List of small shopping centres in Montreal
Centre d'Achats Beaconsfield
Centre d'Achats Beaconsfield is a small indoor shopping mall (one of the smallest in the West Island) located in Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada on 50 St. Charles Blvd. across from Quebec Autoroute 20. The anchor of this mall is a Metro Plus.
Its original anchor was Steinberg. In 1992 its primary tenants were Steinberg and a Canadian Tire and the latter became Metro. In 1995, Canadian Tire relocated to a new standalone store in Kirkland, Quebec, while Dollarama, Wimgym & Royal Bank took over the lease.
Royal Bank moved to a new standalone location near the mall in 2008 and the mall's northern half was demolished (except for the former Metro store) and was replaced entirely with glass. Metro Plus replaced the former Canadian Tire store in December 2008.
Centre commercial Côte Saint-Luc
Centre commercial Côte Saint-Luc is a small indoor shopping mall in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada. Built in 1956 by Ivanhoe, it is now operated by First Capital Realty. The mall once served as Ivanhoe's head office.
The first anchors of the mall were a Steinberg & Zellers. Prohome eventually took place of the Zellers store in 1987. Steinberg went bankrupt in 1992, and the store was sold to The Oshawa Group as an IGA store. Prohome closed in 1997, and Rona Le Quincallier took its place. That store closed in 2005. A Blockbuster store opened in the late 1990s, and closed in 2011. Jean Coutu, which relocated within the mall, took part of the space, and a Caplan Duval opened in part of the former Rona space in 2010. Also, in the late 2000s, IGA's store was remodeled by counting its exterior. Since its inception, the mall has always had only two major anchors; the current ones are IGA & Jean Coutu (occupying the former Zellers/Prohome/Rona space).
The main entrance of Decarie Square
|Location||Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec, Canada|
|Address||6900 Decarie Blvd|
|Opening date||March 1977|
|Owner||Canpro Investments Ltd.|
|No. of anchor tenants||1 (Winners/HomeSense)|
|Total retail floor area||486,000 sq ft (45,200 m2)|
|No. of floors||3 (includes office level)|
|Parking||Indoor & outdoor|
The mall was constructed in 1977 at a cost of over $20 million, under the ownership of Oshawa Group. Going back as far back as the mid 1980s, it has been described as a white elephant due its extremely high vacancy rate and low shopper traffic. Even today, much space in the mall remains empty with for renting signs plastered on vacant shop windows.
The mall includes the chain stores Winners, HomeSense, Les Ailes de la Mode, Dollarama, Rubino and various independent discount and service shops. A second-run movie theater (Dollar Cinema), a restaurant (Ernie & Ellie's), fitness gym and two video lottery gambling establishments are also situated within the mall. Government service offices of the SAAQ automobile license bureau, Saint-Laurent Local Employment Center and Service Canada employment insurance center are also found within the mall, as well as the Decarie Medical Centre. The third floor is exclusively for rental office space.
By 2011, in an effort to re-purpose much of the vacant shopping space into a more profitable venture, the mall owner, Canpro Investments Ltd., moved ahead with a project to convert more than a fifth of the 486,000 square foot mall's retail space into a medical centre (spanning 3 floors) with room for doctors' offices. The construction and renovation cost was estimated at the time between $10-million to $15-million and was started before any interested parties came forward or signed any leases; in essence a built-it-and-they-will-come strategy. The late David Azrieli, former head of Canpro, was quoted as saying "I'm willing to sign off that by August 2012 it will be ready and occupied." After a slow start, by 2017, the medical center had over 20 tenants with 30,000 square feet still available to lease. The space currently includes a walk in clinic, various specialists and doctor's offices.
|No. of anchor tenants||5 (Cinémas Guzzo, Bureau En Gros, Super C, Winners, Canadian Tire)|
|No. of floors||1|
Galeries des Sources
Galeries des Sources (originally West Island Mall until 1988) is an indoor shopping mall owned by Cogir located in the bordering cities of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec & Dorval, Quebec, Canada on Des Sources Blvd. & Quebec Autoroute 40.
