|Location||1600 Le Corbusier
Laval, Quebec, Canada
|No. of stores and services||150+|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||699,685 sq ft (65,002.9 m2) (GLA)|
|No. of floors||1|
Centre Laval is a shopping centre located in the Chomedey district of Laval, Quebec, at the corner of Saint-Martin West and Le Corbusier boulevard. It is a 10-minute walk from the Montmorency metro station in nearby Laval-des-Rapides.
Though located only 2.5km away from the bigger and more popular Carrefour Laval, Centre Laval is a large shopping mall in its own right with nearly 700,000 square feet (65,000 m2) of retail space. It has 130 shops, services and department stores, including Ares, The Brick, Staples, Best Buy, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Hudson's Bay and Sports Experts. There is also a branch of the Bank of Montreal.
The mall began in 1968 with a Famous Players theatre, Woolco and Steinberg's. A mall expansion was supposed to be anchored by Morgan. But by the time the expansion was completed in 1972, the Morgan chain had been renamed to the Bay and the store at Centre Laval inaugurated under the new banner. Centre Laval had two more expansions before reaching its current size in 1988.
The Woolco store became a Walmart when Walmart purchased Woolco Canada in 1994 to establish a Canadian presence.
Walmart left Centre Laval in November 2012 to relocate as a Walmart Supercentre on the site formerly occupied by Centre 2000. Walmart's location at Centre Laval became a Target store during Target's ill fated foray into Canada from 2013 to 2015.
In April 2007, Homburg Invest Inc acquired Alexis Nihon REIT and thereby officially took ownership of the shopping centre. Centre Laval was transferred to Homburg Canada REIT in 2009 which eventually changed to Canmarc Real Estate Investment Trust in September 2011.
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