With Future Shop and Target Closing, do Big Box Stores have a Future in Canada?
March 28, 2015, No Comments

It turns out that big box stores are perhaps not as invincible as they seemed just a decade ago. Today, Future Shop anno ...

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Declining Canadian Dollar Slowing “US Retailer Invasion”
March 18, 2015, No Comments

In 2012 we wrote about how the high Canadian dollar was making our retail sales metrics seem more attractive than realit ...

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The Value of a Vancouver View
January 4, 2015, No Comments

BC Assessment 2014 valuations have been released and the results for Vancouver are frightening. The average detached wes ...

Lotte Supertower – “Pre-opening” event & Photos
September 17, 2014, 2 Comments

Despite the number of safety concerns against LOTTE’s landmark Lotte World Tower project, the company has been h ...

Kingmill's Department Store
Kingsmills Department Store to Close
March 1, 2014, Comments Off on Kingsmills Department Store to Close

In 2012 I wrote about the Kingsmill Department Store and how it was the last of an era. Unfortunately, Kingsmill has ann ...

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Pedestrians or Drivers: Who is More Important?
February 3, 2014, No Comments

According to several studies conducted on retail spending behaviour, customers arriving at street retail areas as pedest ...

Postgraduate Thesis on Shopping Centre Management
January 12, 2014, No Comments

For his postgraduate thesis at the University of Hong Kong, Wing-to Hui surveyed 106 shopping centres along rapid transi ...

LCBO, Wasaga
Does the LCBO Help or Hurt Small Town Ontario Downtowns?
November 30, 2013, No Comments

On a camping trip last summer I drove through a desolate main street in a small Ontario town looking for a place to pick ...

Is this really a sustainable retail development? While developers and retailers alike may think customers require excessive amounts of parking, changes in demographics and consumer preferences may prove otherwise. Image from the ICSC International Outlet Journal, Summer 2009, Volume 5, Number 3 edition.
Parking and Retail Development
November 23, 2013, 3 Comments

Is this really a sustainable retail development? While developers and retailers alike may think customers require excess ...

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Retail and Economic Mobility
November 17, 2013, No Comments

I have been helping to organize an event held by the City of Toronto called the Chief Planner Roundtable. One of the co ...