There are restaurants in this mall with no indoor entrances, including the Bellepro's restaurant, Marathon Souvlaki (occupying some of the old M Store space and Jack Astor's. Other stores with no indoor entrances are the clinics, the Guzzo movie theatre, a Canadian Tire & Optimum.
|Address||12675, rue Sherbrooke Est, local 126|
|Opening date||August 26, 1976|
|Owner||Creccal Placements Ltée|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|No. of floors||1 (there is a minor section with two floors)|
Carrefour De La Pointe
Carrefour De La Pointe is one of the few enclosed malls in Montreal's Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles borough first opened on August 26, 1976 with Steinberg and Zellers as anchors. By 1981, the mall was sold to First City & ABRIM, then ABRIM & SITQ in 1990, later Ivanhoé Cambridge and then to its current owners Creccal Placements Ltée in 2004. By 1992, Steinberg went bankrupt and was sold to Metro Inc. and the company converted the store to a Metro. Years later, the Metro store was converted to its sister brand, Super C. By June 2012, Zellers closed down, and was replaced by the current Walmart in October 2012.
The mall also has minor tenants such as Reitmans, National Bank, Jean Coutu & Dollarama, as well as two in-mall restaurants: Prince d'Orient and Montaza. There are also free-standing SAQ Sélection & Tim Hortons buildings.
|Location||St. Leonard, Quebec, Canada|
|Opening date||April 9, 1970|
|No. of stores and services||50+|
|No. of anchor tenants||2|
|No. of floors||1|
Carrefour Langelier is a shopping mall located in the St. Léonard borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the corner of Langelier Blvd. & Jean-Talon Blvd. The major anchors are Walmart & Ciné Starz, and minor anchors such as TD Canada Trust, Jean Coutu & Dollarama.
The mall opened in 1970 as Centre Langelier with 50 tenants anchored by the Marché Union & Woolco. In the 1970s, the Marché Union was converted to Aliments Bonimart before being converted to Aliments Hypermarché and after IGA Boniprix; it eventually closed in the 1990s. In 1994, Walmart replaced Woolco. A standalone Burger King used to exist at the mall, but was closed in 2009 and demolished in 2011. By 2012, the Cinémas Guzzo theatre was sold to Ciné Starz. In addition, the standalone Burger King that was demolished will be rebuilt as an office complex in 2012. In October 2012, Walmart transitioned to a Walmart Supercentre, without an increase in size of its retail space.
Centre Commercial Forest
The Centre Commercial Forest is a small shopping mall in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the borough of Montréal-Nord. It is located on Pie-IX boulevard. The anchor was a Bureau en Gros (Staples). Others stores includes Pharmaprix, Dollarama, Rossy and a Yellow shoe source. There is a St-Hubert restaurant in the parking lot, at the eastern part of the mall. Originally a mall owned by Ivanhoe, it is now the property of RioCan.
Defunct grocery stores chain Steinberg originally built a supermarket on this land in December 1955. In September 1956, a strip mall anchored by Woolworth at the other end was added to form the Forest shopping centre, making this Steinberg one of the most profitable for the company. In early 1970s, the mall was enclosed.
In the 1980s, facing difficulties with others supermarket chains, the Steinberg became a Steinberg Super Marché, more akin to the 21st century supermarket. In 1992, when Steinberg went bankrupt, Provigo bought the store and after being a Provigo for a while, it was converted to Héritage (Provigo's former discount supermarket banner). After being Héritage, it became a Maxi.
Woolworth, which had survived the waves of closures of Woolworth stores in the 1980s, finally succumbed in 1994 when the chain folded in the country. Rossy replaced Woolworth.
When Loblaws (after having bought Maxi in 1998) opened a new Loblaws location south of the mall, the Maxi supermarket was closed and the space was taken by Bureau en Gros. Some years later, a Casa Grecque restaurant opened in a small part of the Bureau en Gros.
In spring 2011, due to Blockbuster financial difficulties, one third of all Blockbusters in Quebec were closed, including the location in the mall. The space formerly occupied has been taken by the Dollarama store.
Centre Domaine is small shopping centre located in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the corner of Sherbrooke St. & Langelier Blvd., on Granby Av. It is a two-minute walk from the Langelier métro station and about 1 km from the nearby larger Place Versailles shopping centre. A shopping mall formerly managed by Cadillac Fairview, it is currently operated by First Capital Realty. The anchors are Metro Plus and Walmart Canada.
