Edmonton City Centre

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Coordinates: 53°32′37″N 113°29′30″W / 53.54361°N 113.49167°W / 53.54361; -113.49167

Edmonton City Centre
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Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Opening date 1974
Developer Oxford Properties
Management Olympia Trencevski
Owner Oxford Properties[1]
No. of stores and services 170
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 812,142 square feet (75,450.5 m2)
No. of floors 4
Website http://www.edmontoncitycentre.com/

Edmonton City Centre is a shopping mall in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, across the street (west) from Churchill Square.

History[edit]

In 1974, the City Centre Place shopping mall was completed within the larger Edmonton Centre development; TD Tower was added in 1976.[2] In 1978, Oxford Tower and the Sutton Place Hotel were built on the north edge of the site. Across the street a new development was in planning. The original plan for what was then called Eaton's Centre, announced in 1980, called for several large office and apartment towers. None of the originally designed five towers was ever built but the multi-level Eaton's Centre mall and the Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel were salvaged from the project.[3]

After the demise of the Eaton's department store in 1999, Eaton's Centre and Edmonton Centre, formerly two independent malls, were redeveloped into one shopping complex connected by a newer and larger pedestrian bridge spanning 101 Street (that itself contains a number of shops). The Bay, a former Eaton's competitor, moved into part of the former Eaton's store, with the remainder of the store also partially converted into a parking garage and call centre.

The former Bay location (which was a Woodward's store prior to 1993) in the Edmonton Centre, was heavily renovated and converted into smaller retail stores. It also is the Edmonton headquarters of CBC stations CBX (AM), CBX-FM, CHFA (AM), CBXT-DT and CBXFT-DT.

Edmonton City Centre also has an Landmark Cinemas location and pedway connections to Manulife Place and the LRT. The movie theatre was run by Cineplex Odeon from 1988 to 2005 and by Empire Theatres from 2005 to 2013.

On June 27, 2013, Empire Theatres announced that it would be selling this theatre location along with 22 others in Western Canada and Ontario to Landmark Cinemas.[4] On October 29, 2013, Empire Theatres closed and reopened as Landmark Cinemas on October 31, 2013.

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Business[edit]

ECC is home to four office towers: two (TD Tower, City Centre Place) are connected to the mall, the third, (Bell Tower), is located across the street, and the fourth, (101 Street Tower), is located in the lobby of the Sutton Place Hotel. These towers range from 23 to 32 storeys in height and house many different businesses.

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