Place d'Orléans

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Place d'Orléans
Place D'Orleans SportChek entrance April 2006.jpg
Location Orléans, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Opening date 1979
Management Primaris Retail REIT
Owner Primaris Retail REIT
No. of stores and services 175
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 734,477 sq ft or 68,235.1 m2
Website http://www.placedorleans.com

Place d'Orléans is a large shopping mall in the eastern end of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the community of Orléans. The property is about 740,000 sq ft (69,000 m2).[1] It has three large department stores (Sport Chek, Target and The Bay) and about 175 small shops, including a food court. The Bay expanded in 1999, taking over a large section of the north side's upper level, and reducing the number of smaller shops. Other prominent shops included the Market Fresh grocery store (the company pulled out of Ontario, due to declining profits, on December 30, 2005, now Boathouse and Goodlife Fitness fill the vacated space), and, once the focus of the mall, Walmart. In early May 2006, Zellers opened a new store in the large retail space vacated by Walmart. In 2013, Zellers closed and was replaced by Target.

Built in 1979, but having expanded to its current size in 1990 and had its grand re-opening in August of same year. Place d'Orléans was one of the last enclosed malls built in Canada. Like many of its counterparts in North America, Place d'Orléans has been struggling to survive in the era of the big-box "power centres". Over the years it has seen anchors come and go, such as Eaton's, Woolco, Robinson's, Consumers Distributing and Walmart, which was purchased and replaced by Zellers. Place d'Orléans has taken on non-traditional tenants: a large portion of the second floor has been leased to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Walmart has relocated to the newly developed shopping area along Innes Road, and St. Joseph Boulevard has continued to stagnate.

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  1. ^ Oxford Properties

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Coordinates: 45°28′40″N 75°30′59″W / 45.47778°N 75.51639°W / 45.47778; -75.51639