Central Canada: ON/QC/Maritimes

Toronto-Area Malls Continue To Expand, Adapt To Draw In Customers

Malls are dying? You would not know it in Toronto, where malls like Woodbine, the CF Toronto Eaton Centre and CF Sherway Gardens continue to expand and adapt to the ever-changing consumer market.

“The top malls seem to have things in common,” Retail Council of Canada research consultant Craig Patterson said. “Fancy new food courts, entertainment, high ceilings and high-end stores.
Patterson discounted the theory that malls are dying. In the council’s 2016 Canadian Shopping Centre study, he found Canadian malls are doing quite well — sometimes better than their American counterparts. “It really depends on what mall you are talking about. If it’s one that has been getting less attention over the years, less investment, then they are not doing quite as well,” Patterson said.


One year after mall’s expansion, Rideau at the centre of Ottawa retail

Addition of Simons, H&M and other big names has helped boost customer traffic ‘significantly’ at downtown shopping centre, GM says


Inside the retail evolution of Toronto’s tony Yorkville

Yorkville has a vibrant history and is in the midst of another reinvention. Bernadette Morra surveys the locals about its evolution – and the latest wave of luxury arrivals.


Sleep Country Expands in Mississauga, Ontario

Sleep Country, Canada's largest mattress retailer is celebrating the opening of a new store in Mississauga, Ontario.


Bronte Village Mall development moves ahead in Oakville | InsideHalton.com

OAKVILLE - Bronte Village Mall’s owner expects the local staple will be demolished in spring 2018, as part of its re-development plans for the property.


Toronto's only poetry shop is looking for a new home – and financial support

The Kensington Market café housing Knife Fork Book is closing to make way for a sushi restaurant.


Levelwear is in a league of its own - Golf Industry Network

This Richmond Hill, Ontario-based company is a made-in-Canada success story, especially the expansion of its line of golf apparel, both at the consumer and green grass level.