Oshawa Centre

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Oshawa Centre
Oshawa Centre, Oshawa, Ontario.jpg
Oshawa Centre
Location419 King Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
L1J 2K5
Opening date1956
ManagementIvanhoé Cambridge
OwnerIvanhoé Cambridge
No. of stores and services230
No. of anchor tenants10
Total retail floor area1,219,962 square feet
113338.2 m²
No. of floors2
WebsiteOshawa Centre

Oshawa Centre is a two-storey shopping mall located in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Located at King Street and Stevenson Road, it is the largest mall in Durham Region and the largest in Ontario east of Toronto with over 230 retail stores and public services. Its Executive Office complex includes the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario.

The Oshawa Centre is owned and managed by Ivanhoé Cambridge. One of Durham Region Transit's bus terminals is located outside of the mall's south-east entrance, from which there are regular bus services to Oshawa GO Station, Whitby GO Station, and the campuses of Durham College, among other destinations.

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The shopping centre opened as a shopping plaza in 1956.

Ivanhoé Cambridge had the grand opening of the $230 million renovated and expanded portion of the mall on September 29, 2016. The renovation and expansion project began in the summer of 2013 which included 60 additional stores within the mall. This project made the mall bigger than Vaughan Mills. Zellers was torn down to make room for the new renovation part. The former 1950s-themed food court was replaced with a new 1000-seat food court. The new food court is located in the east section of the mall, in the new addition.

Former large retailers at Oshawa Centre included:

  • Zellers (closed and torn down due to renovation) and was originally supposed to be a new Target store, but never came to fruition.
  • Sears (closed 2018 with the liquidation of Sears Canadian operations)[1] - vacant
  • Mark's Work Wearhouse (Moved across the street beside the Canadian Tire)
  • Eatons (closed down in mid 90s)

Famous Players Closed down when a new Cineplex theatre opened in North Oshawa.

The former Westmount Public School building built in 1925 was acquired in 1988 and will be demolished to make way for the mall's future expansion.

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Coordinates: 43°53′24″N 78°52′46″W / 43.88998°N 78.87935°W / 43.88998; -78.87935