HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #881  
Old Posted Jan 7, 2019, 8:25 PM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
Pro Trivia Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 36,512
BLAND-ford.
__________________
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Ma vitre est un jardin de givre.
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Qu'est-ce que le spasme de vivre?

- Émile Nelligan
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #882  
Old Posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:32 PM
MolsonExport's Avatar
MolsonExport MolsonExport is offline
The Vomit Bag.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Tropic of Sir Galahad
Posts: 31,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
BLAND-ford.

torontodeath.com
__________________
The opposite of political correctness is not unvarnished truth-telling. It is political expression that is careless toward the beliefs and attitudes different than one’s own. In its more extreme fashion, it is incivility, indecency or vulgarity. These are the true alternatives to political correctness. l
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #883  
Old Posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:36 PM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
Pro Trivia Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 36,512
Arggh Ford... I can't believe I left half of what was there on the table.
__________________
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Ma vitre est un jardin de givre.
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Qu'est-ce que le spasme de vivre?

- Émile Nelligan

Last edited by Acajack; Jan 7, 2019 at 9:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #884  
Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 2:09 AM
ScreamingViking's Avatar
ScreamingViking ScreamingViking is offline
Ham-Bur-gher
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Burlington
Posts: 2,507
Quote:
Originally Posted by MolsonExport View Post

flikr
Video Link


Eastgate in Hamilton/Stoney Creek is still alive and doing ok, probably because it's the only large mall in the lower east end of the city outside of the big box centres. It has a bunch of cheap clothing and mobile phone stores, but a variety of other stuff too. But it's had to deal with a number of anchor store changes and closures.

First was Woolco becoming a Zellers, then a Walmart which closed when a larger one opened down the road; now that space is configured as a mall wing with a Sportchek, Winners and a few other stores. There's a large Fortinos grocery store roughly where Eatons used to be. HomeSense is where the small Loblaws was. Robinsons became a Bay, then a Sears, and now sits empty... I bet they'll make it mall space.

It's also got a beer store and LCBO on the property, and a Jack Astors and Sunset Grill attached but not connected to the mall itself. If the LRT gets built, the eastern terminal station will be at Eastgate; it already has a transit terminal that serves as the end/transfer point for the B-Line express bus and other connecting routes. There is a long term vision for residential on site too as part of the redevelopment of the major arterial corridors adjacent to the mall.

We'll see how it all goes, but I think it will survive, probably with more change.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #885  
Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 5:03 AM
megadude megadude is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: N. York/Bram/Mark/Sauga/Burl/Oak/DT
Posts: 712
It's been about five years since I stopped off at Eastgate. Didn't know what to expect. Turns out it was pretty decent.

Hate driving on Centennial though. Tacky commercial street. That is until you pass King and rise up into the Escarpment.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #886  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:21 PM
J.OT13's Avatar
J.OT13 J.OT13 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 7,847
RioCan, the owner of Ottawa's Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, has applied for the mall's demolition. For now, the mall would be replaced by stand alone Metro and Rexall stores (relocating the two main tenants), but they plan on rolling out a high density residential development in the near future.

The mall is just west of the Lincoln Fields Transitway Station, one of the main west-end transfer points of our BRT system, set to be converted to rail as part of the next phase of the Confederation Line expansion.

RioCan has already started redeveloping the retail area around the Gloucester Centre, adjacent to Blair Station, the Stage 1 terminus. That involved demolishing a strip mall for a residential renal tower.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...tion-1.4993325
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #887  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:28 PM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
Pro Trivia Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 36,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.OT13 View Post
RioCan, the owner of Ottawa's Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, has applied for the mall's demolition. For now, the mall would be replaced by stand alone Metro and Rexall stores (relocating the two main tenants), but they plan on rolling out a high density residential development in the near future.

The mall is just west of the Lincoln Fields Transitway Station, one of the main west-end transfer points of our BRT system, set to be converted to rail as part of the next phase of the Confederation Line expansion.

