Fairview Pointe-Claire

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Main entrance
Bus station entrance

Fairview Pointe-Claire, also called Fairview Centre (or Centre Fairview in French), is one of the biggest super regional shopping malls on the island of Montreal with about 1,000,000 square feet (92,900 m2) spread on two levels of shopping space. It is located in the city of Pointe-Claire at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway and Saint-Jean Boulevard.

Fairview Pointe-Claire is jointly owned at 50% by Cadillac Fairview and 50% by Ivanhoe Cambridge; the former is also the manager of the mall. Fairview Pointe-Claire is the first built of Cadillac Fairview's self-branded "four Fashion centres" that also include the Carrefour Laval, Les Promenades Saint-Bruno and Les Galeries d'Anjou.

The major tenants are the Bay, Sears, Pharmaprix, Home Outfitters, Winners, HomeSense, Sports Experts/Atmosphere and Best Buy.

Stores[edit]

More than 200 stores are in the mall. Among them are Zara, H&M, Renaud-Bray, Forever 21, Old Navy, Bench, Gap, Sephora, Apple Store, Banana Republic, M-A-C, American Apparel, Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, Guess, American Eagle Outfitters, Pandora, Hush Puppies, Lids, Little Burgundy, Stitch It, DAVIDsTea, Jacob, Buffalo David Bitton, Tommy Hilfigher, Mexx, Bovet, Souris Mini and many more.[1]

The food court, formerly known as Le Patio, comprises restaurants such as Subway, A&W, New York Fries, Kojax, Manchu Wok, Thai Express, Place Tevere, Taco Bravo and many others.

History[edit]

  • 1965: Fairview Corporation inaugurates the mall with Simpson's, Steinberg's, Eaton's, Pascal's, and some 70 other stores. Notable tenants include Ogilvy's and Woolworth's. Fairview Pointe-Claire is a single level mall; only anchors Simpson's, Eaton's and Pascal's have two floors. Sam Steinberg's Ivanhoe Corporation is a shareholder of the mall. Simpson's purchases a replica of Michelangelo's Statue of David and installs it in the mall's hallway.[2]
  • 1970: Eaton's drops the apostrophe and becomes Eaton in Quebec.
  • 1972: Simpson's in turn becomes Simpsons.
  • 1981: Simpsons is renamed Simpson in Quebec.
  • 1984: Fairview Pointe-Claire is extensively renovated as a two-level shopping mall modeled after sister mall Les Promenades Saint-Bruno. A food court is added. Simpson's and Eaton's seize the occasion to each add a third floor to their store; the adding of an extra floor does not necessitate any change to the outdoor architectures of Simpson's and Eaton's because both stores were designed in 1965 to house three floors. A new the Bay store is supposed to open in the mall but the project is cancelled.
  • 1989: Simpsons becomes the Bay.
  • 1991: Pascal closes.
  • 1992: Steinberg is rebranded as Metro. A new Sears opens at CIBC's former space. Adventure Electronics occupies the old Pascal space, but only its first floor. The former entrance for Pascal, located exclusively on the first floor was not reserved for Aventure.
  • 1994: Woolworth and TD Bank close. Ashbrooks shortly replaces the former Woolworth space.
  • 1996: Metro rebrands as Super C
  • 1998: Adventure Electronics closes.
  • 1999: Eaton closes in late August after a closing sale.
  • 2000: Sears moves to Eaton's former space while Super C closes down. Les Ailes de la Mode department store is slated to open where Sears once stood.
  • 2001: Les Ailes de la Mode department chain goes into financial trouble and cancel its plans to open up a store in the mall. This leave Winners, HomeSense, Renaud-Bray, Old Navy, and Sports Experts/Atmosphere, and Starbucks Coffee to open up into Sears' original location. The fountain at the middle of the mall is also officially closed, and the old elevator at the middle is replaced.
  • 2002: Home Outfitters opens in Super C's former space, while CIBC closes, leaving only two banks at the mall -- Scotiabank and Bank of Montreal, both of which are still open, but have since been remodeled.
  • 2004: Former Pascal/Aventure building is demolished after years of being occupied by short-lived factory outlets since Aventure's closing in 1998.
  • 2005: a new Best Buy takes place of the former Pascal/Aventure building while Essaim is converted to Pharmaprix. Like with Aventure, Best Buy can only be accessed from outdoors.
  • 2010: The only Nike Store in Montreal closed.
  • 2011: A Forever 21 has opened at the mall.

Terminus Fairview[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 72 Alfred Nobel All-day Weekdays before 8:00 pm Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 200 Sainte-Anne de Bellevue All-day before 8:00 pm Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 201 Saint-Charles/Saint-Jean All-day, Stops on Brunswick and Auto Plaza; Enters Terminus after 7:00 pm Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 202 Dawson All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 203 Carson All-Day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 204 Cardinal All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 205 Gouin All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 206 Roger-Pilon All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 207 Jacques-Bizard All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 208 Brunswick All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 215 Henri-Bourassa All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 216 Transcanadienne Rush Hour Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 217 Anse A L'Orme All Day, Stops on Brunswick Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 218 Antoine-Faucon Rush Hour, Stops on Brunswick Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 219 Chemin Sainte-Marie Rush Hour, Stops on Brunswick Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 225 Hymus Rush Hour Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 419 Express John Abbott All Day Weekdays before 7:00pm Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 470 Express Pierrefonds All-day Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 485 Express Antoine Faucon All-day Weekdays before 8:00pm, Stops on Brunswick Map Schedule
Terminus Fairview

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Coordinates: 45°27′50″N 73°49′52″W / 45.46389°N 73.83111°W / 45.46389; -73.83111