East York Town Centre
East York Town Centre is a shopping centre in the East York district of Toronto, Canada, located at 45 Overlea Boulevard. The mall opened to the public in 1970, it began with two anchors and Shoppers Drug Mart. The Sayvette chain dissolved in 1977. Woolco opened in the space where Sayvette occupied. Woolco was bought by Walmart in 1994; this location was unionized and was sold to Zellers. Zellers closed in June 2012, making way for Target's appearance in Canada. Construction began in December 2012 to convert the Zellers store into a Target store, which opened March 25, 2013. Target Canada announced its closure of all its 133 stores in Canada. In mid-2016, Thorncliffe Bowlerama closed down and was replaced with Fit4Less
Rexall was a chain of American drugstores, is the name of their store-branded products. The stores, having roots in the federation of United Drug Stores starting in 1903, licensed the Rexall brand name to as many as 12,000 drug stores across the United States from 1920 to 1977. Since 1985, it has been the name of over-the-counter drugs and drugstores in Canada operated by McKesson Corporation, of health supplements in the United States, where it is used as a store brand of variety store chain Dollar General; the Canadian Rexall brand is not related to the US operations. However, until about 1977, the US Chain did have Rexall drug-stores in Canada. In 1903, Louis K. Liggett persuaded 40 independent drug stores to invest $4,000 in a retailers' cooperative called United Drug Stores, which sold products under the Rexall name. After World War I, the cooperative established a franchise arrangement whereby independently owned retail outlets adopted the Rexall trade name and sold Rexall products; the company was based in an area now occupied by Northeastern University.
The Rexall Train of March to November 1936 toured the United States and Canada to promote Rexall drug store products, to provide the equivalent of a national convention for local Rexall druggists without the cost of travel. Free tickets for locals to see displays of Rexall products were available at local Rexall drug stores; the 29,000 mile tour visited 47 of parts of Canada. The blue-and-white train of 12 air-conditioned Pullman cars with displays in 4 cars, convention facilities in 4 cars and a dining car was hauled by a streamlined 4-8-2 Mohawk locomotive, No. 2783 from the New York Central Railroad. It was the million-dollar brainchild of Louis Liggett. Justin Whitlock Dart of the Walgreens drugstore chain, took control of Boston-based United Drug Company in 1943; the chain operated under the Liggett, Owl and Rexall brands, which Dart rebranded under the Rexall name. Rexall gained national exposure through its sponsorship of two famous classic American radio programs of the 1940s and 1950s: Amos and Andy and The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show.
Both shows were opened by an advertisement from an actor portraying "your Rexall family druggist", included the catch phrase "Good health to all from Rexall." They sponsored the Jimmy Durante Show and references are made by the character Mr. Peavey in some of The Great Gildersleeve radio shows. Rexall sponsored Richard Diamond, Private Detective starring Dick Powell from April 1950 until Camel replaced Rexall as the sponsor after the December 6, 1950, broadcast. In 1946, United-Rexall Drug Inc. purchased the Renfro chain in Texas, Lane Drug Stores which had 58 stores throughout the Southeast. It launched the Owl Superstores chain. In 1947, the company held a gala opening for their new headquarters and first store in Los Angeles, California; the new Hollywood Owl was reported in Life as'the World's Biggest Drugstore'. In 1958, the Rexall Drug Company was the largest U. S. drug store franchise, with 11,158 stores. Time noted. However, this comprised more than 20% of all drug stores in the United States.
