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 ...

downsview park
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 ...

YUM Toronto
Toronto Underground Market: Food & Beverage Incubator
October 4, 2013, No Comments

Last weekend I checked out the Toronto Underground Market’s (TUM) second anniversary party at the Evergreen Brick Work ...

Somewhere among this sprawl on prime farm land is the new Canadian Tire.
Cool Urban Canadian Tire Becomes Lame & Suburban
March 22, 2013, 2 Comments

I stumbled across what I was convinced must be the coolest Canadian Tire in all of Canada on Google Maps. Located at the ...

The Rise
Profiled Project: The RISE, Vancouver
November 26, 2012, No Comments

One of my favourite urban retail projects is The RISE in Vancouver, BC, developed by Grosvenor in 2008. The project sta ...

HighGate Village
Profiled Project: Highgate Village, Burnaby
November 5, 2012, No Comments

The developer of Highgate Village was able to take advantage of the sloping site by locating parking partially below-gra ...

The Evolution of Don Mills Shopping Centre
October 20, 2012, 2 Comments

The Don Mills Shopping Centre in Toronto has evolved over the past fifty years from a strip centre, to an enclosed mall, ...

Tianzifang, Shanghai: Tourism-Retail At Its Best
October 10, 2012, No Comments

Those that know me can attest that ‘tourism’ related retail is not my general personal leisure preference. A ...

Seoul IFC Grand Opening
September 6, 2012, No Comments

Taubman’s first completed retail centre in Asia, Seoul IFC Mall, had its grand opening last week in Yeouido (Seou ...

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Stockyards, Toronto: The Future of Retail?
August 16, 2012, 9 Comments

Located at the intersection of Weston Road & St. Clair Ave., the currently under development Stockyards project b ...