Pacific Centre

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CF Pacific Centre
CF Pacific Centre Georgia Street Entrance 2018.jpg
The exterior of the grand atrium of CF Pacific Centre.
Location 701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V7Y 1G5
Opening date 1971
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
(sale of 25% interests to OPB and WSIB pending[1])
No. of stores and services 100
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 710,593 square feet (66,016.2 m2)[2]
No. of floors 3
Parking 1758
Public transit access Translinkcanada.svg Vancouver City Centre
Translinkexpo.svg Granville
Website Pacific Centre
Basement access
Interior of grand atrium of CF Pacific Centre

The Pacific Centre (corporately styled as CF Pacific Centre) is a shopping mall located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, managed by Cadillac Fairview. Based on the number of stores, most of which are underground, it is the largest mall in Downtown Vancouver with over 100 stores and shops. Anchor stores include Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, H&M, and Nordstrom. The mall is directly connected to the Hudson's Bay department store, Vancouver Centre Mall, two SkyTrain subway stations, and the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.

History[edit]

Built between 1971 and 1973, it was an unofficial Eaton Centre. The Pacific Centre was home to an Eaton's department store, succeeded by Sears Canada after 2002 and vacated in the fall of 2012.[3] A Nordstrom store opened in its former space in 2015.

The City of Vancouver approved a 578,000 sq ft. expansion of Pacific Centre, including retail premises that will extend to the street on both sides of West Georgia Street, and a direct link connecting the shopping centre with the new Vancouver City Centre SkyTrain station on Granville Street. The link opened in the summer of 2009 in conjunction with the opening of the Canada Line.

In November 2012, B.C. attorney general Shirley Bond ordered an investigation into a Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA - Genesis Security) security guard, who had physically assaulted a person with a disability whom he had accused of shoplifting. During the altercation, which was recorded on security cameras and witnesses' cellphones, the guard was seen hitting the man, throwing him from his wheelchair, and yelling profanities at him.[4] In January 2013, the Ministry of Justice ruled that the guard had used unnecessary force. He was fined $230, and had his security license suspended for two month with a condition requiring re-certification on use of force before he could receive his license.[5]

On January 20, 2017, Cadillac Fairview announced an agreement to sell a 50 percent interest in its Vancouver properties, including Pacific Centre, to the Ontario Pension Board and Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, each to hold a 25% stake. Cadillac Fairview, itself a subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will retain the remaining 50% interest and continue to manage the properties.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Pacific Centre is one of the most connected shopping centre in the region as it is located within the heart of downtown Vancouver. It acts as a junction for the Expo Line and Canada Line in addition to multiple bus lines and bus stops. Its primary and closest Skytrain stations are Granville Station of the Expo Line and Vancouver City Centre Station of the Canada line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shaw, Gillian (January 20, 2017). "Cadillac Fairview selling half its stake in Vancouver real estate portfolio". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ "CF Pacific Centre: Statistics". Cadillac Fairview. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Sears Closing Pacific Centre Store to Make Way for Nordstrom?". Daily Hive. March 2, 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Province investigating two cases of alleged mall security violence". CBC News. December 21, 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Crawford, Tiffany. (2013-01-18) Vancouver security guard used ‘unnecessary force’ on man in wheelchair. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved on 2013-07-26.

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Coordinates: 49°17′00″N 123°07′04″W / 49.28339°N 123.117911°W / 49.28339; -123.117911