Dart sold his stake in Rexall in 1978. Dart had acquired stakes in West Bend, Hobart Corporation, Ralph Wilson Plastics, Archer Glass, which were collectively known as Dart Industries. By the late 1950s, Rexall's business model of unitary franchised stores, with each store owned independently by the local pharmacist, was coming under attack by the discount chains, such as Thrifty Drug and Eckerd; these well-financed corporate entities were able to reduce costs with block purchasing, were focused on growth. By 1977, the value of the Rexall business had deteriorated to the point that it was sold to private investors for $16 million; the investors divested the company-owned stores, though existing franchise retailers were able to keep the Rexall name. These tended to be weaker stores, few kept the name as time progressed; the company did continue to distribute vitamins, health foods, plastic items. Across the US, some franchise retailers are still using the Rexall name. Sundown, a maker of sunscreens, acquired the Rexall trademark in 1985, in a hostile takeover, continued to produce nutritional supplements and remedies under the new name Rexall-Sundown, with no relationship to the remaining chain of Rexall drugstores, nor to the Canadian maker of medicines and sundries.
Numico acquired Rexall Sundown in 2000. Numico split up the Rexall divisions and divested them in 2003, selling the name Rexall-Sundown to NBTY, a US vitamin company, the Unicity Network division was to be sold to Activated Holdings, a held company; the deal fell through and Unicity Network was sold to its management. In March 2010, Dollar General announced. Rexall products are in several of the retailer's categories, including over-the-counter medication, dental care and supplements, foot care and first aid. Dockum Drug Store sit-in The Rexall Story: A History of Genius and Neglect by Mickey C. Smith ISBN 0-7890-2472-1 rexall.com The Rexall Train. The Rexall
Bay Street is a major thoroughfare in Downtown Toronto, Canada. It is the centre of Toronto's Financial District and is used by metonymy to refer to Canada's financial services industry since succeeding Montreal's St. James Street in that role in the 1970s. Bay Street ends at Davenport Road in the north; the original section of Bay Street ran only as far north as Queen Street West. Sections north of Queen Street were renamed Bay Street as several other streets were consolidated and several gaps filled in to create a new thoroughfare in the 1920s; the largest of these streets, Terauley Street, ran from Queen Street West to Grenville Street. At these two points, there is a curve in Bay Street. "Bay Street" is used as a metonym to refer to Toronto's Financial District and the Canadian financial sector as a whole, similar to Wall Street in the United States. "Bay Street banker", as in the phrase "cold as a Bay Street banker's heart", was a term of opprobrium among Prairie farmers who feared that Toronto-based financial interests were hurting them.
Within the legal profession, the term Bay Street is used colloquially to refer to the large, full-service business law firms of Toronto. The street was known as Bear Street because of frequent bear sightings in the early history of Toronto, it was renamed Bay Street in 1797 from the fact that it connected Lot Street to a bay at the Toronto Harbour. In the 19th century the intersection of Bay and King Street was home to Toronto's major newspapers: the Mail Building, the old Toronto Star Building, the William H. Wright Building were all located near the intersection; until 1922, the section of Bay running north from Queen Street and ending at College Street was known as Terauley Street. Several discontinuous streets existed north of College Street to Davenport Road. By-Law 9316 joined these streets together as far north as Scollard Street in 1922. By-Law 9884, enacted on January 28, 1924, changed the name of Ketchum Avenue to Bay Street, extending it to Davenport Road. There is a short street called Terauley Lane running west of Bay from Grenville Street to Grosvenor Street.
The intersection of Bay and King Street is seen as the centre of Canadian banking and finance. Four of Canada's five major banks have office towers at the intersection — the Bank of Montreal at First Canadian Place, Scotiabank at Scotia Plaza, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at Commerce Court, Toronto-Dominion Bank at the Toronto-Dominion Centre — and the fifth, the Royal Bank at Royal Bank Plaza, is one block south. Bay and King was known as the "MINT Corner" from Montreal, Nova Scotia, Toronto, but since 1961 the Imperial Bank has been part of CIBC and the Bank of Nova Scotia has rebranded itself, so this nickname is no longer used; the core cluster of towers has crept north with the addition of the 50-storey Bay Adelaide Centre and The Adelaide Hotel Toronto. Significant condominium development on Bay, north of the financial district, boomed during the 1990s and construction continues on large, 40-plus storey condominiums and multi-use buildings today; the area is defined by Dundas Street to the south and Bloor/Yorkville to the north and crosses through Toronto's Discovery District and Mink Mile.
