Erin Mills Town Centre

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Erin Mills Town Centre
Erinmills-aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Erin Mills
Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Opening date 1989
Developer Cadillac Fairview
Management 20 VIC Management, Inc.
Owner Ontario Pension Board
No. of stores and services 220
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 799,000 square feet (70,000 m2)
No. of floors 2
Website Official Website

Erin Mills Town Centre is a shopping mall located in Erin Mills, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, at the corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West. It is the second largest mall in Mississauga, after Square One. The mall can be accessed from the 401, 403, and 407 series highways. Erin Mills Town Centre Bus Terminal is located directly in front of the main entrance of the mall. [1]

History[edit]

Erin Mills Town Centre was built on a land that had been accumulated by E. P. Taylor's Don Mills Developments in 1954.[2] The mall opened in 1989 and was owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview until it was purchased by the Ontario Pension Board in 2010 for $370 million.[3] There is a large clock tower at the centre of the mall.[4] A Cineplex Odeon movie theatre was closed in 2000 and was replaced by Old Navy and Sport Chek stores. The mall also had a mini-golf course located near the centre court, but it was converted into retail space. The centre court's retail space has since been removed as part of the redevelopment project. In addition, there was a daycare which was converted to retail space in 2005.[5]

Redevelopment[edit]

Erin Mills Town Center's Legendary Clock Tower being dismantled

On Thursday July 11, 2013, it was announced that the mall will be getting a $100 million renovation, in celebration of its upcoming 25th anniversary. This will include the replacement of the clock tower with "an iconic glass sphere 283 feet in circumference", as well as the current skylights being replaced with modern clerestory windows. The current food court is also planned to be "rethought, reworked and reborn". Renovations started Fall 2013, and are slated to be finished by Summer 2015. [6][7]

The construction project is being handled by Broccolini and mandated by 20Vic Management Inc., renovating the existing 130,000 sq ft. and adding an extra 25,000 sq ft. expansion for the food court and other shopping areas. The mall will continue to operate throughout the renovations, and every effort will be made to "preserve the shopping experience of customers coming to visit the mall". [8]

Anchors and majors[edit]

View from the second floor food court down to the centre of the mall (currently under renovations)

Food[edit]

A variety of restaurants are located at Erin Mills Town Centre.[10]

Films & TV[edit]

Erin Mills Town Centre has been used as a filming location for several films, including Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), Hedwig and the Angry Inch[11] (2001), and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004). The now-closed Erin Mills Cineplex Odeon theatre was also used as a set for the film Dirty Work (1998).

Erin Mills Town Centre has served as the scene for the Canadian game show Instant Cash.

Exterior panorama of Erin Mills Town Centre (Currently being redeveloped)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erin Mills Town Centre celebrates prom with the Sparkle Project". Mississaugalife.ca. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Case Studies: Erin Mills". Case Study. Condrain Group. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Kovessy, Peter. "Pension Buys Mississauga Mall for $370M". Business Journal. Ottawa Business Journal. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Information". Erin Mills Town Center. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Erin Mills Town Center, Mississauga, ON". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  6. ^ a b "ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE LAUNCHES $100 MILLION TRANSFORMATION" (Press release). July 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  7. ^ Flavelle, Dana (July 11, 2013). "Erin Mills Town Centre to get $100 million makeover". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Erin Mills Town Centre". January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Indigo Books added to Erin Mills Town Centre". Accessmylibrary.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  10. ^ "Erin Mills Town Centre Store Directory". Erin Mills Town Centre. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  11. ^ Fleischer, David. "Reel Toronto: Toronto Sings!". Article. Torontoist. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 43°33′31″N 79°42′45″W / 43.558509°N 79.712452°W / 43.558509; -79.712452