RioCan has already started redeveloping the retail area around the Gloucester Centre, adjacent to Blair Station, the Stage 1 terminus. That involved demolishing a strip mall for a residential renal tower.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...tion-1.4993325
Is the Walmart closed at Lincoln Fields?
__________________
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Ma vitre est un jardin de givre.
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Qu'est-ce que le spasme de vivre?

- Émile Nelligan
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #888  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:34 PM
J.OT13's Avatar
J.OT13 J.OT13 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 7,847
Walmart closed at Lincoln Fields when they opened in the former Zellers/Target location at Bayshore.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...elds-1.3427154
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #889  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 5:43 PM
MolsonExport's Avatar
MolsonExport MolsonExport is offline
The Vomit Bag.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Tropic of Sir Galahad
Posts: 31,796
dead malls become fields of empty parking, but the luckier locations get redeveloped into something better. It is sad, however, for the local residents that may have mobility issues, when they now have to take transit, etc. to access the store variety they used to take for granted. In London, there is a huge community in the form of apartment slabs across the now derelict* Westmount Mall.

*not perhaps in a literal sense (the mall is not decayed, but extremely hollowed out; having lost its anchors and most of the chain stores, it is a shabby collection of vacant storefronts and crap niche retailers selling things that few people want).
__________________
The opposite of political correctness is not unvarnished truth-telling. It is political expression that is careless toward the beliefs and attitudes different than one’s own. In its more extreme fashion, it is incivility, indecency or vulgarity. These are the true alternatives to political correctness. l
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #890  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:03 PM
Proof Sheet Proof Sheet is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by MolsonExport View Post

*not perhaps in a literal sense (the mall is not decayed, but extremely hollowed out; having lost its anchors and most of the chain stores, it is a shabby collection of vacant storefronts and crap niche retailers selling things that few people want).
i.e Bob Marley flags, family crest plaques, ink refill places, those places that put your name on a block of wood for your cottage etc, places selling signs saying 'Porsche parking only', vape shops. Have I missed any segments of the retail landscape.?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #891  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:29 PM
MolsonExport's Avatar
MolsonExport MolsonExport is offline
The Vomit Bag.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Tropic of Sir Galahad
Posts: 31,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Proof Sheet View Post
i.e Bob Marley flags, family crest plaques, ink refill places, those places that put your name on a block of wood for your cottage etc, places selling signs saying 'Porsche parking only', vape shops. Have I missed any segments of the retail landscape.?
You got most of them.

Also: sending a fax

family-owned /shitty "dollar stores" (i.e., distressed/discontinued merchandise and expired foods)

Cellphone bling/crap

vending massage-chairs

some messy-looking place selling saris

illegally-downloaded/copied/burned DVDs

maybe some place to get your toes scrubbed and your nails done

the great canadian chew-chew train

ardene

Ontario Lottery centre

unisex barber/salon

some place specializing in quilting or stamping or bed wetting or whatnot
__________________
The opposite of political correctness is not unvarnished truth-telling. It is political expression that is careless toward the beliefs and attitudes different than one’s own. In its more extreme fashion, it is incivility, indecency or vulgarity. These are the true alternatives to political correctness. l
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #892  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:34 PM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
Pro Trivia Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 36,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by MolsonExport View Post

maybe some place to get your toes scrubbed and your nails done
Fake eyelashes too!
__________________
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Ma vitre est un jardin de givre.
Ah! comme la neige a neigé!
Qu'est-ce que le spasme de vivre?

- Émile Nelligan
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #893  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 7:02 PM
HomeInMyShoes's Avatar
HomeInMyShoes HomeInMyShoes is online now
arf
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pile 'O Bones
Posts: 11,749
And marked up cell phone covers. And motorized animals the kids can ride.

I swear outside of the lunchtime business rush, the Cornwall Centre is just motorized animals away from being dead.
__________________

-- “We heal each other with kindness, gentleness and respect.” -- Richard Wagamese
-- “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” -- Dr. Seuss
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #894  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 8:00 PM
MolsonExport's Avatar
MolsonExport MolsonExport is offline
The Vomit Bag.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Tropic of Sir Galahad
Posts: 31,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes View Post
And marked up cell phone covers. And motorized animals the kids can ride.

