Target Canada Co.

Target in connection with the wind-down of its Canadian operations under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act


Target Canada Co.


Over $850 million


Insolvency and Restructuring

Date Closed



Lead Office


Target Canada insolvency

In November 2014, discount retailer, Target Canada Co. announced the orderly wind-down of its Canadian operations pursuant to proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The wind-down included the closure of 133 retail stores across the country and the sale of its real estate portfolio and inventory. In addition, a $95 million employee trust was created to ensure Target Canada employees received a minimum of 16 weeks of compensation, including wages and benefits coverage for employees who were not required for the full wind-down period. This trust was established to benefit over 15,000 Canadian workers and described by the media as “unprecedented” and “never seen before”.

Osler represented Target with a team that included Tracy Sandler (Insolvency), Heather McKean (Real Estate), Jeremy Dacks (Litigation), Andrea Lockhart (Insolvency), Shawn Irving and Robert Carson (Litigation), Shelley Obal and Jacqui Code (Research), Sven Poysa (Labour), Monica Biringer and Greg Wylie (Tax), Andraya Frith and Christine Jackson (Commercial), Adrian Hartog, Ryan Nielsen and Sandy Yeung (Real Estate).

Tracy Sandler - Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer
Key Contact

Tracy Sandler

Partner, Insolvency & Restructuring

Heather McKean - Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

Heather McKean

Partner, Real Estate

Jeremy Dacks - Insolvency Litigation Lawyer

Jeremy Dacks

Partner, Litigation

Shawn Irving - Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Shawn Irving

Partner, Litigation

Robert Carson

Robert Carson

Partner, Litigation

Shelley  Obal

Shelley Obal

Partner, Research

Jacqueline  Code

Jacqueline Code

Partner, Research

Sven  Poysa

Sven Poysa

Partner, Employment & Labour

Monica Biringer - Corporate Tax Lawyer in Toronto

Monica Biringer

Partner and Co-Chair, Taxation

Gregory  Wylie

Gregory Wylie

Partner, Taxation

Andraya Frith - Franchise Lawyer

Andraya Frith

Partner, Franchise & Retail

Christine Jackson

Christine Jackson

Associate, Commercial

Adrian  Hartog

Adrian Hartog

Partner, Real Estate

Ryan  Nielsen

Ryan Nielsen

Partner, Real Estate

Sandy Yeung

Sandy Yeung

Associate, Real Estate