Markville Shopping Centre

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CF Markville
Markville Shopping Centre entrance. Promotions for Sony and HMV stores are on the top while Shoppers Drug Mart and La Vie en Rose are on the bottom.
Location Markham, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°52′08″N 79°17′17″W / 43.869°N 79.288°W / 43.869; -79.288Coordinates: 43°52′08″N 79°17′17″W / 43.869°N 79.288°W / 43.869; -79.288
Opening date March 17, 1982
Developer JDS Development
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services over 160
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 981,000 square feet (91,100 m2)
No. of floors 2
Public transit access McCowan VIVAstation
Markville Shopping Centre Atrium
Old Markville Mall food court before it was relocated in 2012. This space has bern turned into stores. Places seen in the photo are A&W, Manchu Wok, New York Fries, Madina, and KFC.

CF Markville (also known as "Markville Shopping Centre") is a shopping mall located at 5000 Highway 7 East (at McCowan Road) in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The shopping centre opened in 1982 and is owned by Cadillac Fairview. It was named for its proximity to the historical villages of Markham and Unionville (now both incorporated in the city of Markham). It has a gross leasable area of 981,000 square feet (91,100 m2).[1]


Former anchors[edit]

  • Simpsons - closed 1991 and became Sears, but closed in 2015 and is vacant and under going demolition in preparation for new retailer(s).
  • Eaton's - closed 1999, now expanded retail space used by Old Navy, Toys 'R Us on the upper floor and Sporting Life on the lower end
  • Woolco - closed 1994 and became Walmart (lower level) and Homesense/Winners (upper level)
  • Sport Chek/Atmopshere - former part of Eaton's, closed 2014 and became Sporting Life
  • Sears - former Simpsons, closed 2015 and is vacant and under going demolition in preparation for new retailer(s).
  • Famous Players - closed in 2000, briefly used by Good Life Fitness and now space used by Best Buy.


Markville was renovated by EllisDon for $110 million from 2011-2013. The renovation included the installation of 180,000 square feet (17,000 m2) of porcelain tile flooring, and 12,000 linear feet of glass handrails. Over 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) of commercial space was to be renovated, which would add many brands new to Canada or the Greater Toronto Area. A new food court that would replace the old one was also in the renovation plans, it opened on 23 August 2012 as "Express Eatery" beside the lower level Sears entrance. The former food court location has been remodelled into shop space and two outdoor patio areas. This was the second renovation at the centre since the 1991 expansion. The renovation was completed in two years, and was finished in the fall of 2013.[2] During this transitional period, the mall's store count was reduced to 160. The last piece of the mall by Toys "R" Us was renovated by mid-2015 to add new tiles and LED lights.

Public transit access[edit]

Several transit networks make nearby connections to Markville.[1] They include: York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva, and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) which only operates a high volume route, 129A McCowan North that links between Scarborough Centre RT Station and Major Mackenzie Drive.

Bus routes[edit]

Bus routes that stop at the intersection of McCowan Road and Highway 7 include:

  • 1 Highway 7
  • 40 Unionville Local
  • 41 Markham Local
  • 42 Berczy
  • 45 Mingay
  • 301 Markham Express
  • 304 Mount Joy Express
  • TTC 129A McCowan North
  • Viva Purple
  • Viva Green

On October 16, 2005, Viva Purple was extended to McCowan as the temporary east terminus until January 27, 2008 when it was extended to Markham Stouffville Hospital. On November 20, 2005, Viva Green was extended here during peak-periods and remains the east terminal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Address and Location Map - Markville Shopping Centre". Markville Shopping Centre. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "EllisDon to manage $110 million makeover of Cadillac Fairview mall in Markham, Ontario". Daily Commercial News. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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