Spot Relief: Target Anti-Itch Creme + The First 24 Ontario Target Store Locations List and Links

First 24 Ontario locations of Target in Canada -- plus a thankful note for Target 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Creme (which is made in Canada)
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First 24 Ontario locations of Target in Canada -- plus a thankful note for Target 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Creme (which is made in Canada)
Target 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Creme

Target's been on my mind these last few days, and actually not just because the first 24 Ontario store locations have just been announced (see below for specifics, including links). Rather, I'm a bit preoccupied with Target 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Creme with Aloe and Vitamin E.

While on holiday in the Dominican Republic last week, I unwittingly served as a human buffet for a large crew of no-see-ums, otherwise known as sandflies. GAH! I haven't had to deal with crazy-itchy insect bites for years, not at home, nor on recent trips to Mexico or Jamaica. Somehow, though, Wednesday afternoon on the beach -- or maybe it was late Wednesday night in the open-air lobby? -- the little suckers got in 19 bites on my left arm and countless more on both ankles (I lost count after I hit number 35).

Thank God for my prepared friend Janice, who had the foresight to bring a tube of Target 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Creme. Actually, she had two -- one in her toiletries case, and one she usually keeps in her purse -- so she kindly gave me one because she knew I wouldn't have time to get something before I headed back out of the country the day after our evening return to Canada. (Thank you, J!)

Back to the store openings. Here's the list of the first 24 confirmed Ontario Target locations opening in 2013, with links to relevant sites where possible:

• Ajax, Durham Centre
• Aurora, Aurora Shopping Centre
• Brampton, Shoppers World Brampton
• Brampton, Trinity Common
• Burlington, Burlington Mall
• Burlington, Millcroft Centre
• Cambridge, Cambridge Centre
• Fergus, Gates of Fergus
• Guelph, Stone Road Mall
• Hamilton, Centre Mall
• Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay Square Mall
• London, Masonville Place
• London, Westmount Shopping Centre
• Milton, Milton Mall Shopping Centre
• Mississauga, Square One Shopping Centre
• Newmarket, Upper Canada Mall
• Orillia, Orillia Square Mall
• Toronto, Centrepoint Mall
• Toronto, Cloverdale Mall
• Toronto, East York Town Centre
• Toronto, Shoppers World Danforth
• Waterdown, Flamborough Power Centre
• Whitby, Taunton Road Power Centre
• Windsor, Devonshire Mall

More than 100 more Target locations across Canada are in the works; stay tuned.

Hey, it turns out this Target Anti-Itch Creme is actually made in Canada. Wonder whether it'll be sold in Target stores here, too? Is 1% hydrocortisone cream available in Canada without a prescription (serious question -- I've never had cause to wonder before now)?