Woodbine Centre

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Woodbine Centre
Woodbine Centre logo.png
Location 500 Rexdale Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M9W 6K5
Coordinates 43°43′13″N 79°36′01″W / 43.72028°N 79.60028°W / 43.72028; -79.60028Coordinates: 43°43′13″N 79°36′01″W / 43.72028°N 79.60028°W / 43.72028; -79.60028
Opening date 1985
Developer Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Management Louis Maalouf[1]
Owner Woodbine Mall Holdings
Architect Crang and Boake Incorporated[2]
No. of stores and services 107
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 750,000 sq ft (69,677 m2)[3]
No. of floors 2
Website www.woodbinecentre.ca

Woodbine Centre is a shopping mall in the Rexdale area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada across from Woodbine Racetrack in the former city of Etobicoke. In 2015, they celebrated their 30th birthday.

Opened in 1985 by then developer Cadillac Fairview,[2] the over 130 store mall is home to Fantasy Fair, a year-round indoor amusement park. The fair houses a Charles I. D. Looff carousel. It is one of 13 still in operation today.[4] They also have a 50-foot ferris wheel which they say is the only one in North America.[4]

Its design served as inspiration for property developer Sir John Hall when planning the MetroCentre, the UK's largest shopping mall, in the 1980s.[5]

Fantasy Fair Amusement Park[edit]

Fantasy Fair
Location Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Opened 1985
Total 9

Fantasy Fair is an indoor amusement park and the largest in Ontario featuring nine full sized rides:[6]

  • 1911 Antique Looff Carousel
  • Crystal Kaleidoscope - indoor Ferris Wheel (50 ft.)
  • Ships Ahoy - spinning tea cups
  • Smash 'n Dash - bumper cars
  • Fantasy Flight - A 32' Balloon Tower Ride
  • Fantasy Fair Express Train - mini replica steam engine (driver sits in tender unit) with 3 open air passenger cars (each carrying 8 passengers)
  • Airforce (plane ride)
  • Spinner – roller coaster
  • Simulator
  • Climbing Wall
  • Drop Tower
  • Play Village (indoor playground)


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