Peter Simons (businessman)
Early life and education
Simons studied pure science at Carleton University, and then economics at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he received a Honours Business Administration undergraduate degree.
Peter Simons began working at La Maison Simons in 1986. Simons, and his brother Richard, took over the business in 1996, becoming the fifth generation of the Simons family to run the store. Under Peter and Richard Simons, La Maison Simons expanded outside of Quebec City for the first time, opening stores in Sherbrooke and Montreal in 1999, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in 2001 and Laval in 2002.
Upon a visit to Paris, he discovered one of the seven existing Fontaine de Tourny pieces in an antique shop. The fountain was once located in the Allées de Tourny in Bordeaux. Simons had the fountain restored on Île d’Orléans. He donated it to Quebec City as a gift for its 400th anniversary, and had it installed in front of the National Assembly of Quebec in July 2007.
Honours↑Jump back a section
- "Peter D. Simons, C.Q. - President & CEO — La Maison Simons inc.". Speakers. The Canadian Club of Montreal. 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- "Our Story". La Maison Simons. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
- "Peter Simons — Knight (2008)". Members (in French). National Order of Quebec. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
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