Fairview Park Mall

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For the similarly named mall in Toronto, see Fairview Mall.
Fairview Park
Location Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Opening date 1966
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services 120
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 746,334 sq ft (69,336.7 m2)
No. of floors 1
Website http://www.fairviewpark.ca

Fairview Park, situated at 2960 Kingsway Drive, is the largest shopping mall in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada with 730,000 square feet (68,000 m2) of Gross leasable area[1] and 120 stores.[2] It is owned and operated by Cadillac Fairview.[1]

Fairview Park opened in 1966, in the Parkway neighbourhood of the recently expanded City of Kitchener, between Kingsway Drive, Wilson Avenue, Fairway Road, and Highway 8. The mall's presence over the years has turned Fairway Road into a major commercial strip.[citation needed] It is one of the four biggest malls in the region.

The initial department-store anchors were Simpsons-Sears on the south end and a Zehrs supermarket at the north end. A new wing with Woolco was added on the east in the 1970s along with 20 stores, and Simpson's on the west was added in the 1980s along with 40 more stores. In the time since, Simpsons-Sears has become Sears, Woolco was replaced by Wal-Mart, and Simpson's became The Bay. The small Zehrs supermarket had been located facing Kingsway Drive, but moved to Weber Street and its space was redeveloped, partially into the current food court and partially into a PharmaPlus location (which later closed).

From early 2007 to that summer, the mall underwent a major $33.4-million redevelopment. This renovation included a new food court and new interiors, including higher ceilings. The parking lot was also refurbished. It was the first major renovation since 1986.[3]

The mall is accessible from Highway 8 and Fairway Road, and is served by many Grand River Transit bus routes connecting to the surrounding areas of Kitchener and to Cambridge and Waterloo.[citation needed]

Anchor stores[edit]

Transit terminal[edit]

Fairview Park Mall
Transit Terminal
Station statistics
Coordinates 43°25′23″N 80°26′28″W / 43.42306°N 80.44111°W / 43.42306; -80.44111
Line(s)
Structure type bus shelters only
Platforms 10
Bicycle facilities no
Other information
Opened 1966
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Grand River Transit

The terminal is located beside the southwest entrance to The Bay store.[4] This facility operates as a major hub for Grand River Transit (GRT), with most of the routes served terminating here.

GRT bus service[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cadillac Fairview Retail Portfolio. Accessed July 16, 2007. Archived July 4, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Fairview Park Directory Listing. Accessed July 16, 2007.
  3. ^ "Fairview mall to get $33.4-million facelift". The Record. 2006-05-10. 
  4. ^ Grand River Transit: Terminal Platform Layouts

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°25′30″N 80°26′19″W / 43.42487°N 80.43859°W / 43.42487; -80.43859