Confederation Mall

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Confederation Mall
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Confederation Mall Main Entrance
Location Confederation Suburban Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Opening date 1973
No. of stores and services 42
No. of anchor tenants 4 Safeway Inc., Petland, Canadian Tire, Winners
Total retail floor area 329,128 sq. ft.
No. of floors 1
Website www.confederationmall.ca

Confederation Mall is a 329,128 sq. ft.[1] shopping mall located at 22nd Street and Circle Drive in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The mall was originally named Confederation Park Plaza when it opened in mid-1973, at which time its anchor tenants were Canada Safeway and Woolco.[citation needed]

The mall was originally planned for a location on Saskatoon's east side, at the southwest corner of Clarence Avenue and Circle Drive (site of the present day Saskatoon Auto Mall), but in May 1972 Saskatoon City Council rejected the plan citing community concerns. As a result, the mall's developers looked to build on an alternate site on the city's west side.[2] However plans for a mall in the area around what is now Confederation Park had existed at least as early as 1966.[3]

In 1994, Woolco became Wal-Mart, and around this same time the mall underwent an expansion that added a food court and a new Safeway store; the original Safeway location became part of the food court with the remaining space used for a third anchor tenant, initially a branch of the Family Video home video rental chain, and later Petland. Other stores include clothing stores, electronics, services, florist, banks and jewelers. [4] [5]

In the summer of 2009, a new Wal-Mart was constructed in a new power centre commercial area in the Blairmore Suburban Centre several kilometres west of Confederation Mall; the one in the mall closed and in 2010 was renovated to house a Canadian Tire (with Mark's Work Wearhouse) that opened in 2011 (in turn, the new Canadian Tire replaced a standalone location that had operated in the nearby Plaza 22 shopping centre since the 1970s). The new Canadian Tire and Marks is a standalone, as its connection to the rest of the mall was closed. This resulted in a portion of the mall being reconfigured to house a new anchor, Winners, which is accessed from inside the mall.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Confederation Mall
  2. ^ Cooney, Tom and Julian Rachey (3 June 1972). "The Mall That Never Was...Now a Boon for City?". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dundonald suburban area studied by city planners". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. July 26, 1966. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ [1] accessed February 3, 2007
  5. ^ Directwest, A Sask Tel Company (2006/2007). (eds.), ed. Sask Tel Phone Book. www.directwest.com.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Coordinates: 52°07′57″N 106°43′17″W / 52.13250°N 106.72139°W / 52.13250; -106.72139