Oxford Properties to expand largest Ontario shopping centre in Mississauga

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GTA Construction Report

The Square One shopping centre in Mississauga will soon be expanded in a significant retrofit, according to the landlord Oxford Properties.

The building will be expanded westward into the mall’s former Target space with an entertainment centre, a food market and retail stores.

The 164,000 sq. ft.  Square One space has been vacant since Target vacated all of its Canadian stores in 2015.

The replacement space will feature a new hallway span, with a Rec Room entertainment area (owned by Cineplex) occupying a 47,200 sq. ft. location on two levels scheduled to open in the spring of 2019.

Meanwhile, a 19,850 sq. ft. Uniglo store will open on the second level and an as yet unnamed 26,000 sq. ft. retail foot store will also be opening across the hall. An Indigo store may also be coming but has not been confirmed yet.

Oxford properties also says in a news release that The Food District will have more than 34,000 sq. ft. on one level.

The published announcement does not indicate the contractor(s) who will work on the project, nor its overall dollar value.

According to Insauga, a Retail Council of Canada recent study about Canadian malls found that Square One is one of the top 10 malls in Canada in terms of sales by square feet. It is also the largest shopping centre in Ontario and the third largest mall in Canada after the West Edmonton Mall.

Currently, the mall has four stores greater than 100,000 sq. ft. including Walmart at 220,000 sq. ft., Hudson’s Bay at 188,000 sq. ft., Holt Renfrew at 140,000 sq. ft. and La Maison Simons at 113,000 sq. ft.

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