value proposition in a shopping environment that promotes an enjoyable experience, and that that encourages customers to extend their stay.

King’s Crossing Fashion Outlets represents the best of the outlet industry – a great highway location at the meeting point of 3 major population centers, a superior and attractive pedestrian-friendly village-style design, proximity to a strong residential market AND high levels of tourism, an eager and excited local population and employment base, and an experienced and professional development team with extensive backgrounds in project development and market penetration.

photos of women walking with shopping bags and a minivan full of shopping bags with kids looking out the hatch from their seat

Over 2.6 million tourists clock to Kingston annually to enjoy numerous festivals, as well as cruises and visits to the nearby 1000 Islands.

Experience

The King’s Crossing development team is made up of a team of highly qualified professionals. Knightstone Capital Management, headquartered in Toronto, is the development company and brings extensive retail development and market knowledge to the project. Realty Advisors First Corporation, or RAFCO is an experienced retail real estate brokerage firm with all the related disciplines and foresight needed to continue King’s Crossing path to fruition.
Kings Crossing Fashion Outlets in Kingston is an outlet project in an under-served market that is appealing, intriguing, and inviting to the consumer by providing branded merchandise at substantially reduced prices in an attractive and shopper-friendly environment.

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Over 2.6 million tourists clock to Kingston annually to enjoy numerous festivals, as well as cruises and visits to the nearby 1000 Islands.