Market Village

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Market Village
城市廣場 (城市广场)
Market Village.jpg
Location 4390 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, Ontario,
Opening date 1990
Closing date Spring/Summer 2018
Developer Cedarland Properties Limited (Remington Group)
Owner Remington Group
No. of stores and services 170+
Total retail floor area 325,000 sq ft (30,193 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2
Market Village
Traditional Chinese 城市廣場
Simplified Chinese 城市广场

Market Village (Traditional Chinese: 城市廣場; Simplified Chinese: 城市广场) is a 325,000-square-foot (30,200 m2) Chinese shopping mall in Markham, Ontario, Canada, just north of Toronto.[1] It was built by Cedarland Properties Limited in 1990. Back then, it mirrored a typical rural town in Ontario, such as by including a stable with live horses. That area of the building is now the food court.

The mall was threatened with new competition by the newer Pacific Mall, which was built on the location of Cullen Country Barns, but the two malls have co-existed ever since.

The mall has 9 buildings with only Buildings D and E as pedestrian mall (not indoor). Buildings A, B, D and F have 2 floors. There are 5 washrooms with 2 located on the second floor (and not wheelchair assessable).


Most stores in Market Village are family-run stores, but there are a few non-Chinese retailers and some stores with links to Hong Kong have been opened. Some stores, along with these in Pacific Mall, have been targeted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for selling counterfeit DVDs, video games, CDs, and toys. There are over 170 stores and businesses around Market Village,[1] but the directory only provides 120.[2] Anchors in Market Village include the two supermarkets, Bank of Montreal and an HSBC Bank.[2]

Future expansion[edit]

On June 15, 2006, Pacific Mall and Market Village announced plans for a major expansion to the south shopping complex in south Markham. An additional 400,000 square feet (37,000 m²) of retail space, a luxury hotel and a multi-level parking structure were to be built. The project was expected to begin in a year or two, and would bring the combined size of the two malls to about 1 million square feet (92,900 square meters).[3] However, that plan was delayed until late 2009, to open in the early 2010s.[4]

In 2009, plans were drawn up to demolish the entire mall and replace it with a larger and modern complex called the Remington Centre. It will feature a two level structure with over 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) of retail and commercial space and two condo towers located on the southeast end. The Remington Centre is aiming for LEED status along with the installation of 1100 tonnes of geothermal capacity.[5] It is currently unknown when this mall will be closed. As of early 2017, it was announced that the mall will be hosting its final Chinese New Year celebration prior to its impending closure. A final date of the mall's closure has not been publicly announced. As of October 2017 a few stores are relocating from the mall and all but two tenants remaining in the food court.


  1. ^ a b c "Market Village - Direction". Market Village English. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Store Directory_English". Market Village English. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Andrea Lau (2007-04-17). "Duelling malls". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-04-20. 
  4. ^ Wong, Tony (2009-06-19). "A huge gamble on Markham Asian mall". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  5. ^ "In the Loop, July 2011" (PDF). Remington Group. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 

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Coordinates: 43°49′31.8″N 79°18′12.6″W / 43.825500°N 79.303500°W / 43.825500; -79.303500