This shopping mall was constructed by the Oxford Properties and is the sixth largest shopping mall in Canada. And fourth and third largest shopping mall in Ontario and Toronto consecutively.
he second day of May, 1973 is quite a memorable day for all the people living in Canada since in that very day, Scarborough Town Center was made open for public. This shopping mall was constructed by the Oxford Properties and is the sixth largest shopping mall in Canada. And fourth and third largest shopping mall in Ontario and Toronto consecutively.
Some other shopping malls, constructed by Oxford in Canada include Square One Mississauga with 1.7 million sq. ft. retail place, Yorkdale Toronto with the same retail space, Galeries de la Capitale Quebec City with 1.5 million sq. ft. retail place etc.
Major retailers present in the mall, in terms of the retail area are Hudson’s bay with 23,472 m2. Then there is Sears with 21,515 sq. m. of retail place. Though, between 2018 this mall may close if the lease is bought back by the mall owners. After that, there are Walmart Supercentre, Cineplex Cinemas, Dollarama, Old Navy and H & M. Some other popular retailer includes Jack Astor’s, Milestone’s, The GAP, American Eagle Outfitters.
Interesting facts and figures
Let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts about Scarborough Town Centre. The per square foot sales of this Town Centre is around $645 and annual CRU sales figure is $300 million. Number of stores present in the centre is more than 250 and total annual sale is $445 million. More than 22 million people visit the mall every year. The parking capacity is 5,796 stalls and the daily vehicle traffic count is 410,000. In normal occasion, visitors spend around 85 minutes in the mall.
One of the key attraction of the mall is definitely the Player’s Coliseum with 12-screen theatre and capacity of 3,500 seats. Other than that, the centre offers a range of services including complimentary stroller, walkers, wheelchairs available at the Guest Service desk. Babysitting is also available at Kornelia’s Korner.
Walk of Fame
The walk of fame is another most attractive area of the Scarborough Town Centre. In the year 2006, 10 eminent person of Scarborough community were inducted in the walk of fame. The walk of fame stars are placed behind the main atrium and in front of H & M.
The list of inductees includes, Dr. Lloyd N. Carlsen, the man who founded the burnt-unit. Educator Dr. R. H. King, NBA player Jamaal Magloire, Dr. Charles C. Macklin. Then there are artist Doris McCarthy, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The honorable David Onley, hockey player Vicky Sunohara, pioneer David Thompson, artist Wes Williams and last but not the least geriatric care entrepreneur Dr. Joseph Yu Kai Wong.
Security and safety
The security and safety system of the mall has always been tight and tough. Security coverage is available for 24 hours and 365 days a year. The STC security team is always discreet and careful regarding the rules and regulation of the center. They ensure always that each of the visitors abide by the system of the centre. The security centre is located near the #7 entrance.
Finally, the largest shopping centre of east end of Toronto, located at Highway 401 and McCowan Road, the thriving two-level shopping mall attracts around 60,000 visitors on a daily basis. And is the gateway to brands like Victoria’s secret, Aritzia, Forever 21, lululemon, Sephora etc.
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