Cataraqui Town Centre
|Location||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|No. of stores and services||141|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||607,000 sq ft (56,400 m2)|
|No. of floors||2|
Cataraqui Town Centre, (known informally as "the Cat Centre") is a shopping mall located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is the largest mall in southeastern Ontario with over 141 stores. Its anchor stores are The Bay, Target and Sears. It also includes a major transfer point for Kingston Transit.
Anchors and majors
- Sears (124,933 sq ft)
- Target (115,307 sq ft.)
- The Bay (113,054 sq ft.)
- H&M (19,834 sq ft.)
- Sport Chek (19,126 sq ft.)
- Shoppers Drug Mart (9,800 sq ft)
Cataraqui Town Centre opened in September, 1982 as a two level mall with Simpsons and Zellers department stores and a Loblaws supermarket. Simpsons was rebranded as The Bay (another brand within the same chain, the Hudson's Bay Company) in 1986. In September 1999, Sears relocated from the Kingston Centre to a new store at Cataraqui which anchored a new addition. Along with the new addition came a revamping of the mall's interior, and the relocation of the escalators and food court. Loblaws moved across the street in 2001, and their former space was converted to a new expanded food court, Shoppers Drug Mart, and a Sport Chek store.
A total of 141 stores are located here, including Target, The Bay, Sears, Sport Chek, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Body Shop, American Eagle Outfitters, Lush Cosmetics, RW & Co., Bluenotes, HMV, Jaccob Connextion, Eclipse, Rayna, Stitches, Yves Rocher, The Children's Place, West 49, Vivah, Naturalizer and Roots.
Cataraqui is home to the eastern Ontario's first Aéropostale, Lush Cosmetics, and Cataraqui is the super regional shopping centre for eastern Ontario (mainly Kingston, Belleville, Brockville and the Thousand Islands).
New stores that opened in 2008 include Aéropostale, Mrs. Fields, Boathouse, Sterling Shoes, Teaopia, Ricki's, Eclipse, Jimmy the Greek, Dynamite, Costa Blanca, Koodoo Mobile and Freshly Squeezed. The Body Shop, and Jean Machine renovated their storefronts and are now open for business.
2010 will see the opening of a new location of Danier Leather (formerly in the RioCan Centre), Showcase (the as seen on TV store), Rayna (formerly Stefi Lara), and Nevada Bob's Golf in SportChek, as well as a renovation of Reitmans. Also Bath and Body Works will open in Cataraqui Town Centre, which will be a first in the area besides the locations in Ottawa-Gatineau.