Oshawa Centre Completes Massive Redevelopment

Ivanhoé Cambridge has completed a $230 million, 375,000 square foot redevelopment of its Oshawa Centre property in Oshawa, Ontario. Included is an additional 260,000 square feet of retail space, growing the mall to an impressive 1.2 million square feet. 

The expansion adds 60 new retailers to the centre, as well as a 1,000 seat food court and two new full-service restaurants (including Kelsey’s, which opened in August and Baxters Landing, opening in December). A new 153 metre-long ‘living wall’ provides a landscaping screen in the mall’s 250-space parking area expansion, which also saw the addition of two new electric vehicle charging stations. A new 260,000 square foot solar-reflective white roof reduces air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, with other environment-friendly features such as improved recycling facilities and an overall LEED® Canada Core and Shell certification. 


Common areas have also been updated, including new floor and ceiling treatments, as well as the addition of comfortable seating, according to Ivanhoe Cambridge. 

“We are proud of our team, which has worked very hard to make the new Oshawa Centre a destination that delivers everything you want at your doorstep,” said David Baffa, Senior Vice President, Retail Development, Ivanhoé Cambridge. “The expansion impacts the community by providing more great stores to choose from, an environmentally responsible design and brings approximately 1,000 new full-time and part-time jobs to the region.” 

Crowds gather to celebrate Oshawa Centre-s grand opening following a $230 million redevelopment and expansion by Ivanhoé Cambridge. (CNW Group/Ivanhoé Cambridge)

New retailers in the 260,000 square foot expansion wing include the following:

  • A&W
  • Adidas  
  • Adore Cosmetics (Oct. 2016)  
  • Ashby Grove Barbershop
  • Augie Doggy Bar
  • Burrito Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Baxter’s Landing (Dec. 2016) 
  • Bikini Village
  • Bizou
  • Browns Shoes (2017) 
  • Burgundy Homes
  • Chatters
  • Curio Hair Salon & Spa
  • Danier Leather
  • Ecko Unlimited
  • Famous Footwear
  • Fonelab
  • Forever 21
  • Freshly Squeezed
  • Fruit of the Land
  • Geox
  • Hallmark Gold Crown
  • Hot Topic
  • Kelsey’s  
  • Kung Pao Wok
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Laura Secord
  • Lindt
  • Mountain Warehouse  
  • Northern Reflections
  • NYX (Oct. 2016) 
  • Pannizza
  • Perfumes 4 U
  • Real Fruit Bubble Tea (Dec. 2016) 
  • RW & Co.  
  • Scarpini Shoes
  • Shanghai 360
  • South St. Burger
  • Skechers
  • Spareparts
  • Spencer Gifts (Nov.2016)
  • Stokes
  • Sushi Q
  • Suzy Shier
  • Ten Thousand Villages
  • Tommy Guns (Dec. 2016) 
  • Torrid
  • Verona Suits
  • WLKN
  • Yankee Candle
  • Zara (2017) 
  • Zumiez

Oshawa Centre was built in 1956 as an open-air shopping centre. The now-enclosed mall spans 1.2 million square feet post-expansion, housing over 250 retailers. The centre boasts over 9 million shoppers and per-square-foot sales of $735 annually. Anchor retailers include Hudson’s Bay and Sears, and other popular retailers include Aritzia, Saje, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, lululemon, Pandora, H&M and Town Shoes

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Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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