The area attracts many who work in the financial district and those who work in the Discovery District, nearby hospitals and schools. More than 67% of residents in this area are in the working ages of 25-64 higher than the City of Toronto's average of 58%. Notable buildings include: Toronto Coach Terminal Residences of College Park 777 Bay Murano Ontario Government Buildings Sutton Place Hotel Manulife Centre Nathan Phillips Square Flagship store of Hudson's Bay CompanyAnother prominent intersection is the one nearest Yorkville at Bay and Bloor, the centre of an expensive shopping district; the intersection of Bay and Bloor is the location of the Toronto Transit Commission's Bay subway station. Bay Street is served by the route 6 Bay bus, one of the few downtown bus routes; the street used to be served by streetcars lines, which were phased out after the north-south Yonge and University subway lines opened in 1954 and 1963 respectively. The remaining streetcar tracks between Dundas and College Streets are now used for short turns and diversions.
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Dundas station (Toronto)
Dundas is a subway station on Line 1 Yonge–University in Toronto, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Dundas Street. Wi-Fi service is available at this station. Dundas Station opened in 1954 as part of the original stretch of the Yonge subway line from Union to Eglinton station; the original address, 300 Yonge Street, is still used in TTC system maps. On September 27, 1997, 23-year-old Charlene Minkowski was killed when she was pushed onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train at Dundas by Herbert Cheoung, a diagnosed schizophrenic. Cheoung was given a sentence. In 2002, this station became accessible with elevators. On August 4, 2014, 44-year-old Arshad Sajid sexually assaulted a female TTC transit ambassador just after 3:25 pm. Transit Enforcement Officers were dispatched and the suspect was found in the station, he pleaded guilty, sentenced to 45 days in jail, has an 18-month ban from riding the subway. He has been fined $200 for the act, $250 in compensation to the victim; the station is located under Yonge Street at Dundas Street and is built on three levels, with entrances on every corner of the intersection.
And all being accessible except for the northwest one, a sidewalk staircase at the Atrium on Bay. The southeast and northeast entrances are located at Yonge Dundas Square, in the Eaton Centre and at 10 Dundas East inside the Cineplex Cinemas building respectively. All elevators that connect the entrance to the station are not provided by the TTC, but by the respective managements. Dundas is the only station in Toronto where the northbound and southbound platforms are in separate fare-paid areas, owing to the constrained space and difficult geology at this location. Separate street entrances had to be used for each direction until the Eaton Centre was built, at which time a tunnel was constructed under the tracks outside the fare-paid areas, considered the third level. If on the wrong platform, passengers can take a transfer from the transfer machines available on the platform, exit the station, re-enter the station on the other platform by showing the collector at the booth the transfer obtained.
The station has underground connections to the Toronto Eaton Centre, 10 Dundas East and the Atrium on Bay, is one of five stations connected to PATH. The station features William McElcheran's Cross Section, located by the northwest entrance and along the under-platform crosswalk, it depicts a vibrant urban scene of pets, shoppers and other commuters. The piece was fired in two-foot-square tiles. North of the station, the subway continues to travel through its tunnels underneath Yonge Street, passing over a double crossover, before entering College station. South of the station, it continues underneath Yonge Street, over Lower Queen station, before entering Queen station. Nearby landmarks include Dundas Square, the north end of the Eaton Centre, the Toronto Coach Terminal, Toronto City Hall, the Ed Mirvish Theatre, 10 Dundas East. Buildings on the campus of Ryerson University surround the station to west and east. Nearby public art galleries include Gallery Arcturus. A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes: TTC routes serving the station include: Media related to Dundas station at Wikimedia Commons Dundas station at the Toronto Transit Commission
Toronto Coach Terminal
The Toronto Coach Terminal is the central bus station for inter-city services in Toronto, Canada. It is located in the city's downtown. Opened in 1931 as the Gray Coach Terminal, the Art Deco style terminal was home base for Gray Coach, an interurban bus service owned by the Toronto Transit Commission, it replaced the Gray Line Terminal. The terminal is used today by Coach Canada, Greyhound Canada, Ontario Northland bus lines; the building was first opened as the Gray Coach Terminal in 1931, to serve as the terminal hub for the Toronto Transit Commission's Gray Coach. The Art Deco building was a two-storey historic building with four platform bays, designed by architect Charles B. Dolphin, it was expanded with seven bay platforms. The building has been listed in the City of Toronto's heritage buidings register since May 19, 1987. In 1984, the building containing the east bus bays was renovated by demolishing the internal walls, keeping the external north and west walls intact—a process known as facadism.
