Place d'Orléans

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Place d'Orléans
Place D'Orleans SportChek entrance April 2006.jpg
Place d'Orléans from the Sport Chek entrance
Location110 Place d'Orléans Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1C 2L9
Opening date1979
ManagementPrimaris
OwnerPrimaris REIT, a division of H&R REIT
No. of stores and services175
No. of anchor tenants3
Total retail floor area734,477 sq ft or 68,235.1 m2
No. of floors2
WebsitePlace d'Orléans

Place d'Orléans is a large shopping mall in the eastern end of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the former city of Orléans. The property is about 740,000 sq ft (69,000 m2).[1] It has two large department stores (Sport Chek and Hudson's Bay) and about 175 small shops, including a food court. The Bay expanded in 1999, taking over a large section of the north side's upper level, and reducing the number of smaller shops. Other prominent shops included the Market Fresh grocery store (the company pulled out of Ontario, due to declining profits, on December 30, 2005, now Boathouse and GoodLife Fitness fill the vacated space), and, once the focus of the mall, Walmart. In early May 2006, Zellers opened a new store in the large retail space vacated by Walmart. In 2013, Zellers closed and was replaced by Target, but closed in 2015.

It was built in 1979. It expanded to its current size in 1990 and had a re-opening event in August that year. Place d'Orléans was one of the last enclosed malls built in Canada. Like many of its counterparts in North America, Place d'Orléans has been struggling to survive in the era of the big-box "power centres". Over the years it has seen anchors come and go, such as Eaton's, Woolco, Robinson's, Consumers Distributing, and Walmart, which was replaced by Zellers, and then Target before being demolished in 2017. Place d'Orléans has taken on non-traditional tenants: a large portion of the second floor was leased to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) until 2015. In 2016, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) took over the space that had been occupied by the RCMP. Walmart has since been relocated to Innes Road, which opened as a Walmart Supercentre in the summer of 2005. The food court received a renovation in 2018 which saw it moved to the first floor of the mall.

It is also the Orleans hub for OC Transpo, with a station connecting local routes to the Transitway. There is a passenger bridge from Place d'Orléans station to a park and ride facility on the opposite side of Regional Road 174.[2]

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Coordinates: 45°28′40″N 75°30′59″W / 45.47778°N 75.51639°W / 45.47778; -75.51639