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Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Remington Centre, Toronto, Canada

Plans unveiled for Canada's largest multi-cultural shopping centre
Kohn Architects and Canadian development company, The Remington Group have released plans for the development of The Remington Centre. Providing over 74,000 sq m of commercial and residential space, it will be the largest multi-cultural shopping centre in North America and one of the largest retail redevelopment projects in Canada. The new mixed-use complex, located just north of Toronto, will be home to over 360 retail stores, incorporating shops currently found at Market Village, an Asian shopping centre. The new centre will fuse traditional Eastern markets with Western boutique style.

The first hybrid building of its kind in North America, an additional residential/hotel tower adjoining the shopping centre will be constructed in the second phase of development. The 20-storey condominium tower will include 475 units and luxury hotel suites.

The centre will include a parking garage of up to six levels, with a total of 3,500 parking spaces for consumer convenience. An entertainment destination, the Remington Centre will feature a six acre outdoor public plaza complete with a spectacular pond that converts into an ice rink in the winter and a permanent stage with a cascading waterfall is in the plans to accommodate more than 2,000 people for weekly cultural performances in its centre court.

Rudy Bratty, President and CEO of The Remington Group said: “We are thrilled to be moving forward with this redevelopment plan in Markham. The Remington Centre will introduce a new model of shopping for Canada’s booming multi-cultural communities and become a landmark destination for local residents while attracting visitors from the GTA and across North America to visit this truly unique retail destination.”

Ground breaking is expected in the next 24 months.

Laura Paton

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