I swear outside of the lunchtime business rush, the Cornwall Centre is just motorized animals away from being dead.
In Regina?
https://globalnews.ca/video/4779198/...s-set-to-close
__________________
The opposite of political correctness is not unvarnished truth-telling. It is political expression that is careless toward the beliefs and attitudes different than one’s own. In its more extreme fashion, it is incivility, indecency or vulgarity. These are the true alternatives to political correctness. l
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #895  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 8:02 PM
MolsonExport's Avatar
MolsonExport MolsonExport is offline
The Vomit Bag.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Tropic of Sir Galahad
Posts: 31,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Proof Sheet View Post
i.e Bob Marley flags, family crest plaques, ink refill places, those places that put your name on a block of wood for your cottage etc, places selling signs saying 'Porsche parking only', vape shops. Have I missed any segments of the retail landscape.?
Don't forget the Famous Bari Shopping Mall Crisis: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=204693&page=4
__________________
The opposite of political correctness is not unvarnished truth-telling. It is political expression that is careless toward the beliefs and attitudes different than one’s own. In its more extreme fashion, it is incivility, indecency or vulgarity. These are the true alternatives to political correctness. l
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #896  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 8:12 PM
Proof Sheet Proof Sheet is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by MolsonExport View Post
Don't forget the Famous Bari Shopping Mall Crisis: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=204693&page=4
A classic thread from the good old days. Looking at all the postings on that thread a sure sign a mall is dying or almost dead if it has a store selling those awful wolf howling at the moon sweatshirts. A Hickory Farms booth isn't usually a good sign either.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #897  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 8:37 PM
HomeInMyShoes's Avatar
HomeInMyShoes HomeInMyShoes is online now
arf
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pile 'O Bones
Posts: 11,749
Quote:
Originally Posted by MolsonExport View Post
Yep. The mall is doing renovations, but the vacancies are starting to outpace the openings. It's the last battleground for malls here. Some will argue that Southland is still putting up a fight, but it's not for long really. H&M was supposed to be a big win, but I haven't seen it stem the weekend malaise at all and just a couple of years ago weekends were still fairly populated.
__________________

-- “We heal each other with kindness, gentleness and respect.” -- Richard Wagamese
-- “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” -- Dr. Seuss
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #898  
Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 10:12 PM
Jaws Jaws is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 697
New Horizon Mall

New Horizon Mall between Calgary and Airdrie is a gem. I'm in Calgary every few weeks and there are no vital signs to be found.


Roughly a 95% vacancy rate.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...mall-1.4938044
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #899  
Old Posted Feb 3, 2019, 3:39 AM
EspionNoir's Avatar
EspionNoir EspionNoir is offline
Winnipeg
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaws View Post
New Horizon Mall between Calgary and Airdrie is a gem. I'm in Calgary every few weeks and there are no vital signs to be found.


Roughly a 95% vacancy rate.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...mall-1.4938044
I hope they will solve this issue soon.

The article is dated back to Dec 18, are there any updates?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #900  
Old Posted Feb 3, 2019, 6:00 PM
O-tacular's Avatar
O-tacular O-tacular is offline
Fake News
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 16,118
I stopped in back in the fall and it looked like this:

Video Link


Not sure how much different it looks today. Even with a tenfold increase in open stores it would still be vacant. The problem is that the mall developers got all their money upfront and now the investors are stuck trying to fill it. I’ve heard that the rent prices they were asking were like Chinook Centre level (our largest and very successful mall). The other problem frankly is the location. Cross Iron Mills is successful because it has big outlet stores that attract people based on prices and perceived value. New Horizons will likely attract bejeweled cellphone case stands, nicknack stores and other useless shit you can find at local dying malls. Why drive all the way out to Balzak for that?
__________________
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire

https://clockzillakingoflaval.tumblr.com
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:54 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.