08/03/2016 08:43 EDT | Updated 08/03/2016 08:59 EDT

Nordstrom Rack, Discount Retailer, Opening Stores In Calgary, Toronto

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A Nordstrom Rack sign and storefront in the busy Westlake section of downtown Seattle, Washington. Crowds of pedestrians walk by outside, crossing the street.

SEATTLE -- As part of its continuing expansion into Canada, Nordstrom Inc. announced plans Tuesday to open new locations of its discount Nordstrom Rack brand in Calgary and Vaughan, Ont., by spring 2018.

Nordstrom Rack is part of the upscale department store's off-price retail division, with products discounted by 30 per cent to 70 per cent off Nordstrom's regular store prices.

The new 35,000-square-foot store would be located at the Vaughan Mills shopping centre about 30 kilometres north of Toronto, while the 30,500-square-foot Calgary site would be situated at the Deerfoot Meadows shopping centre 10 kilometres south of the downtown.

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A view of a Nordstom Rack department store on November 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Nordstrom Inc.)

The Seattle-based retail giant first announced plans to expand to Canada in 2012 and to date has opened three of its regular, full-line stores in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Nordstrom plans to open two additional full-line stores in the Toronto area this year -- one at the Eaton Centre on Sept. 16 and another at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Oct. 21 -- with another full-line location to open at Sherway Gardens in fall 2017.

Another off-price Nordstrom Rack store is expected to open in downtown Toronto in spring 2018.

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