An annex, located to the west of the main terminal building on Elizabeth Street, houses buses using the terminal. A renovation of the main terminal building occurred in 1990 to create more seating for waiting passengers and an upstairs restaurant which has since been closed with railings overlooking main floor enclosed with glass; the newer west annex was built to handle GO Transit bus arrivals and departures but with the relocation of GO buses to the new Union Station Bus Terminal on Front Street in 2003, the annex now handles arrivals for the remaining bus lines while departures leave from the main terminal, a set-up, rather unusual for bus terminals or other passenger transportation infrastructure. The terminal is owned by Toronto Coach Terminal Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toronto Transit Commission. The TTC managed the station directly until July 8, 2012, when it was leased out in its entirety to bus lines Coach Canada and Greyhound Canada for CA$1.2 million annually. Metrolinx, the government agency that oversees transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, plans to construct a new intercity bus terminal, which would ideally replace both the Coach Terminal and Union Station Bus Terminal and house GO Transit buses and Coach Canada in one location.
The Coach Terminal proposed that a new facility be built at the terminal's current location combining the original terminal and the Elizabeth Street annex into one structure that could fit double the current number of bus bays. However, in September 2014 Metrolinx announced plans to relocate the Union Station Bus Terminal to a new terminal building and development at 45 Bay Street; the relocation of intercity bus service from the Coach Terminal to the new station is under negotiation. In April 2017, TTC staff proposed that the terminal be declared surplus when Coach Canada and Greyhound Canada vacate the terminal; the city agency Build Toronto is interested in acquiring the property for redevelopment. The Toronto Coach Terminal is located one block west of Dundas subway station and is connected to it via the underground PATH network, it is about the same distance from St. Patrick subway station; the bus platforms are located on the west side of the terminal building. A small side entrance on the west side of Elizabeth Street is connected to the main concourse area on Bay Street by a corridor behind the bus platforms.
Nearby landmarks include the Toronto Eaton Centre, the Atrium on Bay, the Hospital for Sick Children, the Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. It is within walking distance of Chinatown. Coach Canada operates casino shuttles from Toronto to Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. Coach Canada operates double-decker buses under the Megabus Canada brand to Montreal via Kingston. Coach Canada operates buses to Niagara Falls, Ontario with select buses going to Buffalo and [Buffalo International Airport. Megabus USA operates buses to New York City. Greyhound Canada operates buses to Ottawa via Peterborough. Greyhound Canada operates buses to Detroit via Windsor. Greyhound Canada operates a small network of commuter services branded as Quicklink. Ontario Northland operates two routes from Toronto through North Bay, Ontario. Sunnyside Bus Terminal, a satellite Gray Coach passenger terminal that operated in Toronto's west end until the bus line's closure. Media related to Toronto Coach Terminal at Wikimedia Commons
Shoppers World Danforth
Shoppers World Danforth is a hybrid shopping plaza and shopping mall in Toronto, Canada. It has 40 stores serving parts of East York and The Beaches, near the Victoria Park subway station. Today a moderately sized suburban plaza, it has a notable place in history as one of the first suburban and one of the first enclosed malls in Canada, it is 342,500 square feet in area. In 1921 the site was still a rural area on the fringe of the city of Toronto when the Danforth streetcar was extended to a new loop at Luttrell Avenue, just west of Victoria Park Avenue; this led to rapid development of the area. Most notably a Ford Motor Company assembly plant was built covering the large site at the southwest corner of Danforth and Victoria Park; the old factory building is now the main building of the mall. The plant was the Canadian site of Ford production of the Model T and Model A, it remained Ford's primary Canadian facility until 1953 when Ford decided to construct the new Oakville Assembly Plant. It became the first Canadian plant of Nash Motors making cars such as the Nash Rambler and the Nash Canadian Statesman.
