Midtown Plaza (Saskatoon)

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Midtown Plaza
MidtownPlaza.jpg
Midtown Plaza main entrance showing the tower
Location 201 1st Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 1J9
Coordinates 52°07′39″N 106°40′03″W / 52.127500°N 106.667500°W / 52.127500; -106.667500Coordinates: 52°07′39″N 106°40′03″W / 52.127500°N 106.667500°W / 52.127500; -106.667500
Opening date 1968 (Simpson-Sears only); July 30 1970 (full mall); renovated 1990
Management Sher Fleming
Owner Primaris Retail REIT
No. of stores and services 154[1]
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)
11 (tower)
Parking 1,000 surface north, south and Sears lot and 800 underground
Website www.midtownplaza.ca

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

The mall was originally one storey. By 1990, a second storey was added and the façade was altered to mimic the original 1900s railway station.[3] This reconstruction cost $24M.[1]

Victoria's Secret opened stores here in February 2015, Bath & Body Works is planning to open later in 2015.

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.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Midtown Plaza Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. ^ Midtown Plaza grand opening supplement, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, July 29, 1970
  3. ^ "Midtown Plaza Shopping Centre Expansion". CANA Construction. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Canada Building". emporis.com. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 

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