Masonville Place

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Masonville Place
Masonvillle Interior.JPG
Location 1680 Richmond St N London, Ontario, Canada
Opening date 1985
Developer Cadillac Fairview
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services 190
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 686,000 sq ft (63,700 m2).[1]
No. of floors 2
Website www.masonvilleplace.ca

Masonville Place (known locally simply as Masonville or Masonville Mall) is a major shopping mall in North London, Ontario. It is located at the southeast corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street.

Masonville Place was constructed by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in 1985. It was the first multi-level shopping centre in London. It also had three major commercial tenants: Sears, Eaton's, and Loblaws. Loblaws, originally under the SuperStore Warehouse banner (used for large format Loblaw stores in the 1980s) opened on its own in late 1984, preceding the building of the rest of the mall.

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In 1991, Masonville expanded with 75 new stores and services including an indoor miniature golf course, which has since been removed, and replaced with more stores. A Zellers store was also built a few years later in 1994.

In October 1998, the Loblaws store closed and a new standalone Loblaws was opened on the northeast corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street. This was around the same time the Eaton's store was closed due to bankruptcy, and was replaced with The Bay.

Today[edit]

Today, Masonville Place is a regional shopping centre with 190 stores and services. It also has a bus terminal for the London Transit Commission.

In the recent years, as some of Masonville's original tenant leases have expired, more upscale stores have been added.

In 2011, a multimillion dollar renovation was undertaken which included upgrades to entrances, ceilings, washrooms and food court.

Several stores will be opening over the course of 2012, most of which are new to the London retail landscape.

On October 29, 2013, Sears Canada announced that it would be closing its store at the mall and five other locations throughout Canada in a bid to reduce costs. [1]

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Coordinates: 43°01′32″N 81°16′43″W / 43.02548°N 81.27874°W / 43.02548; -81.27874