Midtown Plaza (Saskatoon)
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Midtown Plaza main entrance showing the tower
|Location||201 1st Avenue South
|Opening date||1968 (Simpson-Sears only); July 30, 1970 (full mall); renovated 1990|
|Owner||Primaris Retail REIT|
|No. of stores and services||154|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|Total retail floor area||616,282 sq ft (57,254.5 m2) / 96,883 sq ft (9,000.7 m2) retail|
|No. of floors||2 (mall)
|Parking||1,000 surface north, south and Sears lot and 800 underground|
Midtown Plaza is a shopping mall in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, located in the Central Business District neighbourhood. The two main anchors are Sears Canada and Hudson's Bay and the shopping centre has a total store count of 154 stores. The mall was built on the former site of the city's main railway station as part of a major inner city redevelopment project in the 1960s that also saw construction of a freeway, the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge, and TCU Place (formerly Centennial Auditorium) an arts-convention complex.
The mall officially opened with 51 stores and services on July 30, 1970; however, one of its anchor tenants, Simpsons-Sears (now Sears Canada) opened for business in 1968. Eatons was the mall's second anchor until the chain went out of business in the late 1990s; The Bay (later branded Hudson's Bay) subsequently relocated to the mall from its 2nd Avenue standalone location.
Also part of the Midtown Plaza complex is CN Towers – renamed in 2006 "The Tower at Midtown" – an office block that was for most of the 1970s the tallest office building in Saskatoon. The 12-story tower is 57 m (187 ft) in height. From the early 1970s until the early 2000s, the fifth floor of the office block housed the studios of the local CBC affiliate CBKST.