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Entrance to Market Village Mall
|Location||Markham, Ontario, Canada|
|Developer||Cedarland Properties Limited (Remington Group)|
|No. of stores and services||170|
|No. of anchor tenants||19|
|No. of floors||1 to 2|
Built by Cedarland Properties Limited in 1990, it attempts to mirror and mimic a rural town Ontario.
The mall was threatened with new competition by the newer Pacific Mall, which was built on the location of Cullen Country Barns (demolished), but the two malls have co-existed.
Most stores in Market Village are family-run stores, but there are a few non-Chinese retailers and some stores with links to Hong Kong have been opened. Some stores, along with these in Pacific Mall, have been targeted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for selling counterfeit DVDs,video games and CDs. There are 149 stores in market village listed on the map at the front entrance.
On June 15, 2006, Pacific Mall and Market Village announced plans for a major expansion to the south shopping complex in south Markham. An additional 400,000 square feet (37,000 m²) of retail space, a luxury hotel and a multi-level parking structure were to be built. The project was expected to begin in a year or two, and would bring the combined size of the two malls to about 1 million square feet (92,900 square meters). However, that plan was delayed until late 2009, to open in the early 2010s.
In 2009, plans were drawn up to demolish the entire mall and replace it with a larger and modern complex called the Remington Centre. It will feature a two level structure with over 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) of retail and commercial space and two condo towers located on the southeast end. The Remington Centre is aiming for LEED status along with the installation of 1100 tonnes of geothermal capacity. Construction is due to begin in late 2014 and completed in 2018.
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