Cedarbrae Mall

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Cedarbrae Mall
Cedarbrae mall logo.png
Location 3495 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
M1H 1B3
Opening date 1962
Management First Capital Realty Inc.
No. of stores and services 60+
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 548,000 sq ft (50,911 m2)[1]
No. of floors 3
Website http://cedarbraemall.ca/

Cedarbrae Mall is a shopping mall in the Scarborough area of Toronto, Ontario, at the corner of Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue East.[2] In terms of size, Cedarbrae Mall may be the eighty-ninth largest shopping mall in Canada with a floor area of 548,000 sq ft (50,911 m2).[1]


West entrance to mall, prior to renovations

The mall opened in 1962 as a plaza, and was anchored by a Woolworth's, a Steinberg's and a Simpsons.[3] Renovations to Cedarbrae Mall would soon replace the original anchors, and bring a Zellers store, as well as additional retail space to the east and west sides of the mall. A No Frills, Canadian Tire, Toys "R" Us, as well as a renovated food court area and both an upper and lower floor were the next few major events for the mall.

In 2012, the Zellers store was acquired by Target, but later sold to Walmart Canada and opened as Walmart in late 2012.[4][5] A Jysk store also opened around this time, to the west of No Frills, which is not part of the actual mall.[6]

During mid-2013, the mall went through major renovations, done by Cinric Construction, which would include the full replacement of the interior and exterior lighting, automatic and energy efficient washrooms, floor and ceiling finishes, a repaved parking lot, an enhanced food court, and the rebranding of the mall. By late 2013, most of the work was completed, with the exception of final touches such as carpets and mall seating. The food court, named Food Emporium, finished renovations slightly later.[7]


On December 9, 2008, a 21-year-old victim was taken to hospital after he received a knife wound to the neck at around 4:15 pm. The suspect, 21-year-old Jamaal Williams was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault.[8]

Anchors and major retailers[edit]

Notable stores inside the shopping mall include Walmart (formerly Zellers and Simpsons respectively), Canadian Tire, No Frills (formerly Steinberg's, then Dominion, then Loblaws), and Dollarama. Notable stores and retailers outside the shopping mall include The Beer Store, LCBO, Burger King, the CAA, and Jysk.


In August 1996, the mall was acquired by the Centrefund Realty Corporation.[9] At the time of purchase, Centrefund announced it would begin expansion and renovation with a total redevelopment budget of approximately CDN$20 million.[9] The Canadian portion of Centrefund changed its name to First Capital Corporation in 2001.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "First Capital Reality: Property Details for Cedarbrae Mall". First Capital Reality Inc. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Contact - Cedarbrae Mall". Cedarbrae Mall. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Department Stores then and now". Urban Toronto. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Delap, Leanne (12 November 2012). "Small-box Wal-Marts tailored to urban cores". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Target, Walmart acquire leases for Scarborough Zellers sites". Inside Toronto. Scarborough Mirror. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jysk Scarborough". Jysk Canada. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Bruce, Kenya; Mendoza, Nicolette (10 December 2013). "Cedarbrae Mall renovations confusing shoppers". The Toronto Observer. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "One In Custody After Stabbing At Cedarbrae Mall". City News. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Centrefund Acquires Cedarbrae Mall in Toronto". Business Wire (Press release). 1996-08-08. 
  10. ^ "Equity One, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Centrefund Realty". Business Wire. 2001-09-21. 

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Coordinates: 43°45′29″N 79°13′44″W / 43.758°N 79.229°W / 43.758; -79.229