Malton’s Westwood Square Mall is set to undergo a major facelift. The transformed mall will feature some of the country’s most popular brand name fashion icons combined with exceptional dining and entertainment venues in a state-of-the-art condominium mall that will be the largest indoor South Asian shopping plaza in Canada.
The revitalized two-level shopping centre will encompass a variety of spaces with sizes ranging from 100 to 1,400 square feet. Prices start from $90,000.
Spokesperson Lino Hilario said the project will be completed in three phases.
“The first phase is due to end in the spring of 2013 and the second phase will add 70 shops to bring the total to 197,” he said. “Phase Three will entail the establishment of some stand-alone units at the front of the mall…The transformation will allow this mall to get a very unique blend of merchants and shop retailers who will be the residential owners of the condo malls. This is similar to Pacific Mall in the city’s east end.”
Hilario said the mall is situated in an ideal location. It is in close proximity to Pearson International Airport, Woodbine Race Track, the International Centre which hosts several trade shows annually, Canada’s Wonderland and Wild Water Kingdom.
“We are already at the epicentre of tourism activity,” he said. “This will become a tourism destination in that people will know the Shops at Westwood as a place to go when you are in Toronto. They will get a unique blend of international flavour.”
The Shops at Westwood Mall will be anchored by a new Walmart, FreshCo, LCBO and Shoppers Drug Mart stores.
Hilario said current owners of business units in the mall were given the first opportunity to select space in the new centre.
“Shops owners and tenants were given the first right of introduction,” he said. “They also had access to tenant meetings and private presentations.
Fieldgate Commercial and Plazacorp are the mall’s developers.
“The Shops at Westwood Square will provide this growing community with a sensational one-stop shopping destination,” said Piny Kaufman of Plazacorp. “At the same time, it will give savvy entrepreneurs the opportunity to own prime retail space in the Greater Toronto Area’s most exciting new mall.”
BY RON FANFAIR