Lawrence Square Shopping Centre

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Lawrence Square Shopping Centre
Lawrence Square Shopping Centre.jpg
Location 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Opening date 1989[1]
Developer RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
Management Julie M. Rinaldi
Owner RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust
No. of stores and services 80
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 679,575 square feet (63,134.6 m2)
No. of floors 2 (Canadian Tire on 2 floors)

The Lawrence Square Shopping Centre, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is one of the city's twenty largest malls. It is located on Lawrence Avenue West, west of Allen Road, in the neighbourhood of Lawrence Heights, which is in Yorkdale-Glen Park, and is accessible from the Toronto Transit Commission's Lawrence West station. The anchor stores are Canadian Tire on the west side and Fortinos (Loblaw Companies Limited) on the west side. There was a Zellers on the east side, which became vacant since early 2013. There were plans to have Target Canada where Zellers was, but it was scrapped upon Target's exit from Canada.[2]

Site redevelopment[edit]

As part of the 20-year plan to redevelop Lawrence Heights that began in 2007 by local city councillor Howard Moscoe, Lawrence Square would be demolished to make way for a northward extension of Marlee Avenue and for public housing. The future of the mall is now unknown as the timeline for re-development is uncertain.

Two nearby public schools will be demolished to make way for retail uses.[3][4][5]

Transit connections[edit]

Besides Lawrence West subway station, the mall is served by TTC bus routes 52 Lawrence West, 59A Maple Leaf, 109 Ranee and 400 Lawrence Manor Community Bus. Before 2014, route 58 Malton stopped in front of the mall. All bus routes pass by the mall on Lawrence Avenue West.

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Coordinates: 43°43′0″N 79°26′50″W / 43.71667°N 79.44722°W / 43.71667; -79.44722

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