Bayview Village Shopping Centre
Bayview Village Shopping Centre
|Location||2901 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2K 1E6
|No. of stores and services||110|
|No. of anchor tenants||1 – Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart|
|Total retail floor area||444,000 square feet (41,200 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
|Website||Bayview Village Shopping Centre|
Bayview Village Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in the North York area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, containing over 110 stores. The 440,000-square-foot (41,000 m2) shopping mall is located at Bayview Avenue and Sheppard Avenue in the community of Willowdale, and neighbourhood of Bayview Village.
Bayview Village was built in the 1960s as an open-air mall. It was one of the numerous post-World War II small neighbourhood community malls that were built in the inner suburbs of Toronto where residential neighbourhoods were growing. All of these community plazas were strip malls with one or two anchors.
By the 1990s, shopping trends changed to power centres anchored by big-box stores, and many of these community malls such as Honeydale Mall declined during this time. However Bayview Village stayed competitive as its owners frequently overhauled the property to keep up with current trends. To distinguish itself from larger shopping centres, the owners of Bayview Village gentrified and sought out high-end independent boutiques not available in larger malls. Bayview Village was the host of the first GAP store in Canada.
Bayview Village is located in the affluent neighbourhood of Bayview Village where significant transit-oriented condominium development has enabled it to thrive despite being close to the larger Fairview Mall. Since its redevelopment in 1998, the tenants of the mall have become more exclusive and aimed at the more affluent shoppers from the nearby areas of Bayview Village, Willowdale, York Mills, Bridle Path, and Lawrence Park. It contains the "only North American outpost" of a number of high end fashion designers, as well as outlets for luxury American designers such as Brooks Brothers and a branch of the expensive Toronto grocery store Pusateri's. The target customer for the Bayview Village Shopping Centre is female, over 30 years old, with an annual household income of over CA$100,000.
In 2013, the mall was conditionally sold for CA$500 million to a British Columbian property company. This was the biggest single property sale of 2013. In August 2017, the owners of Bayview Village submitted a plan to the City of Toronto to build five new buildings on the site's parking lots. This would include over 1,000 new residential units and expand the mall space. Parking would be moved to new underground parking spaces.
- About Bayview Village, The Gerber Group
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