In November 1974, Centre Domaine was converted as an enclosed mall. It expanded by inaugurating on March 6, 1975 an Horizon department store.
Horizon was succeeded by Eaton's Bargain in 1979 and the original Zellers store in the mall closed in 1980. The latter was substituted by Rossy in 1981, while Eaton's Bargain closed in 1982. After an absence of 3 years, Zellers returned to the mall in 1983, this time as an anchor store, assuming the lease of the former Eaton's Bargain store. The new Zellers was slightly bigger than Horizon/Eaton's; its Family Restaurant stood on a portion of the emplacement of the old Zellers that closed in 1980.
In the 1980s, Woolworth was losing ground in Quebec and the store in the mall was shut down. Its space has been subdivided.
By 1992, the Steinberg supermarket chain went bankrupt and the store at the mall was sold to Metro Inc.. The Metro became a Metro Plus after the supermarket expansion in the early 2000s.
In June 2012, Zellers closed and was replaced by Walmart in October 2012.
Centre Le Cavalier
Centre Le Cavalier was a small shopping mall located in the LaSalle borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada located on Champlain Blvd., next to the Place LaSalle shopping centre. The major anchors were Maxi & Walmart.
The mall began in the 1970s with a Woolco, Wise & Dominion Stores. By the late 70s, Wise had pulled out of the mall and its space was divided between Canada Post's sorting office and 3 boutiques on the mall. By the 1980s, Dominion became Provigo. By 1992, Provigo became Héritage. In 1994, Wal-Mart took the former space of Woolco after Woolworth sold Woolco to Walmart. In 1995, Héritage was renamed Maxi. In the summer of 1999 the Maxi store in this mall was shuttered and used by Walmart as extra storage space. In 2002, Walmart closed and they relocated to a standalone location next to the Carrefour Angrignon shopping centre and the last stores were also closed. The mall was demolished in sections between 2002-2003. The former Walmart store was removed in the autumn of 2002 to be replaced by an IGA Extra store. Shortly thereafter, the former Provigo was demolished to allow for construction of condos. Canada Post and Scotiabank stayed in the mall right until the end in 2003. In the early 2000s space that had formerly been a Sunnys gas bar was cleared (upon demolition it was landscaped) and paved into new parking space to allow the vacant parking space adjacent to the Caisse Populaire to be redeveloped as a new Jean Coutu store.
Galeries Normandie is a small shopping mall located in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on the corner of De Salaberry Ave. & Quebec Autoroute 15. The major anchors are IGA Extra, Rossy & Bureau En Gros. Within the mall, there are standalone McDonald's, SAQ & Tim Hortons/Thai Express buildings.
The mall began with the Steinberg, Dominion Stores & Pascal during the 1960s. In the 1980s, the Dominion Stores became Provigo. Pascal went bankrupted on May 16, 1991. Pascal's location was converted between mall space & Rossy, even though Pascal had a second floor (now office spaces). In 1990/91, the Steinberg became Xtra, the new discount supermarket division for the group. By 1992, Xtra was converted to IGA when Steinberg went bankrupt. Loblaws acquired Provigo in 1998, and Provigo closed in 2007. Provigo's vacant space became Baron Sports for a little while until the IGA moved to the former Provigo space and expanded the space to become the current IGA Extra. Later on, the former Steinberg store was divided to both a Bureau En Gros & Pharmaprix (which can only be accessed outdoor). By 2011, Blockbuster closed down.
Méga Centre Côte-Vertu
Méga Centre Côte-Vertu is a power centre located in Montreal, Quebec's St. Laurent borough at the corner of Côte-Vertu Blvd. & Bégin Street. The main anchors are Rona L'entrepôt, Michaels, Bureau En Gros, Economax and Walmart. Previously, there was also a Bikini Village warehouse and a Future Shop in the shopping centre. The mall began in the 1970s as Le Bazar, an enclosed mall. Original tenants were Pascal, Steinberg and Woolco. A Simpsons liquidation centre was also in the mall. In the 1990s, it also housed a Toys "R" Us store. During the 2000s, the indoor mall format and Le Bazar name were both retired. Le Bazar was notable for having the Quebec's first Club Price warehouse store, the precursor to Costco, although the store at this location is no longer in operation in this shopping centre and has been replaced by Walmart.
