Lawrence Square Shopping Centre

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Lawrence Square Shopping Centre
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Location 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Opening date 1980s
Developer RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
Management Julie M. Rinaldi
Owner RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
No. of stores and services 80
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 679,575 square feet
No. of floors 2 (Canadian Tire on 2 floors)

The Lawrence Square Shopping Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is one of the city's twenty largest malls. It is located on Lawrence Avenue West, west of Allen Road, in the neighbourhood of Lawrence Heights, which is in Yorkdale-Glen Park, and is accessible from the Toronto Transit Commission's Lawrence West station. The anchor stores are Canadian Tire and Fortinos. Target will occupy Zellers' former location.

History[edit]

Before the site was developed in 1950s, it was farmland in what was the Township of North York.

Site redevelopment[edit]

As part of the 20-year plan to redevelop Lawrence Heights that began in 2007 by local city councillor Howard Moscoe, Lawrence Square would be demolished to make way for a northward extension of Marlee Avenue and for public housing. The future of the mall is now unknown as the timeline for re-development is uncertain.

Two nearby public schools will be demolished to make way for retail uses.[1][2][3]

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Coordinates: 43°43′0″N 79°26′50″W / 43.71667°N 79.44722°W / 43.71667; -79.44722

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