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Student Competition

3rd Annual CREA Charrette

This two-day Charrette, presented by the Canadian Retail Education Association (CREA), external link, opens in new window is an intensive, interdisciplinary, team learning experience.  

Last year, student teams tackled a surprise challenge focused on identifying unique retail concepts for the re-development of Toronto's Union Station, external link, opens in new window led by Beauleigh Retail Consulting, external link, opens in new window and the retail developer Osmington.   

After teams were introduced to the problem, students conducted a site visit, heard from industry experts on demographics, real estate, and design considerations, before preparing their solutions for a final presenation to a panel of judges. 

This year will feature a new surprise challenge with a complex real-world retail problem!


**Register for the 2019 Charrette Here Today!, external link, opens in new window**


Student Teams

Teams are formed on the first day of the event with and interdisciplinary mix of 4-6 students from college and university programs with a focus on retailing.  

All participants will recieve a 1-year complimentary membership in CREA as part of the registration fee in the Charrette.

Follow Up Questions?

For more information please see the CREA Website, external link or contact with any questions and inquiries about the charette. 

Photo of Frances Gunn presenting the CREA Challenge, 2017
Photo of student group

Event details

Dates: Monday Oct 28 and Tuesday Oct 29

Location: TRSM-1-148


Contact Sean Sedlezky at

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