East York Town Centre

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East York Town Centre
East York Town Centre - East York, Ontario.jpg
East York Town Centre, with Leaside Towers in background
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°42′21″N 79°20′46″W / 43.7057°N 79.3461°W / 43.7057; -79.3461Coordinates: 43°42′21″N 79°20′46″W / 43.7057°N 79.3461°W / 43.7057; -79.3461
Address 45 Overlea Boulevard
Opening date 1970
Management Morguard
No. of stores and services 75+
No. of anchor tenants 2 (Food Basics, and Shoppers Drug Mart)
Total retail floor area 381,085 square feet (35,404.0 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1 (Former Target has 2 floors, the mall has a ground floor for offices and an upper floor for a banquet hall)
Website www.eastyorkshops.com

East York Town Centre is a shopping centre in the East York district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located at 45 Overlea Boulevard.

History[edit]

The mall opened to the public in 1970. It began with two anchors, Sayvette [2] and Shoppers Drug Mart. The Sayvette chain dissolved in 1977. Woolco opened in the space where Sayvette previously occupied.[2] Woolco was bought by Walmart in 1994. This location was unionized and eventually was sold to Zellers.

Zellers went in liquidation and closed in June 2012, making way for Target's appearance in Canada. Construction began in December 2012 to convert the Zellers store into a Target store, which opened March 25, 2013. Target Canada announced its closure of all its 133 stores in Canada (including the East York Town Centre location). In mid-2016, Thorncliffe Bowlerama closed down and was replaced with Fit4Less.

Anchors[edit]

Former anchor stores
  • Target - 139,768 sq ft (closed April 2015, previously Zellers)[4]
  • Zellers (closed June 2012, previously Woolco) [5]
  • Woolco (closed 1994, previously Sayvette)[2]

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