CF Markville

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CF Markville
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CF Markville entrance in 2008. Promotions for the Sony Store and HMV, which have since closed in 2015 and 2017, are on the top while Shoppers Drug Mart and La Vie en Rose are on the bottom.
Location Markham, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°52′08″N 79°17′17″W / 43.869°N 79.288°W / 43.869; -79.288Coordinates: 43°52′08″N 79°17′17″W / 43.869°N 79.288°W / 43.869; -79.288
Opening date March 17, 1982; 36 years ago (March 17, 1982)
Developer JDS Development
Management Cadillac Fairview
Owner Cadillac Fairview
No. of stores and services over 160
No. of anchor tenants 7
Total retail floor area 1,017,199 square feet (94,500.9 m2)
No. of floors 2
Public transit access McCowan Vivastation,
129 McCowan North
Website www.markville.ca

CF Markville, also known as Markville Shopping Centre in the Cadillac Fairview chain of malls, is a shopping mall of over 160 stores in Markham, Ontario, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 7 East and McCowan Road. It's anchors are Hudson's Bay, Winners/HomeSense, Walmart Supercentre, Sporting Life, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and Best Buy.

History[edit]

The shopping centre was developed by JDS Development and opened in 1982 and is owned by Cadillac Fairview, the mall was named for its proximity to the historical villages of Markham and Unionville (now both incorporated in the city of Markham). It has a gross leasable area of 1,017,199 square feet (94,500.9 m2).[1] It was the largest shopping mall in York Region until 2004 when Vaughan Mills opened, the mall has undergone renovations since 1982 with the latest by EllisDon in 2011.[2]

Markville was renovated by EllisDon for $110 million from 2011-2013, the renovation included the installation of 180,000 square feet (17,000 m2) of porcelain tile flooring, and 12,000 linear feet of glass handrails. Over 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) of commercial space was to be renovated, which would add many brands new to Canada or the Greater Toronto Area. A new food court that would replace the old one was also in the renovation plans, it opened on 23 August 2012 as "Express Eatery" at entrance 7, the former food court which was located next to Best Buy has been remodeled into shop space. This was the second renovation done at the centre since the 1991 expansion, the renovation was completed in two years, and was finished in the fall of 2013.[3] During this transitional period, the mall's store count was reduced to 160. Sears closed on February 28, 2015 and became Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH in early 2018. Some of the mall's popular stores are Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Coach, Michael Kors, Express, H&M, Forever 21, LOFT, Old Navy, Bluenotes, Gap and La Vie en Rose.

Transportation access[edit]

The mall is accessible by York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva, GO Transit, and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

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