Place Bourassa is a 265,732-square-foot (24,687.3 m2) shopping mall located in the borough of Montréal-Nord, Montreal, at the corner of Lacordaire Boulevard and Henri Bourassa Boulevard. The mall's anchor tenants are Super C and Canadian Tire. The mall has 54 stores.
It opened in 1966 with Steinberg and Hart as anchors. Steinberg had operated on its own since 1959 before the rest of the mall was built. The mall expanded on Lacordaire Boulevard in 1971 to include Zellers and a few other small stores.
The Zellers store closed in 2014 is now a Canadian Tire.
Les Galeries Lachine
Located at the intersection of 32e Avenue & Rue Remembrance in Lachine, this enclosed shopping centre offers 45 units totalling 167,383 sq. ft featuring retailers such as Maxi, Pharmaprix, Dollarama, and Rossy.
|Location||LaSalle, Quebec, Canada|
|Address||7852 Boul. Champlain|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|No. of floors||1|
Place LaSalle was opened in the 1960s with a Steinberg, Miracle Mart and Greenberg as the main anchors. There was also an outparcel that was home to a Fina Service Centre (this would later become McDonald's and Yellow shoes). Along with the now-defunct Centre Le Cavalier, Place LaSalle was one of the first indoor malls in LaSalle.
Initially the mall was built as a 2 store unit (Miracle Mart and Steinbergs) with a Fina service centre outparcel (later McDonald's); the mall was added shortly after with a section going from the end of Miracle Mart towards Gagné street. In the early 1980s, the mall was extended towards the Steinberg store (Steinberg only gained mall access with this renovation). There was an attempt in 1988 to modernize the mall due to competition from other malls. This included a new entrance facing Champlain leading to an attempt at creating a food court. Around this time the former Greenberg space became Géant des Aubaines (it later became Dollarama)
In 1987, Miracle Mart was renamed as M. In 1991, in order to compete with Maxi, Héritage and Super C (known at the time as Super Carnaval) the Steinberg was converted to Sélex, a discount supermarket. By 1992, when the Steinberg group went bankrupt, Sélex became a Metro, and the M store was closed. In 1994, a 12-screen Cineplex Odeon and a GoCart track took over the lease of M.
In the early 2000s, Hart replaced the GoCart track. Somewhat around the mid/late-2000s, the Metro store was converted as a Metro Plus. In May 2010, Metro Plus was converted to Super C and Pharmaprix was relocated to a standalone building, joining the McDonald's (which has since been demolished & rebuilt due to the classic look of the building), Tim Hortons & SAQ buildings. Since then, the mall has started to experience such a decline, making Place LaSalle a dead mall due to increased competition up against larger rival Carrefour Angrignon & smaller rival Place Newman. To ensure its death, lease renewals were refused by management, in favour of dividing the land between condominiums and the more profitable outdoor mall concept. In mid-October 2011, a National Bank of Canada opened next to the SAQ. Place LaSalle is currently under heavy renovation, but is still open. The new mall should open in Winter.
In 2011, Arcade Fire filmed parts of their music video for 'Sprawl II' inside Place LaSalle and its parking lot.
|No. of anchor tenants||3 (Maxi, Rossy & Winners)|
|No. of floors||1|
Place Newman is a small shopping mall located in the LaSalle borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Dollard Ave. corner Newman Blvd. The major tenants are Maxi, Rossy, Bouclair Maison, Dollarama, and Winners. There is a standalone Wendy's restaurant location.
Place Newman is the sister mall of Galeries Lachine in nearby Lachine as both malls were built at the same time by Ivanhoe Corporation in 1971 and both malls were sold in September 2002 to RioCan. Place Newman's anchors from 1971 until 1992 were Steinberg and Zellers; the former went bankrupt in 1992 and the latter closed its Place Newman store in 2003.
The anchor space of Zellers was dismantled and is now the home of Rossy, Au Vieux Duluth and a few others.
Schools near by Place Newman are Saint Lawrence Academy Junior/Senior and Children's World.
