The Canadian Shopping Mall: Neither Canadian Nor A Mall, Anymore


There was a time when the Canadian shopping mall was more than a mecca for consumer culture. It was a community space that functioned as an exercise circuit for seniors, a fun escape for moms on maternity leave and the default weekend hangout for teenagers.

... It’s not a question of U.S. chains killing Canadian ones, but rather a question of big retailers destroying the small, says McGill University retailing professor Minha Hwang.

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