Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga has just launched a drive-in movie theater that will run for three Saturdays starting on September 12, 2020. Tickets are available for $5 and you have to purchase in advance. It’s first come, first park. And there only 100 parking… Read More
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Waste and efficiency
Here are a couple of cut-up snippets from a recent post by Seth Godin titled: “Waste and the new luxury.” Luxury goods are built on a foundation of waste. The front lawn is a luxury good, a sign that you don’t need to graze your cows… Read More
Gigantic shopping machines
This morning I gave a presentation and participated in a design charrette that was organized by B+H Advance Strategy about the “mall of the future.” (See photo above.) It’s a 2-day event and I was only able to stick around for a few hours in the… Read More
Dead malls — what’s the future of offline retailing?
A lot of shopping malls are dying. You’ve probably heard this before. But how bad is it and what exactly is happening? Well, a new report by CoStar (heard through the New York Times) found that nearly 20% of the 1,200 malls in the US are… Read More
Rise of rental
Last month Oxford Properties submitted a site plan application for the redevelopment of the rundown Cumberland Terrace in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood. If you’d like to browse the full application (including all the drawings), you can do that here. The proposal is a departure from previous… Read More
Mall or Main Street?
It’s December. You’re in Toronto. The high for today is 5 degrees celsius. But the overnight low is expected to reach -11. Would you rather shop inside a warm mall or outside along a hip urban Main Street? This is a question that has come… Read More