Bayview Village Shopping Centre

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Bayview Village Shopping Centre
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Bayview Village Shopping Centre
Coordinates 43°46′07″N 79°23′09″W / 43.768661°N 79.385812°W / 43.768661; -79.385812Coordinates: 43°46′07″N 79°23′09″W / 43.768661°N 79.385812°W / 43.768661; -79.385812
Address 2901 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6
Opening date 1963[1]
Owner British Columbia Investment Management Corp.[2]
No. of stores and services 110
No. of anchor tenants 1 - Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart
Total retail floor area 444,000 square feet (41,200 m2)
No. of floors 1
Website Bayview Village Shopping Centre

Bayview Village Shopping Centre is an upscale shopping mall in the North York area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, catering to affluent customers and containing over 110 stores. The 440,000-square-foot (41,000 m2) shopping mall is located at Bayview Avenue and Sheppard Avenue in the community of Willowdale, and neighbourhood of Bayview Village.

History[edit]

Bayview Village was built in the 1960s as an open air mall. It was one of the numerous post-World War II small neighbourhood community malls that were built in the inner suburbs of Toronto where residential neighbourhoods were growing. All of these community plazas were strip malls with one or two anchors.

By the 1990s, shopping trends changed to power centres anchored by big-box stores, and many of these community malls such as Honeydale Mall declined during this time. However Bayview Village stayed competitive as its owners frequently overhauled the property to keep up with current trends. To distinguish itself from larger shopping centres, the owners of Bayview Village gentrified and sought out high-end independent boutiques not available in larger malls.[3]

Bayview Village is located in the affluent neighbourhood of Bayview Village where significant transit-oriented condominium development has enabled it to thrive despite being close to the larger Fairview Mall.[3]

In 2013, the mall was conditionally sold for $500 million to a British Columbian property company. This was the biggest single property sale of 2013.[2]

Anchors[edit]

Chapters store

Former anchors[edit]

  • Long time anchor store Kmart closed in 1998,. The store was demolished and the location redeveloped to house a Chapters and a large LCBO store as well as additional mall space.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Bayview Village, The Gerber Group
  2. ^ a b Garry Marr (13 November 2013). "Toronto’s Bayview Village sold for $500-million in biggest property sale this year". Financial Post. Retrieved December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "A Saga Of Two Plazas". National Post. November 17, 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 

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