Part of Plaza Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal, as seen at night.
|Location||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Address||6700, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges|
|Owner||Gestion Plaza Côte-Des-Neiges|
|No. of stores and services||70|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (Ciné Starz, Canadian Tire, Marché Fu Tai, Walmart)|
|No. of floors||2 (excluding highrise building)|
|Parking||Indoor & Outdoor|
The Plaza Côte-des-Neiges is a mid-size two stories mall located in the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and constructed in 1968. It is operated by Gestion Plaza Côte-des-Neiges.
The Plaza has space for over 100 stores. They include a medical clinic, a dental clinic, daycare centre, a movie theatre, restaurants and many small independent businesses.
The location of Plaza Cote des Neiges had been proposed as far back as the late 1950s. (See reference below) The plaza was officially opened on October 3, 1968 (source: The Montreal Gazette for that date, pages 33–36)
In 2015, the location of Plaza Cote des Neiges including a few stores was used for the shoot of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Centre Terrarium (formerly Terrarium Pointe-Claire until 1997) is as strip mall with two sectors located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. Popular stores include Walmart, The Home Depot, Domino's Pizza, L'Equipeur, Tim Hortons, Pier 1 Imports, Pennington's and Subway. It also houses a free-standing TD Canada Trust.
The mall began in the 1970s with a Kmart (which closed in 1983 and later became Zellers in the fall of 1984,) a CIBC and a Dominion supermarket (which pulled out of the mall in 1983 even though the space had remained empty until Famous Players moved to that space). It was Pointe Claire's third-largest indoor shopping mall behind Fairview Pointe-Claire and Plaza Pointe-Claire until the indoor space was converted to sports stores in 2005. When it was an indoor shopping mall, most stores, such as Domino's Pizza and CIBC were moved to Complexe Pointe-Claire) or other nearby locations. Other tenants such as Famous Players, L'Ile du Dollar, Coiffure Maxicolor and Talons were closed in the indoor mall. Around 2010, Bernard Trottier Sports closed down, and Dollarama took its vacant space the following year. The Zellers store closed in 2013 and Target took over its space. The Target store closed in 2015, and Walmart took over its space in 2016.
|Location||Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|No. of floors||1|
Complexe Pointe Claire is one of the West Island's largest strip malls, located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada, on Saint-Jean Boulevard at the Quebec Autoroute 40. Owned by Westcliff, the major anchors of this mall are Maxi & Cie, Marshalls, Chapters and Toys "R" Us. Restaurants are Subway (the first Pointe Claire location), La Cage aux Sports, Sushi Shop and Le Chocolat Belge, as well as a McKibbins pub to name a few.
The mall opened in 1987 with Maxi, Litrerie Etc. and Toys "R" Us as anchors. Toys "R" Us actually opened on October 17, 1986 and was the chain's second store in the Montreal area after the Brossard location. Maxi in Pointe Claire was the chain's sixth store and its biggest at the time.
A a six-screen Cineplex Odeon theatre opened in 1988. By 1995, Litrerie Etc. and Consumers Distributing were both closed. Future Shop and Globo Shoes shortly took over the former spots. The following year, Red Lobster (which withdrew from Quebec at the time) and the National Bank of Canada were closed; the latter would reappear during the time when Maxi & Cie replaced Maxi in 1997. The Nature Pet Centre was relocated to Red Lobster's old location; welcoming the old Nature Pet Centre site to house the current Chapters. A Dic Ann's restaurant operated within the mall, but closed down in 1999. The former Dic Ann's space is now Reitmans, which also occupies the former space of the National Bank. Around 2002, CIBC and the Nature Pet Centre replaced the old Cineplex Odeon site (which closed in 2001); causing closure of the National Bank inside the Maxi & Cie store and the current Nature Pet Centre entrance was where it housed Dollar ou Deux. The old Nature Pet Centre location became a J. Schreters store, which also in turn, closed. Today, Addition Elle is located at the former Red Lobster site. Cohoes went bankrupt in 2005, and that store had been there since the mall's inception. A McKibbins takes the former Cohoes space. Best Buy closed the Future Shop in 2015. It was replaced by Marshalls in 2017.
Plaza Pointe-Claire is a shopping centre in Pointe-Claire, Quebec (a suburb of Montreal). It is located on 269 St. Jean Boulevard near Autoroute 20. The mall was completed and opened its doors in November 1957, making it the oldest shopping centre in Pointe-Claire.
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