In 1954 Nash merged with Hudson Motor Car Company to create American Motors and soon after the Danforth assembly plant was closed. AMC moved its assembly operations to a new plant in Peel Village Development's Peel Village in Brampton, the Danforth factory was sold to Peel Village parent company Elder Mines & Developments Ltd, who planned to redevelop it into a shopping centre. In 1962 it was redeveloped into a mall, built to serve the growing population of East York and Scarborough. Developer Elder Mines would go on to build a named Shoppers World Brampton mall a few years later, it was an early Canadian example of what would soon become ubiquitous, the enclosed and air conditioned, suburban shopping mall. When it opened it advertised itself as "the world's largest all electrically heated and air conditioned mall" The anchor tenant was Eaton's, marking only the second time Eaton's had opened a store outside of a downtown area. Another original tenant was a branch of Murray Koffler's drug store.
The stores had all been called Koffler's Drugs, but the new store adopted the name of the mall as Shoppers Drug Mart. Finding the name a great success, Koffler soon applied it to the entire chain; the facility covered 300,000 square feet and was the primary shopping mall for the entire eastern Greater Toronto Area until supplanted a decade by Scarborough Town Centre, which opened in 1973. The Eaton's store was converted to a Zellers in the early 1990s. Target purchased most Zellers leaseholds in 2012, reopened it as a Target store in 2013. Target left in early 2015, the store was purchased by Lowe's Canada during Target's bankruptcy liquidation; the new Lowe's location opened to the public in June 2016. Metro 53,008 square feet Staples 25,500 square feet
Lawrence Square Shopping Centre
The Lawrence Square Shopping Centre, in Toronto, Canada, is one of the city's twenty largest malls. It is located on Lawrence Avenue West, west of Allen Road, in the neighbourhood of Lawrence Heights, in the former city of North York, it is accessible from the Toronto Transit Commission's Lawrence West station, as well as via various bus routes. It is a terminating vista of Marlee Avenue. North of Lawrence Square is the Yorkdale Shopping Centre; the anchor stores are Fortinos on the northwest side. There was a Zellers on the east side, which became vacant on early 2013. There were plans to have Target Canada where Zellers was, albeit in a smaller format, but it was scrapped upon Target's exit from Canada and space remained vacant until April 14, 2016 when Marshalls and HomeSense and PetSmart moved in. Other major tenants include Dollarama; when Zellers became defunct, there were renovations in its former space from 2015 to 2016 to accommodate Marshalls, HomeSense, PetSmart. Lawrence Square's redevelopment began in September 2017 and was completed in phases by the end of 2018.
The transformation consisted of the two levels of retail, the expansion of the food court, new public washrooms. As part of the 20-year plan to redevelop Lawrence Heights that began in 2007 by local city councillor Howard Moscoe, Lawrence Square was planned to be demolished to make way for a northward extension of Marlee Avenue and for public housing. Two nearby public schools were planned to be demolished to make way for retail uses. On, councillor Moscoe retired; the new councillor, Josh Colle, conducted more rounds of community consultation. The city no longer aims to demolish Lawrence Square. Lawrence Plaza List of shopping malls in Toronto Lawrence Square Shopping Centre website