Erin Mills Town Centre

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Erin Mills Town Centre
New Erin Mills Town Center Logo.jpg
Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Opening date 1989
Developer Cadillac Fairview
Management 20 VIC Management, Inc.
Owner Ontario Pension Board
No. of stores and services 220
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 799,000 square feet (70,000 m2)
No. of floors 2
Website Official Website

Erin Mills Town Centre is a shopping mall located in Erin Mills, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, at the corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue West. It is the largest mall in Mississauga, after Square One. The mall can be accessed from the 401, 403, and 407 series highways. Erin Mills Town Centre Bus Terminal is located directly in front of the main entrance of the mall. [1]

History[edit]

The clock tower being dismantled

Erin Mills Town Centre was built on a land that had been accumulated by E. P. Taylor's Don Mills Developments in 1954.[2] The mall opened in 1989 and was owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview until it was purchased by the Ontario Pension Board in 2010 for $370 million.[3] There is a large clock tower at the centre of the mall.[4] A Cineplex Odeon movie theatre was closed in 2000 and was replaced by Old Navy and Sport Chek stores. In addition, there was a daycare which was converted to retail space in 2005. The mall also had a mini-golf course located in the centre court, but it was converted into an upscale café. [5]

Redevelopment[edit]

Aerial view of Erin Mills Town Centre (prior to redevelopment)

On Thursday July 11, 2013, it was announced that the mall would receive a $100 million Redevelopment. The Redevelopment would include the replacement of the centre court clock tower with "an outstanding and iconic glass sphere 283 feet in circumference" that would open up sightlines and flood the shopping centre with natural light. In addition, the Redevelopment would bring a host of new amenities throughout the centre including: elevating the existing skylights and replacing them with modern clerestory windows, new LED lighting, new European limestone flooring and a spectacular new main entrance. The beautiful new food court, completed in Spring 2015, was completely redesigned and substantially expanded, now offering shoppers a fresh new dining experience. The new food court features unprecedented 30' ceilings and wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows with amazing views of the city of Mississauga. The remainder of the Redevelopment is set to be completed by Spring 2016. [6][7][8]

The construction project is being handled by the developer Broccolini and is mandated by 20Vic Management Inc., renovating the existing approx. 800,000 sq ft. and adding an extra 25,000 sq ft. of expansion through the food court and other shopping areas. Erin Mills Town Centre will continue to operate throughout the Redevelopment to "preserve the shopping experience of customers coming to visit the mall". [9]

Anchors and majors[edit]

View from the second floor food court down to the centre of the mall (prior to redevelopment)

Food[edit]

A variety of dining options and restaurants are located at Erin Mills Town Centre.[11] The spectacular New Food Court expansion, completed in Spring of 2015, has "become a unique destination for foodies seeking an elevated dining experience". Food court stores include: A&W, Bourbon St Grill, Fit for Life, Fresh East, Freshii, Jimmy the Greek, Mac's Sushi, New York Fries, Sbarro, Shanghai 360, Subway, Taco Bell/ KFC, Teriyaki Experience, and Thai Express. Exterior restaurants include Panera Bread and Paramount.

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Films & TV[edit]

Erin Mills Town Centre has been used as a filming location for several films, including Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), Hedwig and the Angry Inch[12] (2001), and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) starring Lindsay Lohan. The now-closed Erin Mills Cineplex Odeon theatre was also used as a set for the film Dirty Work (1998).

Erin Mills Town Centre has served as the scene for the Canadian game show Instant Cash.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erin Mills Town Centre celebrates prom with the Sparkle Project". Mississaugalife.ca. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Case Studies: Erin Mills". Case Study. Condrain Group. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Kovessy, Peter. "Pension Buys Mississauga Mall for $370M". Business Journal. Ottawa Business Journal. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Information". Erin Mills Town Center. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Erin Mills Town Center, Mississauga, ON". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  6. ^ a b "ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE LAUNCHES $100 MILLION TRANSFORMATION" (PDF) (Press release). July 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  7. ^ Flavelle, Dana (July 11, 2013). "Erin Mills Town Centre to get $100 million makeover". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Erin Mills Town Centre Expansion Will Be Complete This Fall". Urban Toronto. January 27, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Erin Mills Town Centre". January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Indigo Books added to Erin Mills Town Centre". Accessmylibrary.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  11. ^ "Erin Mills Town Centre Store Directory". Erin Mills Town Centre. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  12. ^ Fleischer, David. "Reel Toronto: Toronto Sings!". Article. Torontoist. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 

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Coordinates: 43°33′31″N 79°42′45″W / 43.558509°N 79.712452°W / 43.558509; -79.712452