Lawrence Square Shopping Centre
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|Location||700 Lawrence Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|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)|
|Website||Lawrence Square Shopping Centre|
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. It is a terminating vista of Marlee Avenue. The anchor stores are Canadian Tire on the west side and Fortinos (Loblaw Companies Limited) on the northwest side. There was a Zellers on the east side, which became vacant on early 2013. There were plans to have Target Canada where Zellers was, but it was scrapped upon Target's exit from Canada and space remained vacant until April 14, 2016 when Marshalls and HomeSense (both owned by TJX Companies) moved in.
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.
Besides Lawrence West subway station, the mall is served by the Toronto Transit Commission (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, which has since been absorbed into route 52 Lawrence West. All of the aforementioned bus routes pass by the mall on Lawrence Avenue West.
- Josh Colle's Summer 2014 Newsletter (click "Read More")
- Vincent, Donovan (May 11, 2007). "Massive Lawrence Heights overhaul planned". Toronto Star. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- 'Massive' plan to revamp troubled Lawrence Heights
- Plan to re-create Lawrence Heights unveiled