Markville Shopping Centre

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Markville Shopping Centre
Markville Shopping Centre entrance
Location Markham, Ontario, Canada
Opening date March 17, 1982
Developer JDS Development
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services over 160
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 981,000 square feet (91,100 m2)
No. of floors 2
Elevator inside the shopping centre in 2008 before renovations.

Markville Shopping Centre is a shopping mall located at 5000 Highway 7 East (at McCowan Road) in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The shopping centre opened in 1982 and is owned by Cadillac Fairview. It was named for its proximity to the historical villages of Markham and Unionville (now both incorporated in the city of Markham). With a gross leasable area of 981,000 square feet (91,100 m2), Markville is the 28th-largest mall in Canada and the second-largest in York Region after Vaughan Mills.[1]


2011 renovation[edit]

Markville Shopping Centre was renovated by EllisDon for $110 million from 2011-2013. The renovation included the installation of 180,000 square feet (17,000 m2) of porcelain tile flooring, and 12,000 linear feet of glass handrails. Over 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) of commercial space was to be renovated, which would add many brands new to Canada or the Greater Toronto Area. A new food court that would replace the old one was also in the renovation plans, it opened on 23 August 2012 as "Express Eatery" beside the lower level Sears entrance. The former food court location has been remodelled into shop space, as well as two outdoor patio areas. This was the second renovation at the centre since the 2001-2002 expansion. The renovation was completed in two years, and was finished in the fall of 2013.[2] During this transitional period, the mall's store count was reduced to 160.

Public transit access[edit]

Several transit networks make nearby connections to Markville Shopping Centre.[1] They include: York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and GO Transit.

On nearby McCowan Road, the TTC operates its 129A McCowan North route,[3] which makes a stop at Heritage Road, directly in front of the shopping centre. The YRT and Viva operates many bus routes, which serve stops directly in front of entrances into the mall. They include the 40, 41, 45, and the 522. Other bus routes make stops along McCowan Road and Highway 7, which are the 1, 42, 301, 304, Viva Green, and Viva Purple.

GO Transit routes are located on Bullock Drive, and at the Centennial GO Station which is served by the Stouffville line.


  1. ^ a b "Address and Location Map - Markville Shopping Centre". Markville Shopping Centre. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "EllisDon to manage $110 million makeover of Cadillac Fairview mall in Markham, Ontario". Daily Commercial News. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "TTC Map of 129 McCowan North". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 43°52′08″N 79°17′17″W / 43.869°N 79.288°W / 43.869; -79.288