10 reasons why Heartland Town Centre is the perfect location for your business or restaurant

Published November 30, 2020 at 9:43 pm


Starting your own business is a seriously daunting task, especially when it comes to choosing where you want to open it. Naturally, you want a location that’s nice, convenient for your customers, and able to satisfy your business’ complex needs so you can thrive instead of just survive.

One such location is Heartland Town Centre, one of the most successful power centres and shopping destinations in the GTA with multiple commercial leasing opportunities, including high-profile street front retail locations.

Here are ten reasons why Heartland is a perfect fit for new businesses:

1. Heartland Town Centre has continued to perform well throughout the pandemic as a safer shopping alternative.

In spite of the new and extremely challenging retail environment brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heartland continues to evolve and excel, providing shoppers with everything they need from fashion and home goods to specialty food and groceries in an open-air centre. One key aspect of the Centre’s success is that all of its tenants have an exterior storefront, which allows them to serve their customers with curbside pick-up during shutdowns where indoor shopping isn’t possible.

Heartland Town Centre is home to a wide variety of stores, restaurants and services.

2. Heartland Town Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in Canada.

With over two million square feet of retail space sprawled across 210 acres of land, Heartland is one of the largest shopping centres in Canada, so you won’t have to worry about there not being enough breathing room for you and your business. As consumer behaviour changes, the Centre will continue to grow as the demand for outdoor shopping increases and is the preferred retail experience for consumers.

Nordstrom Rack at Heartland Town Centre

3. Heartland Town Centre’s parent company assists tenants every step of the way.

Orlando Corporation, which owns and operates Heartland, fully accommodates tenants through each stage of their business growth with its Life Cycle Leasing Program. The program offers tenants a ton of flexibility when choosing the size, type, and building location for their business. These efforts and their “client first” philosophy have not gone unnoticed — the company consistently has some of the highest tenant retention ratios and lowest overall vacancy rates in the industry. Additionally, their leasing team has spent their entire careers in the real estate industry, bringing a wealth of experience to help you and your business succeed.

4. Heartland Town Centre offers a range of high-profile street front retail leasing opportunities.

If you’re planning to open your business at Heartland, there’s no need to wait — the Centre already has multiple leasing opportunities available, with a range of high-profile street front retail spaces from 2,000 to 16,000 square feet in size. They currently have open spots on Matheson Blvd West, Rodeo Dr, Britannia Rd, and Mavis Rd. However, the retail environment is always changing, so watch out for new availabilities in the future.

Heartland Town Centre is home to a wide variety of stores, restaurants and services.

5. Heartland Town Centre is located in one of Canada’s largest cities.

Naturally, being situated in one of Canada’s largest cities means Heartland’s stores regularly serve a large and diverse group of residents — a nice consumer base for your business to have, too! Here’s a quick glance at the demographics:

  • 2016 Average Household Income (4km trade area ring): $110,923
  • 2016 Marital Status (4km trade area ring): 57% married, 30% single
  • 70% of married couples have children
  • Canada’s 6th largest city
  • 2016 post-secondary Certificate, diploma or degree (4km trade area ring): 74% of population
  • 2016 daytime employees (4km trade area ring): 125,445
  • Visible minority population (4km trade area ring): 46% South Asian, 14% Chinese, 10% Filipino, 9% Black

6. Heartland Town Centre is a shopping destination home to over 190 stores, restaurants and services.

An obvious benefit to opening your business at a certain location is knowing that customers will already be there. Heartland is already a premier shopping destination thanks to its successful mix of over 190 stores, restaurants and services, including Adidas, Nordstrom Rack, Sephora, Seafood City, Best Buy, Costco, Canadian Tire, Banana Republic, DSW, H&M, Homesense, JYSK, Harry Rosen Outlet, Loblaws, Marshalls, PetSmart, The Brick, The Keg, Krispy Kreme, Tommy Hilfiger, Wal-Mart, Winners, and many more. Plus, new businesses are opening at Heartland all the time. Everything you need is at Heartland Town Centre!

Heartland Town Centre is home to a wide variety of stores, restaurants and services.

7. Heartland Town Centre’s location is super convenient.

When choosing where to open your business, you naturally want commercial real estate that’s located where it’s easy for your customers to reach you. Heartland is conveniently located off Highway 401 at the corner of Mavis and Britannia, situated right in the heart of Mississauga — making it easily accessible for residents to visit regularly and get all their shopping done in one spot.

8. Heartland Town Centre has its own app.

Whether you’re navigating the centre or getting more information about its many businesses, Heartland Town Centre’s official app has you covered! Available for both Apple and Android devices, the HTC Wayfinding App helps customers get from store A to store B with an interactive map. The app also offers exclusive promotions, a store directory, and HTC information, so it’s a must-have for those who want to make shopping at Heartland even better — and getting your business’ info in the app will help drive traffic your way.

9. Heartland Town Centre is embracing the future of electric vehicles.

Here’s something you won’t see at many other shopping centres yet, but it adds yet another layer of convenience for those driving electric vehicles. Heartland currently boasts a total of 28 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Centre, and they’re all completely free to use!  Customers can arrive, simply plug in their vehicle, and explore the Centre’s shops or grab a bite to eat while it charges. It’s just another way Heartland is committed to being accessible to all residents.

There are 28 EV (electric vehicle) charging stations throughout the centre.

10. Heartland Town Centre has history and charm.

While Heartland may seem like a regular shopping centre on the surface, there’s more historical charm to it than meets the eye. The most prominent example is The Forster House, which was constructed around 1848 and is protected under the Ontario Heritage Act. The Victorian-style home, which was originally owned by the Forster Family, was extensively renovated in 2009 for its adaptive reuse as a dental office — now known as Heritage House Dental.

For more information on a business or restaurant lease, you can contact Paola Caldaroni or Matthew Kaplan at 905-677-5480 or email [email protected].

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